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1 1 Calvinism vs. Arminianism Two seemingly conflicting views of salvation. Both are correct and proven through scripture. Calvinism represents salvation of the spirit. Arminianism represents salvation of the soul.

2 2 Man, Created in the Image of God SpiritSoulBody Spirit Salvation. A free gift of God Soul Salvation. A works salvation We are promised a New Body Once Saved, Always Saved. Backsliding is a reality. On Resurrection Day. No Conditions. A work of The Holy Ghost. Works yield rewards. Saves your soul. A Flesh & Bone body. Justification.Sanctification.Glorification. I have Been Saved. I am Being Saved.I Shall be Saved. Escapes the Penalty of Sin. Escapes the Power of Sin. Escapes the presence of Sin.

3 3 The Five Points of Calvinism 1.Total Depravity. 2.Unconditional Election. 3.Limited Atonement 4.Irresistible Grace 5.Perseverance of the Saints. Applies to the salvation of man’s spirit.

4 4 The Five Points of Arminianism 1.Free Will. 2.Conditional Election. 3.Universal Atonement. 4.Obstructable Grace. 5.Falling From Grace. Applies to the salvation of man’s soul.

5 5 1st Point of Calvin & Arminius CalvinismArminianism I. Total Depravity.. As a result of the fall, man’s depravity is complete and total. He does not have the free will to choose God because he is dead (spiritually), blind, deaf and unteachable in the things of God I. Free Will. After man is spiritually regenerated by the Holy Spirit, his will is released from bondage. He is now able to repent of his sins of his own free will and follow Christ. Repentance is a work of man and always occurs after spiritual regeneration or spiritual rebirth. The Holy Spirit regenerates man spiritually and immediately commands him to “Repent and be Baptized”.

6 6 2nd Point of Calvin & Arminius CalvinismArminianism II. Unconditional Election. Election is entirely dependent upon the free will of God and his purpose for those he chose to spiritually regenerate. God’s work of regeneration must precede faith and repentance. Faith is automatic as the response to spiritual regeneration, but repentance is a work of man based upon his free will choice. Regeneration and faith result in spirit salvation, which is the covenant of grace. Repentance and baptism result in soul salvation, which is the covenant of works. II. Conditional Election. The salvation of the soul, which pertains to rewards only, is conditional upon man’s repentance and baptism. The believer in Christ must choose to repent of his sins, die to self (i.e., lose his soul) and be obedient to Christ and his Word. Soul salvation is dependent upon the free will choice of the believer to follow Christ as a disciple

7 7 3rd Point of Calvin & Arminius CalvinismArminianism III. Limited Atonement. Atonement is for the elect of God only. Christ died only for those whom the Father gave him. Jesus’ work was a perfect work. III. Universal Atonement. Soul salvation is universal in that it applies to all the elect, but since soul salvation is conditional, it can be lost at the Judgment Seal of Christ. Spirit salvation is also universal for all Christians and is unconditional in that it cannot be lost by the actions or behavior of the Christian.

8 8 4th Point of Calvin & Arminius CalvinismArminianism IV. Irresistible Grace. Since God has unconditionally elected those whom He has chosen for Christ, all those who are born again spiritually will find Christ irresistible. They will believe in Christ and receive him as their propitiation because God the Holy Spirit has given them the faith to believe this. IV. Obstructable Grace. Spirit salvation causes a believer to be irresistibly drawn to Christ. After Spirit salvation, all Christians are commanded to repent and be baptized in order to realize soul salvation. The regenerated believer cannot resist the work of the Holy Spirit on his new spirit nature, but he can obstruct or resist the divine influence upon the heart of the regenerated believer. The heart is part of the soul and refers to the inward being or self. A person can have a regenerated spirit, and still not have the mind or heart of a faithful believer.

9 9 5th Point of Calvin & Arminius CalvinismArminianism V. Perseverance of the Saints. Since spirit salvation is dependent upon the election of God and in no way dependent upon man’s faithfulness, the Christian will certainly persevere in spirit salvation. Since the Christian did nothing to earn his salvation, he can also do nothing to lose it. V. Falling from Grace. A Christian who has decided to follow Christ can fall away from the faith and end up losing his soul. His life becomes wasted and he loses his position of reigning and ruling with Christ in his coming kingdom. He is still saved spiritually and he still goes to heaven.

