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- n. A Christian doctrine, one of the five points of Calvinism, stating that the salvific benefit Jesus Christ's substitutionary atonement on the cross is extended to those predestined unto salvation, without any possibility of Satan or sin to successfully defeat God's election.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See grace.
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"Calvinism," wrote W.P. Patterson, of the University of Edinburgh, "is the only system which contains principles — in its doctrines of election and irresistible grace — that could make credible a theory of universal salvation."