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Turretin: the Reprobate not denied all of God’s favour

September 13, 2007

VI. The negative act includes two: both preterition, by which in the election of some to glory as well as to grace, he neglected and slighted others (which is evident from the event of election); and negative desertion, by which he left them in the corrupt mass and in their misery. However this is so to be understood: ( that the are not excepted from the laws of common providence, but remain subject to them; nor are they immediately deprived of all God’s favor [Latin: gratia], but only of the saving and a vivifying (which is the fruit of election)…

Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 1:381.

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