– Salvation –

Apologetics to Jehovah’s Witnesses
Part 3

The Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ, the rejected King, has died on the cross for the sins of the world, that He was raised from the dead for our justification, and that by Him all that believe are justified from all things.

Bold, but Humble

Meek, but not Weak

1Pet. 3:15

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

The Gospel

Redemption

Redemption means to deliver by paying a price.

Reconciliation

Because of TLJC’s work on the Cross the barrier between us and God has been torn down, allowing the man-ward side of the cross to be executed.

Propitiation

means that Christ completely satisfied the just demands of a holy God for judgment on sin by His death on the Cross, past present and future…

…This propitiation, or payment for sins, allows God’s righteousness to be satisfied and clearing the way for His mercy & love.

God

JOH 19:30

Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

The Gospel

Christ arose because of who He is (ACT 2:24)

Christ arose to fulfill the Davidic covenant (2SA 7:12-16; PSA 89:20-37; ISA 9:6-7; LUK 1:31-33; ACT 2:25-31)

Christ arose to be the giver of resurrection life (JOH 10:10-11; 11:25-26; EPH 2:6; COL 3:1-4; 1JO 5:11-12)

Christ arose that He might become the source of resurrection power (MAT 28:18; EPH 1:19-21; PHI 4:13)

Christ arose to be head over the church (EPH 1:0-23)

Christ arose because our justification had been accomplished (ROM 4:25)

Christ arose to be the firstfruits of resurrection (1CO 15:20-23)

The Gospel

Salvation is a work of God for man, not a work of man for God

There is a perfect order to God’s grace.

Faith before Fruit!

JOH 3:15-16

so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life

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Dead Works

2CO 4:3-4

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Anything but the True Gospel is good enough for Satan

Anything!!!

Efficacious Grace:

given to individuals who have made a non-meritorious decision to believe in Christ. God the H.S. makes our faith in Christ effective for salvation.

2CO 13:5

“test yourselves, to see if you are in the faith”

GAL 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

 

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