After consideration of divine providence, we must treat of predestination and the book of life.
Concerning predestination there are eight points of inquiry:
A Whether predestination is suitably attributed to God?
A What is predestination, and whether it places anything in the predestined?
A Whether to God belongs the reprobation of some men?
A On the comparison of predestination to election; whether, that is to say, the predestined are chosen?
A Whether merits are the cause or reason of predestination, or reprobation, or election?
A of the certainty of predestination; whether the predestined will infallibly be saved?
A Whether the number of the predestined is certain?
A Whether predestination can be furthered by the prayers of the saints?