The Doctrine Of The Grace Of God
2 Timothy 1:9
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1. GOD IS THE AUTHOR OF SALVATION - "Who hath saved us." There is not a word in the text about man's will, morality, decision, righteousness, or works. The text talks about God's salvation. God's grace, God's calling, and God's purpose. "Salvation is of the Lord!"
2. GOD SAVES
3. SALVATION IS NOT, IN ANY SENSE WHATSOEVER, THE RESULT OF SOMETHING MAN DOES - It is "not according to our works." Our works have nothing to do with our redemption, our justification, our sanctification, our preservation, or our glorification. Salvation is all of grace.
4. SALVATION IS ACCOMPLISHED ACCORDING TO GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE OF GRACE - "According to his own purpose and grace." Man is not saved by his decision, but by God's purpose. Salvation is not by man's "free-will", but by God's eternal, immutable, sovereign will (Rom. -18).
5. GOD'S SALVATION AND HIS GRACE WERE GIVEN TO ALL HIS ELECT, TO ALL WHO BELIEVE, "IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN." Before the beginning of the ages of time, God gave all his elect all the blessings of his grace in Christ, our Representative and Surety, in the covenant of grace (Eph. 1:3). Salvation is sure and secure to all God's elect, because it is all of grace.