Roger R. Nicole, Th.D. (Gordon Divinity School), D.D. (Wheaton College), Ph.D. (Harvard University) Professor Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary
'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?' No question is more important or more debated than this one posed by the Philippian jailer. Nicole's course presents a critical and historical overview of the message, plan, and components of salvation. The lectures trace each element of the salvation process from God's decree to our final glorification and union with Christ. Topics such as the order of salvation, the nature of justification, and the possibility of perfection are given in-depth treatment. The course emphasizes a Reformed view of salvation while also presenting other views.
Upon completion of your study, you should be able to do the following:
Understand and define the key terms used in the discussion of soteriology.
Articulate various views concerning justification and perseverance.
Explain the Reformed perspective on the process of salvation as it relates to predestination, justification, sanctification, and glorification.
Interact with differing viewpoints and offer supporting arguments for all sides.
Communicate more effectively the biblical understanding of salvation to contemporary audiences.
1. Salvation and the Trinity 2. Theological Terms 3. The Decrees of God 4. Alternatives/Objections to Decrees 5. Objections to Decrees 6. The Sincerity of God's Offer 7. Luther vs. Erasmus 8. Predestination and Antinomianism 9. The Order of the Decrees 10. Justification 11. Justification and Roman Catholicism 12. Adoption 13. Regeneration 14. Conversion 15. Sanctification 16. Sanctification and Perfectionism - Part I 17. Sanctification and Perfectionism - Part II 18. The Fruit of the Spirit 19. Perseverance - Part I 20. Perseverance - Part II 21. Perseverance - Part III 22. Glorification 23. Union with Christ 24. The Proper Response