As election took place before the creation of man all men in Adam were decreed, made and turned into the world upright. Ed. 'Prevents our doing good. Few words in the English language have more altered in their meaning than 'prevent'; it is derived from 'praevenio, to go before. In Bunyan's time, it meant 'to go before, 'clear the way, 'make the way easy' for our doing good.
'To prevent, from 'praevenio, to go before; 'preventing us' was formerly used for 'preparing us. It is now obsolete in this sense, but frequently occurs in the Bible. Ed. 'Innocent' instead of 'righteous, ed. 1684. 'What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. Romans 11:7