A Foundation For Faith

An Introductory Study Of Systematic Theology

 

With References To

 

The Baptist Confession Of Faith Of 1689

 

by

 

Stanford E. Murrell, Th.D.

 

 

ďFor other foundation can no man lay than

that is laid, which is Jesus Chris..Ē

1 Corinthians 3:11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A FOUNDATION FOR FAITH

 

Table Of Contents

 

Preface To The Study Of Systematic Theology

 

Part I

 

Theology Proper: The Study Of God

 

Introduction

A Confession Of Faith

Definition Of Theology

Theology Is Universal

 

Chapter1††††††††††† The Method Of Theology

The Speculative Method

††††††††††† The Mysticism Method

††††††††††† The Inductive Method

 

Chapter2††††††††††† The Source Of Theology

††††††††††† Five Kinds Of Theology

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Natural Theology

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Revealed (Biblical) Theology

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Dogmatic Theology

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Practical Theology

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Theology Proper

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Chapter3††††††††††† Can God Be Known?

††††††††††† The Biblical Declaration

††††††††††† The Argument Of The Agnostics

††††††††††† A Response To Agnosticism

††††††††††† The Distinction Between Apprehension And Comprehension

††††††††††† Can God Be Defined?

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Chapter4††††††††††† Arguments For The Existence Of God

††††††††††† The Ontological Argument

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Evaluation Of The Ontological Argument

††††††††††† The Cosmological Argument

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Resistance To Reason

††††††††††† ††††††††††† A Reasonable Response

††††††††††† The Teleological Argument

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Objection To The Teleological Argument

††††††††††† The Moral Argument

††††††††††† The Historical Argument

 

 

Chapter5††††††††††† Anti-Theistic Theories

††††††††††† Atheism

††††††††††† Polytheism

††††††††††† Materialism

††††††††††† Objections To Materialism

††††††††††† Pantheism

††††††††††† The Pain Of Pantheism

††††††††††† The Promises Of God

 

Chapter6††††††††††† Anti-Christian Theories

††††††††††† Deism

††††††††††† History Of Deism

††††††††††† Objections To Deism

††††††††††† Rationalism

††††††††††† A Challenge To Rationalism

††††††††††† Pessimism

††††††††††† The Doctrine Of A Finite God

††††††††††† Your God Is Too Small

 

Chapter7††††††††††† The Nature Of God

††††††††††† The Oneness Of God

††††††††††† The Personality Of God

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Creates

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Eliminates

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Furnishes What Is Needed To Sustain Life

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Exalts

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Loves

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Is Concerned

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Answers Prayers

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Hates

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Repents

††††††††††† Objections To The Personality Of God

††††††††††† Knowing What Is Known

††††††††††† The Substance Of God

††††††††††† The Attributes Of God

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Omnipresence

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Infinitude

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Eternality

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Immutability

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sovereignty

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Transcendence

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Immanence

††††††††††† A Trinity Of Persons

††††††††††† Proof Of The Trinity

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Denial Of The Trinity

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Arianism

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sem-Arianism

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sabellianism

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Unitarianism

††††††††††† Defenders Of The Faith

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Justine Martyr

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Iranaeus

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Clement Of Alexandria

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Tertullian

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Hyppolytus

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Origen

††††††††††† The Tri-Unity

††††††††††† The Relation Between Father, Son, And Holy Spirit

††††††††††† The Value Of The Doctrine Of The Trinity

††††††††††† The Holy Spirit

††††††††††† The Spirit Is A Person

 

Chapter8††††††††††† The Decrees Of God

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith: God Has A Purpose

††††††††††† A Distinction In The Divine Decree

††††††††††† The Decree Of God

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Has Decreed The General Course Of History

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Has Decreed Particular Events

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Has Decreed The Salvation Of Sinners

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Has Decreed The Evil That Men Do

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Has Decreed All Accidental Events

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Has Decreed The Means As Well As The End Of All Things

††††††††††† The Order Of The Decrees

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Supralapsarian

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Infralapsarian

††††††††††† God's Decree Makes Foreknowledge Possible

††††††††††† The Decree In Reference To Free Agency

††††††††††† Additional Arguments

 

Chapter9††††††††††† The Works Of God

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith

††††††††††† Creation

Three Possible Explanations Of Creation

Creation And Evolution

††††††††††† The Sad State OfThe Theistic Evolutionist

††††††††††† Remarks On Evolution In General

††††††††††† Providence

††††††††††† Is Creation Continual?

