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De Moor VII:29: The Term, "Reprobation"

Reprobation, denoting Rejection with an Aversion of soul, with this signification, with which we here make use of that term, concerning the divine and eternal Predestination of a great many men to destruction, hardly occurs in Scripture; but among Ecclesiastical Writers, more specifically, in the cause of Gottschalk, concerning which see above in § 2, this use of the word is common. In favor of which in Scripture are found Positive expressions, Appointed to Wrath, in opposition to Appointment to the acquisition of Salvation, 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Forewritten to Judgment, Jude 4;[1] etc.: and a Negative expression, Non-Inscription of the Names in the book of Life of the Lamb before the foundation of the world, Revelation 13:8; 17:8, concerning which see above, § 7, 13.

Concerning the Homonymy of the word, see our AUTHOR.

[1] Jude 4: “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation (οἱ πάλαι προγεγραμμένοι εἰς τοῦτο τὸ κρίμα), ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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