08 February, 2017

The Geneva Theses (1649) on Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? (Ezek. 33:11)


[Source: James T. Dennison, Jr., Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation, vol. 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014), emphasis added]

Rejection of the error of those: ... Who teach that ... most especially the places of Scripture (Ezek. 18:21 [18:23] etc. and 31:11 [33:11]; John 3:16; I Tim. 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9) ought to be extended to each and every man and by these the universality of love and grace ought to be proved. (p. 421; cf. p. 417)


Rejection of the error of those: ... Who teach that by His revealed disposition, God wills the salvation of each and every one. (p. 421)

[N.B. The Geneva Theses (1649), drafted by Theodore Tronchin (1582-1657) and Antoine L├ęger (1594-1661), approved by Geneva’s Venerable Company of Pastors and signed on their behalf by the moderator, Joannes Jacobus Sartorius (1619-1690)].

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