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 = Two Sided (according to Scriptures) !

SALVATION according to the Scriptures is two-sided, natural and spiritual.
Natural in blessings, healing and prosperity.
Spiritual as in the new birth, spiritual life and life abundant (John 3:3 + John 10:10).
Salvation is temporal or eternal or both.
Temporal as in blessings, healing and prosperity.
Eternal as in the new birth 'born again' (John 3:3-15), this new birth is experiential and not theoretical.

SPIRITUAL  SALVATION is the new birth and is eternal salvation and depends only on the will of God.
The new birth is performed solemnly by the Lord Jesus Christ alone and is by GRACE alone the unmerited favour of the Lord towards His children alone (Eph.2:8).
This new birth is the salvation from spiritual death to spiritual life for every child of God who was in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4). 
In Adam all have died and in Christ Jesus all have been made alive (1Cor. 15:22, Eph. 2:5), they will be born again, not by their will or the will of any man but only by the will of God alone (John 1:12-13), and they can never die again (John 10:28) because they have received eternal life. 
For them alone the Lord Jesus Christ has died on the cross (John 11:51-52) and everyone who was in Christ has died with Him and shall also live with Him (2 Tim.2:11, Gal.2:20) and he He will save His children to the utmost (Hebr. 7:25) by giving them Spiritual life and He will lose not one of His children (John 17:12) (omnipotent saviour). 
The Lord Jesus Christ will make His abode (in Spirit) in the body of each one of His children the elect (John 14:23) and so they become the body of Christ His Church on this earth (Mat. 16:18, 1Cor. 12:27) (eternal salvation by the Spirit of Jesus Christ).

NATURAL  SALVATION is a temporal salvation and depends on the will of men.
This salvation is by works (deeds) and is for everyone who believes (Luke 7:50, Luke 18:42, Mat. 10:22, James 5:15, Ps. 107:19, 1 Tim. 2:15, Mat. 14:30, Luke 1:71, Mark 16:16, Ps.7:10), that is for Satan's children and for God's children alike who are obedient to the Lord and His written Word (the Bible) or doing what is right (Gen.4:7), but they will never see or enter Life in the Spirit (John 3:36).
In temporal salvation men must believe to get the result and also must act upon that belief, for God blesses and rewards the righteous and the unrighteous alike, that is both Gods children and Satan's children according to their deeds (Rom. 2:6). It is the will of God that no one should perish, but all to be saved (1 Tim. 2:4), the word 'all' means the elect and the non-elect and refers only to natural or temporal salvation and not to the new birth, to the Calvinist the word 'all' means the elect only, and to the Arminian it means everybody who is willing to believe.
Both, Calvinists and Arminianists amalgamate the natural and the spiritual salvation and therefore are divided on the salvation doctrine.

(Luke 18:42) “And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.”
It is obvious that this blind man was saved from physical (natural) blindness and not from spiritual blindness, it doesn't say or indicate that the blind man was saved from a spiritually dead state to a born again new life of the Spirit.
(James 5:15) 'The prayer of faith saves the sick', (1 Tim.2:15. + Mat.10:22. + Mark 16:16. + Luke 1:71.), all those passages and many more relating to natural salvation, and everyone who believes in Jesus will be saved (John 3:18).

The question is;
Which SALVATION did you receive?
Saved from certain difficulties, troubles, sickness or calamities?
Saved from eternal death to a brand new life of the Spirit in Christ Jesus our Lord and God?
Or both?

Please let me hear your thoughts.

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SALVATION = Two Sided (according to Scriptures) !
Posted by Paul G Saturday, August 17, 2013