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"Election is a foundational doctrine. In the past, many of the ablest teachers were accustomed to commence their systematic theology with a presentation of the attributes of God, and then a contemplation of His eternal decrees; and it is our studied conviction, after perusing the writings of many of our moderns, that the method followed by their predecessors cannot be improved upon. God existed before man, and His eternal purpose long antedated His works in time. "Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world" (Acts 15:18). The divine councils went before creation. As a builder draws his plans before he begins to build, so the great Architect predestinated everything before a single creature was called into existence. Nor has God kept this a secret locked in His own bosom; it has pleased Him to make known in His Word the everlasting counsels of His grace, His design in the same, and the grand end He has in view."
So begins A.W. Pink in his classic defense of the Doctrine of Election. The book is firmly based upon Pink's renowned exposition of Scripture.
This is a great book for personal study of this weighty subject and it is a great book to give to someone who is wrestling with this grand but mysterious truth.
In addittion to the work of A.W. Pink we have added the outstanding article by master theologian Benjamin B. Warfield of Princeton. It is an excellent introduction to the doctrine of election.