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3 Exposition by Dr. Randy Colver. Copyright © 2006.Exposition by Dr. Randy Colver. Copyright © Graphics developed by Cathy Garland.Graphics developed by Cathy Garland. Each of the Sixteen Fundamental Doctrines will be introduced and quoted. Each quote will be highlighted in navy blue font in the text.Each of the Sixteen Fundamental Doctrines will be introduced and quoted. Each quote will be highlighted in navy blue font in the text. Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

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5 4. The Fall of Man The AG Statement of Fundamental Truths states:The AG Statement of Fundamental Truths states: Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).

6 4. The Fall of Man The Bible says that God created Adam and Eve in His image by His direct, special act (Ge. 1:27).The Bible says that God created Adam and Eve in His image by His direct, special act (Ge. 1:27). “The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”—Ge 2:7“The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”—Ge 2:7 Thus, Adam and Eve were created good and complete.Thus, Adam and Eve were created good and complete.

7 4. The Fall of Man Regarding the image of God in humankind (i.e., imago Dei), Floyd Barackman wrote:Regarding the image of God in humankind (i.e., imago Dei), Floyd Barackman wrote: “…humans have a created feature, apart from their propagated human nature, which is like something that belongs to God’s makeup and which distinguishes them from lower creatures. This correspondence gives humans a sacredness, dignity, and value that animals do not have (Gen. 9:6; James 3:9; cp. 2 Peter 2:12)” (256).“…humans have a created feature, apart from their propagated human nature, which is like something that belongs to God’s makeup and which distinguishes them from lower creatures. This correspondence gives humans a sacredness, dignity, and value that animals do not have (Gen. 9:6; James 3:9; cp. 2 Peter 2:12)” (256).

8 4. The Fall of Man Floyd Barackman further explains, “Not found in nonpersonal forms of life like animals, these qualities of personhood correspond to features in God’s personhood.”Floyd Barackman further explains, “Not found in nonpersonal forms of life like animals, these qualities of personhood correspond to features in God’s personhood.” “These qualities include conscious individuality, responsible morality, and enduring existence” (259).“These qualities include conscious individuality, responsible morality, and enduring existence” (259).

9 Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Painting – The Creation of Adam

10 4. The Fall of Man God did not create sin as this would be totally contrary to His nature (Hab. 1:13; 1 Jn. 1:5; for Is. 45:7, see the NIV), but allowed the possibility for sin to exist by giving choice (free-will) to angels and humans.God did not create sin as this would be totally contrary to His nature (Hab. 1:13; 1 Jn. 1:5; for Is. 45:7, see the NIV), but allowed the possibility for sin to exist by giving choice (free-will) to angels and humans.

11 4. The Fall of Man Menzies and Horton note, “Freedom of the will is an important corollary of rational personality.”Menzies and Horton note, “Freedom of the will is an important corollary of rational personality.” “Moral action is what determines character. And this involves a terrible risk, the risk of failure” (87).“Moral action is what determines character. And this involves a terrible risk, the risk of failure” (87).

12 4. The Fall of Man The Bible seems to indicate that sin originated with Satan’s rebellion in heaven (Ezek. 28:13-17; Is. 14:12-14). (Sin was not eternal—but had a definite beginning.)The Bible seems to indicate that sin originated with Satan’s rebellion in heaven (Ezek. 28:13-17; Is. 14:12-14). (Sin was not eternal—but had a definite beginning.)

13 4. The Fall of Man Sin entered the world when Adam chose to rebel against God (Ro. 5:12-14).Sin entered the world when Adam chose to rebel against God (Ro. 5:12-14). Due to the Fall of Adam, the nature of humankind is now corrupted by sin and God’s image in humans is marred (Ps. 51:5).Due to the Fall of Adam, the nature of humankind is now corrupted by sin and God’s image in humans is marred (Ps. 51:5).

