3 The Process This week: Next week: Begin approach from a Theocentric, assurance perspectiveContinue Theocentric perspective and then evaluate this perspectiveNext week:Anthropocentric, non-secure approachEvaluate anthropocentric approachQuizDialog from both points of view
4 Can you “Lose it?” What’s involved? Who Saves?How is one saved?What is the historical/biblical pattern of choosing/saving?What is offered?What was said? What are the implications?What happens at salvation?What would have to happen to lose salvation?
6 How is one saved? Mark 10:23-27 Luke 7:36-50 John 10:7-18 Acts 2:14-21, 15:1-11, 16:30-31Romans 5:6-111 Cor. 1:18-25, 3:10-15,
7 What is the pattern? Noah Abraham – Genesis 18:17-19 Israel – Deut. 4:32-39, 7:6-7, 10:12-16, 14:2; Ezekiel 16, 20:5Prophets – Samuel, Ezekiel, othersPriests – Deut 18:4-7JohnDisciples (John 6:70, 13:18 & 26, )CorneliusMessiah – Matt. 12:18Paul (Acts 9:15, 22:11)Matt. 22:14; Mark 13:19-20; John 15:12-17; Romans 11:1-11; Eph. 1:3-6; 1 Thess. 1:4, 2 Thess. 2:13The term “elect”
8 What’s Offered? John 3 John 10 John 14 Salvation New birth Eternal lifeJohn 10GoodnessStrengthSecurityProtectionJohn 14PresenceHelpGuidance
9 What was said? JOHN 17 The Father gave the disciples 6 “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.7 “Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You;8 for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me.9 “I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours;10 and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them.The Father gave the disciplesJesus was faithfulJesus gives them back
10 What was said?cont . . .11 “I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.12 “While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.Jesus’ intention was to leave the disciples in the worldNo one was lost, but the one that was intended to be lost
11 What was said?cont . . .18 “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.19 “For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.20 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.Jesus’ intention was to leave the disciples in the worldDisciples are sanctifiedThe scope just got BIGGERTrinitarian unity is offered
12 What was said?Romans 828 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.God causes everything to work toward good for thoseWho love HimWho He calledAccording to His PurposeThe time frame is in the “past” for the accomplishmentForeknew (meaning of v. 28)PredestinedConformedCalledJustifiedGlorifiedAll, already happened
13 Is God a False Prophet?21 “You may say in your heart, ‘How will we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’22 “When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.Deut. 18:21-22 (emphasis added)
14 What happened? At Salvation To lose salvation Unfulfilled promise “Eternal life” is promised (John 3:16)We are reborn from above (John 3:7)we are a new creation in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:17)we are part of the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:12-20)Reconciled (2 Cor 5:18-20; Col 1:20))Redeemed (Col 1:14; 1 Pet 1:18)Unfulfilled promiseUnrebornNo longer new CreationDismembered from the Body of ChristIn eternal debt againSnatched into slavery again
15 What happened? At Salvation To lose salvation Old man resurrected Old man crucified (Rom 6:6)Dead with Christ (Rom 6:4,8; Col 2:12)Dead to sin (1 Pet 2:24)Dead and Delivered from the law (Rom 7:4; Gal 3:25; 2 Cor 3:11)Sons of God (I John 3:3; 2 Cor 6:18)Adopted into the family of God (Rom 8:15, 23)Old man resurrectedLost benefit of Christ’s deathResurrected to sinEnslaved again to the LawRejected by my FatherKicked out of God’s family
16 What happened? At Salvation To lose salvation Not forever Perfected forever (Heb 10:14)Justified (Rom 3:24, 5:1; 1 Cor 6:11)Made near to God (Eph 2:13)Delivered from the Powers of Darkness (Col 1:13; 2:13-15)Translated into the Kingdom (Col 1:13)Heart circumcised in Christ (Col 2:11)Not foreverJustice failedRemoved from GodGiven back to powers of darknessKicked out of the KingdomHeart reverse circumcision
17 What happened? At Salvation To lose salvation Kicked out of court A Royal Priesthood (1 Peter 2:5,9)Access to the Father (Eph 2:18; Rom 5:2; Heb 4:14-16)His Inheritance (Eph 1:18)Co-Heirs with Christ (Rom 8:17; Eph 3:6)Partners with Christ in Suffering (2 Tim 2:12; Phil 1:29; 1 Pet 2:20)Heavenly Citizens (Phil 3:20; Eph 2:19; Heb 12:22)Kicked out of courtLose access to FatherLose inheritanceLose position in ChristLose ability to suffer rightlyLose heavenly citizenship
18 What happened? At Salvation To lose salvation Unindwelt Indwelt with Holy Spirit (Jn. 14:17)Sealed with the Spirit as a deposit (Eph. 1:13-14)Kept safe (Jn. 10, Jude 24)Salt and Light (Eph 5:8; Matt 5:13-15; Col 4:6; Rom 13:12)Complete in Him (Col 2:10)Possessing Every Spiritual Blessing (Eph 1:3)UnindweltSeal and deposit not goodNot safe in GodLose constitutionMade incomplete againLose every spiritual blessing
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