This course is a study of the doctrine of salvation—the work of Christ in bringing lost people into fellowship with God. These doctrines are treated separately and in a logical progression—a kind of “order of salvation.” This study includes the doctrines of repentance, faith, conversion, regeneration, justification, adoption, sanctification, and prayer in the life of a Christian. Preliminary consideration is given to the grace of God as the source of our salvation and to the biblical teaching on predestination and election. It avoids the extremes of emphasis on either the initiative of God or the initiative of humankind in the process and progress of salvation. The course carefully analyzes biblical passages relating to salvation and evaluates historical and contemporary views of salvation. The twelve lessons stress applying salvation truths personally and sharing them with our contemporaries.
If you are enrolled in this course for three credits, the third credit will be earned by completing a collateral reading assignment (CRA). This assignment is based on the textbook "Salvation Belongs to Our God: Celebrating the Bible’s Central Story by Christopher J. H. Wright.
3rd edition, 311 pages
Harold M. Freligh, Newborn: A Basic Handbook on Salvation
Charles M. Home, The Doctrine of Salvation, 2nd ed.