Sovereignty of God and Salvation

Man's Condition in Sin and Freewill | Election | Christ's Atonement for Sin | Effectual Calling
| Faith & Repentance | Justification | Imputed Righteousness
Sanctification | Perseverance | Practical Implications | Hyper-Calvinism


 God's Sovereignty Generally Considered



"For I know that the LORD is great And that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps." Psalm 136:5-6

Who is in control? Satan? God? Man? Is control shared? Does God voluntarily relinquish aspects of His sovereignty? Is God even capable of controlling all things?

God is God. He alone is Sovereign. From eternity He unchangeably ordained whatsoever comes to pass. This is done without making Him the author of sin. Furthermore, He upholds, directs, disposes, and governs all creatures, actions, and things, by His providence. To the praise of the glory of his wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy. Amen!

 God's Sovereignty In Salvation Generally Considered



"No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will  raise him up on the last day." John 6:44

How is a person saved? Does a person choose to follow Christ out of his own wisdom and insight? Does he weigh the merits of Christ from neutral position? Is a person able to desire Christ without the divine assistance of God?

All are dead in their sins. They are born this way. Without the supernatural drawing of the Father no man will seek Christ! From the pages of the Bible we learn that God saves sinners and Christ's blood redeems those to whom it is applied. Amazing grace, how can it be!  





 Man's Condition in Sin and Freewill



The Fall & Original Sin

Total Depravity


Free Will & Divine Sovereignty





 Christ's Atonement for Sin



The Atonement 

        Particular Redemption


 Effectual Calling







  • A Practical View of Regeneration  ~ A. Alexander
  • The New Birth  ~ Brian Schwertley
  • The New Birth - Part One / Two ~ John Reisinger
  • Regeneration - Michael Bremmer 
  • The Regedneration of Man - James A. Fowler
  • The Sovereignty of God the Holy Spirit in Salvation  ~ A.W. Pink
  • The Doctrine of Regeneration: Biblical and Historical Perspectives ~ Bill Ascol
  • An Outline of John 3:7, 8  ~ Adapted from a work by J. C. Ryle

     Faith & Repentance









    Salvation, Sanctification, Easy Believism & The Lordship of Jesus Christ


    "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10 
    "Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit." Mathew 7:17 

    Must a Christian's life demonstrate holiness? Is a desire and a pursuit of holiness secondary and optional for the Christian? Is the demand for repentance for salvation adding works to the Gospel? 

    Those whom the Lord draws to Himself He also imparts a new heart and a new life (a.k.a. Regeneration, the New Birth). This new heart and life bear fruit. It cannot do otherwise. Certainly battles with sin are still a part of life, and will be until death. Nonetheless, a good tree bears good fruit. The absence of good fruit displays the actual, rather then the professed, nature of the individual. It must be understood that we do not bear good fruit to merit God's grace, the good fruit is evidence of having received God's grace. 





     Practical Implications





     The Denial of Responsibility & Human Agency

     The Denial of Salvation to the Non-Calvinist

  • Are All Arminians Unsaved? - Mitch Cervinka
  • Is Calvinism the Gospel? - Mitch Cervinka


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