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FREE REFORMATION RESOURCES DEFENDING PREDESTINATION AND UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION

There are 320 Reformation resources (books, MP3s and videos) under the category “Predestination and Providence,” and 1,840 Reformation resources (books, MP3s and videos) under the category “Calvinism and the Sovereignty of God,” on the Puritan Hard Drive.

There are also 85 Reformation resources with the word “election” in the title and 106 Calvinistic resources with the word “predestination” in the title. The word “predestination” also occurs 42 times in resource descriptions, and the word “election” occurs 46 times in the Puritan Hard Drive resource descriptions.

Moreover, and this is where some of the greatest search and research opportunities exist on the Puritan Hard Drive, a search for “election,” using the Master Search Index on the Puritan Hard Drive returns 17,867 results in 998 documents, and a search for “predestination,” using the Master Search Index on the Puritan Hard Drive returns 3,778 results in 416 documents, all available in the context of one line (and listed alphabetically by book title, including the author of each book).

Furthermore, if you click on any of these individual Master Search Index results for “election” or “predestination,” the Puritan Hard Drive opens the book to the correct page and highlights “election”, “predestination”, or any word or phrase you use in the Master Search Index! The Master Search Index on the Puritan Hard Drive drive gives you unparallelled biblical research power to mine the gems of the biggest and best Puritan and Reformed book collection ever offered, with the ability to accomplish searches and research like this — never before have such powerful research capabilities existed! May our Lord get all the glory for the great things He has done!

For example, this gem of a quote, from Christopher Ness, on foreknowledge, election and predestination, was found during a search, using the Master Search Index on the Puritan Hard Drive,

“Objection. Some may object, saying, We grant God’s prescience or foreknowledge to be eternal, but not His predestination; that choice or election mentioned in I Cor. 1:27-29 must be a temporal, not an eternal, election.

“Answers. 1. With God, the knowledge of things that shall come to pass must follow the decree thereof; for things must first be decreed, and then foreseen in that being which they have in the decree; in this sense prescience presupposes predestination. “Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world” (Acts 15:18). God hath not an imperfect but a thorough foreknowledge of all future things; the means and the end; not only as they may be, but also as they shall be, by His Divine determination.

“2. Prescience, or fore-knowledge, is taken for God’s love from eternity. “Whom He did foreknow He also did predestinate” (Rom. 8:29); that is, “whom He fore-loved” so Zanchius reads it. Whom He foreknew, not only with the knowledge of observation, but with the knowledge of approbation also; He foreknew them to be His. So it is predestination itself; and to grant an eternal prescience without an eternal predestination, is to break the links of that golden chain in Rom. 8:29, 30. “God hath not,” and God will not, “cast away His people which He foreknew” (Rom. 11:2).

“3. Some grant a predestination eternal to the elect only, but to the non-elect only a prescience or naked foresight (without any pre-ordination), lest they should make God the author of the creature’s sin and ruin. But these men fear where no fear is; for the worst evil that ever was committed in the world, to wit, the crucifying of the Prince of glory, Jesus Christ, did not only fall under the foreknowledge of God, but also under His determinate counsel, “Him being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain” (Acts 2:23; 4:28); the taking and apprehension of Christ was not barely foreknown but unchangeably determined.”

– Christopher Ness, “An Antidote Against Arminianism,” pp. 11-12 (on the Puritan Hard Drive). This quotation was located using the Master Search Index on the Puritan Hard Drive, during a search for the word “predestination.”

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