Arthur C. Custance
this study ELECTION and PREDESTINATION are not cold, austere
doctrines but the vibrant heart of the Gospel.
It is a thorough, and fair, study
beginning with a historical review of the Five Points as
discussed and interpreted down through the centuries.
It is a unique study dealing with
the implications of the doctrine, taking it out of the intellectual
and philosophical realm into the practicality of daily life.
There is refreshing insight into the knotty problems of God's
sovereignty and man's free will, the problem of punishment and
rewards, the necessity of evangelism, among other things.
It is a comprehensive study
for included is a discussion of the future of the non-elect,
a subject fraught with more emotion than light. The pros and
cons of alternative views are presented.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT TO THE REFORMATION:
A HISTORICAL SURVEY
THE IMPLICATIONS FOR DAILY LIFE
THE CRYSTALLIZATION OF THE
1. The Biblical Background
3. From Augustine to the Reformation
5. Calvin and Calvinism
THEOLOGY OF GRACE
6. Total Depravity
One: Definition of Total
Two: Definition of Depravity
7. Unconditional Election
9. Irresistible Grace
10. The Perseverance of the Saints
ELECTION AND EVANGELISM
11. The Comfort of Calvinism
12. The Gifts and Calling of God
13. Punishment or Chastening
14. Sovereignty and Responsibility
THE FUTURE OF THE NON-ELECT
15. Why Preach?
16. What to Preach
17. When to Preach Election
18. The Nature of the Problem
19. Four Alternative Solutions
20. The Continuing Dilemma
21. The Leaven of Synergism
Indexes: Biblical and Names (not yet online)
1979 published by Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Co.
with Baker Book House
Copyright © 1988 Evelyn White. All rights
1987 second printing by Doorway Publications
1997 published online
2001 2nd Online Edition corrected, edited and re-formatted
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