Puritan Belief

The Puritans are the men of God who started in the 16th century building on the purity of the gospel message that Salvation is by Grace alone.

Salvation to all Men

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men. Titus 1:11

How strong is the grace of our God and Savior that the moment His grace appears so does His salvation. Titus makes it clear that this grace brings salvation to all me. The Lords grace would not be so strong if when his grace appeared it would only transform into a golden vessel some men. The text says when the grace of God appears it brings salvation to all men.

Irresistible Grace is a grace such as this, one in that the moment it appears so does salvation. There has not been one instance in the scripture nor in any generation where this grace of God has not finished and completed the work of the newbirth.

....God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. Titus 1:13-14

This grace is from our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus who is purifying for Himself a people for His own possession by the appearing of grace to His children, the church of the firstborn, the New Jerusalem, the true Jews. Those to whom His grace appeared shall be saved for they are zealous for good works and they believe and call and on His name, Jesus Christ. What a great salvation this is.

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Salvation to all Men
Posted by Correy Thursday, December 22, 2005


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ihave enjoyed reading "salvation to all men" keeep up the good work.

December 23, 2005 1:43 AM   Edit
Blogger Modern Puritan said...

The more the world hates free and effectual grace the more I love it. Everyone wants to have a free will but only the true Christian actually has one - free from the love of sin and bound by the law of rightousness; free from the power of Satan and bound to the will of God.
Only the grace and power of the love of Jesus Christ can make a previously lost and bound sinner into that man.
Who can get this grace - all men, that is there is no man beyond the grace of Jesus Christ in this world. Nothing can stop His salvation from coming to any man Jesus Christ wishes to give it.

December 23, 2005 9:41 AM   Edit
Blogger Modern Day Magi said...

the more i read of irresistible grace and the dreaded 'calvanist' doctorine in general the more true it sounds.
however, not having been born a Jew, although i am a 'born again' christian i will never be a Jew. how can we call ourselves the 'true Jews' when we simply are not and never will be?
Being one of God's children does not make me a Jew however figuratively you use the language.

December 24, 2005 10:04 PM   Edit
Blogger Modern Day Magi said...

the Jews have a special and different role as a part of the body of christ once their eyes are opened to their messiah. please dont read my last post as being in any way anti-semetic.

December 24, 2005 10:05 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes, but does Jesus Christ wish to give this salvation to all men? Apparently not. He wishes for most to fry, yes? At least this is Calvinist doctrine.

So, most men were created purely for the intent of receiving eternal punishment. That is, He wills that some do not receive sufficient grace to accept salvation, meaning He wills that many people to continue to fight against His will, yes?

I love it!!

Also, I find it fascinating that I have yet to meet a Calvinist who does NOT believe they are among the elect. One exception: one son of Rev. Fred Phelps believes in all of TULIP, yet also believes that he was not chosen to be among the elect, meaning that He believes the Gospel but also believes He is damned simultaneously. So His "faith" in the "God of the Bible" is apparently fruitless for him. Or is it?


December 28, 2005 10:25 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous: the post on Salvation to all Men mentions no where about calvanism?

To answer your question Yes Salvation is to all of the elect. And even though to us it may seem that people perishing is a waste the bible says that even this is for Gods Glory Romans 9.

In regards to the son of Mr Phelps. Does not the basis of calvanism teach that man is saved not of himself but of the grace of God? Therefore why does it come as a surprise to you that someone who has been told about calvanism thinks that he is going to hell? We are saved not according to what we know but who we know. That is why we preach Jesus so that those who hear him would know in spirit and in truth the Jesus which saved us.

January 06, 2006 9:04 PM   Edit

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