We Believe in Sin We Believe in Grace (With Verses)

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 (Genesis 3:6)

Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat

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

Rom 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Rom 5:13  (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Rom 5:14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.  

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 (Gen 5:3) (Job 14:4)

Gen 5:3  And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

Job 14:4  Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one

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

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me 

Psa 58:3  The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.  

Gen 8:21  …for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth

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

Eph 2:3  …and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 

C) Sin by practice 

     1) All are sinners (Romans 3:10-12) 

Rom 3:10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Rom 3:11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

Rom 3:12  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one

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

Jas 3:8  But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 

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

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

Eph 5:4  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 

c) Corrupt communications (Ephesians 4:29)

Eph 4:29  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 

d) Idle words (Matthew 12:36)

Mat 12:36  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

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

Jer 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Mat 5:28  But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart

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

Mat 5:22  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment…

Exo 20:17  Thou shalt not covet

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

Jas 4:17  Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Mat 25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Mat 25:42  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

Mat 25:43  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Mat 25:44  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Mat 25:45  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Mat 25:46  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. 

6) Jesus’ standard (Luke 6:27)

Luk 6:27  But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you

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

1Jn 1:8  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us…

1Jn 1:10  If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 

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

Jas 2:10  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 

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

Rom 7:18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Rom 7:19  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do

Rom 7:24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 

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

Rom 3:19  Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Rom 3:20  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 

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

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

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

Joh 5:40  And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 

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

Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 

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

Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 

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

Rom 3:18  There is no fear of God before their eyes. 

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

Psa 10:4  The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts

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

1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 

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)

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 

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

1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 

A natural man cannot understand (Romans 3:11)

Rom 3:11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 

A natural man cannot see (John 3:3)

Joh 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

A natural man cannot enter (John 3:5)

Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God

A natural man cannot hear (John 8:43)

Joh 8:43  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 

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

Joh 10:24  Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

Joh 10:25  Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

Joh 10:26  But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 

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

Joh 12:40  He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

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

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 

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

2Pe 2:14  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin

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

Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be

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

Jer 13:23  Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

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?

Joh 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Joh 3:8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit

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

Eph 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Joh 5:25  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 

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

Eph 4:24  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 

d) How dead is dead? 

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)

Isa 46:9  Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

Isa 46:10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Isa 46:11  …yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

Dan 4:35  And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? 

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

2Ti 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 

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

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Rom 9:10  And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

Rom 9:11  (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

Rom 9:12  It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Rom 9:13  As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Rom 9:21  Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Rom 9:22  What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:

Rom 9:23  And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

Rom 9:24  Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles

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

Joh 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Joh 6:38  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Joh 6:39  And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

Joh 17:2  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

Joh 17:6  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me

Joh 17:9  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

Joh 17:24  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 

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

Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 

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

1Co 15:21  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

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

Rom 5:18  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

Rom 5:19  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Rom 5:20  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

Rom 5:21  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

C) The works of Christ  

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

Heb 9:12  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 

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

Isa 53:4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all

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

2Co 5:18  …God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ… 

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

Mat 26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins

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

Psa 103:12  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Isa 43:25  I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

Rev 1:5  …Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 

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

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 

 7) Christ satisfied God (Isaiah 53:11)

Isa 53:11  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 

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

Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Rom 5:9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Rom 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Rom 8:33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth

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

Rom 8:34  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Heb 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 

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

Mat 1:21  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

2Ti 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 

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)

Tit 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Joh 3:8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit

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

1Co 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

1Co 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

Joh 5:25  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 

2) 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)

Luk 22:31  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

Luk 22:32  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. 

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

Psa 110:3  Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power…

Php 2:13  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 

E) The saints shall be preserved in grace (persevere in grace: as the word was used in 1828) 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 22:61-62)

Luk 22:61  And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Luk 22:62  And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. 

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

2Pe 2:7  And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

2Pe 2:8  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

2) Jesus declared final preservation in grace (John 10:27-29)     

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Joh 10:28  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Joh 10:29  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand

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

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified

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

Joh 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Joh 6:38  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Joh 6:39  And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 

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

2Ti 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 

6) God’s immutability demands final preservation (Malichi 3:6)

Mal 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. 

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

2Sa 14:14  For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him. 

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

Isa 59:1  Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 

9) God’s justice regarding Jesus’ works demands final preservation  

a) Jesus accomplished salvation for each and every one He died for

—Jesus paid the debt in full for every individual He died for

—Jesus spotlessly cleansed every individual He died for

 —Jesus reconciled to God every individual He died for

—Jesus took the wrath of God for every individual He died for    

—Jesus hath saved every individual He died for

—God declared every individual Jesus died for to be righteous

—God justified every individual Jesus died for

b) Every individual Jesus died for must get to heaven

—If they are—Paid for—Cleansed—Reconciled—Justified—Saved 

—What can keep a one Jesus died for out of heaven?

—The point is that every person Jesus died for

—Has been saved—And has to finally get to heaven 

c) So if Jesus died for all people—Then all people must get to heaven

—But the Bible is clear that all people will not be in heaven

—So the Bible’s answer is that Jesus did not die for all people

—Jesus died for His people

—For God’s elect people

—For the ones the Father had given to Him 

10) Regeneration demands final preservation in grace

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

Php 1:6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ

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

Joh 5:25  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Joh 10:28  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 

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

1Co 1:8  Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Co 1:9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1Th 5:23  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Th 5:24  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 

11) The unbreakable chain demands final preservation (Romans 8:30)

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified

 

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