Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others?
(12-15-2011, 01:33 PM)Melkite Wrote: It was not intended to teach that God specifically creates some for reprobation.

Since the whole lump of our clay is vitiated by sin, it is owing to His goodness and mercy that He makes out of it so many vessels of honour; and it is no more than just, that others, in punishment of their unrepented sins, should be given up to be vessels of dishonour.

God, by an eternal resolve of His will, predestines certain men, on account of their foreseen sins, to eternal rejection. This is not a mere opinion but a de fide truth, as Ott confesses in his renowned theological manual.

Romans 9:21-23 Wrote:"Or hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction, that he might shew the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he hath prepared unto glory?

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Re: Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others? - by Vetus Ordo - 12-15-2011, 01:45 PM

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