Soteriology: Final Exam Questions
1. From the class notes, be able to explain the two purposes of the O.T. sacrifices. 1. Spiritual Cleansing - Provides a means of restoration fellowship 2. Teaching …show more content…
Leviticus promises forgiveness (1:4, 4:20, 26, 5:10, 16, etec). What does that mean? It had to do with the heart attitude of the person giving the sacrifice.
3. Be able to show how Romans 9:13-16 and 11:2 indicate that God’s foreknowledge is not mere knowledge of something before it happens, but is actually foreordination. Romans 9:13-16 God in righteous judgment chooses to save some and not others based on his will. This was true of Jacob and Esau before they were born
Romans 11:2 Despite what Elijah prayed, God was resolved to love Israel. God chose beforehand, knowing what they would do, to love them anyway.
4. Give the three elements of our answer to the accusation that it is not fair/just for God to elect some and not others for salvation. 1) God doesn’t need to choose anyone 2) All are sinful and God is then just to condemn them all 3) We, being human, have no ultimate right to answer back to God
5. Be able to name the two elements of conversion. Repentance …show more content…
Be able to give three elements of saving faith as described in notes under “The nature of saving faith.” Be able to list a verse to support each element. 1) Knowledge of Facts: Romans 10:16-17 Faith comes by hearing a message 2) A personal appropriation of the Savior: John 1:12 Whoever believes in Jesus will be called a child of God 3) Commitment to Christ: John 3:16 Whoever believes in him receives eternal life 9. Be able to give and explain two verses that show that justification is primarily a declaration that one is righteous and does not make one actually righteous. Proverbs 17:15 Justifying the guilty and condemning the innocent—God hates them both.
Luke 7:29 And when all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they justified God.
10. Know the four key elements of justification as found in Romans 4:5-8. 1) that it clearly says that Abraham was justified by faith.
2) it clarifies by declaring that such faith did not include works.
3) it shows that righteousness is applied to our lives in the way an accountant enters credits into his books.
-Adam: His sin (Rom 5:18-19) is imputed to