The Five Points of Calvinism
This is a very well-written explanation and defense of the biblical doctrine of predestination by Loraine Boettner. The author deals thoroughly with predestination by examining six main sections. Section 1 defines the terms and concepts, laying the foundation of the doctrine. Section 2 elaborates the well-known “Five Points of Calvinism”. Section 3 considers common objections to the Reformed understanding of predestination. Section 4 looks at salvation by grace and the personal assurance of salvation. Section 5 shows the practical importance of the doctrine of predestination. Section 6 briefly recounts the importance of Calvinism throughout church history and how it shaped the development of liberty among nations.