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Systematic Theology, 91 Moral law, unlike natural law, is a standard of action to be adopted or rejected in the exercise of rational freedom, i.e. , of moral agency. See also Shedd, Dogmatic Theology, 1 531. Mark Hopkins, In Princeton Rev., Sept 1882 190 In moral law there is enforcement by punishment only never by power, for this would confound moral law with physical and obedience can never be produced or secured by power. In physical law, on the contrary, enforcement is wholly by power and...

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Likewise take great heed lest, in attributing to Scripture more than it can have, the incredibility of that do cause even those things which it hath more abundantly to be less reverently esteemed. Baxter, Works, 21 319 Those men who think that these human imperfections of the writers do extend further, and may appear in some passages of chronologies or history which are no part of the rule of faith and life, do not hereby destroy the Christian cause. For God might enable his apostles to an...

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Endurance of the suffering which was to expiate the sins of men. His sighing when he cured the deaf man ( < 410734> Mark 7 34) and his weeping at the grave of Lazarus ( < 431135> John 11 35) were caused by the anticipatory realization that he was one with the humanity which was under the curse and that he too had become a curse for us ( < 480313> Galatians 3 13). The great error of Bushnell is his denial of the objective necessity and effect of Jesus death and all Scripture, which...

It Is Pleasing To God Whenever Thou Rejoicest Or Laughest From The Bottom Of Thy Heart. --martin Luther

Decrees and freedom seem to be mismatched, but they are not so. Even Jonathan Edwards, with his deterministic theory of the will, could, in his sermon on Pressing into the Kingdom, insist on the use of means, and could appeal to men as if they had the power to choose between the motives of self and of God. God s sovereignty and human freedom are like the positive and the negative poles of the magnet they are inseparable from one another and are both indispensable elements in the attraction of...