Presentation on theme: "BELIEVER BIBLE DOCTRINE BIBLE DOCTRINE P S E S HIGH ROAD LOW ROAD."— Presentation transcript:
BELIEVER BIBLE DOCTRINE BIBLE DOCTRINE P S E S HIGH ROAD LOW ROAD
Positional Sanctification Positional Sanctification/Justification is a work of God and is based on faith alone faith alone. Experiential Sanctification man and God is a work of man and God faithworks and is achieved by faith plus works.
ALL DISCIPLES ARE BELIEVERS BUT NOT ALL BELIEVERS ARE DISCIPLES ALL DISCIPLES ARE BELIEVERS BUT NOT ALL BELIEVERS ARE DISCIPLES.. DISCIPLES TAKE THE OTHERS TAKE THE HIGH ROAD LOW ROAD
life le soul soul Matthew 16:24-26, Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, v.23 and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 "For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
lifesoul PSUCHE Both “life” and “soul” are translated from the same Greek word PSUCHE The phrase, “save a soul” is never used salvifically in the Bible. PSUCHE PSUCHE The nonmaterial inner life of human beings for which the body serves as a dwelling place: soul, inner self.
These verses are NOT about eternal salvation! Eternal salvation and discipleship are separate issues, eternal salvation is free, but discipleship is costly. In salvation, Christ paid the price; In discipleship, the believer pays the price. Eternal salvation determines eternal destiny; discipleship determines temporal and eternal rewards. The sinner’s willingness to work or to suffer are not conditions of justification/eternal salv.
Matt. 16:24-26, Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, [deny his own desires] and take up his cross, [living for Christ instead of self] and follow Me [Christ’s example of suffering]. 25 "For whoever wishes to save his life [live for self] shall lose it [+H] ; but whoever loses his life for My sake [lives for Christ] shall find it [+H]. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world [acquire everything by his own means], and lose his own soul? [forfeit true life] or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
What He appears to be saying is this: forfeit the essential quality “Whoever decides to avoid the hardships of self-denial and cross-bearing will in fact forfeit the essential quality of the life he is trying to gain. greater essential quality On the other hand, whoever submits himself to God by self-denial and hardships will discover the greater essential quality of life he was willing to give up.” experience This interpretation would therefore not describe eternal salvation, but a higher quality of experience with God in this life.
James 1:21, Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive (imp) the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. EMPHUTOS s (adj. asm) to germinate, to grow, spring up, produce James 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:19, This you know my beloved brethren...
Save your souls Many passages in the Bible use a figure of speech called a metonymy (substituting one word for another, soul stands for the whole person). By analogy, when someone says, “All hands on deck!” the speaker wants bodies attached to the hands. Save your souls stands for saving the lives of wandering believers. In this passage, the meaning is to save the person’s life from physical death. (ultimately, even from the sin unto death) Chafer Theological Seminary Journal Volume 6 (Chafer Theological Seminary, 2000; 2002), vnp.6.2.9. John Niemela
James 5:20, … he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins. James 2:14, What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? save” phase-two deliverance The word “save” in James deals exclusively with the phase-two deliverance of the believer. experiential sanctification experiential sanctification taking the high road taking the high road
James urged his regenerate brethren to use the Word in order to save their lives from the deadly power [and consequences] of sin [and indifference]. The book of James is a lifesaver, not a ball-and-chain type of litmus test for ascertaining whether or not one has believed the gospel with the right kind of faith.
Romans 10:9-10, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; 10 for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
2 Peter 1:10, Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing/election you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;