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).
• The historical aspect of salvation, salvation accomplished, is
includes the redemption by blood, reconciliation of man to God, the
propitiaion of Gods wrath, the fulfilling of the law and the forgivness
• The applied aspect of salvation, salvation applied, includes
evangelism, regeneration, sanctification, and discipleship. State the 5 tests that are used to verify theological truths.
• Priority of data
Properly identify the 11 divisions of theology.
• Theology Proper
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 3 tenses as each is applied to the subject of salvation.
• The Christian has been saved from the guilt and penalty of sin and is
• The Christian is being saved from the habit and dominion of sin
• The Chrisian will be saved at the Lords return, from all the bodily
infirmities that are the result of sin and Gods curse upond the sinful
world and brought into enture conformity to Christ. 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.
• The aspect of Grace when speaking to salvation is one of un-
deservingness. God was not under any obligation to offer grace to us
but He did. It means that salvation is not a reward for merit. Know the significance of the Council of Dort and its impact in defining the system referred to as “Calvinism.”
• In 1618 the national senate of the Church of the Netherlands
condemned the teachings of Arminianism and reaffirmed the
reformed teaching of John Calvin. Know how to define each of the “5 points of Calvinism,” and be able to explain any inherent weaknesses pertaining to each.
a. Total depravity: man is total depraved and cannot even respond to
b. Unconditional election: God elected man for salvation on an
c. Limited atonement: Christ died for the elect and only the elect
d. Irresistible grace: Becuause of Gods soverienty, the elect cannot
resist grace, fall away, or lose their salvation.
e. Perseverance of the saints: The elect will persever to the end. Who was the founder of the system popularly known as “Arminianism?”
• Jacob Hermann
Other church leaders popularized the “Arminian” doctrinal system. Be able to name those listed in the textbook who helped popularize Arminianism.
• Francis Asbury, Charles Grandison Finney, John Wesley, John
Fletcher How do Arminians redefine original sin?
• Adams first sin is not imputed on the rest of humanity. Men, with
the help of the Holy Spirit, are able to obey God and as such, only sin
with an act of volition. How does the Arminian system depreciate the completed work of Christ by the denial of the security of the believer?
• By the method of retaining salvation. The Arminians hold that there
are 6 sins that cause the loss of your salvation. Theses six sins are
believed to be forerunners of the sin against the Holy Ghost. Pg. 437 Understand how the Arminian belief in apostasy may lead to an implied “salvation-by-works” doctrine.
• Citing the Arminian's method of retaining salvation, they imply that
apostasy is possible for the believer. Pg. 437...
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