Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 04) - Prerequisites - Temporal Salvation-2, Effectual JustificationSubmitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse. For a master copy of the outline, click here: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace i. What does temporal salvation by belief of the gospel save people from? a. Ignorance of God's righteousness (Rom 10:1-3 c/w Rom 10:9). b. Going about to establish their own righteousness (Rom 10:1-4 c/w Rom 10:9). c. Deception and bondage (Eph 4:11-14; Joh 8:31-32). d. The power of Satan and sin (Act 26:18; 2Ti 2:25). e. Fear of death (Heb 2:14-15; Act 16:27-31 c/w Act 12:19). f. Chastisement from God for sin (Pro 1:20-33). 1. Knowing God's will and doing it saves beatings from God (Luk 12:47-48). 2. Believing and obeying the gospel will help us to be (not become) the sons of God without rebuke (Phi 2:15; 2Co 6:14-18). g. An untoward and wicked generation (Act 2:37-40). ii. What does temporal salvation by belief of the gospel save people unto? a. Knowledge and assurance of eternal life (1Jo 5:13). 1. Having eternal life is eternal salvation. 2. Knowing you have eternal life is temporal salvation. b. Knowledge and assurance of their election of God (1Th 1:4-6). c. Fellowship with God and with believers of like faith (1Jo 1:1-3; Act 2:41-42,46). d. Fullness of joy (1Jo 1:4). e. Rest (Mat 11:28). f. Victorious living (1Jo 5:4-5). 9. Two justifications A. There are two senses in which a person can be justified before God: either be being made (caused to be) righteous by God, or by being accounted (considered) righteous by God. i. Justified ppl. - Made just or right; made or accounted righteous; warranted; supported by evidence ii. Justification n. - 4. Theol. The action whereby man is justified, or freed from the penalty of sin, and accounted or made righteous by God; the fact or condition of being so justified. iii. Justify v. - 4. To absolve, acquit, exculpate; spec. in Theol. to declare free from the penalty of sin on the ground of Christ's righteousness, or to make inherently righteous by the infusion of grace: see justification 4. iv. Make v. - III. To cause to be or become (something specified). a. With adj. as compl.: To cause to be, render. v. Accounted - Counted, reckoned, considered. B. Being made righteous by God i. Jesus justified us in the sense of making and causing us to be righteous by His: a. Blood (Rom 5:8-10). b. Grace (Tit 3:7; Rom 3:24). c. Faith (Gal 2:16). d. Knowledge (Isa 53:11). ii. Jesus made us righteous by His obedience alone (Rom 5:19). iii. We were made the righteousness of God by Christ being made sin for us (2Co 5:21). iv. We are passive recipients of this justification by Christ. For a master copy of the outline, click here: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace