Introdruction: There are three methods to deflect and
detour the mind from the Gospel.
1. The Religion of Works: People believe they must
work for their salvation.
2. The Religion of Law Keeping: God's moral code has
been written in our consciences.
> It is impossible to be saved by the keeping of
3. The Religion of Doubting: (the trap believers
fall for) Yes
I understand the Gospel but...
Link > The Syllogism: A syllogism is a conclusion
that must be true, because it logically stems from
anteceding truthful premises.
I. Man's Natural State
> Total depravity
> Tolal inability
> Spiritually dead
b) Sinner=under wrath
> Underserving of divine favor
> Mush worse, deserving of wrath
> Our enmity is active since birth.
> We provoke God!
II. The Redeemed Condition
a) Justified: a forensic declaration
> Righteousness is imputed, not imparted.
> the works of the Law were fulilled in Christ.
> Peace re-established inand through Christ
> The true and Divine RELIGARE
c) Saved:the accursed condition is reversed
> Jesus bore the curse on the cross
> He was made sin on our behalf
> Now we are made the righteousness of God in Him
1) What about sanctification?
2) Are we saved already or shall we be Saved?
III. An Expected Reaction: we exult in God!
> What does that really mean?
> This is the result of RECONCILLIATION!
a) Ownership: "...your God shallbe my God."
b) Boasting: only in the Lord I Cor 1:28-31
c) Glory: not future, but present glory. God is