10 10 Comments on Both The above five points of Calvinism apply to the spirit of man The above five points of Arminianism apply to the soul of man. Grace, Faith and the Regenerated Spirit that was dead in sin are a free gift of God. This is a works salvation, separate from God’s free gift. It requires man to save his soul or lose it. As man goes through life after having his spirit quickened, it is safe to say that my spirit has been saved forever. As man goes through life after having his spirit quickened, he must work to save his soul. So as we walk through life we should constantly be working to save our soul. Christ will try it by fire and clean it up at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

11 11 Proof Scriptures for Calvinism & Arminianism A conflict in the method that a human is saved. Is it through God or a free choice of Man? Let’s look at both, first the Calvinist view and then the Arminian view.

12 12 The Five Points of Calvinism as Applied to the Spirit of Man I. Total Depravity - As a result of the fall, man’s depravity is complete and total. He does not have the free will to choose God because he is dead, blind, deaf and unteachable in the things of God.

13 13 Total Depravity (Rom 5:12 KJV) Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (1 Cor 2:14 KJV) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

14 14 Total Depravity (Eph 2:2 KJV) Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (Eph 2:3 KJV) Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

15 15 Total Depravity (John 15:16 KJV) Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

16 16 Total Depravity (John 1:12 KJV) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:13 KJV) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

17 17 Total Depravity (Rom 9:14 KJV) What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. (Rom 9:15 KJV) For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. (Rom 9:16 KJV) So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.

18 18 The Five Points of Calvinism as Applied to the Spirit of Man II. Unconditional Election—Election is entirely dependent upon the free will of God and his purpose for those he chose to spiritually regenerate. God’s work of regeneration must precede faith and repentance. Faith is automatic as the response to spiritual regeneration, but repentance is a work of man based upon his free will choice. Regeneration and faith result in spirit salvation, which is the covenant of grace. Repentance and baptism result in soul salvation, which is the covenant of works

19 19 Unconditional Election (Acts 2:39 KJV) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (Eph 1:1 KJV) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: (Eph 1:2 KJV) Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

20 20 Unconditional Election (Eph 1:3 KJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (Eph 1:4 KJV) According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: (Eph 1:5 KJV) Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

21 21 Unconditional Election (Eph 1:6 KJV) To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (Eph 1:7 KJV) In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (Eph 1:8 KJV) Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

22 22 Unconditional Election (Eph 1:9 KJV) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: (Eph 1:10 KJV) That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

23 23 Unconditional Election (Eph 1:11 KJV) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: (Eph 1:12 KJV) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

24 24 Unconditional Election Two things should be very clear in the above passage of Scripture. The first is that God chose us for salvation before the foundation of the world. The second is that He chose us according to the good pleasure of His will—not ours.

25 25 Unconditional Election It is stated three times in this brief passage that God chose us on account of His will and good pleasure and not ours. In addition, the following verses expressly state that we are not saved by our own will or choice but by the choice and will of God:

26 26 Unconditional Election (John 15:16 KJV) Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. (Rom 9:11 KJV) (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

27 27 Unconditional Election (John 1:13 KJV) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 6:44 KJV) No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

28 28 Unconditional Election John 6:44 is a proof scripture for Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace & Perseverance of the Saints. See explanation of this verse under II. Conditional Election below.

29 29 Unconditional Election (Rom 8:28 KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Rom 8:29 KJV) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 30 Unconditional Election (Rom 9:11 KJV) (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

31 31 Unconditional Election (1 Cor 1:26 KJV) For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: (1 Cor 1:27 KJV) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

32 32 Unconditional Election (1 Cor 1:28 KJV) And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: (1 Cor 1:29 KJV) That no flesh should glory in his presence.

33 33 Unconditional Election (2 Tim 1:9 KJV) Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, (John 5:21 KJV) For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

34 34 The Five Points of Calvinism as Applied to the Spirit of Man III. Limited Atonement—Atonement is for the elect of God only. Christ died only for those whom the Father gave him.