 

 

 

††††††††††† The Extent Of Divine Providence

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Governs The Physical Universe

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Governs The Animal Creation

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Governs The Events Of Human History

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Governs The Lives Of Individuals

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Governs The Smallest Details Of Life

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Governs The Fortuitous Events

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Governs The Free Actions Of Men

††††††††††† ††††††††††† God Governs The Sinful Actions Of Men

††††††††††† God Is Not The Author Of Sin

††††††††††† Why Sin Is Allowed In The Saints

††††††††††† The Purpose Of Sin In The Unsaved

††††††††††† Definition Of A Miracle

††††††††††† Classification Of Miracles

††††††††††† Are Miracles Probable Or Improbable?

††††††††††† A World Without Miracles

††††††††††† Miracles Are Instructive

††††††††††† When And Where Do Miracles Occur?

††††††††††† Objections By Rationalism And Modernism

††††††††††† The Silence Of The Skeptics

††††††††††† Special Arguments For Miracles

 

Part II

 

Bibliology: The Study Of The Bible

 

Chapter10††††††††††† The Scriptures

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith

††††††††††† Definition Of Bibliology

††††††††††† The Books Of The Bible

††††††††††† A Revelation From God

††††††††††† The Bible: A Book That Can Be Believed

††††††††††† Great Belief Is Not Bibliolatry

††††††††††† A Day Of Divine Discovery

††††††††††† The Harmony Of The Bible

††††††††††† The Bible Reveals One Story

††††††††††† The Essential Unity In The Scriptural Narrative

††††††††††† The Centrality Of Christ

††††††††††† Liberal Theology And The Lord Of Glory

††††††††††† Responding To The Rationalists

 

Chapter11††††††††††† Our God Breathed Book: The Bible

††††††††††† The Inspiration Of Scriptures

††††††††††† Negative Theories Of Divine Inspiration

††††††††††† Plenary And Verbal Inspiration

††††††††††† Inspiration And Inerrancy

††††††††††† The Autographs

††††††††††† What Do The Scriptures Say As To Their Own Inerrancy?

††††††††††† Old Testament Claims To Divine Inspiration

††††††††††† The New Testament Affirms The Inspiration Of The Old Testament

††††††††††† The Inspiration Of The New Testament

††††††††††† Proof Of Inspiration From General Consideration

††††††††††† The Testimony Of Jesus Christ

††††††††††† Christís Appeal To The Scriptures

††††††††††† Inspiration And The Prophets

††††††††††† What About The Various Readings?

††††††††††† The Dead Sea Scrolls

††††††††††† The Septuagint

††††††††††† The Authority Of The Scriptures

††††††††††† The Perspicuity (Clearness) Of Scriptures

††††††††††† Is Formal Education Necessary To Understand The Bible?

††††††††††† The Church Fathers

††††††††††† Were The Apostles Deceived?

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Part III

 

Anthropology: The Study Of Man

 

 

Chapter12††††††††††† The Origin Of Man

A Confession Of Faith

A Definition Of Anthropology

The Soul Is Not A Divine Emanation

The Soul Is Not A Form Of God

The Soul Is Not The Product Of Spontaneous Generation

††††††††††† The Soul Cannot Accounted For By Evolution

††††††††††† What Is The Soul?

††††††††††† Rational Objections To Evolution

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Great Gaps

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Insufficiency Of Time

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Sterility Of Birds

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Remains Of Men

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Discrepancies Between Kingdoms

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Law Of Entropy

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Lack Of Visual Evidence

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Logical Impossibility Of The Evolutionary Process

††††††††††† A Theory Of Recapitulation

††††††††††† The Recapitulation Theory Does Not Matter

††††††††††† The Harm Of Change

††††††††††† The Fossils Say No!

††††††††††† Questions Raised By The Theory Of Evolution

Chapter13††††††††††† The Origin Of The Soul

††††††††††† How Does The Soul Come Into Existence?

