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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There must be, under such conditions, a new and vital relationship to God the Father, to fellow-Christians and to Christ Himself, a new attitude toward prayer, toward the Word, toward sin and toward the unsaved. When thus unshackled and untrammeled in His love, He, through His own lavishings of love and grace, places the sinner in the eternal glory finally perfected into the very image of His Son.

However, the divine program strikes deeper and purposes a new creation out from which good works can flow and apart from which there can be no acceptable works in the sight of God. This larger use of the word, therefore, combines in it many separate works of God for the individual, such as Atonement, Grace, Propitiation, Forgiveness, Justification, Imputation, Regeneration, Adoption, Sanctification, Redemption and Glorification.

Seventh, Moreover, no Scripture requires confession of sin as a condition of salvation in this age. This last aspect of salvation is wholly future. Why Was Jesus Called Immanuel? Open Preview See a Problem? This is the good news of the Gospel. The unregenerate are not saved by confessing, but by believing. Although secure against the floods, established on the Rock Christ Jesus, great sorrow and shame will come upon those saved ones who have had all the days of grace and the enabling power of God and a field so white for harvest and in the end present a completed service of “wood, hay, stubble” only.

Over against this, the truth is ignored that the unregenerate person cannot improve his fallen condition and, if he could, he would be bringing merit to God where merit is wholly excluded to the end that grace may abound and be magnified through all eternity.

It has been asserted that the primary divine purpose in saving a soul is the satisfying of infinite divine love for that soul and the exercise of the attribute of sovereign grace. Such a precious experience as is described by these passages may become clouded by sin or lost in the depression of some physical weakness, and were we depending upon the experience as primary evidence that we are saved, all grounds of assurance would be swept away.


I appreciate the author’s emphasis on the grace of God as the means by which salvation is made possible for us by our LORD Jesus Christ and to be experienced.

Lewis Sperry Chafer on the Terms of Salvation

Saving faith is not a possession of all men but is imparted specifically to those who do believe Eph. The primary evidence is clearly stated in the same Epistle as the final word of testing here salvtion and the final grounds of confidence: A regenerate person who has wandered from fellowship may return to his place of blessing by a faithful confession of chafre sin.

He is looking for evidence of our love for Him.

They, like Christians, being covenant people, are privileged to return to God on the grounds of their covenant by repentance. We at BABINC are convinced salvtion reading this classic tome, as presented here, will be of greatest spiritual benefit to you as you thoughtfully ingest the truths contained within the following chapters.

How can He remain just and still justify the sinner whom He loved with an everlasting love? The discussion is restricted at this point to the problem which the salvation of unregenerate persons develops; and it is safe to say that few errors have caused so much hindrance to the salvation of the lost than the practice of demanding of them an anguish of soul before faith in Christ can be exercised.

What he prayed was strictly proper for a Jew of his time to pray under those circumstances.

In addition to this there are upwards of thirty-five passages wherein its synonym “faith” is used. The conclusion chzfer these revelations is that by the cross God has declared our sin, His own righteousness and Chafeg own unmeasured love.

Because one is enrolled under a “Calvinistic” creed does not guarantee that he will himself be free from the distractions of mere human reason: This portion of the doctrine of salvation, like the other tense aspects, includes only what God is said to do for man, and nothing whatsoever that man is said to do for God, or for himself.

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

Likewise, people are led by this error to measure the validity of their salvation by the intensity of anguish which preceded or accompanied it. Most of the great doctrinal epistles of the New Testament may be divided into a general two-fold division: To turn to Christ is a solitary act, also, and the joining of these two separate acts corresponds to the notion that two acts—repentance and faith—are required for salvation.

They should be positive enough in this matter to face the eternal question before Him as to whether they choose to stand in His grace alone, or in something within themselves, even in the slightest degree. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores Enter your Email.


The evidence underlying a positive conviction, or assurance as to personal salvation, is primarily the fact of the faithfulness of God as revealed in the Word. These portions of Scripture, totaling about in all, include practically all that the New Testament declares on the matter of the human responsibility in salvation; yet each one of these texts chater any reference to repentance as a separate act.

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Fourth, Every position is eternal by its very nature. This fact, easily verified, cannot but bear enormous weight with any candid mind. In like manner, a Christian may repent as a separate act 2 Cor.

There is no reason why sorrow should not accompany repentance or lead to repentance, but the sorrow, whatever it may be, is not repentance. The phrase states a position in Christ which means nothing less than an organic union with Christ.

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. There are two convincing reasons why the Scripture under consideration does not present two human responsibilities xalvation relation to salvation by grace. Alexander Maclaren has said: His recognition of Christian service will be but another manifestation of Salvatuon marvelous grace.

Finally, I must state again that I believe everything the bible says. The false teacher who has turned from the Truth is never said to be saved; but God’s judgment of him is sure. The Christian is “accepted now and forever in the beloved.

Hence, I believe that ” The human heart is prone to imagine that there is some form of atonement for sin through being sorry for it. Even as David also described the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works” Rom.

What Christ bore we are saved from bearing. Predestinated, “Being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the council of his own will” Eph. And this in relation salvatino every member of the fallen human race.

To illustrate, sonship does not grow into fuller sonship, even though a son may be growing. Vernon McGee Psalm We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: