The Wicked Resist God’s Will

While the wicked resist the will of God’s precept, they fulfill the will of His permissive decree (Acts 4:28). God commands one thing, they do the contrary; to keep the Sabbath, and they profane it. While they disobey His command, they fulfill His permissive decree. If a man sets up two nets, one of silk, the other of iron, the silken net may be broken, not the iron; so while men break the silken net of God’s command, they are taken in the iron net of His decree; while they sit backward to God’s precepts, they row forward to His decrees; His decrees to permit their sin, and to punish them for their sin permitted. “A Body of Divinity” pg. 71

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