††††††††††† Traducianism

††††††††††† Arguments From Scripture For Traducianism

††††††††††† The Case For Creationism

††††††††††† The Critics Of Creationism

††††††††††† Summary Evaluation

 

Chapter14††††††††††† The Nature Of Man

††††††††††† Dichotomy: A Division Between Soul And Body

††††††††††† Scriptural Evidence OfDichotomy

††††††††††† The Trichotomy Theory: Body, Soul, And Spirit

††††††††††† Arguments Against The Trichotomous Theory

††††††††††† Three Main Theories As To Free Agency

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Fatalism

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Self-determination

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Free Agency

††††††††††† The Relation Of Free Will To Regeneration

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Chapter15††††††††††† The Original State Of Man

††††††††††† From The Hand Of God

††††††††††† The Soul Was Created In The Image Of God

††††††††††† How Did God Create Man?

††††††††††† A Selected View Of Manís Original State

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Pelagian Doctrine Of Man's Original State

††††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††††

Chapter16††††††††††† The Covenant Of Works

††††††††††† What Is A Covenant?

††††††††††† The Doctrine Defined

††††††††††† The Scriptural Evidence For A Covenant Of Works

††††††††††† A Representative For Posterity

††††††††††† Probation

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Chapter17 ††††††††††† The Fall Of Man

††††††††††† Was There A Fall?

††††††††††† Two Difficulties

††††††††††† Observations

††††††††††† The Effects Of The FallóDegeneracy And Death

††††††††††† A Federal Representative

††††††††††† Imputation Of Sin

††††††††††† The Federal And Natural Headship Of Adam

††††††††††† The Theory Of Direct Divine Efficiency

††††††††††† Objections To A Federal Representation

††††††††††† The Theory Of Physical Depravity

††††††††††† Objections To The Idea Of Physical Depravity

 

 

 

Chapter18 ††††††††††† The Relation Of Adam's Sin To Posterity

††††††††††† The Fact Of Sin Is Proved By The Bible

††††††††††† The Fact Of Sin Is Proved By Consciousness

††††††††††† The Fact Of Sin Is Proved By Casual Observation

††††††††††† The Fact Of Sin Is Proved By The Need For Laws

††††††††††† The Fact Of Sin Is Proved In Literature

††††††††††† Definitions Of Sin

††††††††††† A Biblical Definition Of Sin

††††††††††† What Sin Is Not

††††††††††† Original Sin

††††††††††† The Scriptures And Original Sin

††††††††††† The Universality Of Sin

††††††††††† Personal Experience With Sin

††††††††††† The Nature And Effect Of Original Sin

††††††††††† The Consequences And Characterization OfSin

††††††††††† Total Depravity

††††††††††† The Pelagian View Of Sin

††††††††††† The Semi-Pelagian View Of Sin

††††††††††† The Arminian Doctrine Of Sin

††††††††††† Remarks On Arminianism

††††††††††† Arminianism And The Nature Of Original Sin

††††††††††† Synergism And Salvation

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Chapter19 ††††††††††† Total Inability

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith

††††††††††† Various Views Of Inability

††††††††††††††††††††††† The Pelagian View

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Semi-Pelagian View

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Augustinian / Reformed View

††††††††††† What Inability Is Not

††††††††††† The Meaning Of The Doctrine Of Inability

††††††††††† Scriptural Evidence Of Inability

††††††††††† What Can Man Do In The Process Of Salvation?

††††††††††† Objections Answered Against The Doctrine Of Innate Inability

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Part IV

 

Soteriology: The Study OfSalvation

 

Chapter20††††††††††† Salvation And The Sovereign††††††

Definition

Six Presuppositions Of Soteriology

††††††††††† The Fall Of Man

††††††††††† The Order Of The Decrees

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Infralapsarian View

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Supralapsarian View

††††††††††† Election Precedes Salvation

††††††††††† The Covenant Of Redemption

††††††††††† Evidence That Such A Covenant Was Made

††††††††††† The Covenant Of Grace

††††††††††† The Doctrine Of Election

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††††††††††† The Extent Of The Elective Decree

††††††††††† Various Views Of The Nature And Ground Of Election

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Conditional Election

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Election Is Personal

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Election Is To Faith And Good Works

††††††††††† Limiting Election

††††††††††† The Doctrine Of A Definite Redemption

††††††††††† Is Election Based Upon Foreseen Faith And Works?

