” Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul. “


” An idea in man is first impressed upon him and afterwards expressed in things, but in God it is only expressed, not impressed, because it does not come from anywhere else. “


” Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things. “


” Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us. “


” From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us, the hearing of the word and prayer. “


” Hearing the word is the devout receiving of the will of God. “


” In the exercise of God’s efficiency, the decree of God comes first. This manner of working is the most perfect of all and notably agrees with the divine nature. “


” Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker. “


” Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God. “


” Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God’s image. “


” The attributes of God tell us what He is and who He is. “


” The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence. “


” The first act of religion, therefore, concerns those things which are communicated to us from God. The other concerns those things which we yield to God. “


” The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things. “


” The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification. “


” The will of God is eternal because He does not begin to will what He did not will before, nor cease to will what He willed before. “


” The will of God is single and totally one in Him. “



All 17 William Ames Quotes about God in picture


Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul.
An idea in man is first impressed upon him and afterwards expressed in things, but in God it is only expressed, not impressed, because it does not come from anywhere else.
Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things.
Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us.
From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us, the hearing of the word and prayer.
Hearing the word is the devout receiving of the will of God.
In the exercise of God
Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker.
Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God.
Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God
The attributes of God tell us what He is and who He is.
The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence.
The first act of religion, therefore, concerns those things which are communicated to us from God. The other concerns those things which we yield to God.
The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things.
The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification.
The will of God is eternal because He does not begin to will what He did not will before, nor cease to will what He willed before.
The will of God is single and totally one in Him.

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