Jacob Arminius – Part 9

The second decree, according to Arminius, was God’s divine will to save specifically those who repent and believe.  Therefore, God would be understood as having divine foreknowledge of free human choices.  The third decree related to the means of salvation, which include the establishment of preaching, the sacraments, and the instrumental order of grace.  Again, those means are only sufficient for salvation in light of human choice.  God is understood as providing the conditions for salvation, while also having foreknowledge of the human response to those conditions.  The fourth decree in Arminius’ argument is that God foreknows who will respond to salvation and persevere to end.  He chooses to save those people, while choosing to damn those people whom he foreknows will not respond to his offer of grace.

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Author: Daniel

I am a Christian who is seeking to build God's Kingdom.