Salvation. . . From Beginning to End!

  1. Predestination (Jn. 1:1-2; Matt. 25.34; Eph. 1:4-5; Acts 2.23, 4.28; Rom. 8:29)
  • Election – God’s sovereign, righteous choice . . . before the foundation                 of the world
  1. Creation (Jn. 1:3, Col. 1:16-17, Gen. 1-2)
                  FALL OF MAN (Gen. 3)
  1. Condemnation (Gen. 3:16-22, Rom. 5:16)
             Separation (Gen. 3:23-24; Rom. 3:23, 5:12,19)


*COVENANT w/ MANKIND    “If you . . . then I” (Jewish nation — Gen. 12, 17;   All believers — 1 Pet. 2.9-10)
  1. Incarnation . . . Christ became flesh (Jn. 1:14, Gal. 4:4-5, Col. 1.19, 2.9)


  1. Reconciliation . . . restored relationship with God through the CROSS              (Rom. 5.10-11; 2 Cor. 5.17-21; Col. 1.19-22)
    • Propitiation (substitute/satisfaction for sin, Rom. 3.25, 1 Jn. 2:2, 4:10)


  1. Regeneration . . . transforming work of the Holy Spirit . . . spiritual death to life, 36.25-27; Eph. 2.1-5, Titus 3:3-8)


NEW CREATION / CONVERSION (Our Response to the gospel, surrendering heart/mind/will to the authority and lordship of Christ — faith & repentance collide – you must be “born again” — John 3.3; Rom. 10:8-13; Eph. 2.1-5, 4.22-24; 2 Cor. 5.17)
  1. Justification . . . new legal standing before God
  • Once enemies (Jms. 4.4), once at war (Rom. 5.1), once in hostile opposition (Rom. 8.7, Jms. 4.4), once enslaved in unrighteousness (Rm. 3.10-12)
  • Proclaimed ‘NOT GUILTY’, Rom. 5:16-18, 8.1, 29-30
  • Imputation (Christ’s righteousness “imputed” or credited to our account, 2Cor. 5:21, Rom. 4.1-5, 5.17, 19)
    • Adam’s sin to us . . . Our sin to Christ (cross) . . . Christ to us


  1. Adoption . . . membership in God’s family (John 1.12; Rom. 8.14-21 ; 2 Cor. 5.17; Gal. 2.20; Eph. 2)


  1. Sanctification . . . set apart, process of conforming to image of Christ ( 6:19-22, 8.28-29)
  • 3 stages: (1) begins at Regeneration   (2) continues/increases throughout life (spiritual growth)   (3) Completed at death

   PHYSICAL DEATH  (Bodily burial)

  • Saved: souls immediately in the presence of Christ (Lk. 23.43, “w/ Me in paradise” … 2 Cor. 5.6-8)
  • Lost: souls immediately separated from Christ – – – “Gehenna” or “Hades” (Lk. 16.19-31)
  1. Eternity (Bodily resurrection)  2nd Coming / Last Trumpet  (sign of Christ’s return to earth, 1 Cor. 15:50-52)
  • Glorification
    • for the SAVED, those “in” Christ: REUNION! Glorified body reunites with soul
    • Citizens of New Jerusalem, heaven on earth (Rev. 21)
  • Damnation
    • for the LOST, those who have rejected Christ: JUDGMENT! Great White Throne, Rev. 20:11-15
    • Body & soul condemned and cast into lake of fire
His Pain our gain

Path to Salvation

According to the book of Romans (also known as “The Roman Road”)

Step 1 . . . Realization of Sin (Why do I need to be saved?  The Bad News)
Romans 1.18         “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
Romans 3:10         “There is none righteous, not even one.”
Romans 3:23         “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Romans 6:23a.      “For the wages of sin is death…”


Step 2 . . . Realization of God’s Mercy (The Good News)
Romans 5:8  “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 6:23b.     “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”



Step 3 . . . Realization of how to Receive New Life (Your Part in the News)
Romans 10:8-10, 13  “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart – – that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.  Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”


Step 4 . . . Realization of a New Standing before GOD (The Great News)
Romans 8:1  “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 8:28  “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”


Step 5 . . . Realization of Security in Christ (The Lasting News)
Romans 8:38-39   “I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


Step 6 . . . Realization of a Continuing Relationship with Christ  (The Living News)
Romans 12:1-2     “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
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