35 35 Limited Atonement (John 6:37 KJV) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. This verse is a scripture text for Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace & Perseverance of the Saints.

36 36 Limited Atonement (John 6:44 KJV) No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. This verse is a proof scripture for Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement and Perseverance of the Saints.

37 37 Limited Atonement (John 6:65 KJV) And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. (1 John 4:10 KJV) Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

38 38 Limited Atonement (John 1:13 KJV) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. See explanation of this verse under II. Conditional Election below.

39 39 The Five Points of Calvinism as Applied to the Spirit of Man IV. Irresistible Grace—Since God has unconditionally elected those whom He has chosen for Christ, all those who are born again spiritually will find Christ irresistible. They will believe in Christ and receive him as their propitiation because God the Holy Spirit has given them the faith to believe this.

40 40 The Five Points of Calvinism as Applied to the Spirit of Man IV. Irresistible Grace - They are irresistibly drawn to Christ for spirit salvation—even though they may resist the call to repentance and baptism. Even though spirit salvation is irresistible, soul salvation is obstructable by the free will choices of the believer. All believers are children (i.e., teknon) of God, but not all believers become the mature sons (i.e., huios) of God.

41 41 The Five Points of Calvinism as Applied to the Spirit of Man IV. Irresistible Grace - Spirit salvation is irresistible. Spirit salvation is by faith in Christ. Soul salvation is by faithfulness to Christ. Faith in Christ is irresistible. Faithfulness to Christ is obstructable.

42 42 Irresistible Grace (John 6:37 KJV) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. This verse is a proof scripture for Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace & Perseverance of the Saints.

43 43 Irresistible Grace (John 6:44 KJV) No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. This verse is a proof scripture for Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace & Perseverance of the Saints.

44 44 The Five Points of Calvinism as Applied to the Spirit of Man V..Perseverance of the Saints—Since spirit salvation is dependent upon the election of God and in no way dependent upon man’s faithfulness, the Christian will certainly persevere in spirit salvation. Since the Christian did nothing to earn his salvation, he can also do nothing to lose it.

45 45 Perseverance of the Saints (John 6:37 KJV) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. This verse is a proof scripture for Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace & Perseverance of the Saints.

46 46 Perseverance of the Saints (1 Cor 3:15 KJV) If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. This verse establishes that even though all of a Christian’s works can be burned up, he will still be unconditionally saved. Good works are not a criterion for spirit salvation. All Christians will persevere in spirit salvation—even with NO GOOD WORKS at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

47 47 Perseverance of the Saints (2 Tim 2:10 KJV) Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. (2 Tim 2:11 KJV) It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: (2 Tim 2:12 KJV) If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: (2 Tim 2:13 KJV) If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

48 48 Perseverance of the Saints “The salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory” is soul salvation and depends upon our faithfulness (i.e., not denying him and believing his Word). If we do this, we must die to self and suffer in order to reign with him. If we do not do these things, then we will still be saved spiritually because He is faithful and cannot deny himself.

49 49 Perseverance of the Saints This is the perseverance of the saints in spirit salvation because of the faithfulness of Jesus, and not our faithfulness. The Christian who is saved spiritually once will remain saved—even if he denies Jesus and does not remain faithful. There will be severe consequences at the Judgment Seat of Christ with the loss of soul salvation, the inheritance and eternal glory with Jesus Christ in his kingdom.

50 50 Perseverance of the Saints (Rom 8:38 KJV) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, (Rom 8:39 KJV) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. We will now look at the Five Points of Arminianism, which are true when applied to soul salvation.

51 51 The Five Points of Arminianism as Applied to the Soul of Man I. Free Will—After man is spiritually regenerated by the Holy Spirit, his will is released from bondage. He is now able to repent of his sins of his own free will and follow Christ. Repentance is a work of man and always occurs after spiritual regeneration or spiritual rebirth. The Holy Spirit regenerates man spiritually and immediately commands him to “Repent and be baptized”.

