Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Dr. Ralph "Yankee" Arnold was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Grace Conference on 
June 28-29th hosted by the Quentin Road Baptist Church in Lake Zurich, IL 60047


This message establishes "Eternal Security as the Gospel" while destroying Arminianism and Calvinism. Share this link with others.



TEXT: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.  (1 Corinthians 14:33)

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?  (1 Corinthians 14:8)
So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.  (1 Corinthians 14:9)

How to Simplify the Complexity of Scripture
God is not the god of confusion. If our messages are not true and clear;
our people will be unstable, confused, and filled with doubts.

MAIN ISSUES THAT THE LOST MAN MUST UNDERSTAND TO BE SAVED AND THE SAVED MAN MUST UNDERSTAND TO GROW.
SALVATION: GRACE vs WORKS (Results of what you believe) Eph. 2:8-9
                               Illustration: Law and Grace: Coat, Mr. Law and Mr. Love Rom. 11:6
POINTS OF CLARITY:
1.      You cannot know you are going to Heaven until you know you cannot go to Hell.
2.      Salvation is not about building a relationship with God but escaping the damnation of Hell. Which one of these demands urgent attention?
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?  (Matthew 23:33)
3.      You cannot know you are going to Heaven until you know you cannot go to Hell.
4.      Salvation is not about building a relationship with God but escaping the damnation of Hell. Which one of these demands urgent attention?
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?  (Matthew 23:33)
5.      Relationship vs Fellowship
(Fellowship mentioned 4 times in 3 verses)
            (Relationship is not mentioned one time in the entire Bible)
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.  (1 John 1:3)
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:  (1 John 1:6)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.  (1 John 1:7)

6.      Eternal security is not a separate doctrine in salvation-it is salvation-therefore it is the true and only proof of one’s belief in the Gospel. (John 3:16)

7.      You are either saved forever or you are not saved at all.

8.      Salvation is a decision to trust Christ, (in a moment of time) not a commitment to serve (in the process of time).

9.      The Lord Jesus Christ loved you so much he would rather die than live without you. His death for your sins was to give you a choice. Christ or nothing. Without Christ, there is no choice.
10.  Free will of man vs the sovereignty of God (God in his sovereignty chose to give man a free will). Free will must include choice.
11.  If perfection is required for Heaven, then the Gospel we preach must make a man totally and irrevocably perfect at the very moment he believes.
SERVICE:                   FLESH vs SPIRIT (Results of what you do)
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  (John 3:7)
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.  (1 Peter 1:23)
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.  (1 Peter 1:25)
Illustration of the Two Natures: Salvation is not the conversion of the old man, but the birth of the new man. Prasso vs Poieo explains I John 3:9, II Cor. 5:17
REWARDS vs CHASTENING:
Illustration: obedience (blessings and rewards-Matt. 10:42, I Cor. 3:8) vs disobedience (chastening and loss of rewards- Heb. 12:6-7)
POINTS OF CLARITY:
1.      Only a saved man can commit, surrender, or promise to serve Christ.
2.      Neither Arminianism (you can lose salvation) or Calvinism (perseverance in the faith is automatic and is the proof you have salvation) can produce security of salvation.
3.       The “seven contents” of the gospel message is for clarity.
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