Flashcards in Multiple Choice Deck (27)
What is the definition of grace?
The unmerited favour of God towards humanity.
How did God's grace provide for our salvation?
By giving us both desire and power to be saved.
How do good works and salvation relate to each other?
"Salvation leads to good works, but good works do not lead to salvation."
Which scriptures dress the biblical principle involved in discussing good works and salvation?
Are we freed from the Law so we may live a sinful life and still be saved?
Which scripture speaks to this idea? (freed from the Law)
What is the relationship of faith to grace?
People aren't automatically saved by grace; grace must be appropriated by faith.
What does it means to be "justified"?
To be declared righteous by God.
What is the source of our faith?
God alone. (Titus 2:11, Romans 12:3)
When does God show us grace?
We have grace before, during, and after conversion.
What is the theological name for faith that precedes salvation?
Universal prevenient grace.
Define this type of faith (that precedes salvation).
The ability to have faith that God gives before salvation.
The biblical notion of faith is what?
Total commitment, lifelong discipleship, trust obedience, love.
Name and explain the 3 components of genuine saving faith.
1) Knowledge: understanding what is believed.
2) Assent: acknowledging the truth of what is believed.
3) Appropriation: applying the truth to one's life.
According to 1 John 2:3-5 what is the true test for the Christian?
Obedience: because real faith and obedience are inseparable.
Do the views of Paul and James agree concerning faith and works?
Paul says we are saved by what?
Saving faith and not by dead works.
Does Paul say we should be against works?
No, only works trying to earn salvation.
James says we are saved by what?
Living faith and living works.
Does James say we earn salvation by works?
How does faith relate to repentance?
Real faith includes repentance.
How does faith relate to baptism?
Baptism is an act of faith.
How does faith relate to the Holy Ghost?
Saving faith brings the baptism of the Spirit.
Are repentance and baptism works by which we earn salvation?
No, they are simply the means by which we take what God freely extends.
Does the Bible teach salvation is just verbally confessing Christ as Lord and Saviour?
Is it enough to simply mentally believe in God for salvation?