The Five Points Of Calvinism – Book


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by George Bryson

The distinctives and doctrines of Calvinism (relative to the doctrine of salvation) are most evident in The Five Points Of Calvinism. To understand the Five Points as Calvinists do, you must see them as the expression of the Calvinistic definition of predestination, which must in turn be viewed as the basis of their doctrine of salvation.

From the back cover:

It is amazing that so many Christians call themselves Calvinists and yet few understand Calvinist doctrine. A careful look at Calvinism in light of Scripture, before it is embraced, is the best possible way for Christians to protect themselves against this error of considerable consequence.

What Calvinists admit may surprise you. Each of the much touted (but little understood) 5 points of Calvinism are carefully compared with the clear teaching of God’s holy and infallible Word, providing both serious scriptural challenge, as well as correction to the extremes of Calvinism.

“George Bryson is a very unusual non-Calvinist. He is able to describe the doctrinal position of Calvinism without putting any extra eggs in the pudding. His descriptions are fair and accurate, and he clearly knows his subject. The first portion of the book, the place where he does all this, is very good.”

—Douglas Wilson, Reformed Professor (New St. Andrews College) and Pastor of the Community Evangelical Fellowship in Moscow, ID

George Bryson is the director of Calvary Chapel Church Planting Mission, an outreach to Russia and the former Soviet Union. In addition to writing a number of pamphlets, George collaborated with Dr. Bill Playfair on the book The Useful Lie, a challenge to the so-called Christian Recovery Industry. His newest book is The Gospel of Calvinism. George and his wife Debbi have also written several Bible study guides together. George has served in full-time ministry with Calvary Chapel since 1968.

Table of Contents:

  1. Total Depravity Explained
  2. Unconditional Election Explained
  3. Limited Atonement Explained
  4. Irresistible Grace Explained
  5. Perseverance of the Saints Explained
  6. Calvinistic Total Depravity Refuted
  7. Unconditional Election Refuted
  8. Limited Atonement Refuted
  9. Irresistible Grace Refuted
  10. Calvinistic Perseverance of the Saints Refuted

126 pages