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The Five Points of Calvinism : Defined, Defended, Documented - David N Steele

The Five Points of Calvinism

Defined, Defended, Documented

Paperback Published: 7th May 2004
ISBN: 9780875528274
Number Of Pages: 247

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Updated edition of classic introduction to the essential tenets of Calvinistic theology: its history and content, a biblical defense, and a guide to further study.

Forewordp. xiii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xvii
Preface to the First Editionp. xxi
The Five Points Defined: Their Origin and Contents
Points of Contentionp. 1
The Protest of the Arminian Party
The Five Points of Arminianism
The Philosophical Basis of Arminianism
A Five-Point Response to Arminianism
Calvinism and Arminianism Comparedp. 5
The Historical Roots of Each Systemp. 8
The Controversy Between Pelagius and Augustine
Semi-Pelagianism, the Forerunner of Arminianism
Calvinism, the Theology of the Reformation
The Difference Between Calvinism and Arminianismp. 13
The One Point of Calvinismp. 14
The Five Points Defended: Their Biblical Support
Total Depravity or Total Inabilityp. 18
Spiritual Deadness
Darkened Minds and Corrupt Hearts
Bondage to Sin and Satan
A Universal Bondage
Inability to Change
Unconditional Electionp. 27
A Chosen People
Election Not Based on Foreseen Responses
Election Precedes Salvation
Sovereign Mercy
Sovereignty over All Things
Particular Redemption or Limited Atonementp. 39
Jesus Actually Saves
Jesus Fulfills the Eternal Covenant
How Jesus Died for "All" and Yet for a Particular People
The Efficacious Call of the Spirit or Irresistible Gracep. 52
The Spirit Saves
The Spirit Gives New Birth
The Spirit Reveals the Secrets of God
The Spirit Gives Faith and Repentance
The Spirit Effectually Calls
Salvation, Given by a Sovereign God
The Perseverance of the Saints or the Security of Believersp. 64
The Five Points Documented: Recommended Reading
Works Broadly on Calvinism and God's Sovereigntyp. 78
Books Dealing in Whole or in Part with Calvinism or Divine Sovereignty
Articles in Reference Works, Systematic Theologies, Etc.
Information Concerning Creeds and Confessions
Books on the Five Points Individuallyp. 121
Human Inability and the Freedom of the Will
Election and Predestination
The Nature and Extent of the Atonement
Efficacious Grace
The Perseverance of the Saints
Afterwordp. 139
Appendices
A Kinder, Gentler Calvinismp. 141
Perseverance and Preservationp. 147
The Meaning of "Foreknew" in Romans 8:29p. 157
A Defense of Calvinismp. 169
The Practical Applications of Calvinismp. 187
The Practical Importance of the Doctrine [of Predestination]p. 199
Calvinism and Arminianism Before and After: A Brief Historical Sketchp. 205
The Cambridge Declaration of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicalsp. 231
Index of Scriptures Quotedp. 239
Index of Personsp. 243
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ISBN: 9780875528274
ISBN-10: 0875528279
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 7th May 2004
Publisher: P & R Publishing Co (Presbyterian & Reformed)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2