Original Research

Gratia omnibus

Zaldivar E. Acodesin
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 52, No 1 | a2355 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v52i1.2355 | © 2018 Zaldivar Enguito Acodesin | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 February 2018 | Published: 27 September 2018


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Abstract

This article attempts to compare the anthropological theories of the different positions concerning the grace doctrine. The article finds that the anthropological perspective of the nature of human beings in the state of sin is controlling in determining beliefs in the theology of sanctification and salvation, and dictates the Christian walk, especially with regard to the confession of sin. The article concludes that if there is error in the understanding of human anthropological origin, then there is error in the understanding of the application of grace unto salvation. It stresses that Scripture should be the ultimate standard under which anthologies of grace should be examined. The article also advances the relevance of traditions in modern Christianity. The doctrine of grace will be briefly investigated through the exegesis of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, particularly 1:4–7 and 2:8–9. The Calvinistic apologetics on the doctrines of grace is referred to throughout the article.

Keywords

grace; katallasso; hilaskomai; Grace-Revolution; traditioning

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