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A super-short summary of God’s plan of salvation

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by evangelist-7, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. evangelist-7

    evangelist-7 New Member

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    This is one man’s view of what the OT and NT reveal about man’s salvation.
    Scripture references are available for each and every fact below.

    Note: “The hard sayings of Jesus” are balanced by Paul’s many encouragements, edifications,
    and exhortations, which are mixed in with all of his warnings/threats to the struggling churches.


    - All humans are created to have free will (and ditto for God’s angels).
    - All humans are born with an inherited sin nature.
    - God’s grace means God’s unmerited favor towards man.
    - Throughout the Scriptures, God desires that man co-operate with Him in a mutual relationship.
    - Abraham’s belief-faith (proven genuine by obedience) was accounted to him for righteousness.
    - In the OT, God’s major covenant is “the Mosaic covenant” between Him and His “chosen people”.
    - These “chosen people” proved that it is almost impossible for man to please and satisfy God.
    - Through their constant rebellion, disobedience, sinning, etc. they broke their covenant with God.
    - God grew tired of having their sins atoned for through the blood sacrifices of countless animals.
    - God refused to heal them of their spiritual blindness (see pt.2), and scattered them all over the earth.
    - The OT talks about the great blessings that God has in store for the righteous (and a few were).
    - God decided to institute a new and better covenant, featuring His Messiah-Redeemer-Savior.
    - Jesus Christ had no human father … so by not having a sin nature, He was able to live a sinless life.
    - God was satisfied with Jesus serving as the final and ultimate blood sacrifice for the sins of mankind.
    - God gives His free gift of grace-faith-salvation, and His Spirit, to some people (who are “born again”).
    - At that moment, one is set apart for God to work on, and is declared free of sin, justified, righteous.
    - God’s grace is simply Square-One … the starting-off point in the Christian’s walk and sanctification.
    - God’s grace is totally useless unless it is appropriated (appreciated, used, taken advantage of, etc.).
    - The Holy Spirit within makes it possible for God to succeed in His sanctification-unto-holiness process.
    - Jesus warned to first count the cost of losing one’s soulish life on earth in order to gain eternal life.
    - Jesus warned that the way which leads to eternal life is narrow and difficult, and few find it.
    - Eternal life majors on “knowing” both Father God and Jesus Christ, and being obedient (like sheep).
    - Paul taught -- grace >> belief-faith >> obedience >> righteousness >> holiness >> everlasting life
    - One can lose all of the blessings above, if one breaks his/her covenant with God.
    - If one breaks the covenant, he/she falls from grace (which was never promised to last forever).
    - The new covenant explains how one is to be obedient to God, and how to co-operate with God.
    - If anyone practices (unrepented-of) sin, he/she is practicing lawlessness and will not enter heaven.
    - Example of a major deadly habitual sin: Lying is an abomination and will put you into the lake of fire.
    - Example of a major deadly habitual sin: If you do not forgive people, God will will not forgive you.
    - Our sins can be forgiven and cleansed, if we confess them to God and repent (change our ways).

    The apostle Paul said it best when he warned us in Romans 6:16,19 … “Do you not know that
    to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey,
    whether (slaves) of sin leading to death, or (slaves) of obedience leading to righteousness?
    … so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.”

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  2. Gup20

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    1Cr 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    (mine is shorter)
     
  3. steaver

    steaver Well-Known Member
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    Going to give it another whirl E?

    Let us know when you go one day without a sin..........then we can talk.
     
  4. Gib

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    I always thought CTW was long winded, but now....
     
  5. clark thompson

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    Amen thank You Jesus.
     
  6. evangelist-7

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    Hey, 1 out of 4 ain't too bad ... considering where I iz (apologies to DHK).

    Interesting that no one wants any Scripture proofs.
    I taught Baptists were followers of the word.
    Oh well, seems I was wrong again.

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  7. steaver

    steaver Well-Known Member
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    Why ask for what does not exist? You know Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses use God's Word to tell us Jesus is not God.

    Btw, did you sin today?
     
  8. evangelist-7

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    There are Scriptures for everything in the OP, but you refuse to admit it.

    I sin daily, but I'm forgiven and cleansed with the blood of Jesus by applying 1 John 1:9.

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  9. steaver

    steaver Well-Known Member
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    Do you think someone like us, who sins daily, could be considered "habitual sinners" ?
     
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    The Biblicist Well-Known Member
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    This is a "super-short summary of salvation"??????????
     
  11. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    God has predesined the saved to ALL become glorified as jesus is, so God is the ONE to work and to Will to bring that to pass!

    Guess you had Roamns Chapter 8 missin gin your Bible , eh?
     
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    Yes, right where Romans 8 should be I put a small cut-out in my large Bible
    ... in which sits one of those tiny bottles of gin like they have on airplanes.
    Ever been on one?

    P.S. I memorized Romans 8 first.

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  13. evangelist-7

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    Yes ... but you are slow of reading and comprehension!
    Remember? ... Or is the memory goin' too?

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  14. Yeshua1

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    No, rather its just that reading your posts are the same as reading someone in say SDA, trying to earn and work to heaven!
     
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    Okay, try da next one on for size! ... You're sure to get a kick out of John 15.
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