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" Works done before the grace of Christ, and the inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ... "
A Selection from the Writings of the Reformers and Early Protestant Divines ... - Page 325
by Legh Richmond - 1817
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The Temple of Truth: Or, The Best System of Reason, Philosophy, Virtue, and ...

Charles Edward De Coetlogon - Christianity - 1807 - 566 pages
...have no power to do good Works, pleafant and acceptable to God without the Grace of Christ; and that Works, done before the Grace of Christ, and the inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasing to God," The true reason of which, I apprehend, must be, because they do not proceed from...
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The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and Other ...

Episcopal Church - 1808 - 590 pages
...XIIL Of Worts before Juttiji cation. Works done before the grace of Christ, and the inspiration ofliis Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace, or (as the School- Authors say) deserve...
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Practical Essays on the Morning and Evening Services of the Church ..., Volume 3

Thomas Tregenna Biddulph - 1810
...works are the " fruits of faith, and follow after justification;" and the thirteenth informs us, that " works done " before the grace of Christ, and the inspiration...neither do they make men meet to receive "grace, or deserve grace of congruity; yea, ra" ther, for that they are not done as God hath '' willed and commanded...
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The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrements...

Church of England - 1810
...lively Faith may be as evidently known, as a tree diseeriied by the fruit. Art. XIII. Of Works before Justification. Works done before the grace of Christ,...pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace, or (as the School Authors say) deserve...
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The Panoplist (and Missionary magazine) conducted by an association of ...

1810
...preventing us, that we may have a good will, and Kiwiing with us, when we have (hat good will ;" " works, done before the grace of Christ and the inspiration of his Spirit are not pleasant to God ;" — " predestination to life is the everlasting purpose of God, whereby (before the foundations...
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The Works of of the Late Reverend Robert Traill, Volumes 1-2

Robert Traill - Presbyterian Church - 1810
...her thirty-nine articles, art. 1 3. " Works done before " the grace of Christ, and the inspiration Af his Spirit, are not " pleasant to God ; forasmuch as they spring not of faith in i( Jv'sus Christ : neither do they make men meet to receive " grace, or (as the school-authors say)...
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The Gospel Treasury ...: Biblical criticisms, interesting dialogues, and a ...

Christian biography - 1810
...Gai. You must admit that this was the doctrine embraced by the English reformers: they tell us, that "Works, done before the grace of Christ and the inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasing to God; forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ; neither do they make men meet...
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Sermons or homilies, appointed to be read in churches, with notes [by C ...

Church of England homilies - 1811
...them a lively faith may be as evidently known, as a tree discerned by the fruit. XIII. Of Works before Justification. WORKS done before the grace of Christ,...to God ; forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace, or (as the school-authors say) deserve...
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Remarks on The Refutation of Calvinism: By George Tomline ...

Thomas Scott - Calvinism - 1811
...follow after justification, ' cannot put away our sins, and endure the severity ' of God's judgment.' ' Works done before the grace ' of Christ, and the inspiration of his Spirit, are not ' pleasant unto God : — we doubt not but they have 'the nature of sin.'1 P. ccclxxxv. 1. 6. ' No seed, &c.'2...
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The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination Stated and Asserted:

Girolamo Zanchi, Augustus Toplady - Calvinism - 1811 - 299 pages
...till a man is justified by faith, he can do no good works at all. ARTICLE XIII. Of works done before justification. — " Works done before the grace of...Christ, and the inspiration of his Spirit, are not * Rom. z. 3. to God :" and, if so, how is it possible that he should justify us on account of them...
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