The God of the Bible saves sinners, and holds those He has redeemed to the end.

Posted: October 11, 2011 by doulos tou Theou in Christian Theology, Christianity, Discipleship, Reformed Theology, The Christian Life

from an article posted here by John Samson

written by Al Mohler 

Calvinism is most closely and accurately associated with the so-called “Doctrines of Grace,” which summarize the teaching of Scripture concerning the gospel. The Bible teaches us that we are born sinners, and are thus spiritually dead. Dead in our sins, we cannot on our own even respond to God’s grace. Thus, as Jesus told His disciples, “For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me, unless it has been granted him from the Father” [John 6:65].

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We would like to think that we are smart enough, spiritually sensitive enough, and responsive enough to chose to confess Christ without the prior work of God in our hearts. Unfortunately for our pride, this is not at all what the Bible reveals. God chooses us before we choose Him. As Southern Seminary president E. Y. Mullins stated, “God’s choice of a person is prior to that person’s choice of God, since God is infinite in wisdom and knowledge and will not make the success of the divine kingdom dependent on the contingent choices of people.”

Calvinism is nothing more and nothing less than the simple assertion that salvation is all of grace, from the beginning to the end. God saves sinners. Jesus Christ died for sinners. As Scripture promises, all those who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

The God of the Bible saves sinners, and holds those He has redeemed to the end.

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Comments
  1. John Frederick says:

    Excellent article! Most Baptists, even at a senior level, seem to have forgotten their own history.

    P.S. I think you will find that John Samson’s last name has no “p” in it.

  2. doulos tou Theou says:

    thanks,
    sorry I missed that

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