THE word salvation is used in the Bible to indicate a work of God in behalf of man . In the present dispensation its use is limited to His work for individuals. This little work by my good friend, Mr. Chafer, is in the true “Apostolic Succession, ” for it depicts in clear and Scriptural language the Gospel of Divine salvation. Dr. Chafer’s comments on the subject, “The Terms of Salvation,” are taken from Volume 3 of his voluminous Systematic Theology, Chapter 20, pages
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Certainly experience never leads to the realities of the presence of the chzfer Son of God. The Gospel is thus often misstated in various and subtle ways.
Lewis Sperry Chafer on the Terms of Salvation
To add, or subtract, anything from this sole condition of salvation is most perilous. The Bible simply demands that there shall be some real evidence of the new life from God. As before stated, repentance, which is a dhafer of mind, is included in believing. The conditions which moved the heart of God exist in the higher realm and have no comparisons or counterparts in the range of human knowledge, hence human reason cannot be deemed sufficient to judge or challenge that which God has seen fit to reveal.
Of the foregoing thirty-three positions into which a believer is brought by the sufficient power and sovereign grace of God, two should be considered at length; both because of their prominence on the Sacred Pages and because of their fundamental character.
The sinner thus acknowledges Christ as the divinely appointed propitiation and there in confidence rests his case before the righteous throne of God. Second, The Christian positions are not progressive. The tragedy is that out of such a delusion those who embrace salvatuon are likely never to be delivered by a true faith in Christ as Savior.
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own” 1 Cor. Therefore, it is as dogmatically stated as language can declare, that repentance is essential to salvation and that none could be saved apart from repentance, but it is included in believing and could not be separated from it.
Or subscribe to our Newsletter: The New Testament call to repentance is not salvaiton urge to self-condemnation, but is a call to chxfer change of mind which promotes a change in the course being pursued. Second, It is a most serious error to intrude any form of human works into a situation wherein God alone can work.
First, they are said to be “created in Christ Jesus unto good salvatuon, which God hath before ordained that they should walk in them. These can prevail over the old desires by the power of chaver Spirit. What He has said must be carefully weighed and personally applied.
In like manner, men are not saved by an adjustment to the estimates and conclusions of the limited world of fallen humanity, or by what salvatioj seem to them to be reasonable or unreasonable. They most evidently speak of His loving appreciation of our little suffering and faithfulness for Him.
We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: The conclusion from these revelations is that by the cross God has declared our sin, His own righteousness and His own unmeasured love. He has spoken to us through His Son.
Passwords should have at least 6 characters. It is God who justifies the ungodly Rom. On the other hand, it is quite possible for one in facing this question to seal his confidence in God by a faithful “Amen” to every word God has spoken as to His plan and purpose in salvation.
Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening O. The mercy-seat of the Old Testament is spoken of in Heb.
It would seem evident from this fact that repentance, like all other issues, is almost universally omitted from the great salvation passages, that such repentance as is possible to an unsaved person in this dispensation is included in the one act of believing.
Salvation is made to depend upon such a personal response to this appeal from God. This passage opens with the question: The discussion is restricted at this point to the problem which the salvation of unregenerate persons develops; and it is safe to say that few errors have caused so much hindrance to the salvation of the lost than the practice of demanding of them an anguish of soul before faith in Christ can be exercised.
It is love operating in full recognition and adjustment to every demand of righteousness. It is one thing to call on God for an exercise of immediate mercy: It is found twenty-eight times in the first chapter of Ephesians alone.
Lewis Sperry Chafer :: Chapter Five: The One Condition of Salvation
The Biblical emphasis upon Gentile repentance or any repentance in this age will be more evident when the full meaning of the word “believe” is understood. The child of God was saved from the guilt and penalty of sin when he believed: The incident must be examined carefully.
Eventually the one who is saved by the power of God may, after that divine work is accomplished, do “good works” for God; for salvation is said to be “unto good works” Eph 2: Unsaved men are thus shut up to the one sqlvation upon which God can righteously make them to be new creatures in Christ Jesus.
The salvatioon instant when a person is saved granted eternal life with God in heaven is when in that nanosecond of time he genuinely decides act of will to trust only in Jesus Christ and what Christ has done on the cross and in nothing or no one else.
The Bible consistently presents the latter test.