††††††††††† Election And The Weak

††††††††††† But Who Will Come?

††††††††††† Free Will Is Not Sufficient To Save

††††††††††† Redemption: Accomplished And Applied

††††††††††† Human Responsibility For Sin

††††††††††† The Results Of Election

††††††††††† The Difficulties Of Election

††††††††††† Answers To Arguments Against Election

††††††††††† The Signs Of Election

††††††††††† Election Is Of God

††††††††††† Election Does Not Rest In Man

††††††††††† Election Demands A Sovereign Saviour

††††††††††† The Hope That Is Found In Election

††††††††††† The Great Mystery Of Election

††††††††††† The Transcending Thoughts Of God

††††††††††† The Purpose Of Election

††††††††††† If Men Are Not Saved

††††††††††† The Ground Of Election

††††††††††† Election And Reprobation

††††††††††† Summary Of The Doctrine Of Election

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith: The Doctrine OfPredestination

††††††††††† Scriptural Evidence For Predestination

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Chapter21††††††††††† The Historical Background Of Redemption

††††††††††† The Desire Of The Ages

††††††††††† The Typology Of Rite And Rituals

††††††††††† Preparation Through Prophecy

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Chapter22††††††††††† Then Came The Redeemer

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith

††††††††††† The Incarnation

††††††††††† The Pre-existence Of Christ And His Incarnation Simply Set Forth

††††††††††† The Days Of Humiliation

††††††††††† The Virgin Birth

††††††††††† Rejection Of The Virgin Birth

††††††††††† Proof Of The Virgin Birth

††††††††††† The Person Of Christ

††††††††††† The Deity Of Christ

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Jesus Claimed To Be Divine

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Apostles Taught That Jesus Was Divine

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Confession Of Others Concerning Christís Deity

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Sacred Titles Of God Applied To Christ Prove His Divinity

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Works Of Christ Prove His Deity

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Personal Influence Of Christ In The World Asserts His Deity

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Authority That Has Been Entrusted To Christ Proves His Deity

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Personal Proof Of The Deity Of Christ

††††††††††† The Humanity Of Christ

††††††††††† The Personality Of Christ

††††††††††† The Distinction Of Two Natures

††††††††††† The Hypo-static Union: The Union Of The Two Natures In One Person

††††††††††† Summary Thoughts

††††††††††† Christís Sinlessness (Impeccability)

††††††††††† Errors As To The Person Of Christ

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Denial Of His Humanity

††††††††††††††††††††††† Denial Of His Divinity

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Arians

††††††††††† †††††††††† ††††††††††† The Apollinarians

††††††††††† †††††††††† ††††††††††† The Nestorians

††††††††††† †††††††††† ††††††††††† The Eutychians

††††††††††† The Doctrine Of Kenosis

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Socinians

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Jehovah Witnesses

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith:The Mediatorial Offices Of Christ

††††††††††† The Mediatorial Office Of Christ: Prophet

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Mediatorial Office Of Christ: Priest

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Mediatorial Office Of Christ: King

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Chapter23††††††††††† The Atonement

††††††††††† The Importance Of The Doctrine

††††††††††† Terms Defined

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Atonement

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Guilt

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Expiation

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Propitiation

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Vicarious

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Reconciliation

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Imputation

††††††††††† The Two-fold Work Of The Atonement

††††††††††† The Atonement Expresses Both Divine Justice And Love

††††††††††† The Atonement And The Trinity

††††††††††† The Main Features Of The Atonement

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Atonement Was Sacrificial

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Atonement Was Expiatory

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Atonement Was Efficacious

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Atonement Was Vicarious

††††††††††† †††††††††† ††††††††††† OldTestamentScriptures

††††††††††† †††††††††† ††††††††††† New TestamentScriptures

††††††††††† The Atonement And The Law

††††††††††† Arminianism And The Atonement

††††††††††† Summary Of The Remonstrance

††††††††††† The Atonement Is Propitiatory And Conciliatory

††††††††††† Summary

††††††††††† Objections To The Atonement

††††††††††† Atonement And The Sovereignty Of God

††††††††††† Moral Reformation Is Not Enough

††††††††††† The Majesty And Mercy Of God

††††††††††† Theories Of The Atonement

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Moral Influence Theory

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Ransom Theory

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Legal Theory

††††††††††† From Theory To Truth: Scriptural Satisfaction†††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Part V

 

Pneumatology: The Study The Holy Spirit

 

Chapter24††††††††††† A Holy Spirit

††††††††††† Definition

††††††††††† The Holy Spirit And Salvation

††††††††††† What Is Effectual Calling?

