Soteriology The Doctrine of Salvation

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1 Soteriology The Doctrine of Salvation Soteria Salvation, Sozein To Save, Soter Savior Old Testament 1) God as a Deliverer Ex 14:13 Do not be afraid, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. God s hand is shown it all its splendor and strength. Isaiah 45:17 Israel shall be saved by the Lord with an everlasting salvation. 2) God s attribute- Ps 18: 40 Let the God of my salvation be exalted. God who is the God of Soteria (Salvation), where the power of man is helpless, the God of Soteria must step in. New Testament 1) Soteria (Salvation) is the aim of God and the purpose of Jesus Christ. 1 Thes 5:9 2) God, from the beginning has chosen men for salvation. 2 Thes 2:13 The Need for Salvation Rom 5:12. Therefore just as through one man sin entered the world and death through sin and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned. Rom 3:10 There none righteous, no, not one. Rom 3:23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Rom 3:19 - The whole world is guilty before God. Gal 3:22 - All are under sin 1 John 1:10 - If we say that we have not sinned, we make him liar and then his word is not in us Sin Entered Eve listened to the word of the serpent. 1 Tim 2:14 Adam knew the consequences for his actions, but he still ate the fruit. Fruit of Sin Gen 3:10 I heard your voice in the Garden and I was afraid because I was naked and I hid myself Gen 3:8 Hid themselves from the presence of God. Heb 2:14-15 Subject to bondage of sin and Satan. Eph 2:1 Who were dead in trespasses and sin Eph 5:12 death spread to all men Gen 3:17 Cursed is the ground for your sake

2 Rom 3:19 All the world became guilty before God. Salvation 1) By Grace Father Rom 3:24 2) By Blood Jesus Christ Rom 5:9, 3:25 3) By Faith Holy Spirit Rom 3:28 By grace alone. By Christ alone. By faith alone. By Grace - Father We worship the Lord to remember his death and celebrate his resurrection Our salvation is the work of God, and he is worthy of all praises. He provided our salvation. Eph 1: ) v. 5, 9, 11 Salvation is ascribed to his will 2) v. 6, 7 It is ascribed to his grace 3) v To his blood 4) v. 4 To His love 5) v. 9 By His good intention 6) v. 11 To His purpose 7) v. 12, 14 To the praises of His glory There is nothing for us to boast Salvation is not the result of the will of man, not by our merit, not by some religious sacrifices, not by the result of the love of man, its not by the good intention of man, it is not purposed by man, not according to plan of man, and not to praise and glorify man. Salvation is born out of the purpose, plan and will of God, and it may be only for his praise. 1) Every aspect of salvation is the work of God and that work is mediated through Christ. v. 4 in Him, v. 5 through Jesus Christ, v. 6 in the beloved one, v. 7 in Him, v. 8 purposed in Him, v in Him, v. 12 in Christ, v. 13 in Him (twice) 2) v. 13 with the Holy Spirit that we have been sealed in Him with Holy Spirit of promise. God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are given all the credit for salvation. Eph 1:3-4. He chose us, He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world. He chose us to pick for our self Very personal Before the foundation of the world Mat 25:34 Come you who are blessed of My Father, said Jesus is Christ the kingdom, prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

3 Lu 12:32 Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him. Joh 15:17 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit. Act 9:15 (Apostle Paul) Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine. Act 13:48 and as many had appointed to eternal life believed. God grants gifts of faith. 2 Thes 2:13 We give thank to God for you. (Why?) God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation. 2 Tim 1:39 Called with a holy calling not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace. Rev 17:8 were written in the Lamb s Book of Life before the foundation of the world Election - <Elektos> God s unconditional predetermined choice of those individuals whom he would save. Foreknowledge, Predestination, Sovereign grace Foreknowledge knowing before hand. Acts 26:5, 2 Pet 3:17, Joh 3:3-8, Eph 2:8, 1 Pet 1:2 Rom 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. Adoption, Reconciliation, Redemption, Atonement, Justification, Sanctification, Regeneration. By Blood Jesus Christ Christ s death was planned for the sin of man. Heb 9:26, Eph 5:2. The importance of the death of Lord in salvation - He came as an offering. The purpose of his incarnation was to save mankind. Four Fold Aspects of Christ s Death 1) As a ransom (Lutron) Mat 20:28 Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many.

