The Mystery of Predestination: According to Scripture, the Church, and St. Thomas Aquinas

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How can an all loving God predestine some to eternal salvation while permitting others to fall away? Doesn't God offer the same amount of saving grace to everyone? Isn't predestination a Protestant doctrine?

In The Mystery of Predestination, apologist and best-selling author John Salza (Why Catholic Cannot Be Masons) draws on Scripture, Tradition, and St. Thomas Aquinas' writings to uncover the fact that a proper Catholic understanding of predestination is interconnected with ...

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Overview

How can an all loving God predestine some to eternal salvation while permitting others to fall away? Doesn't God offer the same amount of saving grace to everyone? Isn't predestination a Protestant doctrine?

In The Mystery of Predestination, apologist and best-selling author John Salza (Why Catholic Cannot Be Masons) draws on Scripture, Tradition, and St. Thomas Aquinas' writings to uncover the fact that a proper Catholic understanding of predestination is interconnected with two other central mysteries: mankind's ability to choose freely to accept or reject God's saving Grace, and mankind's inability to accept that grace without first being moved by God from within.

God is the primary mover in salvation - it is He who chooses, seeks, and saves us. God may predestine His "elect" to heaven but never wills that anyone go to hell.

The Mystery of Predestination contains meticulously researched and clearly written answers for the serious Catholic who is confused by the Bible verses or Magisterial statements in favor of predestination, or who wants to defend Catholic truth against Calvinist error.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895559050
  • Publisher: Saint Benedict Press /Tan Books Publishers Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,422,830
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Salza was born on November 30, 1967, and is an apologist, author, and speaker. He became an attorney after being raised Catholic, but joined the Freemasons in 1996 for several years before giving up his membership. He is the author of Why Catholics Cannot Be Masons, The Mystery of Predestination, Masonry Unmasked, and The Biblical Basis for Purgatory. He has also appeared on Ave Maria radio and hosts the radio program Relevant Answers.
John Salza is held as a leading defender of the Catholic faith, and is devoted to apologetics. He also holds a Magnum Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin and is the creator of ScriptureCatholic.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Predestination and Divine Predilection 1

2 God's Will to Save Sinners 41

3 God's Gift of Efficacious Grace 75

4 God's Gift of Sufficient Grace 118

5 God's Gift of Perseverance 161

Epilogue 198

Appendix 201

Bibliography 205

About the Author 207

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