Course Number: ST505
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” No question is more important or more debated than this one posed by the Philippian jailer. This 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 offering fair treatment to all sides.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Understand and define the key terms used in the discussion of soteriology.
- Articulate various views on 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.