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expect him to say, as he does on xi. 31, “Universal salvation, in the sense of the salvation of every individual, is not taught here; because nárias refers to classes, not to individuals," viz.: "Gentiles and Jews." But in verse 12 of chapter v., "death passed upon all men," he says "pantas anthropous denotes universality"; it is equivalent to " kosmon, the world"; and so of the phrase "for that all have sinned," he says, "pantes: all without exception, infants included!" And when he comes to verse 15, "if through the offence of one many (oi polloi) be dead," so "the grace of God, and the gift by grace, by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many (tous pollous)"; he tells us that the many (polloi), in the last clause is not of equal extent with the many (polloi), in the first clause, because other passages teach" the contrary! To say nothing of criticism, suppose we reply that these "other passages" cannot teach that "the grace of God and the gift by grace" is limited to a part, because this passage teaches that it hath abounded unto all, the same all who were dead through the offence? Finally Dr. Shedd reduces the universal deliverance into "the glorious liberty of the children of God" in chapter viii., to "the deliverance of material nature from the curse connected with Adam's sin!"
The following paragraph on a question, which is under discussion among our own theologians, will show the standpoint from which Dr. Shedd interprets Paul's doctrine of Divine Sovereignty in the salvation of man:
"The question arises whether faith is a self-originated act of the human will, or whether it is wrought by the will of God. The apostle affirms the latter, and teaches that the ultimate reason why the individual believes, is that God elects him to faith, and produces it within him. The doctrine of the redemption is thus made to rest upon the divine sovereignty in the bestowment of regenerating grace. Were faith in Christ's work to be determined solely and ultimately by the human will, the result of that work would be a failure; since man, uninfluenced by grace, uniformly rejects it." Introduction to Chap. ix.
All mankind commit the first sin, and are therefore chargeable with it. All men are punished with death, because they literally sinned in Adam; and not because they are metaphorically reputed to have done so, but in fact did not." Chap. v. 19.
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