TULIP

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Before creation
Becoming a Christian
Christian living
End of this life
At the parousia
TULIP
Introduction
Theology Starts with God
How can we come into a relationship with God?
'Order' of salvation
1.
Election
1.1.
God's choice of people to be saved
2.
The gospel call
2.1.
Proclaiming the message of the gospel
3.
Regeneration
3.1.
Being 'born again'
4.
Conversion
4.1.
Faith and repentance
5.
Justification
5.1.
right legal standing
6.
Adoption
6.1.
membership in God's family
7.
Sanctification
7.1.
Right conduct of life
8.
Perseverence
8.1.
Remaining a Christian
9.
Death
9.1.
Going to be with the Lord
10.
Glorification
10.1.
Receiving a resurrection body
Objections
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Original/Inherited/Birth sin
Inherited guilt
Rom 5:12-14
Rom 5:18-19
Imputed guilt
Imputed righteousness
Not simply fallen nature
Inherited corruption
Ps 51:1-5
Eph 2:3
Just how sinful are we?
Effect the mind
Eph 4:18
Tit 1:1-5
1 Cor 2:14
Effects the will
Rom 1:18
Effects our actions
Jer 17:9
Unable to please God
Rom 8:8
Heb 11:6
Is 64:6
"The Utter sinfulness of sin"
Rom 7:18
john 8:34
Do we have free choice?
What do we deserve?
Rom 2:6
Col 3:25
What does TD look like?
Restraint of Common Grace
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Election
Evidence
Acts 13:48
Rom 8:28-30
Rom 9:11-13
Eph 1v4-6
Eph 1:12
1 Thess 1:4-5
2 Thess 2:13
1 Pet 2:9
Rev 13:7-8
Misunderstandings
Not Fatalism
Ez 33:11
Invitation to all
Matt 11:28
Rev 22:17
Contra Philosophical determinism
Personal God
Evangelism
Acts 18:9-10
Rom 10:14, 17
Not based on us
Not based on foreknoweldge of our faith
Rom 8:29
person not thing
2 Tim 1:9
Objections
Free Choice
Definition
Is it fair?
Rom 9:20-24
God doesn't have to save anyone
2 Pet 2:4
Doesn't God want everyone to be saved?
1 Tim 2:4
2 Pet 3:9
Does God will something else more strongly?
Man's free will (Arminian)
His own glory (Reformed)
Double predestination?
Not really helpful
Different
Positive Doctrine
Unconditional
No good choice
No 'divine spark'
Why me?
Positive idea
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Terms
Limited
makes it sound dficient
Particular
preferred term
Arminian
Unlimited
General
Universalist?
What is it?
For whom did Christ die?
The elect
The entire human race
universalism?
God's will?
2 Pet 3:9
Arminian
Frustrated by man's will
Calvinist
All the chosen saved
Why did Christ die?
Potential?
Actual?
The "modern" gospel
JIP
Biblical evidence
John 10:11
John 10:15
Acts 20:28
Rom 8:32-34
Eph 5:25
John 6:37-39
John 17:9-20
Rom 5:8-10
2 Cor 5:21
Gal 3:13
Objections
Negative
"Limited"
Counters
Christ died for nobody!
Biblical
John 1:29
John 3:16
John 6:51
2 Cor 5:19
1 John 2:2
1 Tim 2:6
Heb 2:9
Points of contact
Agreement
Not all are saved
Free offer to all
Sufficient merit for all
Disagreement
Christ died for all people
Are all saved?
Universalism
Lack of faith
God's sovereignty?
Pastoral Implications
Free offer of the gospel to all
Christ died to offer you forgiveness
Importance of response for salvation
No one will ever be turned away
"Four pointers"
I
Introduction
"Irresistable"
Suggests involuntary
Effective calling
The "call"
whom?
all
General call
Without exception
Without distinction
some
Effective call
The elect
God's doing
evidence
Rom 8:30
predestined
called
justified
glorified
Act of God
1 Pet 2:9
1 Cor 1:9
1 Thess 2:12
1 Pet 5:10
2 Pet 1:3
Summons from the king of the universe
Must have a response if God is sovereign
By preaching
2 Thess 2:14
Rom 10:11-14
The reponse of faith
Free choice?
Coercion?
Necessary
Acts 16:14
John 3:16
Matt 11:28-30
John 1:11-12
How should we preach?
Essential elements of the gospel?
Explanation
Invitation
Promise
P
Assurance
Definition
Perseverance
Evidence of salvation
False assurance
Implications
All who are born again will persevere
Great assurance
Evidence
John 6:38-40
John 10:27-29
John 3:36
John 5:24
John 6:4-7
John 10:28
1 John 5:13
Rom 8:1
Rom 8:30
Eph 1:13-14
Phil 1:6
1 Pet 1:5
"Eternal Life"
Only those who persevere will be saved
Requires personal effort
Faith
Evidence
John 8:31-32
Matt 10:22
Col 1:22-23
Heb 3:14
1John 2:19
What about those who "fall away"?
Judas
John 6:70
Matt 7:21-23
Mark 4:16-17
John 15v1-7
Heb 6:4-6
Discussion
Conversionism?
Once saved always saved?
Personal assurance?
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