The Ends of Beginnings

Topics: Theology, Arminianism, Jesus Pages: 5 (1629 words) Published: February 10, 2013
Quiz 1 Study Guide
Towns: pp. 419–479
Distinguish between the historical aspect of salvation (salvation accomplished) and the applied aspect of salvation (salvation applied). 1. The historical aspect of salvation includes: the redemption by blood, the reconciliation of man to God, the propitiation of God's wrath, the fulfilling of the law and the forgiveness of sins. ➢ 2. The applied aspect of salvation includes: evangelism, regeneration, sanctification and discipleship State the five tests that are used to verify theological truths. 1. Consistency

2. Correspondence
3. Priority of Data
4. Cohesiveness
➢ 5. Thoroughness
Properly identify the eleven divisions of theology.
1. Theology Begins with Prolegomena:
a. Pro Means to Go before;
b. Lego Means to Say or Speak
2. Bibliography: the Theology of Scriptures
3. Theology Proper: Theology of God
4. Christology: Theology of Jesus Christ
5. Pneumatology: Theology of the Holy Spirit
6. Anthropology: Theology of Man
7. Hamartiology: Theology of Sin
8. Soteriology: Theology of Salvation
9. Angelology: Theology of Angels
10. Ecclesiology: Theology of the Church
➢ 11. Eschatology: Theology of Last Things
Understand the nature of salvation as a dynamic quality of life, not just a passive point of position. it is a changed life to live Holy and please God. Understand the three tenses as each is applied to the subject of salvation.   1. The Christian has been saved from the guilt and penalty of sin and is safe. 2. the Christian is being saved from the habit and dominion of sin. ➢ 3. the Christian will be staying at the Lord's return, from all the bodily infirmities that are the result of sin and God's curse upon the sinful world Know that in the Old Testament, men were saved as they are in the New Testament. Be especially familiar with the fact that the basis, requirement, and object of salvation remains consistent in every age, but the content of faith may change in the various dispensations. Know how to define “grace” as applied to the work of God in salvation, and understand the relationship of grace to salvation. ➢ Grace is the good pleasure of God extended to save an undeserving sinful man. Know the significance of the Council of Dort and its impact in defining the system referred to as “Calvinism.” ➢ in 1618, a national city of the church of the Netherlands can be endured and examine the teaching of Arminius in light of Scripture. this Council consisted of 144 session stretched over at least seven months. They concluded that the points of Arminianism were heresy. they reaffirmed the reformed teaching of John Calvin. They stated that conclusion in five points expressing it in the form of the acrostics forming the word Tulip Know how to define each of the “five points of Calvinism” and be able to explain any inherent weaknesses pertaining to each.      a. Total depravity:

     b. Unconditional election:
     c. Limited atonement:
     d. Irresistible grace:
     e. Perseverance of the saints: 1. Total Depravity: to mean that any man in his natural state is incapable on able to do anything to please or gain merit from God. When man is totally depraved he cannot discern the truth of the gospel understand it when it is presented to him. The Calvin disqualifies the meaning of "free will", indicating that man is not totally free, but is able to respond to God because of election and irresistible grace. 2. Calvinists believe a man obtain salvation because God began the process by choosing. Without any outside influence. The ground of election is a God himself, which is to say salvation begins in God's will and purpose and not in an act of faith or some other condition and responder. As a result man has no part in it. 3. Limited Atonement: if man is totally depraved so that he cannot respond, and God is sovereign in His unconditional choice, and when Jesus died, He died for those that were chosen by God. 4. Irresistible Grace: Calvinists teach that the...
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