A Quest for God’s Glory Makes the Supralapsarian

Posted in God's character on September 28, 2008 by supralapsarian

Scott Price

Throughout recorded theological history nicknames have been created, some good and others bad. When asked if I am a “Calvinist” I must be careful how to answer because they may be wondering if I am a Calvinist in my view of baptism or church government. On the other hand they may think that Calvinism is Continue reading

Predestinated Monergistic Sanctification by Free and Sovereign Grace

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2020 by supralapsarian

by Scott Price

There is plenty of confusion on the topic of Sanctification. Some of the most controversy surrounds who is actually causing the confusion about the subject. Those in the sovereign grace, Calvinist, Reformed camp will all readily agree that “Positional” Sanctification (by the Father’s love/election and Christ’s blood) is Monergistic and by pure, sovereign grace. Anything short of this view will easily land someone in the blatant works-salvation category, in my opinion.

The next aspect of Sanctification, which is the most controversial, is the work of the Spirit. Some call this aspect “practical” sanctification, which I think is a poor choice of terms. Most think this aspect is also “Progressive”, in that it increases as time goes on. I don’t agree with this term either because it can be misleading if saying it means more than growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The bad view of the Sanctification we experience is when some say it is Synergistic, that we, as regenerated believers, cooperate with the indwelling Spirit to get somewhere in Sanctification. This bad idea runs counter to the effectual work of God’s Spirit in the life of the believer to, both WILL and DO of His good pleasure (Phil 2:13). And that work that was started by God, will be finished by God (Phil 1:6). And let’s not forget the Monergistic, Deterministic, sovereign work of God in reference to good works – “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them” (Eph 2:10).

This form of Sanctification (the work of the Spirit in the believer) should be left in the “positional” category, in my opinion. The reason is – anything done by the believer, in the believer, is done by a believer who is ALREADY Sanctified by the Spirit of God. They are not DOING anything “practically” by Law, or by work TO BE, or TO STAY Sanctified. They ALREADY are Sanctified by the Holy Spirit. They are not partly Sanctified. They are ALREADY “Saints”, set apart, made holy, by God, without their own cooperation. They can take no credit for it or glory in themselves at all, because they had no part in the sovereign, effectual work of God to put them in this Sanctified state.

Their assurance will not be based on Law-keeping or works, since no part of salvation is based on Law or works. The assurance of the believer is found always and only – resting in the finished work and merit of Christ’s righteousness. Any other view is double-minded and unstable.

The Golden Idol of Free-Will by Augustus Toplady (video)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 29, 2019 by supralapsarian

The Golden Idol of Free-Will by Augustus Toplady (video)

Tolerant Calvinists With Their Own Brand of “Hyper-Calvinism”

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2019 by supralapsarian
By Scott Price
 
I’ve lost count of the times the accusation “Hyper-Calvinist” was hurled at me over the years. But it’s weird how the label has never ever been applied to me concerning any lack of zeal for evangelism. Quite the opposite to be more precise. Let me get more specific and hopefully this will cause some to think in areas you haven’t before.
 
 
The Label of Hyper
First, let me say that John Calvin is not my standard for doctrine, or practice. Concerning grace or the sovereignty of God, Calvin did not come up with anything new, nor did Luther or Augustine. SOME devoted followers imply they did and many who oppose the doctrines exclaim they did. But, the gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace is an ancient truth, even an eternal truth, flowing from the mind and mouth of God Himself. The Old Testament Prophets, Christ and the Apostles all believed and taught sovereign grace. The Reformers did not come up with anything new at all, but many truths throughout history resurface or are rediscovered in a generation and made known, perhaps more than in other generations.

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3 Sermons (YouTube) on Romans 9 in a series called – Unconditional Double Predestination

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2019 by supralapsarian

Unconditional Double Predestination #1 of 3

Unconditional Double Predestination #2 of 3

Unconditional Double Predestination #3 of 3

God Shows the Death of Christ Actually Accomplished What He Intended

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2019 by supralapsarian

By Scott Price

Let us be very much crystal-clear on whether there was ever any value in the death of Christ for the non-elect. The death of Christ has ZERO value, in any sense for, or towards, the non-elect. Not in purpose, will, effect, nature, scope or any other thing under the sun having to do in connection with value for the non-elect, at all, or at any time, in this world, or the world to come. This includes sufficiency. His death has ZERO sufficiency, in any sense for, or towards, the non-elect. Not in purpose, will, effect, nature, scope or any other thing under the sun having to do in connection with sufficiency for the non-elect, at all, or at any time, in this world, or the world to come.

I hope you don’t scratch your head with any doubt in these things if you claim to believe the gospel of His accomplished redemption for His sheep. His death was a glorious success! The gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace shows that Christ’s death is the DIFFERENCE MAKER. His death is what does the saving. It’s not what you do with His death that makes it work. It works all by itself. Simply put, it’s sufficient in and of itself. This is the wisdom of God in showing He is, both, a just God and a Savoir. Any Redemption that is merely hypothetical or potential, and not actually effectual, it is a imagined attempt to compete with God using the wisdom of the wicked, religious world. 

Wesley, Hater of Clear Doctrine

Posted in sovereignty on December 24, 2018 by supralapsarian

God and Evil

Posted in Uncategorized on January 14, 2018 by supralapsarian

By Michael Trevino

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God’s Sovereignty, a Round Table Talk with Scott Price

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2016 by supralapsarian

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JOHN BRINE Remarks Upon a Pamphlet, Intitled, ‘Some Doctrines in the Supralapsarian Scheme Impartially Examined by the Word of God’

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2016 by supralapsarian

http://www.mountzionpbc.org/John_Brine/John%20Brine%20Supralapsarian%20Scheme.htm

 

Just sayin

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2016 by supralapsarian

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