The Lambeth Articles, A. D. 1595
from eternity has predestined some men to life, and reprobated some to death.
moving or efficient cause of predestination to life is not the foreseeing of
faith, or of perseverance, or of good works, or of anything in the person of
the predestinated, but only the will of the good pleasure of God.
is a determined and certain number of predestined, which cannot be increased or
not predestinated to salvation are inevitably condemned on account of their
true, lively and justifying faith, and the sanctifying Spirit of God, is not
lost, nor does it pass away either totally or finally in the elect.
truly faithful man - that is, one endowed with justifying faith - is sure, by
full assurance of faith, of the remission of sins and his eternal salvation
grace is not granted, is not made common, is not ceded to all men, by which
they might be saved, if they wish.
one can come to Christ unless it be granted to him, and unless the Father draws
him; and all men are not drawn by the Father to come to the Son.
is not in the will or the power of each and every man to be saved.