How Is Salvation Obtained

I. God operates through human agency (preachers and witnesses)-Romans 10:14-15;

Acts 8:29-31; I Corinthians 1:21; II Corinthians 3:5, 5:18-20; I Thessalonians 2:13.

 

II. God operates through divine agency (the Holy Spirit) - John 16:8; Acts 1:5-8;

I Corinthians 12:13; II Corinthians 3:18; John 3:5-8; Galatians 4:29; Ephesians 2:22;

I Thessalonians 1:5; Titus 3:3-5.

 

III. God operates through the instrument of the Word Of God:

 

     A. The written Word of God - John 5:39-40; II Timothy 3:15&17; James 1:18; II Peter 1:19-21.

     B. The preached Word of God. - Romans 10:17; Hebrews 4:2&12; I Peter 1:23-25; Ephesians 1:13.

 

IV. God uses these agents to work in those who are His people - John 6:37, 10:14-16, 17:2,6,&9-12.

     A. Calling them from among the world - Romans 1:6-7, 8:28-30; I Corinthians 1:9&26; Ephesians 4:1; Matthew 9:13.

     B. Reproving them of sin, righteousness & judgement - John 16:8; Romans 3:19;         II Timothy 4:2; Acts 2:37, 9:5.

     C. Causing them desire the things of God -Psalm 10:17, 110:3; II Corinthians 7:11; Hebrews 12:11; Philippians 2:13.

     D. Producing in them godly sorrow - Psalm 34:18, 51:17-19; Proverbs 15:13; John 16:21; II Corinthians 7:9-11.

     E. Granting repentance (Acts 5:31, 11:18), which is done by:

          1). His goodness - Romans 2:4.

          2). His commands - Mark 1:15; Luke 13:1-5; Acts 17:30; Matthew 21:20-23.

          3). His working of sorrow - II Corinthians 7:9-11.

          4). His servants - II Timothy 2:24-26.

          5). His longsuffering - II Peter 3:9&15; Romans 2:4.

     F. Giving them faith - John 6:29; Acts 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 2:12; II Peter 1:1.

     G. Giving them life (quickening) - John 5:21; Ephesians 1:13, 2:1; Colossians 2:13;       I Timothy 6:13.

     H. Forgiving & purging (cleansing them from) their sins - Ephesians 1:7, 4:32; Colossians 1:14, 2:13; Titus 3:5; I John 1:9, 2:12.

      I. Reconciling them unto Himself (making peace with them) - II Corinthians 5:18-20; Ephesians 2:13-16; Colossians 1:21-22.

     J. Clothing them with righteousness - Romans 3:21-22, 4:5-8, 10:4; II Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:9 [types of this seen in Genesis 3:21, 37:3].

     K. Justifying them (declaring them just, or as they ought to be) - Romans 5:1&9, 8:30&33; I Corinthians 6:11; Galatians 2:16; Titus 3:7.