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The sovereignty of God in salvation biblical essays by E. Earle Ellis

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Published by T & T Clark in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Providence and government of God

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementE. Earle Ellis.
SeriesT & T Clark biblical studies
LC ClassificationsBT135 .E45 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 127 p. ;
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23945546M
ISBN 100567034135
ISBN 109780567034137
LC Control Number2009281544

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What does God's sovereignty in the salvation of men imply? In answer to this question, I note, that it implies, that God can either bestow salvation on any man or woman, or refuse it, without any distortion to the glory of any of His attributes, except in the cases where He has been pleased to declare, that He will or will not bestow it-then He must be faithful to His word, He is now bound by His own promise. Every aspect of salvation is born out of the purpose, and the will, and the plan of God that when it is accomplished it may be solely and only to the praise and the glory of God. God has saved us in order that He might be glorified; therefore, all in our salvation belongs to His credit. “There are six basic principles surrounding the sovereignty of God in providence that run all the way through the Word of God and undergird its message of salvation. It is essential to understand and believe these principles in order to have a biblical understanding of God Himself and how to respond to His doings in your life. In this book he defends a “Molinist model of salvation and the sovereignty of God” that “endeavors to maintain the biblical balance of certainty and contingency, confidence and urgency. Our sovereign God saves. Despite [the fact] that God granted genuine freedom to us” (p. ).

Therefore no one who is saved has anything to boast about (Eph. ). “Salvation is from the Lord” (Jonah ). The doctrine of divine election is explicitly taught throughout Scripture. For example, in the New Testament epistles alone, we learn that all believers are “chosen of God” (Titus ).   God Is Sovereign over Salvation. Jesus died not only to offer salvation to the world, but also to bring his people to himself, to overcome their rebellion, and to .   The Sovereignty of God in Salvation by E. Earle Ellis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery : E. Earle Ellis.   Salvation is not finally in the hands of man to determine. His choices are crucial, but they are not the final, decisive power in bringing him to glory, God’s sovereign grace is. 1. God elects, chooses, before the foundation of the world whom he will save and whom he will pass by and leave to unbelief and sin and rebellion.

  Salvation: A Sovereign Work of God In this excerpt from a message at our National Conference, John MacArthur considered Romans 9, the sovereignty of God in salvation, and man’s responsibility to have : Nathan W. Bingham. This book shocked the Christian world in when he published it. He fiercely defends the sovereignty of God, and all the cognate doctrines such as the Doctrines of Grace. It is THE book to give /5(4). C. God*s Sovereignty Is Harmonious. The Sovereignty of God does not transcend or overrule His attributes — it is in consonance with them. This fact is extremely important to keep in mind in order to avoid ‘Calvinistic-confusion* in matters such as predestination and free will. The king-pin of the Calvinist philosophy is the Sovereignty of. A number of similar definitions of sovereignty can be found in books on the attributes of God: “The dictionaries tell us that sovereign means chief or highest, supreme in power, superior in position, independent of and unlimited by anyone else.” 51 “Furthermore, His sovereignty requires that He be absolutely free.