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CONTENTS.

THEORY FIRST, OR ELECTION TO A SPECIAL AND EXCLUSIVE INTEREST IN THE DEATH OF CHRIST; BEING THE ULTRA-CALVINISTIC THEORY.

LECTURE FIRST.
PAGE
Election Shortly Defined 15
Involves Reprobation 18
Quotations from CALVIN and CANDLISH 21
Dr. Candlish and the Confession of faith 24
This Theory the Source of False Peace 28
The Glorious Gospel Subverted thereby 34
What is the Gospel? 41
LECTURE SECOND.
This Theory opposed to Right Reason 56
Subversive of FREE GRACE in Justification 62
Quotations from Dr. WARDLAW and Dr. PAYNE 64
Quotations from Dr. PAYNE and AND. FULLER 77
Calvinism allied to Socinianism 83
xiiLECTURE THIRD.
Calvinism a Deceptive and Insidious System 88
Its Inconsistency with God’s FOREKNOWLEDGE 91
A Story related in Bonar’s “Truth and Error” 94
Quotations from Calvinistic Authorities 99
Calvinism Identical with Fatalism 101
Calvinism Subversive of THE WISDOM of God 115

Calvinism Inconsistent with THE HOLINESS of God and Subversive of Human Responsibility

115
LECTURE FOURTH.
The Precedency of God’s Will to Man’s Will 121
Is God’s Will first in Everything?—Sin not Decreed—God has not, “for his own glory, foreordained whatsoever comes to pass”—Bonar’s (Free Church) argument founded on Acts ii. 23; iv. 27, examined 124
The Sinner alone Responsible for his Salvation 157

THEORY SECOND, OR ELECTION TO A SPECIAL AND EXCLUSIVE INTEREST IN THE WORK OF THE SPIRIT; BEING THE MODERATE CALVINISTIC THEORY.

LECTURE FIFTH.
Election to a Special Influence 163
This Theory Subversive of the Unity of the Godhead 174
xiiiLECTURE SIXTH.

The Necessity of Divine Influence to enable the Sinner to believe, denied by this Theory of Election

182
LECTURE SEVENTH.
The Necessity of Divine Influence proved 190
Semi-orthodox Preaching exemplified 199
Natural and Moral Inability examined 206
LECTURE EIGHTH.

The Special Influence Theory disproved by Scripture testimony respecting the NATURE of the Spirit’s Work

226
Divine Drawing, Divine Teaching 227
Divine Influence may be Resisted 232
“The Spirits in Prison,” 233
The Murderers of Stephen 236

An Imaginary Influence Common to all Men, but which cannot Save any Soul

239
The Spirit works by Means 242

THEORY THIRD, OR THE BIBLE DOCTRINE OF ELECTION EXHIBITED.

LECTURE NINTH.
The Scriptural Import of the term “ELECTION 246
xivThe State of Things naturally and necessarily presupposed by Election 252
GOD ALONE the Agent in Election 254
THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE the grand ultimate object of Election 255
The Minor or Subordinate Ends which God accomplishes by Election 256
The Distinctive Nature of Election 259
The Means whereby God is pleased to Elect or Separate the Sinner for himself 262
The Duty of every Man to make his “calling and election sure,” 266
Importance of Holiness 274

APPENDIX.
Concerning the “Fate” of the Ancients; from the Latin of Justus Lipsius 283
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