All the peculiar doctrines of Calvinism may be deduced, by a simple logical process, from the one doctrine of Election; but they are not now received, nor were they at first introduced into the system on this ground, but because they were separately found in Scripture. One cannot but feel the immense advantage which this gives to Calvinism against every other theological system. This logical consistency of it, which some use as an argument against its having been drawn from Scripture, is very strong evidence that it has been so drawn. Marcus Dods, ‘The Revelation of God in Scripture, viewed in respect both to Theological Science and to the Proper use of Creeds’ in Patrick Fairbairn et al., Divine Revelation Explained and Vindicated: A Course of Lectures for the Times, Delivered in Glasgow in the Spring of 1866 (Glasgow: David Bryce, 1866), p. 185. I do not particularly like the way that he has framed his first point, as it seems to lend too much weight to the whole notion of predestination as the central dogma. Still, I do agree with him both on the logical nature of Calvinism and of its logical consistency being evidence of it being scriptural. I presume that this Marcus Dods is the elder Marcus Dods who died in 1834 (as opposed to his controversial son of the same name) and that this lecture was published posthumously in this edited collection? While this book was published in 1866, it also includes a lecture from William Symington who died in 1862. Perhaps @bookslover knows something about this matter?