The Protestant theological system of John Calvin and his successors, which develops Luther’s doctrine of justification by faith alone into an emphasis on the grace of God and centres on the doctrine of predestination.
- The purpose of the book, therefore, is to examine Calvinism as a theological system and to compare it with traditional Baptist theology.
- I do not think that this was precisely the Calvinism of John Calvin.
- Critical to Calvinism was the doctrine of predestination, which regarded the salvation or damnation of each soul as preordained.
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