 

Chapter 25††††††††††† The Greatness Of Grace

††††††††††† Grace Defined

††††††††††† Grace Distinguished

 

 

 

 

 

 

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Common Grace

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Prevenient

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sufficient Grace

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Efficacious Grace

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Habitual Grace

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Cheap Grace

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Costly Grace

 

Chapter 26††††††††††† Characteristics Of The Holy Spirit

††††††††††† The Personality Of The Spirit

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Of God Has A Mind

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Of God Has A Will

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Of God Prohibits

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Of God Guides

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Of God Speaks

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Of God Has Emotions

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Can Be Grieved

††††††††††† Various Ministries Of The Holy Spirit

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Restrains Evil Through Sanctification

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Instructs In Righteousness

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Awakens The Sin Saturated Soul

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Convicts

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Convinces The Sinner

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Reveals

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Regenerates The Soul

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Holy Spirit Sanctifies Each Child Of God

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Chapter27††††††††††† The Work Of Salvation

††††††††††† The Word And Salvation

††††††††††† The Effect Of Common Grace

††††††††††† The Resistance Of The Heart To Common Grace

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Chapter 28††††††††††† Finding Faith In The Family Of God

††††††††††† The Usage Of The Word ďFaithĒ

††††††††††† ††††††††††† There Is An Objective Faith

There Is A Subjective Faith

††††††††††† Faith Defined

††††††††††† Faith Distinguished

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Historical Faith

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Temporary Faith

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Saving Faith

††††††††††† The Relation OfFaith To Knowledge

††††††††††† Faith In Relation To Salvation

††††††††††† Faith Is The Instrumental Cause Of Justification

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Chapter29††††††††††† A Crisis Of The Heart

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith

††††††††††† Conversion: Defined

††††††††††† Conversion Involves The Whole Person

††††††††††† A Conversion That Does Not Change

††††††††††† The Order Of Events In Salvation

††††††††††† The Cause Of Conversion

††††††††††† The Evidence Of Conversion

††††††††††† A Repentance That Needs To Be Repented Of

††††††††††† No Sin Too Great For The Grace Of God

††††††††††† Never Too Late

 

Chapter 30††††††††††† A New Life Begins

††††††††††† What Regeneration Is Not

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is Not A New Faculty Added To The Soul

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is Not A Moral Persuasion Of Sin

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is Not The Co-operation Of The Human Power

With Divine Power

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is Not Dependent On The Unity Of The Human

And The Divine Minds

††††††††††† What Regeneration Is

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is The Instilling Of A Life Principle In The Soul

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is The Illumination Of The Understanding

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is The Elevation Of The Heart

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is Absolutely Essential To Salvation

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is Instantaneous

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Regeneration Is Irresistible

 

††††††††††† Summary Statements On Regeneration

 

Chapter31††††††††††† The Justice Of Justification

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith: The Fact Of Justification

††††††††††† A Definition Of Justification

††††††††††† The Nature Of Justification

††††††††††† The Subjective View Of Justification

††††††††††† The Objective (Forensic)View Of Justification

††††††††††† Scriptural Proof Of Justification

††††††††††† ††††††††††† New Testament Passages

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Old Testament Passages

††††††††††† The Ground Of Justification

††††††††††† ††††††††††† First Position

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Second Position

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Third Position

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Fourth Position

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Fifth Position

 

††††††††††† The Cause Of Justification

††††††††††† No Contradictions

††††††††††† The Results Of Justification

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Remission Of Sin

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Restoration To Favor With God

††††††††††† ††††††††††† A Spiritual Renewal

††††††††††† Objections To Justification By Faith Alone

††††††††††† The Difference Between Justification And Sanctification

 

Chapter32††††††††††† The Beauty Of Holiness

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith††††

††††††††††† The Definition Of Sanctification

††††††††††† Sanctification: A Supernatural Work

††††††††††† Illustrations Of Sanctification

††††††††††† All Of Grace

††††††††††† How Is The Word Made Effectual To Salvation?

