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Doctrine of Salvation – Part 13 and Conclusion

14 May

X. Glorification

The Salvation of our souls will result in us having glorified bodies in Heaven. There will also be different degrees of glory in Heaven.

A. We will never have the glory of Christ. Isaiah 42:8 “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”

Isaiah 48:11 “For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.” See also Psalm 82:6-7

Cults who propagate the idea that we will be deities someday are wrong. As true believers, we will be glorified someday, but we will never become gods. Jesus alone will be worshiped as Lord.

Philippians 2:9-11 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

B. We will someday be glorified in the similitude of Christ’s glorious body.

Philippians 3:21 “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”

Matthew 13:43 “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

1 Peter 5:1 “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:”

Romans 8:17 “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

C. There will be different degrees of glory in Heaven. Believers will be glorified based on their works for Christ after their salvation.

1 Corinthians 15:40-44 “There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”

1 Peter 5:4 “And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”

Others will be glorified for the amount they suffered for Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:17 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;”

Romans 8:17 “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

Daniel 12:3 “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”

Matthew 13:43 “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

Conclusion:

We can probably find other processes in the Bible that happen or begin to happen at the moment of Salvation. We have looked at Regeneration, Justification, Redemption, Adoption, Sanctification, Imputation, Propitiation, Reconciliation, Atonement, and Glorification. We have seen how every one of these applies to every believer at Salvation, based solely on the merits of the finished work and the shed blood of Jesus Christ on Calvary.

I am most grateful for our Pastor Carroll who has shared all of these Biblical Doctrines with us, and it is my prayer that these teachings will reach where ever God will take them and accomplish His perfect will for His glory and His Kingdom to come. For we know that His Word does NOT return to Him void.

 
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