Man, Salvation, God's Purpose of Grace

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We are born in a state of moral innocence.
The basic human problem is ignorance, not sin.
Christ died as our example.
Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven.
Man does not possess free will.
It is possible for Christians to lose their salvation.
Disagree except #4.
Humans are both physical and spiritual beings.
Our bodily needs remind us of our constant dependence on God.
The soul is the inner inclination towards sin.
People have an innate hunger for God.
We should give top priority to teh body.
Spirituality means renouncing physical pleasures.
The conscience and the soul are identical.
We should care for the body but not worship it.
The soul is our spiritual capacity and inner knowledge.
T = 1, 2, 4, 8, 9
F = 3, 5, 6, 7
Genesis 1:26–27 ESV
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
James 3:9 ESV
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.
Romans 5:12 ESV
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
Romans 5:6–8 ESV
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
1 Timothy 2:5 ESV
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
Have a volunteer read the section on regeneration.
Regeneration = Grace
Repentance / Faith
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Humanity’s Free Will & God’s Sovereignty
Romans 8:38–39 ESV
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 5:8–9 ESV
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
Ephesians 1:7 ESV
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
Ephesians 2:13 ESV
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
1 Peter 1:18–19 ESV
knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
1 John 1:7 ESV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Revelation 1:5 ESV
and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood
Salvation begins in God’s eternal purpose to save sinners through Christ.
God’s plan to save sinners came before the creation of the world.
God is sovereign in His dealings with humankind.
Human beings possess free will; they can accept or reject God’s offer of salvation.
Baptists affirm both divine sovereignty and human responsibility in salvation.
All true believers endure to the end and are eternally secure.
All who claim to believe in Jesus will be saved.
The perseverance of believers is the evidence of true faith.
True believers cannot sin.
The doctrine of final perseverance encourages us to be lax in Christian living.
True = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
False = 7, 9, 10
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