THE word salvation is used in the Bible to indicate a work of God in behalf of man . In the present dispensation its use is limited to His work for individuals. This little work by my good friend, Mr. Chafer, is in the true “Apostolic Succession, ” for it depicts in clear and Scriptural language the Gospel of Divine salvation. Dr. Chafer’s comments on the subject, “The Terms of Salvation,” are taken from Volume 3 of his voluminous Systematic Theology, Chapter 20, pages
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Not one step can be taken toward salvation until the individual is prepared to project his confidence beyond the sphere of human understanding, and believe something of the unseen and otherwise unknowable as it is disclosed in the Word of God.
For such service salvtion love there will be a divine recognition in the coming glory. Information for Donors My Donor Account. Christ was God’s Lamb “that taketh away the sin of the world.
Salvation: God’s Marvelous Work of Grace by Lewis Sperry Chafer
Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. It is the work of the Spirit by which a member is baptized into the one body. Saving faith is a matter of personal consciousness. He is then “in Christ. They are made to stand on the unchanging Person and merit of the eternal Son of God. Chafet, since moral issues xhafer involved which have been divinely solved by Christ in His death, He has become the only qualified Savior, and saving faith is thus directed toward Him.
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These portions of Scripture, totaling about in all, include practically all that the New Testament declares on the matter of the human chater in salvation; yet each one of these texts omits any reference to repentance as a separate act.
The passage is addressed to Hebrews and the first part of the chapter concerns their duty of passing from the elements of Jewish faith to Christ, and the warning is of their particular danger of substituting half truths for the full truth in Christ.
It would seem evident from this sslvation that repentance, like all other issues, is almost universally omitted from the great salvation passages, that such repentance as is possible fhafer an unsaved person in this dispensation is included in the one act of believing.
His care for us is in pure love which can be claimed by the most helpless invalid as much as salvatin the most active person. It is rather that we act on the same principle of love. The more common of these should be mentioned specifically:. Preston rated it it was amazing Feb 14, He has promised to save and keep all who put their trust in Him.
He has simply to enter into that which is his by all right and title in the amazing grace of God. When the true and sallvation sacrifice was accomplished, that sacrifice stood as salvztion full proof that God had been righteous in all the generations wherein He had freely acted in cahfer of that great event which was yet to come. In 2 Corinthians 7: To ask other readers questions about Salvationplease sign up.
When dealing with the unsaved, false issues are often raised and these unscriptural demands appear in many forms. Salvation is God’s work for us. It, therefore, is revealed that the first issue between God and an unsaved person in this age is that of receiving Christ, rather than that of improving the manner of life, however urgent such improvement may be. This, like all assurance, is simply the result of believing God.
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Much of the whole divine undertaking in salvation is accomplished in the saved one at the moment he exercises saving faith. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. The Scriptures know but one solution to the problem of the death of Christ — one, and only one, whether it be in type in the Old Testament, or in the exact unfoldings of the history and doctrine of the New Testament.
Thus the new-born child in the Father’s house begins his salvarion with no hopeless debt. The two following passages describe the estate from which and the estate into which the individual is saved: What is done for man is done graciously.
Let there be no idle speculation here. On the ground of a divinely provided propitiation the publican went down to his house justified, salvwtion was vastly more than being forgiven. The notion that restitution must be made before one can be saved is based on the God-dishonoring theory that salvation is only for good people, and that the sinner must divest himself of that which is evil before he can be saved.
As the Creator of all things, even these obstacles take their place in the divine decree which ordained all things that exist.
Roger Feenstra rated it really liked it May 21, Every human act in the crucifixion was a revelation of the fallen creature; yet to crown it all, one man, as though representing a fallen race, took a spear and drove it into the heart of God.
The cross of Christ is also a message from God in that it is said to be a declaration of the righteousness of God. We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: The testimony of these two passages is to the effect that there is now no such thing as an independent human life. To know our perfect standing in Christ does not lead to laxity in daily life: Vernon McGee Nahum 1: Advanced Options Exact Match.
See also Rev 2: The writer has hoped that this statement of God’s saving grace may be adapted to the spiritual understanding of the unsaved that they may grasp the way of salvation from these pages and so be led to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.
It is forgetting all else but Him, and the divine response is to the end that “All these temporal things shall be added unto you. This fact, easily verified, cannot but bear enormous weight with any candid mind. Fifth, These positions are known only through a divine revelation.