MB Confession: Salvation

July 14, 2024   /   Bethel Church

The MB Confession: Salvation 

What are we saved from? 

Do we need to be saved? 

Theological Triage: 

First Tier: Gospel-related Issues that are non-negotiable 

Second Tier: Important issues agreed on in the life of the church community but are not necessary for salvation. 

Third Tier: Important issue that can be debated in the life of the local church 

Historic Christianity says that salvation is “God saving believers from their , the power of , death, and the to come.” 

Past Salvation (

Present Salvation (Sanctification) 

Future Salvation (Glorification) 

: God declares sinners to be right in his sight, and this happens through imputation or the great exchange (Jesus takes our sin, and we are given His obedience). 

We are saved BY Grace THROUGH faith. Grace and faith are the same thing!

Alone

Grace Alone –We are saved by the grace of God alone. 

Faith Alone — Justification is by faith alone, apart from

Christ Alone  — In Christ alone is where Salvation is found 

Regeneration — Born again (Ephesians 2:4)

Sanctification — The continued work of God in the life of the believer, making them more

Duplex Gratia ()

— Christ For us (Justification) 

— Christ in us (Sanctification) 

Galatians 2:20:  I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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