The apostle Paul in Romans writes so we know “how to get saved” James writes to teach us “HOW” to live in light of our salvation
Election - Matt.22:14, Mark 13:22, John 15:16 (Foreknowledge) The Gospel Call - we are commanded to PREACH the gospel Mark 16:15 and Romans 10:13-15 and Acts 18:9-11, Acts 13:48 Regeneration - John 3, Ezekiel 36:26
Regeneration/Conversion/Justification happen instantaneously like the turning on of a light in a dark room.
God is the Architect of salvation - Jesus is the one who Accomplishes salvation - The Spirit is the One who Applies salvation
1. The Doctrine of Salvation
2. Unbeliever Christian Salvation for the Christian is three fold in its meaning 1 2 3 <ul><li>Justification ( when I got saved) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification (now I am being saved) </li></ul><ul><li>Glorification (one day I will be fully saved) </li></ul>
4. Unbeliever Christian <ul><li>Characteristics according to the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Hostile toward God </li></ul><ul><li>Ungodly in all thoughts, words and deeds </li></ul><ul><li>An enemy of God </li></ul><ul><li>A heart of stone </li></ul><ul><li>Dead in sins and transgressions </li></ul>
5. Unbeliever Christian Justification This means an instantaneous act of God in which He thinks of our sins as forgiven and Christ’s righteousness as belonging to us. In so doing He declares us to be righteous in His sight.
6. What the Bible teaches us about justification Justification is based on the blood of Jesus. Justify means to declare as righteous not to make righteous. Justification has no grading by degrees. Justification is once for all. Justification is received by faith
7. Unbeliever Believer <ul><li>Election </li></ul><ul><li>The gospel call </li></ul><ul><li>Regeneration </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Justification </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification </li></ul><ul><li>Perseverance </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul><ul><li>Glorification </li></ul>What is the order of salvation? ( ordo salutis)
9. Regeneration and Justification Justification is external to me. Regeneration is internal to me. Justification refers to my status; Regeneration to my state. Justification is about how God looks on me; Regeneration is about what he does in me. Justification is about Christ dying for my sins on the cross; Regeneration is about Christ at work in me by the Holy Spirit changing my heart.