A Defense of Free Grace Theology
Five leading scholars examine the Free Grace movement and other Reformed theology in A Defense of Free Grace. Theology, a response to Dr. Wayne Grudem’s critique. Author David R. Anderson says, “For all of us concerned about the gospel, this is a must read.”
What are the five points of Arminianism?
The Remonstrance’s five points stated that: (1) each person’s election (and subsequent condemnation on the Day of Judgment) was conditioned by their rational faith (or nonfaith); (2) the Atonement, while qualitatively adequate for all humans, was efficacious only for the person of faith; and (3) without the Holy Spirit, no one could be saved.
How does Martin Luther define grace?
Grace refers to God’s favor, or the good will that he bears toward us, by which he is disposed to give us Christ and to pour into us the Holy Spirit with his gifts. Luther clarifies in his 1522 Romans preface that “gift” includes both Christ and the Holy Spirit, as well as the Spirit’s gifts.
What religion is salvation by grace?
Many people have felt compelled throughout history to add to Christianity’s central message, but the Bible makes it clear that salvation is solely by grace, as Ephesians 2:8u20139 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved through faith.”
Do Arminians believe in total depravity?
Total depravity is believed and taught by Arminian denominations such as Methodists, but there are significant differences, the most important of which is the distinction between irresistible grace and prevenient grace.
Why is it called Grace?
Saying grace before meals is a reminder, among other things, that it was God, not my credit card, who provided my meal. Grace comes from the Latin gratiarum actio, “act of thanks.”
What did Martin Luther say about Jesus?
For Luther, it was crucial that the passion was not solely that of a human being, because no such suffering could be salvific: u201cFor if I believe that only the human nature suffered for me, then Christ would be a poor Savior for me, indeed, he himself would need a Savior.u201dsup>37/sup> Luther has thus often been compared to the apostle Paul.
What did Martin Luther believe about faith?
In many ways, Martin Luther’s understanding of faith differed from that of the Catholic Church: he believed that salvation is a gift that God alone bestows on sinners who passively affirm their faith in Christ, rather than something that a sinner can actively obtain through the performance of good works; he believed that the gospel is a gift that God bestows on sinners who passively affirm their faith in Christ, rather than something that a sinner can actively obtain through the performance of good works;
Where in the Bible does it say salvation is free?
Our free salvation has cost us the pleasures of sin for a time ( Heb. 11:25 ). There are things that must be sacrificed in order to receive God’s free salvation.
Is faith a gift from God?
2:8 For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faithu2014 and this is not from yourselves, but it is a gift from Godu2014 2:9 and it is not by works, so that no one can boast.
How are we saved by Jesus?
Yes, the true gospel of Jesus will save you once you accept Him and confess your sins. Jesus died for you to have eternal life, and He is glad if you accept it as well. Believe that Jesus has saved and forgiven you through His death on the cross.
Are we born sinners?
Babies are not born sinners; no one is a sinner until he or she violates God’s spiritual law (1 John 3:4). Babies are incapable of committing sin.
Is unconditional election biblical?
Unconditional election (also known as sovereign election or unconditional grace) is a Calvinist doctrine that describes God’s actions and motives prior to the creation of the world, when he predestined some people to receive salvation, the elect, and left the rest to continue in their sins.
Are Baptists Calvinists?
The Particular Baptists held to the doctrine of a particular atonementu2014that Christ died only for the electu2014and were strongly Calvinist (following John Calvin’s Reformation teachings); the General Baptists held to the doctrine of a general atonementu2014that Christ died for all people, not just the electu2014and were strongly Calvinist (following the Reformation teachings of John Calvin).