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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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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Apr 01, 2023


Marckius’ Compendium, chapter VII, §29:“Reprobation, so called from reprobando/rejecting, denotes a Rejection and Aversion of soul; and are found in Scripture terms corresponding to this, ἀδοκίμου/disapproved, and ἀποδοκιμάζειν, to reject, the latter of which especially concerning Christ, rejected by the Jews out of and with hatred, Matthew 21:42 [“Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected (ἀπεδοκίμασαν), the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?”]; Luke 17:25 [“But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected (ἀποδοκιμασθῆναι) of this generation.”]; 1 Peter 2:4, 7 [“To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed (ἀποδεδοκιμασμένον) indeed of men,…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Mar 25, 2023

Westminster Confession of Faith 3:7: The rest of mankind, God was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel of His own will, whereby He extendeth or withholdeth mercy, as He pleaseth, for the glory of His sovereign power over His creatures, to pass by, and to ordain them to dishonour and wrath for their sin, to the praise of His glorious justice.1


1 Matt. 11:25,26; Rom. 9:17,18,21,22; 2 Tim. 2:19,20; Jude 1:4; 1 Pet. 2:8.

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Mar 25, 2023

Westminster Confession of Faith 3:3: By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels1 are predestinated unto everlasting life, and others foreordained to everlasting death.2


1 1 Tim. 5:21; Matt. 25:41.

2 Rom. 9:22,23; Eph. 1:5,6; Prov. 16:4.

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Mar 25, 2023

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