4 1 Peter 1:18, 1 Tim 2:6, Gal 3:13 2) As a propitiation Rom 3:5, 1 John 2:2 Heb 2:1 To suppress the wrath of God (Why?) Because God is a just God. Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of man. Ex 25:22 3) Reconciliation Become friends again. Romans 5:10 For if when we were enemies were reconciled to God through the death of his Son. 2 Cor 5:18-19, Eph 2:16, Col 1:20. 4) As a substitution (Peri huper) Eph 5:25, 1 Peter 2:24, Isa 53:6, 2 Cor 5:21 The story of Passover lamb Ex 12, 1 Cor 5:7 By Faith Holy Spirit Repentance The word repentance is written 35 times in the Old Testament and 23 times in the New Testament. It is the first aspect of the believer s initial experience of salvation. Repentance is a change of mind, or view concerning ones obligation to the will and the word of God. Mat 21:29, Luk 15: Repentance is a change of mind that leads to a change of conduct - Mathew 21:28-32 Rom 2:4 Goodness of God leads to repentance Luk 13:3 I tell you now, but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Repentance is not believing. Luke 15:18-20 Prodigal Son He repented and went back to his Father. Faith Heb 11:1 Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Repentance the sinner turns from sin, in faith he turns to Christ. Repentance is faith in action, and faith is repentance at rest. 1) Essential for right relation with God 2) Natural faith possessed by all 3) Spiritual faith possessed by believers The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:17 Who shall live by faith? The justified. How shall they live? By faith. What shall the just do by faith? Live. 1) God the Father, originator. Rom 2:8-10

5 2) God the Son, mediator. Heb 12:2 3) God the Holy Spirit, energizer (1 Cor 12:4, 8-9) Result Salvation Forgiveness Justification Son- ship Partaking in divine nature Indwelling of Holy Spirit 1) Faith in God Gen 15:4-6, Acts 2:7, ) Faith in Jesus Christ He came from God John 16:30, 20:28 3) How did this faith come? Rom 10:17 a. Ex. Joh 3:14-15 b. Three aspects in faith i. Compare to the building of ark By Noah ii. He believed that God commanded this iii. He will be saved by this ark iv. He built the ark and entered c. Peter s walk on water. Due to his faith. i. God commanded him to walk on water ii. He put his faith in God and that God will help him iii. He believed and walked on water Born Again (Regeneration) Not by the will of man, but of God - John 1:12-13 James 1:18 On his own will 1 Pet 1:23 Through word of God John 3:5 Unless one is born of water and the spirit. Justification Justification by faith result of sin Guilt, Condemnation and Separation. Rom 8:33-35 v. 33 Removal of guilt by imputation of Christ s righteousness v. 34 Removal of condemnation by the gift of forgiveness v. 35 Removal of separation by restoration of fellowship Result of Justification 1) Remission of Penalty 2) Restoration of God s favor 3) Imputation of Christ s righteousness 4) Heir- ship 5) Righteous living 6) Saved from the coming wrath of God 7) Glorification

6 Sanctification Deals with our state of character, conduct. Justification deals with our standing. Justification is that which God does for us while sanctification is that God does in us. Justification puts us into a right relationship with God. Sanctification exhibits the fruit of that relationship. Christ for us In us Our standing Our state Our position Our condition Our relationship Our fellowship Our peace Our purity Our occupation Our attainment Our gift Our task Good fruit Good works Declaration Duty Adoption Adoption is the act of God by which he gives each of his children an adult standing in his family. New Position Redemption Lev 25:25-27 Ruth 4:1-12 Fruit of being Born Again 1) Death Resurrection Ascension a. Gal 2:20 Crucified with Christ. Gal 5:24, Gal 6:14, Rom 6:2, Col 3:3 2) Everlasting Life 3) New Heart 4) New Spirit 5) New Mind 6) New Man 7) New Creation 8) Forgiveness of Sin 9) Holy Spirit

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