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The Sinner’s Ability to obey God, if he will

Two Sermons by Rev. Mr. Perkins, Montreal, Canada. National Preacher, September, 1833. J.& J. Harper, New York.


The article reviews two sermons on the freedom of sinners to obey God. The author declares that man can obey so long as he is able, stating the reverend’s point is obvious and flawed.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-160-5
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Publication Status: In Print
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 782
Publication Date: Aug 7,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 24
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-160-5
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The article reviews two sermons by Rev. Mr. Perkins on the subjectivity of sinners. Can one be punished for sinning against God if one is unable to choose? The reviewer criticizes the writer’s poor rhetoric and the sermons’ unoriginality. The reviewer attends to the writer’s primary purpose: “that man is able to obey God, if he will.” After noting other sources of this message, the reviewer comments on the statement’s ambiguity as to whether the statement means “if the man is able” or “if the man chooses.” He decides that once God creates man with moral agency, man can obey God given the disposition to do so. Perkins says his point is in harmony with Scripture, “man’s own consciousness” and “plain declaration of Scripture.” The reviewer notes that if the statement were that obvious, there would be no need to prove it. He concludes that the objection that free will opposes original sin is lacking, so Perkins’ point is obvious. Subsequently, the reviewer notes numerous contentious comments in the sermons. The reviewer concludes the sermons are flawed and ignorant.

The article reviews two sermons by Rev. Mr. Perkins on the subjectivity of sinners. Can one be punished for sinning against God if one is unable to choose? The reviewer criticizes the writer’s poor rhetoric and the sermons’ unoriginality. The reviewer attends to the writer’s primary purpose: “that man is able to obey God, if he will.” After noting other sources of this message, the reviewer comments on the statement’s ambiguity as to whether the statement means “if the man is able” or “if the man chooses.” He decides that once God creates man with moral agency, man can obey God given the disposition to do so. Perkins says his point is in harmony with Scripture, “man’s own consciousness” and “plain declaration of Scripture.” The reviewer notes that if the statement were that obvious, there would be no need to prove it. He concludes that the objection that free will opposes original sin is lacking, so Perkins’ point is obvious. Subsequently, the reviewer notes numerous contentious comments in the sermons. The reviewer concludes the sermons are flawed and ignorant.

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