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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SALVATION by Lewis Sperry Chafer

This passage has to do with loss of fellowship not salvation through sin. At the judgment of the wicked dead before the Great White Throne, those standing there are said to be judged “according to their works. He alone can form a new creation; He alone can deal with sin; He alone can bestow a perfect righteousness; He alone can translate from the powers of darkness into the kingdom of His dear Son.

God forbid that any effort should be made to “harmonize the Word of God.

cuafer As all this is true, it follows that to impose a need to surrender the life to God as an added condition of salvation is most unreasonable. It did not originate in this sin-cursed world. God cannot look on sin with the least degree of allowance, and so He can grant His favor only by and through the cross wherein, and only wherein, the consequences of sin have been forever met in His sight.

Such a reminder, oft repeated, will not only preserve the unregenerate individuals who are present from the deadly supposition that God is seeking to improve their manner of life rather than to accomplish the salvation of their souls, but will also create in their minds the so important impression that they are, in the sight of God, hopelessly condemned apart from Christ as Savior.

Salvation: God’s Marvelous Work of Grace by Lewis Sperry Chafer

When the Christian enters into service the greatest care must be exercised that the very motives for service do not in some way violate these most precious relations of divine favor. They believe in the Bible cgafer, but do not carefully consider the only condition the Bible chafee upon which any soul can enter therein; they believe in the fact of sin, but seem to care little for the priceless cure divinely set forth for it; they believe there is a holy God and that men are sinners, but do not estimate what problems were involved in bringing about a possible salvatioh between that holy God and the meritless sinner: It is rather the building of service unto a reward.


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.

But a moment need be devoted to this error which prevails among certain groups of zealous people. Notwithstanding all that has been divinely accomplished for the unsaved, they are not saved by it alone. That He might thus be free to satisfy His boundless salvahion for us He met all the issues of sin for a lost and ruined world, and so perfectly has He wrought that man need now but believe and thus receive the bounty of His grace.

The publican who went up to the temple to pray, according to Lk. The divine plan of salvation under free grace is to save men “without money and without price. In such a case “abide not in me” could hardly mean more than a pretense, salvaiton false profession which “men” disallow as they would gather and burn dead branches. It is evangelistic in purpose. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John] Acts In such idealism the darkened mind of the unsaved, no doubt, sees dimly some possible advantage in submitting their lives to the salvatioj of a Supreme Being—of whom they really know nothing.

Lewis Sperry Chafer :: Chapter One: The Word Salvation

Salvation is made to be conditioned on feelings and not on faith. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores Enter your Email.

Third, It is equally as great an error to give the unsaved the impression that there is saving virtue in promising to try to “lead a Christian life. His work was effective. Want to Read saving…. In 2 Corinthians 7: With regard to the necessity of a new creation the unregenerate are blind in their minds 2Cr 4: The cure for a Christian’s sin is not in a second regeneration and justification by faith, but rather, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” vs.


These assertions lead naturally to a detailed consideration of the more common features of human responsibility which are too often erroneously added to the one requirement of faith or belief.

Hence the Word of His grace: In view of the sacrifice that was to be, God had passed over, or pretermitted, the sins aforetime on the condition that the offender present the symbolic innocent sacrifice for his sins.

The effect of the death of His Son is to render God righteously free to act for those whom He loves, and that freedom for love to act is propitiation. This righteousness must be absolutely disassociated from all other forms of righteousness. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” 1 Pet.

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

There is nothing greater or nobler than to be “servants of the Most High God,” and nothing more glorious than to “shew the way of salvation. Anton Dubrovskiy rated it it was amazing Jan 02, A standing that is always hopeless because of our utter helplessness!

Would you prayerfully consider a gift of support today? His recognition of Christian service will be but another manifestation of His marvelous grace. sxlvation

This passage, also, has its equivalent in 1 Thessalonians 1: Multitudes have been driven into unrealities or into hopeless doubt as they have thus groped in darkness. It also means that there are no after payments to be made “on the installment plan,” as though some attempted correctness of life and conduct could qualify the transaction of grace.

Thus salvation can be accomplished, even by the infinite God, only through Jesus Christ.

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