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The Roman Road #1
Romans 3:10, 23
3:10 - ...as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.
3:23 - ...for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
All are guilty of sin.
The Roman Road #2
Romans 6:23a
6:23a - For the wages of sin is death;
All deserve death in Hell for their sin.
The Roman Road #3
Romans 5:8
5:28 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Christ paid our debt for us and took our punishment for us by dying on the Cross.
The Roman Road #4
Romans 6:23b
6:23b - but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Christ now offers us salvation as an absolutely free gift of grace.
The Roman Road #5
Romans 10:9-10,13

10:9-10 -... 9that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
We receive Christ by believing on Christ in our hearts and calling upon God with our lips.
Hebrews 2:9
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, cowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
John 12:32
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Titus 2:11
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.
1 Peter 1:5
...who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they may be made manifest that they were not all of us.
Ephesians 2:8-9
8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9not of works, lest any man should boast.
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
2 Chorinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Romans 11:6
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Galations 2:21
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
The Study of the Doctrine of Salvation
Soteriology
Why Men must be Saved - The Need of Salvation
A. Because of the Nature of God (3 things) B. Because of the Responsibility of Man (6 things)
A. Because of the Nature of God
  • God is the Creator of Man
  • God is the Lawgiver of Man
  • God is the Judge of Man
B. Because of the Responsibility of Man
  • Man is created in the image of God to Know, Love, Obey, Fellowship with and Glorify God.
  • Man is free. God created man as a free moral agent with the right of free will and Choice.
  • Man has Chosen.
  • Man is a Sinner
  • Man is Separated from God.
  • Man is Condemed.
Why is Salvation Possible?

Salvation is possible because God loves ALL men.
  • God loves the world
  • God loves the sinner
Salvation is possible because God desires ALL men to be saved.
The Problem of Salvation #1
Problem #1 - Man is hopelessly Lost in Sin.
  • Every man is a sinner at birth
  • Every man is a sinner by choice
  • No man can live up to the holy and perfect standard of God's righteousness. (Only one sin would be required to doom us to an eternity in Hell)
  • Our entire nature is corrupt
  • Our corrupt nature corrupts any act of righteousness we attempt, rendering even our righteousness as filthy rags
  • B/C our hearts are desperately wicked and deceitful.
  • B/C there is no man who truly seeks God.
  • B/C future good works can never undo or pay the debt or penalty of past sins
  • B/C the price and consequences of sin are infinite and man would spend eternity in Hell and still be unable to fully pay that price.
  • B/C to even think that you could be righteous enough to save yourself is in itself a sin of gross pride.
  • B/C we all have violated God's law
  • B/C to attempt to be saved by any means other than Christ is to be guilty of rejecting Christ, as well as disobeying the Gospel of God, despising the cross of Christ, spurning the love of God, refusing the Holy Spirit's call and conviction, trampling under foot the very blood of Christ, and disbelieving the Word of God which failure to believe renders us condemed already.
The Problem of Salvation #2
Problem #2 - God is righteous and must punish ALL sin.
The two possible paths of salvation.
Plan #1
Plan #1: A Home in Heaven for Eternity could be Earned by good works of perfect and sinless righteousness.
  • This was God's plan for the Angels
  • This was not God's plan for Man. (This plan would leave all men lost for all have sinned and fall short of God's standard of perfect holiness.)
 
The two possible paths of salvation.
Plan #2
Plan #2: A Home in Heaven for Eternity could be given freely without good works based upon God's perfect and sinless righteousness.
  • Since Man is Sinful and cannot possibly earn a home in Heaven for eternity, then the only way for man to be saved is if God grants this Salvation to the guilty by Grace.
God's Righteous and Merciful Plan
(10 things)
  • God's plan of salvation is that God will grant HIS OWN righteousness to sinful man.
  • God will grant this righteousness apart from obedience to the LAW or commandments of God.
  • God will grant this righteousness by FAITH.
  • God will grant this righteousness apart from MERIT.
  • God will grant this righteousness as a FREE GIFT.
  • God will grant this righteousness to the UNWORTHY.
  • God will grant this righteousness through the PAYMENT of another.
  • God will grant this righteousness through His SON.
  • God will grant this righteousness through the righteous SATISFACTION of justice.
  • God will grant this righteousness through the BLOOD of Christ.
Definition: The act of Christ whereby He took upon Himself the GUILT and paid the PENALTY of our sin and then bestowed HIS righteousness upon us.

