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50 Cards in this Set

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3 Steps for Interpreting Scripture
1. Make sure the passage is articulated correctly
2. Consult the rule of faith
3. Consult the context
Two Types of Expressions
1. Literal
2. Figurative
Seven Rules from Tyconius' book
1. On the Lord and his body
2. On the Lord's twofold body
3. On the promises and law
4. On the species and genus
5. On the measurements of time
6. On recapitulation
7. On the devil and his body
God ordained beforehand, desire to effect an end, general in nature
God's decrees with an individual's salvation
Traditional Calvinism
TULIP; order of salvation: God decreed to save elect->-> God decreed to create and permit the fall-> Salvation is based on God’s decrees
double predestination (both elect and doomed)
God predestines only the elect
Modified Calvinism
(sublapsarianism) order of salvation: God decrees to save the world-> God decrees to allow the Fall->God decrees to save certain individuals-> Salvation is based on God’s omniscience, not election
emphasizes human freedom; order of salvation: God decrees to create-> God decrees to permit the Fall-> God decrees to save those who will exercise faith in Christ of their own free will and persevere to the end-> Salvation is based on God’s omniscience
argues against Pelagius; proponent of total depravity
preveniant grace
God enables us to exercise free choice and choose good
Bernard of Clairvaux
distinguished between God’s image and likeness; His image is reflected in humans’ free choice; His likeness is in the free counsel (the pre-Fall ability not to sin) and free pleasure without suffering; The Fall lost the likeness.
proponent of ex nihilo
ex nihilo
out of nothing
tendency to retreat from the world and its pleasures
imageo dei
the image of God
Human accountability
Thomas of Aquinas
watchman metaphor
C.S. Lewis
eternal now
opposed predestination; sin is taught, not inherited; bent, but not broken
diverse human freedom
Irenaeus & Athanius
Schaeffer & Moore
creation care
Arminius quote
free will
Peter Leithart quote
John Paul II quote
value of human life
Gene Edward Veith, Jr quote
Francis Schaeffer quote
Russell D. Moore quote
biblical creation care
Verse reference: made in God's image
Genesis 1:26
Verse reference: God said it was very good
Genesis 1:31
Verse reference: before the foundation of the earth
Job 38:4
Verse reference: mountains
Psalm 90:1-2
Verse reference: knitted
Psalm 139:13
Verse reference: book
Psalm 139:16
Verse reference: before formed
Jeremiah 1:5
Verse reference: Word
John 1:1-2
Verse reference: made through
John 1:3
Verse reference: became flesh
John 1:14
Verse reference: firstborn
Romans 8:29-30
Verse reference: one God
1 Corinthians 8:6
Verse reference: adoption
Ephesians 1:5
Verse reference: hold together
Colossians 1:16-17
Verse reference: thanksgiving
1 Timothy 4:4-5
Verse reference: spirit
1 John 4:2
Total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, perseverance of saints
Characteristics of God's plans
covenantal and effacacious
Nature of God's plans
eternal, free, for his glory, based on actions, immutable, mysterious
Paradigm for Salvation History
Creation, corruption, curse, covenant, Christ, cross, church, consumation