Jan 9, 2009

What Salvation?

Recently Tom Ascol wrote:

"The gospel that Paul preached to them proclaimed salvation by grace alone received through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone."

See here

What "salvation" is it that is "received though faith"? Will brother Tom Ascol say it is initial salvation, or regeneration? No!

This is why you have to be careful in reading writings from such Hyperists as Ascol, from those who promote the "regenerated (born again) before faith" error. They and he will not say that initial salvation is "received through faith," but will say rather that it is only that "salvation" that is post regeneration, or deliverances that come after regeneration, that is/are "received through faith."

But, the scriptures will not bear this hermeneutic rule.

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