Within the broad aspects of theology, soteriology is an important doctrine that entails the work of biblical salvation, including God 's work of planning salvation for mankind throughout eternity. As a result, soteriology is marked by conservative Christians as a fundamental belief of the Christian faith. In this publication, all four authors acknowledge the need for human salvation, regardless of how detracted their position is from orthodox Christianity. Personally, soteriology offers a better understanding of God’s work in individuals after receiving salvation. Notably, I believe soteriology casts light on the “conditional” (or “unconditional”) preservation of the saints. In comparison to other faiths, only Christ offers the fullest guarantee of an individual being accepted by God. Despite this remarkable truth, Paul cautions Titus to encourage fellow believers in doing what is good (Titus 3:5-8). Is there a h...
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...al hermeneutics and purity of historical Christian tradition. Aside from contending the exact mechanism of salvation, the book discloses the theological bedrock used to characterize God. Within the space of the book itself, both Hick and Pinnock present a syncretized picture of Christianity with world religion and culture. Thus, both cases appeared less appealing and more distorting of Christ and the gospel. Left between McGrath and Geivett/ Phillips, the case presented is more difficult to resolve. The Geivett/ Phillips view espouses a logical and evidential condition to receiving salvation, which appears to undermine the mysterious and glorious work of the Holy Spirit in an individual’s heart. Therefore, I find McGrath’s position as the reasonable and correct view. In my opinion and understanding of the Bible, God’s salvation work cannot be bound to human agency.
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