The Puritan Board
Reading Institutes, Calvin says (echoing Rom. 1):
"For how can the thought of God penetrate your mind without your realizing immediately that, since you are his handiwork, you have been made over and bound to his command by right of creation, that you owe your life to him?"
I have never really resonated with this. That is, I can see that I owe God my life since He so graciously and lovingly...
Reading through the Westminster Assembly minutes (archive.org), I came across the session meetings of 520-524 where they are going over a "debate about permission of man's fall about 'the same decree.'" In there, Mr. Calamy (Edmund?) argues a following point (that is confusing):
"I hold...the sense of our divines in the Synod of Dort, that Christ did pay a price for all, -- absolute intention...
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