Doctrines of Grace in the Gospel of John, The
By Robert L. Dickie
The Doctrines of Grace are the biblical teachings that deal with the gracious ways in which God redeems those who are lost in sin. The Doctrines of Grace not only include the five points of Calvinism but also include predestination, foreknowledge, calling, regeneration, justification, conversion, repentance, faith, and glorification.
The main point of the Doctrines of Grace is very clear—God is the author of our salvation and because of this, He alone deserves our praise. The Apostle John was closer to Jesus than any other man on earth. What I want to demonstrate in this book is that since John was closer to Jesus than anyone else, if the Doctrines of Grace are really true, we would expect them to be found in the writing of this Apostle. This is exactly what we discover in John’s gospel. All throughout the gospel of John we see these precious truths taught and emphasized.
My prayer is that this book will open your eyes to the awesome wonders of how God saves sinners. Upon the understanding of the Doctrines of Grace, the soul bursts forth into a doxology of praise crying, “To God be the glory great things He hath done!”