Salvation-Defined

Quotes for Topic: Salvation-defined

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Soteriology simplified: God saves us by Himself from Himself unto Himself for Himself.

Soteriology simplified: God saves us by Himself from Himself unto Himself for Himself.


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You will find all true theology summed up in these two short sentences: Salvation is all of the grace of God. Damnation is all of the will of man.

You will find all true theology summed up in these two short sentences: Salvation is all of the grace of God. Damnation is all of the will of man.


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Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.

Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.


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The inability to love, obey, or please God is the very essence of human depravity. And the only solution to that predicament is the re-creative work of God (2 Cor. 5:17). That is why Jesus told Nicodemus, “You must be born again” (John 3:7). “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (v. 3). This is what salvation is all about: God miraculously changes the nature of those whom He redeems, so that they are drawn to the very same righteousness they formerly hated. This was the central promise of the New Covenant.

The inability to love, obey, or please God is the very essence of human depravity. And the only solution to that predicament is the re-creative work of God (2 Cor. 5:17). That is why Jesus told Nicodemus, "You must be born again" (John 3:7). "Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (v. 3). This is what salvation is all about: God miraculously changes the nature of those whom He redeems, so that they are drawn to the very same righteousness they formerly hated. This was the central promise of the New Covenant.

Reference:  The Battle for the Beginning, 2001, p. 197.


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Salvation is the exchange of all that we are for all that He is

Salvation is the exchange of all that we are for all that He is

Reference:  Matthew 1-7, Moody, 1985, p. 453.


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The death of Christ is the wisdom of God by which the love of God saves sinners from the wrath of God, and all the while upholds and demonstrates the righteousness of God.

The death of Christ is the wisdom of God by which the love of God saves sinners from the wrath of God, and all the while upholds and demonstrates the righteousness of God.

Reference:  Desiring God, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1996, p. 60, used by permission, www.desiringGOD.org.


Author: John Piper
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The cost of food in the kingdom is hunger for the Bread of Life.

The cost of food in the kingdom is hunger for the Bread of Life.

Reference:  Desiring God, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1996, p. 83, used by permission, www.desiringGOD.org.


Author: John Piper
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The biblical portrait of salvation centers around the antithesis between the greatness of God and the desperate condition of humanity.

The biblical portrait of salvation centers around the antithesis between the greatness of God and the desperate condition of humanity (George Thornbury).

Reference:  Who Will Be Saved? Edited by: House, Paul and Thornbury, Gregory. Crossway, 2000, p. 222.


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The grand paradox or supreme irony of the Christian faith is that we are saved both by God and from God.

The grand paradox or supreme irony of the Christian faith is that we are saved both by God and from God.


Author: R.C. Sproul
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Salvation is not a decision; rather it’s a faith commitment to follow Jesus.

Salvation is not a decision; rather it’s a faith commitment to follow Jesus.    


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Salvation in its full sense is from the guilt of sin in the past, the power of sin in the present, and the presence of sin in the future.

Salvation in its full sense is from the guilt of sin in the past, the power of sin in the present, and the presence of sin in the future.

Reference:  This We Believe,e.d. John Armstrong, Zondervan, 2000, p. 97.


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Salvation in Three Tenses:

Past, from sin’s penalty, immediate, secured by Christ’s death- Rom. 1:16; Acts 28:18, 16:31; Rom. 10:10; 1 Cor. 15:2; 2 Tim. 1:9.

Present, from sin’s power, continuous by Christ’s life- Heb. 7:25; Rom. 5:9; James 1:23; 1 Tim. 4:6; Phil. 2:12.

Future, from sin’s presence, prospective at Christ’s coming- Rom. 13:11; Heb. 9:28; Phil. 3:20; 1 Thes. 5:8.

Salvation in Three Tenses: Past, from sin’s penalty, immediate, secured by Christ’s death- Rom. 1:16; Acts 28:18, 16:31; Rom. 10:10; 1 Cor. 15:2; 2 Tim. 1:9. Present, from sin’s power, continuous by Christ’s life- Heb. 7:25; Rom. 5:9; James 1:23; 1 Tim. 4:6; Phil. 2:12. Future, from sin’s presence, prospective at Christ’s coming- Rom. 13:11; Heb. 9:28; Phil. 3:20; 1 Thes. 5:8.

Reference:  The Book of 750 Bible and Gospel Studies, 1909, George W. Noble, Chicago.