Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ordo Salutis

Over the last couple of weeks, Fide-O "dogmaticians" Gene, Jason, and Scott have been devoting their Covenant Theology Thursday podcasts to the discussion of ordo salutis, or the "order of salvation."

Here is the how the Calvinist sees ordo salutis:
  1. Election
  2. Predestination
  3. Gospel Call (Outward Call)
  4. Inward or Effectual Call
  5. Regeneration
  6. Conversion (Faith and Repentance)
  7. Justification
  8. Adoption
  9. The Gift of The Holy Spirit
  10. Sanctification and Perseverance
  11. Glorification
And here is ordo salutis according to the Arminian:
  1. Outward Call
  2. Faith/Election
  3. Repentance
  4. Regeneration
  5. Justification
  6. Perseverance
  7. Glorification
BIG difference, especially when you consider that the unregenerate are "dead in trespasses and sin" (Ephesians 2:1), and that natural man "does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Corinthians 2:14).

Check out the podcast here. And invite your Amrminian friends to listen; they just might learn something.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Good word. Thanks.

I am always amazed that Arminians sing "Amazing Grace." For them, their faith (and thus, logically, at least part of their salvation) is works-based.

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