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RTS 0ST502 - Intro to Pastoral and Theological Studies > Definitions > Flashcards

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Theology

The application of God's Word by persons to all areas of human life.

-John Frame

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Sola Scriptura

The Bible alone is the Word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

2 Tim 3:16-17

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Solus Christus

Jesus Christ is the only savior of sinners and his atoning sacrifice is sufficient to save them.

Acts 4:12

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Sola Gratia

Our salvation is not earned in any part; it is the free gift of God from start to finish.

Eph 2:8-9

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Sola Fide

We are forgiven our sins and counted righteous in God's sight solely by trusting in Christ.

Rom 4:4-5

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Soli Deo Gloria

The ultimate end of all God's works in creation and redemption is his own glory alone.

Rom 11:36

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Divine providence

God's sovereign control and direction of events in the world.

Eph 1:11

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Predestination

God's sovereignty over all things entails his sovereignty over salvation.

Eph 1:11

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Radical Depravity

Since the Fall, humans are enslaved to sin and by nature bent toward evil in every part.

Gen 6:5

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Unconditional Election

God's decision to save someone does not ultimately depend on anything in that person.

Acts 11:18

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Efficacious Grace

God's special redemptive grace infallibly secures the salvation of those who receive it.

Rom 8:28-30

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Persevering Grace

God's special redemptive grace will keep genuine converts faithful to Christ until the end.

Jn 10:27-28

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Particular Redemption

Christ's atonement was intended by God to secure the redemption of the elect alone.

Jn 10:11