††††††††††† Is Man Co-operative In Sanctification?

††††††††††† The Effect Of Sanctification

††††††††††† Sanctification Is Perfected At Death

††††††††††† Perfectionism And The Pelagians

††††††††††† Perfectionism And John Wesley

††††††††††† An Appeal To The Scriptures

 

Chapter33††††††††††† The Safety OfThe Saint

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith

††††††††††† The Security Of The Believer

††††††††††† The Security Of The Believer And Election

††††††††††† The Security Of The Believer And Christ

††††††††††† The Security Of The Believer And Atonement

††††††††††† The Security Of The Believer And The Will

††††††††††† The Security Of The Believer Brings Peace

††††††††††† The Security Of The Believer Produces Humility

††††††††††† The Security Of The Believer Provides No License To Sin

††††††††††† Confidence In Salvation May Be Shaken By Sin

††††††††††† Objections To Eternal Security

††††††††††† Answers To The Objections

††††††††††† The Adoption Of The Believer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter34††††††††††† Holy Ordinances

††††††††††† The Ordinances: Definitions

††††††††††† The Number Of The Ordinances

††††††††††† The Effectiveness Of The Ordinances

††††††††††††††††††††††† The Roman Catholic View

††††††††††† ††††††††††† The Lutheran View

††††††††††† Conclusion

Concerning Baptism

††††††††††† The Mode Of Baptism

††††††††††† To Dip? Or, To Immerse?

††††††††††† The Proper Subjects Of Baptism

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Part VI

 

Eschatology: The Study Of The Future

 

Chapter35††††††††††† The Immortality Of The Soul

††††††††††† Definition OfEschatology

††††††††††† Denials of Immortality

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Atheism

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Materialism

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Pantheism

††††††††††† The Evidence For Immortality

††††††††††† Revealed Religion: Old Testament

††††††††††† Revealed Religion: New Testament

††††††††††† What About Conditional Immortality?

 

 

Chapter36 ††††††††††† The State Of The Soul After Death

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith

††††††††††† What Happens At Death?

††††††††††† The Benefits Of Death

 

Chapter37††††††††††† The Resurrection Of The Body

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith

††††††††††† There Will Be A Bodily Resurrection

††††††††††† Is Belief In The Resurrection Realistic?

††††††††††† The Resurrection Is Miraculous

††††††††††† The Resurrection Of Christ: Its Certainty

††††††††††† What About The Empty Tomb?

††††††††††† The Joy Of The Resurrection: The Blessings Of Belief

††††††††††† The Identification Of The Resurrection

††††††††††† It Is The Same Body That Dies

 

 

 

Chapter 38††††††††††† A Place For Prophecy

††††††††††† Promises Of Prophecy To Keep

††††††††††† The Difficulty Of Prophecy

††††††††††† Before Jesus Comes

††††††††††† Characteristics Of Christís Second Coming

††††††††††† Events That Will Accompany The Second Coming Of Christ

††††††††††† Three Views Of The Future

††††††††††† ††††††††††† A Summary Of Pre-Millennialism

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Objections†† To Pre-Millennialism

††††††††††† ††††††††††† A Summary Of Post-Millennialism

††††††††††† ††††††††††† A Summary Of Amillennialism [Realized Millennialism]

††††††††††† The Second Coming Of Christ Is Historical

 

Chapter39 ††††††††††† Future Punishment

††††††††††† A Confession Of Faith

††††††††††† Universalism

††††††††††† The Punishment Of The Wicked

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Restoration

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Annihilation

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Endless Punishment

††††††††††† Objection To The Doctrine Of Endless Punishment

 

Chapter40 ††††††††††† Our Eternal Home

††††††††††† Heaven Is A Real Place For Real People

††††††††††† Heaven Is A State Of Conscious Existence

††††††††††† The Blessedness Of The Saved

††††††††††† How Might We Get To Heaven?

††††††††††† A Glimpse Of Glory: Revelation 21 and 22

†††††††††††