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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 Theological and Miscellaneous Works of Joseph Priestley, Volume 19

Joseph Priestley - Philosophy - 1790
...good will, and working with us, when we have that good will." And your thirteenth article says, that " works done before the grace of Christ, and the inspiration of his spirit, are not pleasant to God; for as much as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace...
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Remarks on The Refutation of Calvinism, by George Tomline, D. D ..., Volume 1

Thomas Scott - Calvinism - 1817 - 1014 pages
...for the sake of what an all gra* cious Saviour has d9ne and suffered for him.' — If these works be done ' before the grace of Christ, and ' the inspiration of his Spirit, they are not acceptable to ' God, but have the nature of sin:' if afterwards, they come too late, they...
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Original Sin, Free-will, Grace, Regeneration, Justification, Faith, Good ...

Henry John Todd - 1818 - 244 pages
...Justification, is (K) a most certain and (f) wholesonie doctrine for (m) Christian men, (M) JVorks 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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Elements of Christian Theology: Containing Proofs of the ..., Volume 2

George Tomline - Bible - 1818
...also to all persons who have not lived under the Gospel dispensation. But though their works, as being DONE BEFORE THE GRACE OF CHRIST, AND THE INSPIRATION OF HIS SPIRIT, COuld not have been perfectly pleasing to God, and could not have risen to the standard of merit, yet...
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Horę Mosaicę: Or, A Dissertation on the Credibility and Theology of the ...

George Stanley Faber - Bible - 1818
...a similar manner, the Anglican Church, thoroughly concurring with Holy Scripture, determines, that works, done BEFORE the grace of Christ and the inspiration of his 1 See the Homil. on the salvation of mankind by only Christ our Saviour. Bp. Bcveridge's Priv. Thoughts....
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The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other ...

Episcopal Church - Anglican Communion - 1819 - 304 pages
...lively Faith may be as evidently known, as a tree discerned 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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A Compressed View of the Religious Principles and Practices of the Age: Or ...

Hector Davies Morgan - Calvinism - 1819 - 419 pages
...declare his righteousness, that he is " just, in justifying him that believeth in " Jesus 6 ." 11. "Works done before the grace of " Christ, and the...to God, forasmuch as " they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, " neither do they make men meet to reT< ceive grace, or... to deserve grace of " congruity...
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Letters on the Ministry, Ritual and Doctrines of the Protestant Episcopal ...

Jared Sparks - 1820 - 268 pages
...prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works to faith and calling upon God." Art. x. "Works done before the grace of Christ, and the inspiration...pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace; — yea,.rather, for that they are not...
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Review of the Rev. Jared Sparks' Letters on the Protestant Episcopal Church ...

John Gorham Palfrey - 1820 - 60 pages
...prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works to faith and calling upon God.' Art. x. 'Works done before the grace of Christ, and the inspiration...pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace; — yea; rather, for that they are not...
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An Attempt to Illustrate Those Articles of the Church of England, which the ...

Richard Laurence - Calvinism - 1820 - 462 pages
...deliberate crime. The Article states, that " works done " before the grace of Christ, and the in" spiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God ; forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither (as the School authors say) do they deserve grace of congruity ; yea rather for...
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