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Salvation for purpose or the purpose?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by percho, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. percho

    percho Well-Known Member
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    Dec 7, 2009
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    For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
    According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by (through) Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Heb. 2:5, Eph.1:4-6
    What is man? Hebrews 2:6
  2. Luke2427

    Luke2427 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2010
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    Salvation is a means to an end, not the end itself.

    Christ doesn't save us primarily for our sakes but for the glory of God.

    Ephesians 2

    4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
    5 even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, Col. 2.13 (by grace ye are saved;)
    6 and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
    7 that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace, in his kindness toward us, through Christ Jesus.

    Why was he rich in mercy toward us?
    Why did he quicken us together with Christ?
    Why did he make us sit in heavenly places?

    That throughout the endless ages he might show the riches of his grace by his having been so kind to us through Jesus Christ.
  3. Iconoclast

    Iconoclast Well-Known Member
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    Mar 25, 2010
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    Psalm 8 (King James Version)

    8 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

    2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

    3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

    4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

    5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

    6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

    7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

    8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

    9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!