9 Chapter 8
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(Note: Although these questions arise from
specific sections of the chapter, please allow
the whole chapter to possibly supplement your
performance does not produce human righteousness;
even in Eden, human performance resulted from
human righteousness.? To what image of salvation
from chapter 8 does this quote refer? Compare
this view to how "justifying" someone
is typically understood in "our culture."
grace is free. On the one hand, this means that
God's grace is not bound or restricted; on the
other hand, that God's grace is not earned. Discuss
the points from KOLB pages 158-159 on these terms.
likes to talk." In KOLB 160-162, the second
point made by this quotation is developed. Like
in the beginning (the first "point"),
God's Word creates reality. What error does KOLB
try to correct by this emphasis? To what misinterpretation
(confusion of two kinds of righteousness) is this
emphasis open? (I know this may be confusing;
but give it some thought).
elicit trust." Is this saying the same thing
as "propositions (or statements of fact)
elicit belief"? Explain.
does the relationship between faith in a promise
and belief (or knowledge) of a proposition help
us consider the complexities of saving faith?
two benefits to believers does KOLB note for thinking
of the Christian as simul justus et peccator?
and discuss briefly the three ways of God has
designed for reassuring us that "nothing
can separate us from his love in Christ Jesus."
the question, "Why do you want to know"?
to the distinction of Law and Gospel.
two effects does the "unconditional word
of grace" work/renew in the sinner who has
been broken by the Law and is repentant before
on why "Christ Alone" is a necessary
element in a discussion of justification, that
is, what it adds/emphasizes to "by grace
alone" and "by faith alone"?
significance does KOLB draw from the "peace"
which results from justification? Relate this
to the distinction of two kinds of righteousness.
170-171, discusses what Christ's work has accomplished
"objectively" and what the Holy Spirit
works "subjectively" which humans receive
"by grace through faith because of Christ."
In other words, "objective justification"
and "subjective justification"
see terms list.
four false ways Christians can seek assurance
of their salvation. Where should a Christian seek
p. 173, discusses God's foreknowledge of his elect
(not to be confused with his broader foreknowledge
of all things). How is it different from "human"
on the notion of "planned parenthood"
in light of KOLB's discussion.
does God's power reside?
is God's purpose (1) for this teaching on election?
To what false purposes (2) dare it never be applied?
doctrine of election is intimately connected with
the crux theologorum (the cross of theologians)
which is the question, ?cur alii, non alii?? (why
some, not others). How does the question, "Why
do you want to know"? help us to know how
the doctrine of election is to be taught?
the three attmpts, which KOLB lists, to solve
the crux noting the pastoral and biblical
weaknesses of each.
gratia or grace (2)
"to justify" (2)
simul justus et peccator
"means of grace"
cur alii, non alii
"Anonymous Christians" (teaching of
Karl Rahner and Vatican II)