The Great Supper: Or, an Illustration and Defence of the Leading Doctrines of Grace ; in Three Discourses, on Luke XIV, 16-24

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The story of the "great supper" in Luke 14:16-24 is one of the most instructive of all the parables. It was originally spoken by Christ with special reference to the Jews, and represented their rejection of the Gospel and the subsequent calling of the Gentiles. But it also teaches us what God has done and is still doing in pursuance of His gracious designs in regard to this guilty and perishing world. As such, this parable provides a clear and beautiful illustration of the so-called "doctrines of grace," more commonly known as "Calvinism."--Http://www.solafidepublishers.com.
 

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31 ページ - The condition of man, after the fall of Adam, is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God : wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will.
128 ページ - And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
113 ページ - Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
83 ページ - And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it : I pray thee have me excused.
137 ページ - The rest of mankind, God was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel of his own will, whereby he extendeth or withholdeth mercy as he pleaseth, for the glory of his sovereign power over his creatures, to pass by and to ordain them to dishonor and wrath for their sin, to the praise of his glorious justice.
21 ページ - And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them : I pray thee have me excused.
116 ページ - Isaac, (for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,) it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
119 ページ - And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
57 ページ - Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
54 ページ - Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself; That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him...

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