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The Gift That Cannot Be Refused

There is a gift

that you possess—

you cannot take or leave.

 

Though some will say

they may refuse

such gold on them to cleave.

 

What?

Refuse this gift?

How can that be?

This gift is one God gives!

 

In each his own

dear child he breathes

a bond that joins and lives.

 

This gift is faith,

infused in both

the will and act of man.

 

No,

with faith worked in

us in this way,

refuse—we never can.

 

 

     In the puzzle, find all the words quoted below from the 3rd and 4th heads of the Canons of Dordt, Article 14. Some two-letter words may have more than one possibility:

 

“Faith is therefore to be considered as the gift of God, not on account of it being offered by God to man, to be accepted or rejected at his pleasure; but because it is in reality conferred, breathed, and infused into him;…because he who works in man both to will and to do, and indeed all things in all, produces both the will to believe, and the act of believing also.”

Canons III/IV, Article 14

 

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