Three Views on Salvation

The first view is the Calvinist View which simply stated is this. Salvation is 100% a work of God but He does not intend on Saving everyone, but those He chooses are eternally safe, Christ did not die for all humanity but only the elect.   Our Part in this matter is merely to preach the absolute sovereignty of God and those Chosen will respond because they have been given the spirit of grace to do so.

The second view is the Arminian View which simply stated is this.  Salvation is 99.9999% a work of God and the rest is your freewill which you must exercise in order to receive it.  Now some believe at this point Salvation becomes guaranteed and others do not.  Our part in this matter is to tell them without faith in Christ they will most certainly perish in Hell.  Those we do not reach with this message, God can’t save for his hands are tied according to our part in proclaiming the Gospel and mans part in confessing belief in his life time.

The third view is that of Jesus Christ which simply stated is, that “He is Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”  “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”  Your responsibility in this mater is to proclaim the full love of God in Christ and to walk in that same love in this life.  Reach as many as you can with this Real Heavenly Love, but in the finished work of Christ is the guarantee for those we do not reach “that every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord to the Glory of God” and then God sorts it out.


One thought on “Three Views on Salvation

  1. What is happening now in the age of Google Theology is that people are seeing how all these different views could possibly work in harmony with each other. Another way of saying this is that; no one theological position holds all the truth and only by standing apart from them,and viewing them without prejudice, are we closer to the truth of God our Father creator of the universe.

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