Basic Bible Doctrine Assumptions

Book: God's Choice
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The first assumption

Man is fallen, full of sin, from birth and from the time of Adam and Eve. 

The second assumption

Man cannot become good on his own. He is insufficient to do so. 

The third assumption

Salvation is by the election of God. 

The fourth assumption

God chooses specific individuals as objects of his mercy and salvation. We do not choose him, initially. 

The fifth assumption

Christ was punished for sin, making atonement, so believers can be justified. 

The sixth assumption

The atonement extends only to God's elect. Conversly, those who are not elect will pay for their sin in hell. 

The seventh assumption

Salvation is an act of the will of God, not the will of man. 

The eighth assumption

God will keep the elect until the end.