New Adult Course on the Doctrine of Salvation

The sixth course in the adult series on the central doctrines of the Chrstian faith is now available.  The course on the Doctrine of Salvation follows the ordo salutis from eternity past to eternity future, with each lesson focusing on key biblical terms that describe the gracious work of God through Christ in the lives of those who belong to Him.  The Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 8:29-30, “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.”  From the marvelous truth that God “chose us in [Christ] before the foundation of the world” through effectual calling, regeneration, justification, and adoption, the gifts of faith and repentance by means of which we respond to the heart-changing work of the Holy Spirit, through sanctification, perseverance, and ultimate glorification, we see that salvation is the work of God from beginning to end.  The plan that the members of the Trinity arranged before time began is so certain of final fulfillment that Paul can even speak of ultimate glorification in the past tense.  As Jesus told His disciples, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”