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Van Mastricht: The Works of God and the Fall of Man

In the third volume of this new translation of Petrus Van Mastricht’s Theoretical-Practical Theology,

Mastricht begins with a discussion of the decrees of God and how they establish His eternal purpose for everything. He then shows how the decrees are carried out in creation and in God’s continual providence. The volume concludes with Mastricht’s treatment of the apostacy of Adam from his original estate and the devastating effects of sin that followed. This is an important volume for learning how God governs all things, even the rebellious actions of those good things He created.

Jeff Waddington, Dan Ragusa, and Camden Bucey speak about several of the unique positions Van Mastricht held, including his somewhat mediating view between infra- and supralapsarianism, his argument against Copernicanism, his view of the third heaven, and his view of angelic and demonic activity.


  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:04:35 Van Mastricht’s Theoretical-Practical
  • 0:17:14 Infra- and Supralapsarianism
  • 0:26:45 Copernicanism
  • 0:36:31 The Third Heaven
  • 0:42:59 The Covenant of Nature
  • 0:54:44 Right Reason
  • 1:00:40 Conclusion

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