Soteriology-Salvation: Repentance and Faith

Bible Text: Acts 3:19,II Corinthians 7:9-10 | Preacher: Dr. David Mitchell

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Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord (Acts
3:19). In the great and mysterious work of salvation there clearly is a
human as well as a divine side. We do err whenever we ignore one and
emphasize the other, or when we fail to teach each side in proper balance
with the other. To the human side we look in this message. Dr. A H.
Strong wrote, Conversion is that voluntary change in the mind of the sinner,
in which he turns, on the one hand, from sin, and on the other hand, to
Christ. The former or negative element in conversion, namely the turning
from sin, we denominate repentance. The latter or positive element in
conversion, namely, the turning to Christ, we denominate faith ….. Conversion
is the human side or aspect of that fundamental spiritual change which,
as viewed from the divine side, we call regeneration (Systematic Theology,
p. 829).

Soteriology-Salvation: Eternal Security

Bible Text: Ephesians 2:8,Romans 6:23,Titus 3:5,John 10:28 | Preacher: John Hatcher

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Salvation is a gift-8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that
not of yourselves: it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8); For the wages
of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
our Lord (Romans 6:23 ); 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 (Titus 3:5); And I give
unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any
man pluck them out of my hand (John 10:28)

Soteriology-Salvation: Election and the New Birth

Bible Text: I Thessalonians 1,Ephesians 1:5-12 | Preacher: Dr. David Pitman

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Doctrine of Salvation
A. Election is that eternal act of God, by which in His sovereign pleasure, and on
account of no foreseen merit in them, He chooses out of the number of sinful men
to be the recipients of the special grace of His Spirit, and so to be made voluntary
partakers of Christ’s salvation (Strong’s Systematic Theology, pg. 779).
B. The New Birth (regeneration) is that act of God by which the governing
disposition of the soul is made holy, and by which, through the truth as a means,
the first holy exercise of this disposition is secured (Strong’s Systematic Theology,
pg. 809).