Realizing that salvation is something that takes place in a moment,
we must also realize that there is a sequence of events. As a house is
built one phase at a time, and each phase depends on the prior, so salvation
is built one concept upon another. Without this sequence, there cannot
be salvation. For example you cannot have salvation until the step of belief
has been made.
When I was teaching, the final test for this section was to graphically
present this process for the purpose of making overlays for an overhead
If you want a good review and challenge, take the following topics and
place them in chronological order graphically.
CALLING HEIRS ADOPTION FALL UNDERSTANDING FAITH SIN BELIEF ACCEPTANCE CONFESSION SEPARATION SANCTIFICATION HOLINESS GRACE ATONEMENT PROPITIATION REDEMPTION JUSTIFICATION SALVATION RECONCILIATION REGENERATION RENEWING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT RIGHTEOUSNESS FORGIVENESS ADOPTION SECURITY GLORIFICATION INTELLECT WILL SENSIBILITY REPENTANCE CONSCIENCE MEDIATION OBEDIENCE LORDSHIP PERFECTION STANDING STATE SUBSTITUTION TEMPTATION GOD'S WILL FOREKNOWLEDGE PREDESTINATION DECREES ELECTION CHOSEN SIN NATURE IMPUTED SIN NEW NATURE OLD NATURE PERSONAL SIN PUNISHMENT RESURRECTION QUICKENED BODY SOUL SPIRIT BEGOTTEN SACRIFICE OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS SACRIFICE OF CHRIST IN THE HEAVENLIES