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16 4. The Fall of Man This means that our “fleshly” nature tends toward sin and humans are utterly unable to do anything good apart from God’s grace (Ro. 3:9; 7:17, 23; Eph. 2:3).This means that our “fleshly” nature tends toward sin and humans are utterly unable to do anything good apart from God’s grace (Ro. 3:9; 7:17, 23; Eph. 2:3).

17 4. The Fall of Man Though Satan may be the origin of sin, all humans inherit sin through Adam and subsequently sin individually and personally (Ro. 5:12-19).Though Satan may be the origin of sin, all humans inherit sin through Adam and subsequently sin individually and personally (Ro. 5:12-19). Humans are personally culpable and deserve eternal judgment.Humans are personally culpable and deserve eternal judgment. In a very real sense, there is nothing worthy in us to be saved.In a very real sense, there is nothing worthy in us to be saved.

18 4. The Fall of Man The corruption of our human nature (called “total depravity”) means that our entire nature—body, soul, and spirit—is now affected by sin (cf. Ro. 3:10-18).The corruption of our human nature (called “total depravity”) means that our entire nature—body, soul, and spirit—is now affected by sin (cf. Ro. 3:10-18). This does not mean, however, that we sin all the time nor that we are utterly evil in all we do. God’s common grace prevents both.This does not mean, however, that we sin all the time nor that we are utterly evil in all we do. God’s common grace prevents both.

19 4. The Fall of Man Further, because humankind is fallen, no good works, education, discipleship, and so on, can make us good.Further, because humankind is fallen, no good works, education, discipleship, and so on, can make us good. Nevertheless, because humankind was created good in the beginning, God can restore us to our original state. (We will cover this under “The Salvation of Man.”)Nevertheless, because humankind was created good in the beginning, God can restore us to our original state. (We will cover this under “The Salvation of Man.”)

20 4. The Fall of Man Sin is a power that deceives and enslaves humankind:Sin is a power that deceives and enslaves humankind: “…so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness” (Heb. 3:13).“…so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness” (Heb. 3:13). “For whatever overcomes a man, to that he is enslaved” (2 Pt. 2:19).“For whatever overcomes a man, to that he is enslaved” (2 Pt. 2:19). “…but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin” (Ro. 7:14).“…but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin” (Ro. 7:14).

21 4. The Fall of Man Sin brought physical death.Sin brought physical death. Paul wrote: “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned…” (Ro. 5:12; cf. 1 Cor. 15:22).Paul wrote: “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned…” (Ro. 5:12; cf. 1 Cor. 15:22). So humankind “is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment…” (Heb. 9:27; cf. Ezek. 18:20).So humankind “is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment…” (Heb. 9:27; cf. Ezek. 18:20).

22 4. The Fall of Man Sin also brought spiritual death.Sin also brought spiritual death. Adam and Eve’s “conscious, personal relationship with God ceased, for their sin separated them from Him” (Barackman 295; cf. Ge 3:8-9).Adam and Eve’s “conscious, personal relationship with God ceased, for their sin separated them from Him” (Barackman 295; cf. Ge 3:8-9). Isaiah wrote, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Is 59:2).Isaiah wrote, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Is 59:2).

23 4. The Fall of Man Paul wrote, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” (Ro. 3:23).Paul wrote, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” (Ro. 3:23). “What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!” (Ro 6:21).“What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!” (Ro 6:21). “For the wages of sin is death…” (Ro. 6:23).“For the wages of sin is death…” (Ro. 6:23). Hence, we have earned death—both physically and spiritually—because of our sins.Hence, we have earned death—both physically and spiritually—because of our sins.

24 4. The Fall of Man Since God is an eternal God, our sins, which are also committed against Him, have eternal consequences.Since God is an eternal God, our sins, which are also committed against Him, have eternal consequences. “Therefore a sin against God is infinitely evil and merits an infinite punishment” (Davidson 50).“Therefore a sin against God is infinitely evil and merits an infinite punishment” (Davidson 50).

