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Monday, September 29, 2008

10 Steps of Salvation - Mark Keilar



Many people hold that the reason they are born again is because of something they did. Does the Bible teach this, though? Listen as Mark Kielar explains, Biblically, the order of salvation.

This is a clip from the series called "How God Converts the Human Soul". You can order this full series at http://www.crosstv.com or by calling 1-877-CROSSTV. This video is called, "Believer, You're Saved Because God Chose You First Not Because You Chose Him First" and you can get it yourself by clicking here.



The 10 Steps of Salvation

1)Election-

God's choice of people to be saved. The act of God before creation in which He chooses some people to be saved, not on account of any unforeseen merit in them, but only because of His sovereign good pleasure.

2)The Call- (comprised of two parts):

a) the 'general' or 'outward' call of proclaiming the message of the Gospel, and

b) the 'effectual' or 'inward' call of the Holy Spirit, which is the act of God the Father speaking through the human proclamation of the gospel, in which He summons people to Himself in such a way that they irresistibly respond in saving faith.

3)Regeneration-

Being born again. Regeneration is a secret act of God in which He imparts (implants) new spiritual life to us.

4)Conversion-

Faith and repentance. Conversion is our willing response to the gospel call, in which we sincerely repent of sins and place our trust in Christ for salvation.

5)Justification-

Right legal standing. Justification is an instantaneous legal act of God in which He: 1)thinks of our sins as forgiven and Christ's righteousness as belonging to us, and 2) declares us to be righteous in His sight.

6)Adoption-

Membership in God's family. Adoption is an act of God whereby He makes us members of His family.

7)Sanctification-

Right conduct of life. Sanctification is a progressive work of God and man that makes us more and more free from sin and like Christ in our actual lives.

8)Perseverance-

Remaining a Christian. Perseverance of the saints means that all those who are truly born again will be kept by God's power and will persevere as Christians until the end of their lives, and that only those who persevere until the end have been truly born again.

9)Death-

Going to be with the Lord. Death is a temporary cessation of bodily life and a separation of the soul from the body. Once the believer has died, though his or her physical body remains here on the earth and is buried, at the moment of death the soul (or spirit) of the believer goes immediately into the presence of God with rejoicing.

10)Glorification-

Receiving a resurrection body. Glorification is the final step in the application of redemption. It will happen when Christ returns and raises from the dead the bodies of all believers for all time who have died, and reunites them with their souls, and changes the body of all believers, at the same time, perfect resurrection bodies like His own.

Are you a good person?

How Do I Get Saved? / How Do I Know I Am Truly Saved?

Fireproof Trailer Starring Kirk Cameron

Here's the trailer from the new movie Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron. If you want to read our thoughts about our recent trip to see it, click here.



Are you a good person?

How Do I Get Saved? / How Do I Know I Am Truly Saved?

Friday, September 26, 2008

What Should We Think About Sarah Palin As The VP Candidate In Light Of Scripture?



Here's an interview from CNN with Voddie Baucham on what to think about Sarah Palin being the new VP candidate, feminism, and the women's role. This video is called, "Voddie Baucham and Sarah Palin," and you can click here to get it for yourself. Fast-forward to 1:00 to go straight to the interview.



Here, host of Generations Radio, Kevin Swanson, talks about Sarah Palin and what we can do to raise our daughters to be the next Sarah Palin's of the world. He also interviews Scott Brown on a Biblical view of women and their roles in society, the church, and their families.


This is called, "Raisin' a Palin" and you can click here to get it for yourself.

Are you a good person?

How Do I Get Saved? / How Do I Know I Am Truly Saved?