QUESTION 95 7/11/20

95. What are the three necessary aspects of sanctification? SEE: 1 Cor 1:30-31; 1 Cor 6:9-11; 2 Thess 2:13; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 2 Cor 7:1; 1 Thess 5:23; Rom 5:12-8:16; Rom 12:1-2; 1 Cor 1:1-2. 2 Cor 7:1; Gal 5:16-18; Eph 4:22-24; Col 3:1-10

ANSWER TO QUESTION 94 7/5/20

94. What is sanctification? ANS: Sanctification is the work of God’s Word and Spirit, whereby the believer is renewed in the whole man after the image of God, has died to the reigning power of sin, and is enabled to live more and more unto righteousness, and to mortify the manifestations of indwelling sin and [Continue Reading…]

ANSWER TO QUESTION 93 6/29/20

93. What is adoption? ANS: Adoption is an act of God’s free grace, whereby the believer is received into the number, and has a right to all privileges of the sons of God, including the reception of the Holy Spirit. The full and final realization of adoption awaits the bodily resurrection unto glory. SEE: John [Continue Reading…]

ANSWER TO QUESTION 92 6/21/20

92. What is justification? ANS: Justification is a forensic and gracious act of God, wherein he pardons all the believer’s sins, declares him to be righteous in his sight, by virtue of the righteousness of Christ imputed to him, and is received by and reconciled to God by faith alone. SEE: Rom 3:24; Gal 2:16; [Continue Reading…]

ANSWER TO QUESTION 91 6/14/20

91. What is the logical and chronological relation between faith and repentance? ANS: Logically and chronologically, the gracious consequences of regeneration are faith and repentance. Although repentance is usually given priority in command and experience, both faith and repentance occur simultaneously. SEE: Mark 1:14-15; Acts 3:19; 20:21

ANSWER TO QUESTION 90 6/7/20

90. What is evangelical or saving repentance unto life? ANS: Evangelical or saving repentance unto life is the gift of God, the immediate consequence of regenerating grace, and is evidenced in turning from sin to God. SEE: Mark 1:15; Luke 24:47; Acts 11:18; Acts 17:30-31; Gen 6:6; Ex 32:7-14; 1 Sam 15:28-29; Job 42:6; 2 [Continue Reading…]

ANSWER TO QUESTION 89 5/31/20

89. What is evangelical or saving faith? ANS: Evangelical or saving faith is the gift of God, the consequence of regenerating grace, which, without reservation, lays hold of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior for salvation. SEE: Acts 16:30-31; Rom 10:9-10; Eph 2:8-9. The following are examples of faith as personal, saving belief: Matt 18:6; [Continue Reading…]

ANSWER TO QUESTION 88 5/24/20

88. What is the difference between biblical conversion and modern “decisionism”? ANS: Biblical conversion is the necessary turning from sin to righteousness and godliness through faith and repentance by the grace of God. “Decisionism” is a modern substitute for conversion, and is scripturally defective and inadequate as a saving experience. SEE: Acts 16:31; Acts 17:31; [Continue Reading…]

ANSWER TO QUESTION 87 5/17/20

87. What is the necessary relation between regeneration and conversion? ANS: The necessary relation of regeneration to conversion is one of cause and effect. Faith and repentance are the gracious, immediate effects of regeneration, deriving their reality from regenerating grace. SEE: John 1:12-13; John 3:3; John 3:7-8; 1 John 3:9; Jer 31:31-34, zk 36:25-27; John [Continue Reading…]

ANSWER TO QUESTION 86 5/10/20

86. What is conversion? ANS: Conversion is the necessary and immediate consequences of regenerating grace, the turning of the life from sin to righteousness and godliness through saving faith and repentance. SEE: Matt 18:3; Acts 3:19; John 12:40; Acts 16:14; Ps 19:7; Isa 6:10; Matt 13:15; Mark 4:12; Luke 22:32; Acts 11:16; 15:3; 18:27; 28:27; [Continue Reading…]