Answer: Substitution
Definition: The bringing of mercy by the COVERING and thereby cleansing of the guilt of our SIN by the shed and applied blood of Christ, appeasing the just wrath of God on sin and rendering the believing sinner pardoned, purged, and forgiven of sin and reconciled to God.
Answer: Atonement or Blood Atonement
Definition: The FULL SATISFACTION of God's righteous demand for JUSTICE, for the payment of the due penalty of our sins, by the death of Christ.
Answer:  Propitiation
Definition: God BUYING us BACK from our SLAVERY to sin and setting us FREE from its CONTROL and CONSEQUENCES.
Answer:  Redemption
Definition: General: An accounting term which speaks of the adding or subtracting of something to someone's ACCOUNT. This bookeeping term is also translated "counted" or "reckoned". Theological: The Act of God whereby He places our GUILT upon the account of Jesus Christ and places Christ's RIGHTEOUSNESS upon our account.
Answer:  Imputation
Definition: Simple: The UNDESERVED LOVE or UNMERITED favor of God. Theological:  The Act of God in FREELY giving His salvation and all the blessings accompanying that salvation to undeserving sinners at the moment of their simple faith in Christ, apart from any WORKS or MERIT on their part, based entirely upon the sacrificial death of Christ.
Answer:  Saving Grace
Definition: The grace enabled act of MAN in salvation involving a voluntary change of MIND and HEART including a TURNING FROM sin TO Christ.
Answer:  Conversion
Definition: The response of the believing sinner's heart when convicted by the Spirit of his guilt and lostness before God, causing him to have a voluntary and sincere change of MIND and HEART leading to a TURN from his sin to Christ.
Answer: Repentance
Definition: The response of the believing sinner's heart when confronted by the Spirit with the person of Christ and the truth of the Gospel, causing him to have a voluntary and sincere change of mind and heart leading to a TURN from his sin of unbelief to _____ in Christ.
Answer:  Faith
Definition: The Act of God whereby He replaces the state of ENMITY between God and man with a relationship of FRIENDSHIP through the PEACE purchased by the death of Christ on the Cross, now placing man in a favorable position with God through the covering of the guilt of our sin with His blood.
Answer:  Reconciliation
Definition: The FORGIVENESS, removal, cleansing, and PUTTING AWAY of our sins.
Answer:  Remission
Definition: Brief:  To be DECLARED RIGHTEOUS and just. Theological:  The JUDICIAL Act of God whereby He LEGALLY DECLARES the believing sinner to be innocent of all sin and as perfectly righteous as CHRIST.
Answer:  Justification
Definition: Brief: To be SET APART
  • From the same word as HOLINESS
  • From the same word as SEPARATION
  • From the same word as SAINT, meaning "separated one".
Theological: The Act of God whereby the believing sinner is set apart FROM sin (its penalty at salvation, its power in our lives, and its presence in eternity) and TO God, Christ and righteousness.
Answer: Sanctification
Definition: The Act of God, whereby the Holy Spirit gives a spiritual NEW BIRTH to the believing sinner, thereby imparting them a new NATURE and a new HEART and giving the spiritually dead new LIFE.
Answer:  Regeneration
Definition: The Act of Christ whereby He APPEALS for believers as our "defense attorney" or ADVOCATE, defending us against Satan's accusations of our sinfulness, thus guanteeing the SECURITY of our salvation and giving us the right to approach God in prayer.
Answer:  Intercession The intercession of the Saviour
Definition: The Act of God whereby He gives the believing sinner his POSITION, standing, legal RIGHTS, INHERITENCE as a joint-heir with Christ, and all the full PRIVILEGES of a son of God.
Answer:  Adoption
Definition: The ultimate and absolute physical, mental and spritual perfection and TRANSFORMATION into the image of Christ of all believers.
Answer:  Glorification
The False Counterfeits of Genuine Repentance (4 things)
  • Repentance is more than moral REFORMATION.
  • Repentance is more than mere REGRET. It is more than being sorry that you got caught. Many lost men have had deep sorrow over the consequences of their sin. (Esau, Judas)
  • Repentance is more than PENANCE. This is the attempt to do enough good deeds to make up for your bad deeds. It is the futile gesture of trying to cancel out the guilt of your sins by trying to do enough good as to tip the scales of judgment in your favor.
  • Repentance is not the mere presence of weeping, emotion, or tears.
The Requirement of Repentance
SALVATION does include repentance. Many have denied the role of repentance in salvation, due to their desire to defend grace coupled with a misunderstanding of repentance as being  human or meritorious work.
The Necessity of Saving Faith
Salvation had to be by faith for this is the ONLY way it could be done by grace, and grace is the only way sinful man could be saved.
Therefore it is of faith, thatit might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all..." (Rom 4:16)
4 Types of Santification
Type 1: Preparational Sanctification
This occurs prior to salvation to set us apart to the propagatin and convicting work of the Holy Spirit in bringing men to Christ.
4 Types of Sanctification
Type 2: Positional Sanctification
This occurs at the moment of salvation to set us apart from Sin's Penalty.
4 Types of Sanctification
Type 3: Practical Sanctification
This occurs throughout Life to set us apart from Sin's Power.
4 Types of Sanctification
Type 4: Permanent Sanctification
This occurs at the Rapture to set us apart from Sin's Presence.
Justification vs. Practical Sanctification
Justification (4 things)
  • Occurs instantly at the moment of Salvation, changing our standing before God.
  • Removes the PENALTY pf sin.
  • Removes th Guilt of sin.
  • DECLARES us righteous.
Justification vs. Practical Sanctication
Sanctification (4 things)
  • Occurs gradually throughout the life of the believer changing our condition here.
  • Removes the POWER of sin.
  • Removes the Growth of sin.
  • MAKES us righteousness.
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