52 52 Free Will (Acts 2:36 KJV) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. (Acts 2:37 KJV) Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

53 53 Free Will Note that when they “heard” they were pricked in their heart. They believed that Jesus was the Christ and this faith came from the Holy Spirit. They were spiritually regenerated. Their will was released from bondage, and they now have the ability to repent and “do” good works, and they ask “what shall we do?”

54 54 Free Will (Acts 2:38 KJV) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Peter tells them to repent and be baptized. This is an act of their own free will, but note that the very next verse states that this promise of repentance is to them and their children and “even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” This is Point Number 2 under Calvinism— Unconditional Election. It is also Point Number 3—Limited Atonement.

55 55 Free Will (Acts 2:39 KJV) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (Deu 30:19 KJV) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

56 56 Free Will This is just one verse of many where the Lord asks his elect people, the Jews, to make a free will decision to follow him and realize life instead of death. They will receive either life or death, blessing or cursing based upon their free will choice. Following is another verse showing the freedom of choice of God’s elect people to serve him:

57 57 Free Will (Josh 24:15 KJV) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

58 58 The Five Points of Arminianism as Applied to the Soul of Man II. Conditional Election—The salvation of the soul, which pertains to rewards only, is conditional upon man’s repentance and baptism. The believer in Christ must choose to repent of his sins, die to self (i.e., lose his soul) and be obedient to Christ and his Word. Soul salvation is dependent upon the free will choice of the believer to follow Christ as a disciple.

59 59 Conditional Election (John 1:12 KJV) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:13 KJV) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

60 60 Conditional Election Note in verse 12 that believers who receive Christ have the power to become “sons” of God. These are the mature sons (i.e., huios) who not only “receive” (i.e., believe) Christ, but they “believe on his name”. This means that they entrust their spiritual well-being (i.e., believe) unto the power and authority (i.e., name) of Jesus Christ. Please note that verse 13 limits those who receive Christ to those “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

61 61 Conditional Election Thus, verse 12 is a proof text for conditional election, but verse 13 is a proof text for Calvinism Point 2—Unconditional Election and Calvinism Point 3—Limited Atonement. The Greek word for “receive” means to appropriate for one’s self or to receive that which is offered. The Christian who receives Christ in verse 12 becomes a child (i.e., teknon) of God, and he now has the power to become a son (i.e., huios) of God, but he must choose to entrust his spiritual well-being unto Christ (i.e., believe on his name).

62 62 The Five Points of Arminianism as Applied to the Soul of Man III. Universal Atonement—Soul salvation is universal in that it applies to all the elect, but since soul salvation is conditional, it can be lost at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Spirit salvation is also universal for all Christians and is unconditional in that it cannot be lost by the actions or behavior of the Christian.

63 63 Universal Atonement (John 3:16 KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

64 64 Universal Atonement As explained earlier, the “world” is the kosmos and refers to the Church of God. The kosmos as the elect of God is defined as “whosoever believeth in him”. The members of the Church “should not perish” but they might. The perishing pertains to the soul or the life and not the spirit. The Christian who does not perish at the Judgment Seat of Christ will realize everlasting or eternal life.

65 65 Universal Atonement (2 Pet 3:9 KJV) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

66 66 Universal Atonement The Lord is longsuffering to all Christians, and desires that none perish at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Please note that repentance is the condition for not perishing. Repentance is a work dependent upon the free will decision of the spiritually regenerated person. Even though God desires that all Christians come to repentance, there will be those who either do not come to repentance in this life, or they fall away from grace before death or rapture. Consequently, they will perish at the Judgment Seat of Christ. They will still be saved spiritually, and they will come to repentance at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

67 67 Universal Atonement (John 1:29 KJV) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

68 68 Universal Atonement This verse states that Jesus “taketh away the sin of the world”. The world is the kosmos and again refers to believers. Jesus takes away the sin of all the elect, whether they become faithful in this life or not. Spirit salvation is universal for all believers and cannot be lost, while soul salvation is possible for all believers, but it can be frustrated or obstructed by the decisions, actions and behavior of the believer.

