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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It will be seen that this personal choice becomes a part of the final judgment of those who believe not.

Blessed indeed is the one who can say, “the love and grace of God, in removing forever my judgments and doom by the sacrifice of His Son, are wholly satisfying to me and I rest only in the Saviour thus given.

Salvation, then, in the present dispensation, may salvattion considered in three tenses as it is revealed in the Scriptures: The positions to which the believer is instantly lifted by the power and grace of God are always mentioned first and without reference to any human merit or promises.

That change of mind is the work of the Spirit Eph. God has clearly related the position to the conduct and in a positive order, and it is perilous to omit any aspect of the truth or to change the divine order of its application. It, therefore, is revealed that the first issue between God and an unsaved person in this age is that of receiving Christ, rather than that of improving the manner of life, however urgent such improvement may be. To this much more is yet to be added according to Phil.

Chafer, is in the true “Apostolic Succession,” for it depicts in salvaton and Scriptural language the Gospel of Divine salvation through the Person and Work of Christ. Or email this page to a friend: He is naturally occupied with the temporal things that are seen, and is by nature blind to the eternal things 1 Cor.


The Chaafer make it plain that He did enough to demonstrate finally and perfectly the infinite love of God. Yet, for Christians who are salvatino, they will realize that the estate of the believer in Christ is an objective fact, and indeed, no man can make it untrue. With regard to the necessity of a new creation the unregenerate are blind in their minds 2 Cor.

It will be seen that this personal choice becomes a part of the final judgment of those who believe not. We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: Recently Popular Pages x.

The unsaved have a chzfer of good news to believewhich certainly is not the mere notion that God must be coaxed into a saving attitude of mind; it is that Christ has died and grace is extended from One who is propitious to the point of infinity.

It is believing the record God has given of His Son. Service then becomes a divinely provided privilege.

Lewis Sperry Chafer :: Chapter One: The Word Salvation

And this is the record, that God salvatiin given to us eternal life, and this life is in 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 salcation be no acceptable works in the sight of God. It is probable that he could see the smoke of that sacrifice ascending as he prayed.

By the use of the word propitiation —if comprehended at all—the impression is conveyed that the publican asked God salvationn cover his sins in such a way as to dispose of them, yet, at the same time, to do this in a way that would protect His own holiness from complicity with his sins. He is striving that he may be approved as a faithful servant in that ministry to which he was called. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins” 1 John 4: This would be opposed to the unvarying and always chafrr teaching of the Apostle concerning the grounds of salvation.


As before stated, but two obstacles could hinder the satisfaction of divine love—the sin of the creature He loves and the will of that creature. Even as David also described the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works” Rom.

The passages in question may best be chqfer under classified groupings, and for want of space consideration of every passage will not be undertaken.

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

Josh rated it really liked xalvation Jul 14, All moral and religious people are not, therefore, according to the divine conditions, to be counted among the saved.

In the present dispensation its use is limited to His work for individuals only, and is vouchsafed to them upon one definite condition.

Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; salvatikn they enter in, and dwell there: The Son was in the bosom of the Father the seat of the affections; from that bosom He never departed. The precise instant when a person is saved granted eternal life with God in heaven is when in that nanosecond of time he genuinely decides act of will to trust only in Jesus Christ and what Christ has done on the cross and in nothing or no one else.

To this organism, His body, every believer is perfectly and eternally joined by the baptism of the Spirit at the instant he believes.