▼ Show Notes
My friend, Pastor Charlie Parish, is back with me this week to talk about “the fruits of salvation.” Charlie graciously answers questions like, “what does the Bible say about salvation?” He explains the dangers of thinking poorly about this topic in this important episode.
Doctrines of Grace in Salvation
We also discuss the nature of man, the nature of God, and doctrines of grace in salvation. We discuss professing Christians who attempt to earn God’s favor with their own righteousness. Charlie explains that this problem, which was explained in 1 Corinthians, is also a problem in our culture today. “If somebody thinks they can merit their own salvation, they don’t understand the doctrines of grace.”
Charlie explains eisegesis and exegesis, and the importance of approaching Scripture in an effort to read out of the text the intended meaning by the author.
Fruits of Salvation
Charlie explains assurance of salvation. He discusses Scripture’s blueprint and the importance of resting in the finished work of Jesus Christ. And he goes on to explain that we can look at our lives over years of growth to see if we are loving Christ more and hating sin more over time. This growth, this hatred of sin that we once reveled in is certainly indicative of the work of God in our hearts.
Charlie discusses our doubts, fears, and guilt. He explained that the Disciples doubted and struggled. He explained that true living faith is clearly communicated in 1 John and James. “The test isn’t whether or not we’re sinless, but whether or not we are grieved by our sin. Are we mortified by our sin? Do we have that kind of heart?” Our sin becomes more apparent, and it saddens us more as we mature.
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