69 69 Universal Atonement (John 1:12 KJV) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: All Christians who receive Christ are given the power to become mature sons (i.e., huios) of God. These are the ones who entrust their spiritual well-being (i.e., believe) to the power and authority (i.e., name) of Jesus Christ. To believe on the name of Jesus Christ means to entrust one’s spiritual well-being to the power and authority of Jesus Christ. It means to die to self and allow Christ to live his life in the believer.

70 70 The Five Points of Arminianism as Applied to the Soul of Man IV. Obstructable Grace—Spirit salvation causes a believer to be irresistibly drawn to Christ. After Spirit salvation, all Christians are commanded to repent and be baptized in order to realize soul salvation. The regenerated believer cannot resist the work of the Holy Spirit on his new spirit nature, but he can obstruct or resist the divine influence upon the heart of the regenerated believer. The heart is part of the soul and refers to the inward being or self. A person can have a regenerated spirit, and still not have the mind or heart of a faithful believer.

71 71 The Five Points of Arminianism as Applied to the Soul of Man IV. Obstructable Grace The mind or heart of the believer must be transformed by the free will decision of the believer to be a follower of Christ. Since it is a free will decision by the regenerated believer, it CAN BE OBSTRUCTED by the believer. The result is the loss of soul salvation and the loss of reward. Thus, the believer can obstruct the grace that pertains to the divine influence upon the heart. The grace that comes from the unmerited favor of God in regenerating the person’s spirit is irresistible and cannot be frustrated or obstructed. Simply stated, grace upon the spirit is irresistible, but grace upon the soul is obstructable.

72 72 Obstructable Grace (John 3:36 NASB) "He who believes (i.e., entrusts his spiritual well-being) in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." This verse is talking about soul salvation and eternal life, which is a reward for faithfulness.

73 73 Obstructable Grace (John 3:14 NASB) "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; (John 3:15 NASB) that whoever believes may in Him have eternal life. (John 3:16 NASB) "For God so loved the world (kosmos), that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

74 74 Obstructable Grace (John 3:17 NASB) "For God did not send the Son into the world (kosmos) to judge the world, but that the world (kosmos) should be saved through Him. (John 3:18 NASB) "He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

75 75 Obstructable Grace (John 3:19 NASB) "And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world (kosmos), and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. (John 3:20 NASB) "For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

76 76 Obstructable Grace (John 3:21 NASB) "But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” This whole passage of Scripture is talking about the Church (i.e., kosmos) and soul salvation (i.e., eternal life). God did not send his Son into the Church to condemn and censure it, but that all in the Church may realize soul salvation (i.e., eternal life). Christians are saved spiritually by faith in the death of Christ on the cross.

77 77 Obstructable Grace Their souls are saved and they realize eternal life by entrusting their spiritual well- being unto the power and authority (i.e., name of the only begotten Son of God) of Jesus Christ. Their spirits are saved by the death of Christ. Their souls are saved by the life of Christ. Many Christians prefer to walk in darkness instead of the light, because of their evil deeds (vs. 20).

78 78 The Five Points of Arminianism as Applied to the Soul of Man V. Falling from Grace—A Christian who has decided to follow Christ can fall away from the faith and end up losing his soul. His life becomes wasted and he loses his position of reigning and ruling with Christ in his coming kingdom. He is still saved spiritually and he still goes to heaven.

79 79 Falling from Grace (Heb 6:4 KJV) For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, (Heb 6:5 KJV) And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

80 80 Falling from Grace (Heb 6:6 KJV) If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. Please note in the above passage that this Christian cannot be renewed again unto repentance. It is the soul that is lost and not the spirit.

81 81 Falling from Grace (James 5:19 KJV) Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; (James 5:20 KJV) Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. Please note that it is the soul of the Christian brother that will die or perish if he falls away from the truth. He will still be saved spiritually, and he will still go to heaven.

82 82 The Point Arminianism & Calvinism are seemingly conflicting points of view that are both true. They just apply to different parts of man. In short, the arguments are actually nullified by the correct understanding of the Bible. This is just one of many items that seem to be in conflict but are in fact in harmony.

83 83 The Open Door into Heaven is for the Bride of Christ and her court.


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