Published on May 30th, 2015 | by Jaycen Saab0
Gracefully Teaching the Doctrines of Grace
One of the staples of reformed theology is something knows as “The Doctrines of Grace”. ¬†The title¬†describes the soteriological (the study of the doctrine of salvation) doctrines that are unique to Reformed theology. ¬†Most often you may hear them associated with the acrostic TULIP. ¬†The acronym stands for:
- Total Depravity – as a result of Adam’s fall, the entire human race is affected and we are spiritually dead in our trespasses
- Unconditional Election – being spiritually dead, we are unable to initiate a saving response to God
- Limited Atonement – that Christ’s death atoned for those whom He would save
- Irresistible Grace – those whom God has elected are drawn to Christ by grace that is irresistible
- Perseverance of the Saints – those whom God has elected and drawn unto Himself through the Holy Spirit will persevere in faith
At first glance, some may balk at some or all of these doctrines. ¬†However, with careful study and mediation of Scripture, each one may be backed by Scripture. ¬†There is no doubt, over the years many believers have been put off by such theology due in large part to poor or heartless preaching.
The following is a collection of teachings on the Doctrines of Grace from Arturo “Art” Azurdia, D. Min. ¬†He a pastor at Trinity Church of Portland and¬†Associate Professor of Pastoral and Church Ministry at Western Seminary. ¬†It is perhaps the best teaching on the subjects that address them with kindness, accuracy, Biblical integrity, and of course grace.
Perseverance of the Saints
After the series, there was a 3 part Q&A with the congregation that addresses many common questions and objections to the Doctrines of Grace.
Q&A – Part 1
Q&A – Part 2
Q&A – Part 3
Soli Deo Gloria!