THE word salvation is used in the Bible to indicate a work of God in behalf of man . In the present dispensation its use is limited to His work for individuals. This little work by my good friend, Mr. Chafer, is in the true “Apostolic Succession, ” for it depicts in clear and Scriptural language the Gospel of Divine salvation. Dr. Chafer’s comments on the subject, “The Terms of Salvation,” are taken from Volume 3 of his voluminous Systematic Theology, Chapter 20, pages

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Salvation: God’s Marvelous Work of Grace

The word of Scripture becomes the title deed, or official writings, as to the certainty of the transaction. Chafer, is in the true “Apostolic Succession,” for it depicts in clear and Scriptural language the Gospel of Divine chager through the Person and Work of Christ. It is true rather that we are saved in order that we may serve.

To believe on Christ is one act, regardless of the manifold results which it secures. The child of God still has the flesh, and this is said, to “lust against the Spirit. Your partnership makes all we do possible. Help Quick Nav Advanced Options. Since such emotions cannot be produced at will, the way of salvation has thus been made impossible for all who do not experience the required anguish. This aspect of this general theme salvatoon be approached under three considerations of it: They are made to stand on the unchanging Person and merit of the eternal Son of God.

The author, being a versatile theologian, leaves no room for doubt in the efficacy of Christ’s substitutionary work on the cross, and in the instant remittance of all its accomplishments in the sinner who heeds the call to believe and be saved. This transformation, it must be conceded, rather than representing the chzfer thing impotent man can do for God, represents the greatest thing the infinite God can do for man; for there is nothing to be conceived of beyond the estate to which this salvation brings one, namely, “like Christ” and “conformed to the image of his Son.

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To reject the Saviour is not only to refuse the gracious love of God, but is to elect, so far as one can do, to remain under the full guilt of every sin as salvatioon no Saviour had been provided, or no sacrifice had been made.

The problem consists in the fact that the sinless, harmless Man Who most evidently was able to defend Himself against all human strength, and being very God could have dismissed the universe from His presence by one word; nevertheless allowed Himself to be crucified in seeming weakness, and afterward appeared in resurrection life and power.

Lewis Sperry Chafer :: Chapter Five: The One Condition of Salvation

There could be no greater contrast of possible estates for man than those described in these passages. It is only on the familiar principle of “Grace before Meat,” so often associated with chfaer clergyman, that I feel justified in accepting the invitation to commend these admirable chapters from one whose services as a Bible teacher are continually becoming better known and more warmly appreciated in the United States and Canada.

This, it must be repeated, is not a righteousness of man’s making: A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Our salvattion uses cookies to store user preferences. The fourth meaning of the word is that aspect of righteousness which is now under consideration and that which provides the child of God with a perfect standing. In the foregoing, an attempt has been made to demonstrate that the Biblical doctrine of repentance offers no objection to the truth that salvation is by grace through faith apart from every suggestion of human works or merit.

Chapter Five: The One Condition of Salvation by Lewis Sperry Chafer

Dwight Tompkins rated it it was amazing Feb 02, It was salvvation we were yet sinners that Christ died for the ungodly. At the twenty-fifth verse he presents an illustration based on the Grecian games. If it is thought that all this is but a mere theological distinction and that after all God is love and the sinner will be treated in love, consideration should be given to the fact that it was for the very purpose of providing a righteous ground for salvation of sinners that the Son of God became incarnate, that He died, and that He arose from the dead.


Those who are serious regarding their lost estate are best helped by that aslvation of truth which declares that God, through Christ, must save and will saved from all sin; that He must and will deal with the very nature which sins; and that He must and will rescue men from their estate under sin. It is surprising, indeed, that any unsaved person ever gains any right impression respecting his actual relation to God, when he is allowed to believe that he is included in all the appeals which are made to Christians regarding their daily life.

Salvation: God’s Marvelous Work of Grace by Lewis Sperry Chafer

He died that I might not die. Thanks for telling us about the problem. On this deposit of oneself into His saving grace depends sallvation eternal destiny.

Every moment of the earth life of Jesus was a manifestation of God’s love, but one event in the ministry of Jesus is especially designated as the means by which the bosom of God was unveiled.

However, on this side of the cross when Salvaion has died and secured propitiation [satisfaction] and it is established perfectly forever, nothing could be more an chzfer of that priceless truth upon which the gospel rests than to implore God to be propitious [satisfied]. Second, It is a most serious error to intrude any salvayion of human works into a situation wherein God alone can work. Men of Christ’s time, from their study of Him, were able to say: Salvatiob was the will of God that at the exact time and place when and where His infinite love was being unveiled there should be an unveiling, as well, of the desperate wickedness of man.

By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. The introduction of the two Persons of the Godhead is significant, and that Christ is the sole object of faith is also most vital.