The Doctrine of Soteriology (Summary) – Romans 5:6-11

Introduction:

Soteriology is the study of (Saturn; Satan; soterion; salvation). Soterion (Greek) for salvation.

Hamartiology is the theological term for the (the doctrine of harm; the Monroe doctrine; the doctrine of sin; the doctrine of art) Doctrine of sin.

The Greek word for “sin” is (sin; iniquitius, stupiditius, hamartia). Hamartia.

Why should any study of soteriology begin with hamartiology? (The righteous don’t need salvation; salvation deals with sin; an improper estimation of the human condition distorts the need of salvation; God commands such a study). salvation deals with sin; an improper estimation distorts the need of salvation.

Which is not an aspect of salvation? (Forgiveness; redemption; satisfaction; reconciliation; pardon; election; justification; conversion; regeneration; adoption) All

Regeneration deals specifically with (forgiveness, deliverance, covering sin, the new birth) Birth

Justification deals with (forgiveness; the declaration of God; covering; imputation) Declaration & imputa

Adoption deals with (God’s family, inheritance; stray pets; full acceptance). Family, inheritance, acceptance

Sanctification deals with (separation; holiness; Christ-likeness; isolation) Separatn, holiness, likeness.

Are there other terms which have a bearing on soteriology? (Yes, no, maybe, I sure hope so)

Redemption.

By common definition, to redeem something is to (save it; buy it back; crush it; transpose it) Buy it.

The sinner is “owned,” so to speak, by (Satan; God; the IRS; the law). Law

Wicked Israel “caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the __________, and used divination and _______________, and ____________themselves to do _____________ in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.” II Kings 17:17

Rom. 7:14 says that Paul was (as well as the rest of us) carnal and sold (for 30 pieces of silver; under sin; to Satan; by God). Under sin.

According to Rom. 3:24, justification, God’s declaring specific sinner righteous, comes through (electrical lines; regeneration; adoption; the redemption that is in Christ). Redemption

According to Col.1:14 redemption comes through (lead pipes; grace; the blood of Christ; sanctification).Chr

And according to the same verse, redemption results in (justification; forgiveness; restoration; glory). Forgv

What was the price paid to redeem the sinner? (30 pieces of silver; a pound of flesh; freedom; the blood of Christ). Blood.

“Neither by the ____________ of goats and calves, but by (Christ’s) own ___________ he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal ___________________ for us.” Heb. 9:12

“Christ hath ___________________ us from the curse of the law, being made a __________ for us: for it is written, ______________ is every one that hangeth on a tree.” Gal. 3:13

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not _______________ with _______________ things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the _______________ _________________ of _______________, as of a ________________ without blemish and without spot.” I Pet. 1:18-19

So the saint has been redeemed, that is specifically, he has been (saved; purchased; resurrected; glorified)

Technically then (he is free; enslaved; captured; property of another) Property

To whom is the Christian indebted? (The purchaser; the purchase price; Satan; his mother)

If salvation had been accomplished by the sinner, to whom would he be indebted? (Himself, no one, God, Satan) Himself or no one.

“For ye are _________________ with a price: therefore glorify ____________ in your body, and in your spirit, which are ___________________.” I Cor. 6:20

Atonement.

How many times is the word “atonement” used in the New Testament? (1, 3, 5, 10) Once.

Where is it found? Rom. 5:11 – “We also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”

If you were told that the same Greek word, in a slightly different form was found in the preceding verse, what word would you guess that it was? (Enemies, reconciled; death; saved) Reconciled.

In the Old Testament, on the Day of Atonement the High Priest (prayed, burned candles, sprinkled blood on the Mercy Seat; preached the gospel). Sprinkled

That blood (covered, colored, coloured, corroded) the Mercy Seat.

Basically, atonement refers to (forgiving, covering, cleansing, uplifting). Covering the sin of the people.

Explain how the sacrifice of Christ could be a covering?

The Greek word translated “atonement” is more often translated (salvation, conversion, forgiveness, reconciliation). Reconciliation.

To “reconcile” is to (forgive, bring together, save, cover) To bring two parties together.

When a person reconciles his bank balance, he (ignores the facts; breaks his budget; adjusts his figures to match the bank; pays his bills) Adjusts and corrects his figures.

When Christ died His blood (covered the sins of His elect; satisfied the law; brought the sinner and God together; enabled justification) All

Propitiation

“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through __________in his ________, to declare his _______________for the___________________of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.”

How often is the word “propitiation” used in the New Testament? (1, 3, 5, 10) Three times

How many times this week, prior to this lesson, have you used this word? (1, 3, 5, 10)

“Propitiate” means to (appease; forgive; satisfy; cleanse) Appease, satisfy.

If reconciliation brings God and the sinner together, it is (God; Christ; the sinner; the law) who moves. Sinner

In salvation, who is propitiated? (God; Christ; the sinner; the law) God is satisfied by the sacrifice of Christ

“Herein is _________, not that we __________God, but that he ________ us, and _________ his _______ to be the propitiation for our sins.” I John 4:10

Conversion

“And (Christ) said, Verily I say unto you, ____________ ye be converted, and become as little __________, ye shall not ____________ into the _________________ ________ __________.” Matt 18:3.

When you convert Canadian money into American, you (pay a fee; you loose value; you exchange and change currencies; you give up really pretty paper/plastic artwork) Change and exchange.

When Christ says that sinners must be converted, He refers to (salvation, change, death, growth) .

Peter told his audience on the day Pentecost that they must (pray and praise; repent and be converted; join up and tithe; speak in tongues) in order to have their sins blotted out. Repent and be converted.

James tells us that “he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way” (is a blessing to society; shall be rewarded in Heaven; shall save a soul from death; shall hide a multitude of sins.) Jas 5:20 last two

Biblical conversion refers to (turning; changing; praying; growing) Turning and changing.

Which of the following is most closely related to conversion? (Repentance, justification, atonement, forgiveness)? Repentance.

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Can a sinner by his own will change sufficiently to force God into accepting him? (Yes, no, maybe, I hope so).

The New Birth.

The new birth is a synonym for (justification, adoption, regeneration, conversion) Regeneration.

What cannot a man see if he has not been born again? (Truth, his kids, daylight; kingdom of Heaven)

According to John 3:7 what should we not do when we hear that we must be born again? (Marvel; run; justify ourselves; faint). Marvel