From spiritually dead to eternally alive is the potential change in status, course of life, and destiny thereafter provided by God for sinners. All humanity being descendants of Adam mean every single person is a sinner and every single person is offered God's gift of salvation. Every single person receives the gift by faith in Jesus Christ. Faith in Him alone because of who He is and what He has done as through Him God has done for the spiritually dead what they were helpless and hopeless to do for themselves. In receiving the gift by faith there is the new relationship with God to live in and the new life He gives as the Master with HIs perfect skills, power, and plans makes the old a new masterpiece. In summing up, God is the source of the new life, he means is grace, the response is faith, and the result is the works done in living the new life.
Great Sermon! [For Eph. 2:8 Scofield says to look at the following note:]
Â¶Scofield Reference Notes, 1917 Edition
Â¶ Romans 1:16
The Heb. and (Greek - , safety, preservation, healing, and soundness). Salvation is the great inclusive word of the Gospel, gathering into itself all the redemptive acts and processes: as justification, redemption, grace, propitiation, imputation, forgiveness, sanctification, and glorification. Salvation is in three tenses:
(1) The believer has been saved from the guilt and penalty of sin Luke 7:50; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Eph 2:5 Eph 2:8âœ“; 2 Timothy 1:9 and is safe.
(2) the believer is being saved from the habit and dominion of sin Romans 6:14; Philippians 1:19; 2:12,13; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 8:2; Galatians 2:19,20; 2 Corinthians 3:18.
(3) The believer is to be saved in the sense of entire conformity to Christ. Romans 13:11; Hebrews 10:36; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 3:2. Salvation is by grace through faith, is a free gift, and wholly without works ; Romans 3:27,28; 4:1-8 ; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8.âœ“ The divine order is: first salvation, then works ; Ephesians 2:9,10; Titus 3:5-8.
Â¶âœ“ Ephesians 2:8 has been usually picked out as emphasizing salvation.
We have the aid of the Holy Spirit in our walk in progressive sanctification!
In the fall of 1969, Gil began a full-time teaching ministry as Senior Pastor of Indian Hills Community Church. He also earned his Ph.D. from the California Graduate School of Theology. The focus of Pastor Rughâ€™s ministry is systematic, verse-by-verse teaching of the Bible. As a...