Category Archive: Doctrines of Grace

Total Depravity

Total depravity does not mean that man is as bad as he can possibly be. It means that man’s depravity extends to the total man. Sin influences our mind, heart, and will– the total man. The degree in which man is a sinner: Some say man is basically good but has learned bad habits. Some …

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Election

God has elected certain people from all eternity. Total depravity┬áleads us to see that salvation is a divine initiative. Since regeneration is a monergistic work, God is the sole author of salvation. This leads us to the question why does God regenerate some people’s hearts but not others. This introduces the doctrine of Election. This …

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Particular Atonement

If it was Christ’s intention to save all men, how deplorably has he been disappointed, for we have His own testimony that there is a lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, and into that pit of woe have been cast some of the very persons who, according to the theory of universal redemption, were …

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Effectual Calling

The work of the Father and Son, election and redemption, do not complete the work of salvation. The work of Christ has to be applied to the elect. The work of applying salvation is the work of the Holy Spirit. This is called the work of Effectual Calling or Efficacious Grace. The doctrine of Effectual …

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Perseverance of the Saints

The Perseverance of the Saints is an extension of what we have already seen. God’s purpose of election is consummated in the final salvation of the elect. The doctrine of The Perseverance of the Saints states that God will sustain the elect with the result that they will persevere in the faith to the end. …

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