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A Treatise on the Predestination of the...: Chapter 21
Chapter 21.—It is to Be Wondered at that Men Should Rather Trust to Their Own Weakness Than to Gods Strength.
Certainly, when the apostle says, “Therefore it is of faith that the promise may be sure according to grace,” 3493 I marvel that men would rather entrust themselves to their own weakness, than to the strength of Gods promise. But sayest thou, Gods will concerning myself is to me uncertain? What then? Is thine own will concerning thyself certain to thee? and dost thou not fear,—“Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall”? 3494 Since, then, both are uncertain, why does not man commit his faith, hope, and love to the stronger will rather than to the weaker?
Rom. iv. 16.508:3494
1 Cor. x. 12.
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