An Antidote Against Armianism        
 
by Christopher Ness

 

   
An easy to read, but totally devasting attack against the heresy of Arminianism.
Recommended reading by John Owen, John Gill, and Augustus Toplady.

INDEX


INTRODUCTION

    
Biographical Sketch of Christopher Ness

     Author's Preface

     Of Arminianism in General



CHAPTER I OF PREDESTINATION

   
The Doctrine of Predestination

     It's Properties:

     1. Eternal

     2. Unchangeable

     3. Absolute

     4. Free

     5. Discriminating

     6. Extensive

ARMINIAN VIEW

    
The Ariminian's View of Predestination, as conditional upon a foresight of Faith, Works, Perserverance, etc.
disproved, and twelve reasons assigned for rejecting it.


PRINCIPAL OBJECTIONS ANSWERED
SUPRA  AND  SUB - LAPSARIANISM

     Some principal Objections answered.

    Supra and Sub-lapsarianism, the difference between stated.



CHAPTER II OF UNIVERSAL REDEMPTION

    
The Arminian tenet, that Christ died for all men, proved to be erroneous, and ten reasons produced for its rejection.

     Objections produced by the Arminians against Particular Redemption answered.

     A few Texts of Scripture explained:

     Romans 5:15
But not as the offence, so also [is] the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, [which is] by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

     Romans 14:15 
But if thy brother be grieved with [thy] meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

     2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.


CHAPTER III OF FREE WILL AND CONVERSION

   
Man considered in four-fold state, twelve Arguments to prove there is no Free-will to good in Man in his fallen estate.

     Objections illustrated:


     Acts 7:51 
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye.

    
Matthew 23:37  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!

     Isaiah 5:4 
What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought



CHAPTER IV OF FINAL PRESEVERANCE

    
The Doctrine stated: Negatively, what Saving Grace is not.

     Positively, what Saving Grace is.

    Twelve Reasons assigned why the chosen of God cannot totally and finally fall away from that Grace.

     Perseverance computed at six hundred. Twelve of them selected as a sample.

     Objections answered.

     Texts opened:

     1 Timothy 1:19 
Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

     Hebrews 6:5 
And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,




                                                                                                   







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