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The Doctrines of Grace

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Added: Feb 18, 2006 | Category: Theology

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(T). Total Depravity

The total inability of man, not born again of the Spirit, to do anything acceptable or good in the sight of God, or in the service of God. (Romans 3:10-18; Romans 8:9)

1. Sinners by Representation

a. Romans 5:12
b. Romans 3:12
c. Genesis 5:3

2. Sinners by Nature

a. Conception Psalm 51:5b
b. In womb Psalm 51:5a
c. At birth Psalm 58:3
d. In youth Genesis 8:21
e. As an adult Romans 7:14

3. Sinners by Practice

a. All mankind Romans 3:9-17; 1 John 1:10
b. All faculties of man
Heart – Jeremiah 17:9
Mind – Romans 8:6-8
Thoughts – Genesis 6:5
Life – Ephesians 2:1
Man at best – Psalm 39:5

4. Conclusion

a. Cannot hear rather than will not hear John 8:47
b. Cannot understand rather than will not understand 1 Corinthians 2:14
c. Cannot believe rather than will not believe John 10:26

(U). Unconditional Election

The selection of individuals to eternal life based entirely on God’s sovereign choice and not influenced by any works on man’s part, good or bad. (Romans 9:11)

1. Bible terms

a. Election – Romans 9:11
b. Chosen – Ephesians 1:4
c. Draw(n) – John 6:44
d. Called – 2 Timothy 1:9
e. Predestined – Romans 8:29
f. Church – Ephesians 5:25

2. Election is unconditional

a. By consequence of total depravity – Romans 8:8
b. Before creation – Ephesians 1:4
c. Romans 9:11-17
d. Romans 11:5,6

3. Election does not jeopardise the non-elect

a. Romans 5:12
b. By consequence of total depravity – Romans 8:8

4. Election in Christ

a. Ephesians 1:4,5

5. The elect are numerous

a. Romans 8:29
b. Genesis 15:5
c. Revelation 5:9; Revelation 7:9

6. Evidence of election

a. 1 Thessalonians 1:4
b. Galatians 5:22,23
c. Matthew 5:3-11

(L). Limited Atonement

- or Particular Redemption

Christ died only for the elect, and by His death redeemed all for whom He died. (Matthew 1:21)

1. The purpose of the death of Christ

a. John 6:38-40
b. Isaiah 53:4-10
c. Matthew 1:21
d. John 17:2,9
e. Hebrews 12:2
f. 1 Peter 3:18

2. What the death of Christ achieved

a. 1 Peter 2:24
b. John 10:11,28
c. Matthew 26:28
d. Hebrews 10:14
e. Romans 5:8,9
f. Hebrews 2:9-12
g. Romans 8:33,34

3. How Christ accomplished redemption

a. Substitution – Isaiah 53:4-10; 2 Corinthians 5:19,21
b. Satisfaction – Romans 3:24,25; Hebrews 9:26

4. The love of God

a. Discriminating – Romans 9:11-17
b. Unchanging – James 1:17
c. Everlasting – Jeremiah 31:3

(I). Irresistible Grace - or Effectual Calling

The calling whereby God brings the elect into a vital relationship with Himself by the quickening of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 1:23,24; John 6:37; 1 Peter 5:10; Ephesians 2:1,5; Ephesians 1:19,20; 1 Peter 3:18)

1. Difference in the effectual call & gospel call

a. 2 Timothy 1:9,10
b. 1 Corinthians 1:18

2. Bible description of effectual call

a. Resurrection or quickening John 5:25; John 6:39; Ephesians 2:1,5
b. Creation Ephesians 2:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17
c. Birth John 3:8; 1 Peter 1:23

3. Scriptural teaching on the effectual call

a. Ephesians 5:25; John 5:25; John 6:63
b. John 6:45
c. Hebrew 8:10-12

(P). Preservation - or Perseverence, of the Saints

All the elect of God will be kept by God and will be eternally saved; though, they may, for a while, walk in darkness and disobedience losing the joy of their salvation. John 10:27-29; Psalm 51:12

1. Certainty of preservation by the covenant and decrees of God

a. Romans 8:28-30
b. Isaiah 46:9-11
c. Jeremiah 32:40
d. John 6:37

2. Christ’s prayer for His people

a. John 17:2-11
b. John 11:42

3. Certainty of preservation by the promise of God

a. Psalm 94:14
b. Romans 8:35-39
c. 1 Thessalonians 35:23,24
d. Philippians 1:6