Monday, December 28, 2015

The Subjective Experience Guaranteed

In his treatise Temporal Salvation: A Bogus or Biblical Concept? Elder Michael Gowens states the underlying premise that he and his fellow Primitive Baptist Conditionalists follow when interpreting the Bible:

"Does the objective fact of redemption by Christ depend on man's perception or understanding of that fact?"

A denial that the subjective experience of a sinner plays any role whatsoever in salvation is the chief assertion of the heretical doctrine that is conditional time salvation, as manifested by its claim that personal faith, repentance, and holiness are not required for salvation.

This is largely due to ignorance. My former acquaintances continue to show that they do not understand what eternal salvation itself is! If they did, they would see the error in attempting to divorce from it what God decreed to produce in those whom He chose to salvation!

Let my mistaken friends search the following scriptures, and in them see manifested the intent of God at each step of the order of salvation to produce the subjective experience in the objects of salvation.

The subjective experience is guaranteed:

a) by election (Eph. 1:4; 2 Thes. 2:13-14; 1 Peter 2:9; Rom. 11:7)

b) by promise (Ezekiel 36:27)

c) by redemption (Matt. 1:21; Titus 2:14)

d) by regeneration (Eph. 2:10)

e) by sanctification (John 17:17; John 10:28)

f) by being necessary for final salvation (John. 5:29; Rom. 2:7; Rev. 7:14)

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