25 4. The Fall of Man With the fall of humankind and the entrance of evil into this world, all of creation was also plunged into a fallen state.With the fall of humankind and the entrance of evil into this world, all of creation was also plunged into a fallen state. “For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.”—Ro 8:20.“For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.”—Ro 8:20.

26 4. The Fall of Man Nevertheless, God provided for the consequences of sin through the offering of a substitutionary sacrifice—the death of another creature for the sins of a person.Nevertheless, God provided for the consequences of sin through the offering of a substitutionary sacrifice—the death of another creature for the sins of a person.

27 4. The Fall of Man “For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.”—Le 17:11 (cf. He. 9:27)“For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.”—Le 17:11 (cf. He. 9:27) To God’s plan of salvation we now turn.To God’s plan of salvation we now turn.

28 5. The Salvation of Man Since “the wages of sin is death” (Ro. 6:23) we all deserve to die for our sins.Since “the wages of sin is death” (Ro. 6:23) we all deserve to die for our sins. The giving of life—or shedding blood— for sin thus constitutes the legal requirement for atonement of sin.The giving of life—or shedding blood— for sin thus constitutes the legal requirement for atonement of sin. Since each person is responsible for his or her own sin, no person can die for another’s sins.Since each person is responsible for his or her own sin, no person can die for another’s sins.

29 5. The Salvation of Man However, since Christ is God and since He is sinless, Christ was able to redeem us with the price of His own blood.However, since Christ is God and since He is sinless, Christ was able to redeem us with the price of His own blood. Christ suffered and died for our sins when He was crucified on a cross under the Roman governor Pontius Pilate (Jn. 19:15-16; 18-23).Christ suffered and died for our sins when He was crucified on a cross under the Roman governor Pontius Pilate (Jn. 19:15-16; 18-23).

30 5. The Salvation of Man Unlike the Old Testament sacrifices, which had to be offered over and over again, Christ was our perfect, once-for-all sacrifice (He. 10:10-13).Unlike the Old Testament sacrifices, which had to be offered over and over again, Christ was our perfect, once-for-all sacrifice (He. 10:10-13). “But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself” (He. 9:26).“But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself” (He. 9:26).

31 5. The Salvation of Man “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”—1 Pe 1:18-19“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”—1 Pe 1:18-19

32 5. The Salvation of Man The AG Statement of Fundamental Truths states:The AG Statement of Fundamental Truths states: Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. a)Conditions to Salvation. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7).

33 5. The Salvation of Man Salvation is a broad term encompassing personal deliverance from sin, right relationship with God, and future restoration of rule in His New Creation.Salvation is a broad term encompassing personal deliverance from sin, right relationship with God, and future restoration of rule in His New Creation. “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”—Ro 5:1“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”—Ro 5:1

34 5. The Salvation of Man The following are just a few of the benefits of salvation:The following are just a few of the benefits of salvation: Salvation rescues us from the kingdom of darkness and plants us firmly into the kingdom of light (Col. 1:13).Salvation rescues us from the kingdom of darkness and plants us firmly into the kingdom of light (Col. 1:13). Salvation makes us holy (sanctification) and just before God (1 Cor. 6:11; 2 Cor. 5:21).Salvation makes us holy (sanctification) and just before God (1 Cor. 6:11; 2 Cor. 5:21). Salvation sets us free from the bondage of sin (Ro. 6:6, 16-18).Salvation sets us free from the bondage of sin (Ro. 6:6, 16-18).

35 5. The Salvation of Man Salvation brings us new life (Eph. 2:1-5; 2 Cor. 5:17).Salvation brings us new life (Eph. 2:1-5; 2 Cor. 5:17). Salvation allows us to become the temple of the Holy Spirit, who guarantees the future redemption of our bodies (1 Cor. 6:19; 15:20-23; Eph. 1:14).Salvation allows us to become the temple of the Holy Spirit, who guarantees the future redemption of our bodies (1 Cor. 6:19; 15:20-23; Eph. 1:14).

