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What is the difference between Ordo Salutis and Historia Salutis
Order Salutis is the logical order of the elements of salvation.
Historia Salutis is how God worked in my life history to accomplish salvation.
Define Election (Wesleyan)
Before the foundation of the world, God, on the basis of foreknown human faith, chose in Christ individuals to be heirs of eternal life.
Define Election (Calvinistic)
Before the foundation of the world, God chose certain individuals to be recipients of eternal life solely on the basis of His gracious purpose apart from any human merit or action.
Define General or Common Grace
God's non-redemptive goodness extended to all persons
Define Prevenient Grace
"God..restores to the sinner the ability to make a favorable response to God."
Define Effectual (Particular, Irresistible) Grace
The gracious act of the Holy Spirit in the heart of the elect that infallibly leads to conviction of sin and belief in the gospel.
God's unmerited favor, unconditional acceptance
God's empowerment and equipping
God's elivening and cleansing from sin
A change of mind about who God is and what is truly important in life.
3 Parts of Faith
Notitia--Knowledge of the facts
Assensus--Accent, agreement that it is true
Fiducia--Entrustment, commitment, saying "I will go with it"
Calvin's definition of faith
Faith if the firm and certain knowledge of God's benevolence towards us, founded upon the truth of the freely given promise in Christ, both revealed to our minds and sealed upon our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
It is the implantation of the new heart, the change of the deep values from which our acts adn attitudes come. It is the change of the basic disposition, direction of the person.
God's gracious act of declaring a sinner righteous based on the righteousness of Christ
Is being set apart to God for service and progressive ethical and moral conforming to Christ.
Nature of Redemptive Grace
(State and Defend)
God show common grace to all through creation and conscience, and offers salvation to all who will believe, but there is a redeeming grace that enables the elect, the ones whom God has chosen, to believe and be saved.
- Rom 10:13
- John 6: 37, 39, 40, 44, 65
- Rom 8:30
What about John 12:32? This speaks of universal attraction and when looked at in the context of the rest of scripture still allows for people to effectually called.
Nature of Sanctification
Christians are set apart by God and are going through the process of progressive sanctification, whereby they are being conformed into the image of Christ. In this process we must pursue holiness through the putting off of the old mand and the putting on of the new man. All of this is done through the enabling work of God.
- 1 Cor. 1:2
- Rom 8:29 2 Cor. 3:18 Rom 12:1-2
- Col 3:5-17
- Phil 2:12-13 Jn. 15:5
- Confession--Accept forgiveness and cleansing--Put off--Put on
?? Isn't sanctification just trusting Christ to live in me? cf. Gal 2:20??
- Ignores the passages that call for believer to act.
- 2 Cor. 7:1 Heb 12:14 Phil. 2:12 Col 3:5-17
Perserverance of the believer
(State and Defend)
Salvation is attained by the grace of God and that salvation is eternally secure by the grace of God. There is nothing we can do to earn salvation and there is nothing we can do to lose salvation once we have it.
- John 10:26-30
- Rom. 8:28-39
- Phil. 1:6
- 1 Pet. 1:3-5
- ??What about Heb 6:4-6??
- Confusing passage, indicates a loss of reward, need to look at it in the context of the rest of Scripture
- 1 Jn. 2:19
Cottrell--The Faith Once for All
- Conditions of salvation--faith, repentance, confession
- Assurance of salvation--we can be assured, but not unconditional perseverance
- Predestination--based on foreknowledge of human faith
- What is faith?
- We are saved through faith in Christ and that is seperate from repentance.
- Repentance and faith are not both a part of conversion
- John's gospel never addresses repentance.
Discusses the basic truths of holiness and different aspects of holiness
Grider--A Wesleyan-Holiness Theology
A explaination and defence of entire sanctification, but not of the modern tongue speaking movement.