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William Ames Quotes

William Ames Quotes & Quotations
William Ames
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    Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    But the church cannot confer the necessary gifts for this ministry, and cannot prescribe for God those upon whom he should confer them. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    For this is our most perfect duty and yet least known to us by nature: Whatever we conceive or will should be joined with the good of our neighbor. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    In the exercise of God's efficiency, the decree of God comes first. This manner of working is the most perfect of all and notably agrees with the divine nature. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God's image. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    The attributes of God tell us what He is and who He is. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    The counsel of God is, as it were, his deliberation over the best manner of accomplishing anything already approved by the understanding and the will. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    The first act of religion, therefore, concerns those things which are communicated to us from God. The other concerns those things which we yield to God. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    The will of God is single and totally one in Him. William-AmesWilliam Ames
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    Therefore, the church is not absolutely necessary as an object of faith, not even for us today, for then Abraham and the other prophets would not have given assent to those things which were revealed to them from God without any intervening help of the church. William-AmesWilliam Ames