36 5. The Salvation of Man As new creations in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17) we are His workmanship in the process of becoming like Christ (Eph. 2:10; 4:11- 13).As new creations in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17) we are His workmanship in the process of becoming like Christ (Eph. 2:10; 4:11- 13).

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38 However, we will not receive our glorified bodies until Christ returns and the resurrection takes place (1 Cor. 15:42- 44).However, we will not receive our glorified bodies until Christ returns and the resurrection takes place (1 Cor. 15:42- 44).

39 5. The Salvation of Man It is also apparent that the authority of humankind over the world (though not greater than God’s ultimate authority) was lost to Satan when Adam fell (Mt. 4:8-9; Jn. 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; He. 2:8).It is also apparent that the authority of humankind over the world (though not greater than God’s ultimate authority) was lost to Satan when Adam fell (Mt. 4:8-9; Jn. 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; He. 2:8). Christ’s redemption not only purchases our salvation, but that of the entire world (Ro. 8:18-22).Christ’s redemption not only purchases our salvation, but that of the entire world (Ro. 8:18-22). Ultimately, believers will be restored as God’s vicegerents over a newly created world.Ultimately, believers will be restored as God’s vicegerents over a newly created world.

40 5. The Salvation of Man “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”—Jn 3:16“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”—Jn 3:16 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”—Ro 5:8“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”—Ro 5:8

41 5. The Salvation of Man “Moreover, it is not merely the fact of Christ’s suffering that makes God’s love so wonderful. It is also the fact that he suffered for sinners, and this means for those who were in themselves naturally repugnant to him” (Boice 142).“Moreover, it is not merely the fact of Christ’s suffering that makes God’s love so wonderful. It is also the fact that he suffered for sinners, and this means for those who were in themselves naturally repugnant to him” (Boice 142).

42 5. The Salvation of Man We receive salvation by repenting of our sins and believing in the redemption of Christ.We receive salvation by repenting of our sins and believing in the redemption of Christ. “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord…”—Acts 3:19“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord…”—Acts 3:19

43 5. The Salvation of Man “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”—Jn 1:12“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”—Jn 1:12

44 5. The Salvation of Man “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” —Ro 10:9“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” —Ro 10:9 Repentance is the act of turning from our sins and turning toward God.Repentance is the act of turning from our sins and turning toward God. Faith “is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Heb. 11:1). It places complete trust in the God’s Word.Faith “is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Heb. 11:1). It places complete trust in the God’s Word.

45 5. The Salvation of Man There are several key Bible words that also help us understand the salvation of humankind. Here are several:There are several key Bible words that also help us understand the salvation of humankind. Here are several: Justification – God’s legal act to acquit and vindicate believers, thus declaring them to be in the right and restoring them to right relationship with God.Justification – God’s legal act to acquit and vindicate believers, thus declaring them to be in the right and restoring them to right relationship with God.

46 5. The Salvation of Man Redemption – This metaphor emphasizes the price Christ paid through His death (or shed blood; Eph 1:7) to save us.Redemption – This metaphor emphasizes the price Christ paid through His death (or shed blood; Eph 1:7) to save us. Just as God redeemed Israel from Egypt and they became His own people, Christ redeemed us from bondage as slaves to sin (Ro. 6:6) so that we would be His treasured people (1 Cor. 6:19-20; 1 Pt. 2:9).Just as God redeemed Israel from Egypt and they became His own people, Christ redeemed us from bondage as slaves to sin (Ro. 6:6) so that we would be His treasured people (1 Cor. 6:19-20; 1 Pt. 2:9).

