We Believe in Sin and Grace (Basic Outline)

 

 

 

We Believe in Sin/We Believe in Grace

 

 

A Basic Outline of the Bible Doctrines Of Sin

 

And

 

The Bible Doctrines of Grace

 

As Held to by Primitive Baptists

 

 

Elder Jeff Winfrey, Pastor

Dawson Springs Primitive Baptist Church
101 East Walnut Street
Dawson Springs, KY 42408

 

 

I) We believe in sin

 

A) Original sin

1) The original sin (Gen 3:6)

 2) The doctrine of original sin (Romans 5:12-14)             

B) Sin by nature

1) A person does not become a sinner when he commits his first sin

2) A person commits sin because he is a sinner by nature    

3) Adam’s fallen nature is passed on to offspring (Genesis 5:3) (Job 14:4)

4) Embryos, infants and children are sinners (Psalm 51:5) (58:3) (Genesis 8:21)

5) By nature—Children of wrath (Ephesians 2:3)     

C) Sin by practice

1) All are sinners (Romans 3:10-12) 

2) Sins of the tongue (James 3:8)

a) Whisperers—Backbiters—Slanderers—Talebearers—Etc.

b) Foolish talk and jesting (Ephesians 5:4)

c) Corrupt communications (Ephesians 4:29)

d) Idle words (Matthew 12:36)

3) Sins of the heart (Jeremiah 17:9) (Matthew 5:28)

4) Sins of the mind—Anger—Covetousness (Matthew 5:22) (Exodus 20:17)

5) Sins of omission (James 4:17) (Matthew 25:41-46)

6) Jesus’ standard (Luke 6:27)

7) All are judged to be sinners (1 John 1:8) (1:10)

8) “Little sinners” are as guilty as “big sinners” (James 2:10)

9) A man never ceases to be a sinner (Romans 7:18-19) (7:24)

      10) All are guilty (Romans 3:19-20)

D) Man is impotent to recover himself by his own will and ability

1) Natural man has no desire or will to come to God (He has no “want to”)

a) The unregenerate man will not come (John 5:40)      

—The reprobate mind of natural man is a hater of God (Rom 1:30)

—The carnal mind is at enmity toward God (Romans 8:7)

—A man under sin has no fear of God (Romans 3:18)

—God is not in the thoughts of a wicked man (Psalm 10:4)

—Spiritual things are foolishness to the natural man (1 Cor 2:14)

b) What would motivate a man that thinks like this to come to God?          

2) Natural man has no ability to come to God (He has no “can do”)

a) An unregenerate man cannot come to Christ (John 6:44)

—A natural man cannot know spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:14)

—A natural man cannot understand (Romans 3:11)

—A natural man cannot see (John 3:3)

—A natural man cannot enter (John 3:5)

—A natural man cannot hear (John 8:43)

—A natural man cannot believe (John 10:24-27)

—A natural man cannot be converted (John 12:40)

—A natural man cannot please God (Hebrews 11:6)

—A natural man cannot cease from sin (2 Peter 2:14)

—A natural man cannot be subject to God (Romans 8:7)

—A natural “cannot” cannot become a spiritual “can” (Jer 13:23)

b) How can one with all these “cannots” come to God?               

        3) Regeneration is likened unto:

a) Being born (John 3:3) (3:8)—Can a man cause his own birth?

b) Raising the dead (Eph 2:1) (John 5:25)—Can a dead man raise himself? 

c) A new creature (Eph 4:24) (2:10)—Can the uncreated create itself

 

II) We believe in grace

 

A) The Sovereign God of Sovereign Grace

1) God is God—He does His will (Isaiah 46:9-11) (Daniel 4:35)

2) God’s purpose to save (2 Timothy 1:9)

B) Elected by the Father—Given to Christ—In Christ

1) Election (Ephesians 1:4-6) (Romans 8:29-30) (9:10-13) (9:21-24)

a) Election is as essential to salvation as crucifixion or new birth

b) Since none could come—And none would come—God has to come

c) So God not only had to choose to save

d) God also had to choose the individuals that He would come to and save

2) Given to Christ (John 6:37-39) (17:2) (17:6) (17:9) (17:24)

3) In Christ (Romans 8:1) (2 Corinthians 5:21) (Ephesians 1:4-7)

a) In Adam—In Christ (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)          

b) As in Adam—Even so—In Christ (Romans 5:18-21)

C) The works of Christ 

1) Christ is our redemption (Hebrews 9:12)

2) Christ is our substitution (Isaiah 53:4-6)

3) Christ is our reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18)

4) Christ is our remission (Matthew 26:28)

5) Christ is our cleansing (Psalm 103:12) (Isaiah 43:25) (Revelation 1:5)

6) Christ is our righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21)

7) Christ satisfied God (Isaiah 53:11)

8) Christ is our justification (Romans 3:24) (5:9) (8:29-34)

9) Christ is our intercession (Romans 8:34) (Hebrews 7:25)

      10) Christ is our salvation (Matthew 1:21) (2 Timothy 1:9)

D) The works of the Holy Spirit

1) The Holy Spirit gives the new birth—Calls the dead to spiritual life

a) Regenerated by Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5) (John 3:8)

b) The “effectual call” (Romans 8:30) (1 Corinthians 1:23-24) (John 5:25)

2) He brings from birth to maturity—Guides toward living a spiritual life        

a) Converts the already born again to the ways of Christ (Luke 22:31-32)

b) Sanctifies (Leads toward holiness) (Psalm 110:3) (Philippians 2:13)

3) The Holy Spirit ultimately glorifies God’s children (Romans 8:29-30)

E) The saints shall persevere in grace and never fall finally away

1) Perseverance—(Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)—“In theology,

the continuance in a state of grace to a state of glory”

a) Not continual perseverance in a holy walk (Luke 22:54-62)

b) Yet the Spirit’s influence perseveres (2 Peter 2:7-8)

2) Jesus declared final perseverance in grace (John 10:26-29)               

3) Election demands final perseverance in grace (Romans 8:30)

4) The covenant of grace demands final perseverance (John 6:37-39)

5) God’s purpose demands final perseverance (2 Timothy 1:9)

6) God’s immutability demands final perseverance (Malachi 3:6)

7) God’s wisdom demands final perseverance (2 Samuel 14:14)

8) God’s power demands final perseverance (Isaiah 59:1)

9) God’s justice regarding Jesus’ works demands perseverance                  

      10) Regeneration demands final perseverance in grace

a) He which hath begun a good work in you (Phil 1:6)

b) The effectual call (John 5:25) (10:27-28)

c) God’s faithfulness to His call (1 Cor 1:8-9) (1 Thes 5:23-24)         

      11) The unbreakable chain demands perseverance (Romans 8:30)

 

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