March 27, 2012
The Doctrine of Soteriology
Soteriology is the study of salvation, which is the work of the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Because of sin, God and man were in a relationship of hostility and enmity.
That act was
the spiritual death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary in 30 AD, where He offered His life as a substitute for
God’s complete work by which He
from eternal ruin,
and bestows on him
the riches of His grace.
If the penalty is gone, it is because a Substitute has met the righteous demands against the sinner.
PAST = passages which speak of salvation being completed for the one who has believed. Salvation from the PENALTY of sin.
PRESENT = the present deliverance from the reigning POWER of sin.
FUTURE = the believer will be saved into full conformity with the Lord Jesus Christ.
remove the penalty of sin.
remove the guilt of sin.
satisfy the justice of God.
end the enmity and restore peace.
He ditched the old model, started from scratch, made us new creatures in Christ, and has graced us out with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
When God gave His Son Jesus Christ, He gave Him to the entire world.
All of the work of Christ that involves getting rid of negatives was done on behalf of all people in the world.
All of the work that involves giving positive things is done on behalf of believers.
Grace is free, limitless, and unmerited blessing to helpless, undeserving sinners from the loving God whose character is completely satisfied by the Person and Work of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The blood of Christ - His substitutionary spiritual death on the cross - provided redemption, expiation, propitiation, and reconciliation for every man.