How are we to understand the sequence and part that man plays in his salvation?


Romans 8:28 - 30

ESV - 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 26 2014 Mini Anonymous

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Data Brandon Hughes

The only part we play in salvation is committing the sin that necessitates an attonement.

February 06 2014 Report

Closeup Jennifer Rothnie

Salvation is deliverance. As such, we play the part of the person needing rescue (fallen humanity). We also play the part of recognizing the need for rescue (acknowledging our sin), and accepting rescue (faith) rather than rejecting it. This does not mean that we in any way 'accomplish' part of the salvation/deliverance itself.

God set the plan of salvation up in such a way that we do need to do 'the work that God requires' and believe in Jesus Christ. (John 6:28-29)

Only those who believe in Jesus will receive eternal life (John 1:25, John 3:16)

March 26 2016 Report

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