1836-Reformed Presbyterian Church, in America.-This Overture, prepared by Rev. Moses Roney, a member of the Synod, presents an excellent overview of the Arminian controversy in its history and doctrine. It presents a vigorous defense of Calvinism following the order of the "five points" as discussed at Dort. His discussion on the Arminian assertion of "common grace" is particularly helpful.Read More
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1552-John Calvin.-First translated into English in the 19th century, this formed part of a volume published as "Calvin's Calvinism." In this treatise, Calvin lays out the case for a very high view of predestination, affirming both an election and reprobation, and its importance for maintaining evangelical religion.Read More
1557-Theodore Beza.-A discussion of God’s will, man’s will, free will, the problem of evil and the belief that God is both sovereign and good.Read More
1557-Theodore Beza.-A discussion of the relation of the will of man to evil and the absolute predestination of God against the cavils of the Anabaptists.Read More
1562-Theodore Beza.-This contains Beza’s very high view of the doctrine of predestination in which he explains what predestination is and what it entails for believers.Read More
1817-James Renwick Willson.-An excellent survey of the various views held concerning the atonement throughout the history of the church showing together with a demonstration of the pervasive belief in vicarious atonement with its relation to the doctrine of predestination. It was written to combat Hopkinsianism.Read More
A Short Survey to the Ninth Chapter to the Romans, So Far as it Treateth of the Doctrine of Predestination.
1646-William Twisse.-Dr. Twisse carefully works through Romans 9 with respect to certain questions raised respecting the doctrine of predestination. He defends the supralapsarian position.Read More
1554-Anthony Gilby (ca. 1510-1585).-Written by one of the translators of the Geneva Bible, Gilby demonstrates that deeply held belief in a pervasive predestination of God that includes all creatures and all their actions.Read More
That God is the Creator of all Things, and Governeth All Things by His Providence: Where Mention is Also Made of the Goodwill of God to Usward, and of Predestination.
1550-Henry Bullinger (1504-1575).-This sermon contains the thoughts of Bullinger, a mild predestinarian, who, nonetheless, presses the claims of Scripture concerning the election unto life and the providence of God over all things.Read More
1555-John Foxe (1517-1585).-The great martyrologist was a strong defender of the doctrine of predestination. Here he helps would be martyrs discern signs so they can make their calling and election of God sure.Read More
429-Aurelius Augustin (354-430).-In this treatise, Augustine demonstrates why he is so revered by the Reformers from Romanism. The fruit of his later thinking, Augustine penetrates the mystery of predestination and defends this doctrines against the claims of arch-heretic Pelagius.Read More
1525-Martin Luther.-This is one of Luther's most important works. It demolishes the counter claims of Erasmus and sets forth the true state into which man has fallen out of which he cannot draw himself because his will is captive to the world, the flesh and the devil. It presents a very strong view of predestination.Read More