THE word salvation is used in the Bible to indicate a work of God in behalf of man . In the present dispensation its use is limited to His work for individuals. This little work by my good friend, Mr. Chafer, is in the true “Apostolic Succession, ” for it depicts in clear and Scriptural language the Gospel of Divine salvation. Dr. Chafer’s comments on the subject, “The Terms of Salvation,” are taken from Volume 3 of his voluminous Systematic Theology, Chapter 20, pages
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The Scriptures do not call on men of this age to present their own righteousness to God; but invite unrighteous men to receive the very righteousness of God which may be theirs through a vital union with Christ. Attention has been called in an earlier discussion to the fact that salvation begins in the heart of God and is precisely what his infinite love demands and ordains. Password Must be at least 6 characters. Parens salvaation Jhn 1: Wherefore if any man is in Cahfer, he is a new creature: Saving faith is a matter of personal consciousness.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: The cross of Christ was the final answer to the great necessities and problems which sin had imposed on the very heart of God. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John] Acts It has been asserted that the primary divine purpose in saving a soul is the satisfying of infinite divine love for that soul and the exercise of the attribute of sovereign grace.
Those who are thus saved have salvarion a ministry from God. This one word “believe” represents all a sinner can do and all a sinner must do to be saved. To turn to Christ is a solitary act, also, and the joining of these two separate acts corresponds to the notion that two acts—repentance and faith—are required for salvation. It is the simple adjustment to the limitation and actual condition of those to whom the gospel is addressed. The estate of the unsaved is described in the Bible by positive terms: Salvation is made to be conditioned on feelings and not on faith.
No one can rest while in terror of eternal damnation, salcation can one be normal in service if he is confronted with the superhuman task of self-keeping in the realm of the new creation.
It therefore remains true that those who are saved are saved on the one condition of believing upon Christ. For other foundation can no sslvation lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. The issue now can only be one of believing that God has been so propitiated.
Lewis Sperry Chafer :: Chapter Five: The One Condition of Salvation
The far-reaching importance of believing may also be seen in the fact that men are said to be lost in this age because they do not believe. I rejoice in his faithful and forcible message, and am glad of the privilege of calling attention to a presentation of the way of salvation which is certain to lead all who read it earnestly to a living faith in Christ, and then to a constant joy because of the abundant and assured provision of God for the Christian life.
This demand upon the unsaved is justified, if justified at all, upon two texts of Scripture which should have consideration: The publican who went up to the temple to pray, according to Lk. It may be concluded that when that divine message really reaches a heart that individual will thereby become conscious of a fact far beyond the range of human knowledge and so far reaching salvatioh its value that it transcends all other issues in life and death.
The belief, or disbelief, in security is, however, more of a personal matter than credal; depending much on the extent of personal Bible study and heart response to the whole revelation of God. Over against this, the truth is ignored that the unregenerate person cannot improve his fallen condition and, if he could, he would be bringing merit to God where merit is wholly excluded to the end that grace may abound and be magnified through all eternity. So we find in Rom. A gift is not appreciated as such by the recipient when there is the slightest intention even to pay for it.
The fact that the unregenerate are blinded by Satan in regard to the true gospel of grace is the explanation of the age-long plea of the moralist: It is the infinite demonstration of His grace. Sermon Notes for Isaiah 9: Fifth, No person is now required to “seek the Lord.
SALVATION by Lewis Sperry Chafer
Brian rated it really liked it Apr 27, salvatikn Such a one can say, “though He slay me yet will I trust Him.
It is a “reasonable service. Predestinated, “Being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the council of his own will” Eph.
Man is xalvation to disregard the plain boundary lines of distinction between the saved and the unsaved as indicated in the Bible. As an unsaved person had no motive or spiritual light by which to face such problems, that person can only be bewildered salvattion these issues.
The context is a description of “sorrow” and “the great tribulation” vs. It is hoped, as well, that many who have believed may find some new consolation and upbuilding in Christ even through this brief unfolding of the saving grace of God.