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Understanding infant baptism as prevenient grace may be a way forward.
Today's General and Freewill Baptists insist that regeneration follows repentance and faith, and that prevenient or enabling grace in the individual cooperates with God's saving grace made known in Christ to bring salvation to individual sinners.
In his 1785 sermon "On Working Out Our Own Salvation," Wesley defined prevenient grace as conscience or an inner awareness of the good and of God's will.
Prevenient grace tries to account for the profound mystery of why people can be receptive to the Gospel and God's grace before they actually accept it.
Theologians talk about a prevenient grace that precedes grace itself and allows us to accept it.
The theological differentiation of grace into such categories as justifying grace, sanctifying grace, prevenient grace, actual grace, and so on, need not be interpreted as an attempt to identify different "graces.
And I confess that on December 81 did not knowingly and deliberately confuse everyone in the pews by reading aloud that Mary's Immaculate Conception was "on account of your prevenient grace.
The 'mother of God' of Roman Catholic Marian dogma is quite simply the principle, type and essence of the human creature cooperating servantlike (ministerialiter) in its own redemption on the basis of prevenient grace, and to that extent, the principle, type and essence of the church" (213).
Sarah Van Der Laan makes equally subtle observations of Milton's allusions to the Odyssey's nymph Leucothea--and of the ways those allusions serve to express the complex interaction of free will and prevenient grace in Paradise Lost.
To claim or to recognize that the ultimate nature of reality can no longer be understood in terms of matter and energy, but that a somehow prevenient domain of information underlies all empirical manifestation--whatever this may mean (17) - must not be construed as a return to Platonic metaphysics, or any other form of metaphysics.
It was as if many Indian tribes were "noble heathen," endowed with prevenient grace, a little spark of truth that gave them a yearning to seek out the fullness of God's word from preachers.
The Tuscan Jesuit sought to deny his Tibetan hosts and interlocutors the ability to assert their claims to what Desideri might define as prevenient grace, the assistance given by God to those seeking Him without their direct knowledge, but who gain--by their unwitting good will to seek the ultimate truth--the benefits of natural virtues.
Clearly, both poems focus on a repressed and depressed female character; but more significantly, they share a great deal of stylistic and linguistic correspondence, which suggests some preoccupation (whether intentional or not) on the part of Morris with the prevenient poem.
According to our prevenient research, we can easily determine the refractive index of the material with an accuracy of five digits by measuring the zeroth-order efficiency alone [6].
For God himself, by his prevenient grace, gives the will to choose salvation.