Chapter 17, On the Perseverance of the Saints, presents the discussion of God’s superintendence of the soul inside themes already familiar to this series: “They, whom God hath accepted in His Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified by the Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved.” (WCF 17:1)
Despite all pretense, Alienists do not accept this. Neither with respect to God’s sovereign choosing of the European context as the seedbed of Christendom, nor with respect to the strictly European context of all the creeds and confessions of which the Westminster standards are the culmination. In the colonial and American contexts it’s also the matter of all the giants of the Westminsterian tradition being slavemasters, White nationalists, segregationists, and the like. And they certainly deny it with regard to throwbacks who abide in the views as all those fathers.
The confession’s stance here is that God chose and sustained the faith of ‘racists’. And not just any racists, but those whom moderns deem the absolute worst because their perspectives were derived from God’s Word. …
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