In beginning this series on the modern "Hardshell ordo salutis" I would like to first give what I understand the order of salvation to be among Hardshells. I would like to hear from my Hardshell brethren to see if they think it correct. Then I will begin to analyze the Hardshell ordo in detail.
Hardshell Ordo Salutis
1. Election, foreknowledge, and predestination
2. Covenantal union with Christ
3. Justification (from eternity)
4. Justification (at the cross)
6, Initial salvation
7. Vital union with Christ
8. Sanctification (initial)
9. Faith and Repentance
11. Justification (experimental)
12. Daily Sanctification
15. Good Works
17. Final salvation
Where do we put redemption? Does it have more than one aspect or fulfillment? Where do Hardshells put forgiveness (pardon) of sins? How and when is one made righteous?
I know that there will be some disagreement between today's Hardshells on this, as there is a difference between today's Hardshells and the first Hardshells of the 1830s.
What are the difficulties for Hardshells respecting their ordo salutis? That will be the task in upcoming posts in this series.