Saturday, May 08, 2010

Salvation, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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The Heb. and (Greek - alektorophonia [a)lektorofwniða] , safety, preservation, healing, and soundness). Salvation is the great inclusive word of the Gospel, gathering into itself all the redemptive acts and processes: as justification, redemption, grace, propitiation, imputation, forgiveness, sanctification, and glorification. Salvation is in three tenses:

(1) The believer has been saved from the guilt and penalty of sin Luke 7:50; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Ephesians 2:5,8; 2 Timothy 1:9 and is safe.

(2) the believer is being saved from the habit and dominion of sin Romans 6:14; Philippians 1:19; 2:12,13; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 8:2; Galatians 2:19,20; 2 Corinthians 3:18.

(3) The believer is to be saved in the sense of entire conformity to Christ. Romans 13:11; Hebrews 10:36; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 3:2. Salvation is by grace through faith, is a free gift, and wholly without works ; Romans 3:27,28; 4:1-8 ; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8. The divine order is: first salvation, then works ; Ephesians 2:9,10; Titus 3:5-8.

Further study
(Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] “What it means to accept Christ” by A. W. Tozer (1963)

[2] Are you for or against the altar call and sinner’s prayer?

[3] Materials by Charles H. Spurgeon
Around the Wicket Gate or, A Friendly Talk with Seekers Concerning Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
Preface; Awakening; Jesus Only; Faith in the Person of the Lord Jesus; Faith Very Simple; Fearing to Believe; Difficulty in the Way of Believing; A Helpful Survey; A Real Hindrance; On Raising Questions; Without Faith No Salvation; To Those Who Have Believed
The Soul-Winner or How to Lead Sinners to the Saviour
What is it to Win a Soul? Qualifications for Soul-Winning—Godward; Qualifications for Soul-Winning—Manward; Sermons Likely to Win Souls; Obstacles to Soul-Winning; How to Induce our People to Win Souls; How to Raise the Dead; How to Win Souls for Christ; The Cost of being a Soul-Winner; The Soul-Winner's Reward; The Soul-Winner's Life and Work; Soul-Winning Explained; Soul-Saving our one Business; Instruction in Soul-Winning; Encouragement to Soul-Winners
[4] Materials by David Cloud
[5] Materials by Ray Comfort
  • True and False Conversion (available in PDF or mp3)
  • Hell's Best Kept Secret (available in PDF or mp3)
[6] Resources from 9 Marks (Reformed, SBC-affiliated ministry)
[7] Romans 10:9-14: Sinner’s Prayers for Salvation? An Exegesis and Application of Romans 10:9-14 for Soulwinning Churches and Christians, by Thomas Ross

[8] The “Altar Call” Is it helpful or harmful? by Fred G. Zaspel, published by Word of Life Baptist Church, Pottsville, PA

Sermons on salvation
(Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] But God, by George Mansfield

[2] A Believer's Message of Reconciliation, by Aaron Giesler

[3] Where's the Grace? by James Harris

[4] The Dilemma of us all, by David Harp

[5] The Power to Change, by Earl Unger

[6] Extreme Makeover, by Jerome King

[7] Defence of the Unworthiness, by Jerry Canupp

[8] Alive from the dead, by Chris Woolley

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Scripture references

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Luke 7:50

And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

2 Corinthians 2:15

For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

Ephesians 2:5, 8

5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

2 Timothy 1:9

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,

Romans 6:14

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Philippians 1:19

For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Philippians 2:12-13

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Galatians 2:19-20

19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Romans 13:11

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

1 Peter 1:5

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 John 3:2

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Romans 3:27-28

27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Romans 4:1-8

1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ephesians 2:8-10

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Titus 3:5-8

5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Scofield Reference Notes (1917) index

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