47 5. The Salvation of Man Regeneration (rebirth) – “is the act of God whereby He cleanses gospel believers of the defilement of sin, renews their personhoods and the immaterial parts of their human natures (soul-spirit), and imparts to them spiritual life” (Barackman 354).Regeneration (rebirth) – “is the act of God whereby He cleanses gospel believers of the defilement of sin, renews their personhoods and the immaterial parts of their human natures (soul-spirit), and imparts to them spiritual life” (Barackman 354). “He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit…”—Tit 3:5“He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit…”—Tit 3:5

48 5. The Salvation of Man “Conversion is turning from sin to God; justification is the declaration that the believing sinner is righteous before God; but regeneration is the actual impartation of divine (Christ’s) life to the new convert (Menzies 106).“Conversion is turning from sin to God; justification is the declaration that the believing sinner is righteous before God; but regeneration is the actual impartation of divine (Christ’s) life to the new convert (Menzies 106). “Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!”—Ro 5:9.“Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!”—Ro 5:9.

49 5. The Salvation of Man Adoption – The act by which redeemed believers become the adopted children of God, with all the rights of inheritance.Adoption – The act by which redeemed believers become the adopted children of God, with all the rights of inheritance. How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!—1 Jn. 3:1.How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!—1 Jn. 3:1.

50 5. The Salvation of Man “So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.”—Gal. 4:3-7“So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.”—Gal. 4:3-7

51 5. The Salvation of Man Propitiation – “means that the death of Christ satisfied all the righteous demands of God toward the sinner” (Enns 325), and thus removed God’s wrath toward us.Propitiation – “means that the death of Christ satisfied all the righteous demands of God toward the sinner” (Enns 325), and thus removed God’s wrath toward us. “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God…” —Ro. 3:25 (KJV)“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God…” —Ro. 3:25 (KJV)

52 5. The Salvation of Man Those who have received Christ by faith receive the Holy Spirit as an inward witness of their salvation:Those who have received Christ by faith receive the Holy Spirit as an inward witness of their salvation: “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”—Ro 8:16“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”—Ro 8:16 “Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’”—Gal. 4:6“Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’”—Gal. 4:6

53 5. The Salvation of Man The AG Statement of Fundamental Truths states:The AG Statement of Fundamental Truths states: b)The Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12).

54 5. The Salvation of Man Believers evidence their salvation by many godly acts and spiritual fruit:Believers evidence their salvation by many godly acts and spiritual fruit: “We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.”—1 Jn 2:3.“We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.”—1 Jn 2:3. “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.”—1 Jn. 3:9“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.”—1 Jn. 3:9

55 5. The Salvation of Man “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”—Jn 15:5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”—Jn 15:5

56 5. The Salvation of Man “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”—Gal. 5:22-25“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”—Gal. 5:22-25

57 5. The Salvation of Man Salvation sets in motion the plan of God that He will complete at Christ’s Second Coming.Salvation sets in motion the plan of God that He will complete at Christ’s Second Coming. That plan contains essentially three things: a holy God will dwell among a holy people in a holy place (Jer. 7:23; 2 Cor. 6:16; Rev. 21:3).That plan contains essentially three things: a holy God will dwell among a holy people in a holy place (Jer. 7:23; 2 Cor. 6:16; Rev. 21:3). Now we see the Kingdom of God breaking into this age primarily by the salvation of souls— preparing us as His holy people.Now we see the Kingdom of God breaking into this age primarily by the salvation of souls— preparing us as His holy people.

58 5. The Salvation of Man Perhaps it would be fitting to conclude with the words of an old hymn:Perhaps it would be fitting to conclude with the words of an old hymn: Nothing in my hands I bring, Simply to the cross I cling; Naked, come to thee for dress, Helpless, look to thee for grace; Foul, I to the fountain fly; Wash me Savior, or I die.Nothing in my hands I bring, Simply to the cross I cling; Naked, come to thee for dress, Helpless, look to thee for grace; Foul, I to the fountain fly; Wash me Savior, or I die. Rock of Ages, cleft for me; Let me hide myself in thee.Rock of Ages, cleft for me; Let me hide myself in thee.

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