DOCTRINES OF GRACE – SCRIPTURE LIST
 


Overwhelming scriptural evidence. The following scriptures will underscore the truth that this is God's own word and teaching, not personal opinion. 


Unconditional Election


God is Sovereign 
Exo 15:18; 1Chr 29:11-12; 2Chr 20:6; Psa 22:28


He exercises that sovereignty in actively ordaining everything
Deu 32:39; 1Sam 2:6-8; Job 9:12; Job 12:6-10; Psa 33:11; Psa 115:3; Psa 135:6; Isa 14:24; Isa 45:7; Act 15:18; Eph 1:11


Including matters of “chance”
Pro 16:33; 1Ki 22:20, 34, 37


The wicked actions of men
Gen 45:5; Gen 50:20; Exo 4:21; Jdg 14:1-4; Psa 76:10; Pro 16:4; Isa 44:28; Amos 3:6; Act 2:22-23; Act 4:27-28


The actions of evil spirits
1Sam 16:14-16; 1Ki 22:19-23; 1Chr 21:1/2Sam 24:1


The good actions of men
John 15:16; Eph 2:10; Phi 2:12-13


The actions of good angels
Psa 103:20; Psa 104:4


The actions of animals
Num 22:28; 1Ki 17:4; Psa 29:9; Jer 8:7; Eze 32:4; Dan 6:22


The operations of all creation
Gen 8:22; Psa 104:5-10; Psa 104:13-14; Psa 104:19-20; Mark 4:39


Man is not permitted to question his sovereign acts
Job 33:12-13; Isa 29:16; Isa 45:9-10; Mat 20:1-16; Rom 9:19-24


God elects [i.e. chooses, predestines, foreordains]


His angels
1Tim 5:21


His peculiar people, Israel
Exo 6:7; Deu 7:6-8; Deu 10:14-15; Psa 33:12; Isa 43:20-21


Individuals to salvation
Psa 65:4; Mat 24:24; John 6:37; John 15:16; Act 13:48; Rom 8:28-30; Rom 9:10-24; Rom 11:5-7; Eph 1:3-6; Eph 1:11-12; 1The 1:4; 1The 5:9; 2The 2:13-14


Individuals to condemnation
Exo 4:21; Rom 9:13; Rom 9:17-18; Rom 9:21-22; 1Pet 2:8; Jude 1:4, 13. 


His motivation in election


His own good pleasure
Eph 1:5; 2Tim 1:9


The display of his glory
Isa 43:6-7; Rom 9:22-24; 1Cor 1:27-31; Eph 2:4-7; Pro 16:4


His special love
Deu 7:6-8; 2The 2:13


His foreknowledge
Rom 8:29; 1Pet 1:2


Which means his special love
Jer 1:5; Amos 3:2; Mat 7:22-23; 1Cor 8:3; 2Tim 2:19; 1Pet 1:20


But not:
Any good [nobility, wisdom, power, choice, seeking] he foresees in anyone Deu 7:7; Rom 9:11-13; Rom 9:16; Rom 10:20; 1Cor 1:27-29; 1Cor 4:7; 2Tim 1:9


Total Depravity


Man is constituted a sinner by his relationship with Adam 
Psa 51:5; Psa 58:3; Rom 5:18-19 


He is therefore unable


To do anything good
Gen 6:5; Job 15:14-16; Psa 130:3; Psa 143:2; Pro 20:9; Ecc 7:20; Isa 64:6; Jer 13:23; John 3:19; Rom 3:9-12; Jam 3:8; 1John 1:8


To believe in God (or come to him)
John 6:44; John 6:65; John 8:43-45; John 10:26; John 12:37-41


To understand the truth
John 14:17; 1Cor 2:14


To seek God
Rom 3:10-11


He is dead in sins 
Gen 2:16-17; John 3:5-7; Eph 2:1-3; Col 2:13 


He is blinded and corrupt in his heart 
Gen 6:5; Gen 8:21; Ecc 9:3; Jer 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; John 3:19-21; Rom 8:7-8; Eph 4:17-19; Eph 5:8


He is captive to sin and Satan 
John 8:34; John 8:44; Rom 6:20; 2Tim 2:25-26; Tit 3:3; 1John 5:19 


He performs actions freely according to his nature, but his nature is wholly evil 
Job 14:4; Mat 7:16-18; Mat 12:33; Mark 7:21-23; Jam 1:13-14


 Limited Atonement


God purposed to redeem a certain people and not others 
1Chr 17:20-21; Mat 22:14; 1Pet 2:8-9


It is for these in particular that Christ gave his life
Isa 53:10-11; Mat 1:21; John 6:35-40; John 10:3-4, 11, 14-15; Act 20:28; Eph 5:25 


It is for these in particular that Christ intercedes
John 17:1-2; John 17:6-12; John 17:20-21, 24-26; Rom 8:34


The people for whom Christ intercedes are the same as the people for whom he offered himself up as a sacrifice
Heb 7:24-27; Heb 9:12 ; Hebrews chapters 7-10


The atonement of Christ is effective


To justify
Isa 53:11; Rom 8:34 


To redeem and cleanse from sins
Eph 5:25-27; Tit 2:14


To propitiate the Father
1John 2:2 


To raise to new life
2Cor 5:14-15 


Those whom God purposed to redeem include all who believe 
John 3:16


From every nation
Rev 5:9


From every class
Gal 3:28; 1Tim 2:1-6 


“The word 'world' is often used in the sense of 'many,' or 'all of a set'. The word “all” is often used to indicate all of a set, or even many representatives of a set
Mat 10:22; 1Cor 6:12; 1Cor 15:22; Mat 2:3; John 4:29; Act 10:39; Act 17:21; Act 21:28; Act 26:4


Or, to indicate all “classes” or “nations,” not all individuals
Mat 5:11; Act 2:17; Act 10:12


The word “world” is often used in the sense of “many,” or “all of a set”
Luk 2:1-2; John 6:33; John 12:19; Act 19:27; Rom 1:8


God bears eternal wrath against people, which by definition means that his wrath against them has not been propitiated [appeased]
1The 2:16; 2The 1:6-9


Intentions of Christ's death other than atonement


To make a public display of demons
Col 2:13-15


To rule over everyone
Rom 14:9


To redeem creation
Isa 35:1-4; Rom 8:20-23


To lay the foundation for a genuine gospel call
John 6:39-40; John 7:37-38


To provide temporal mercies for the non-elect
Mat 5:45; 1Tim 4:10


Irresistible Grace


Faith and Repentance (as well as the new heart which is able to produce them) are themselves gifts of God


A new heart
Deu 30:6; Eze 11:19; Eze 36:26-27


Faith
John 3:27, 6:63-65; Phi 1:29; 2Pet 1:1; Act 16:14; Act 18:27; Eph 2:8-10


Repentance
Act 5:3; Act 11:18; 2Tim 2:25-26; 1Cor 4:7


The Father writes his own word upon (places the fear of himself in, etc.) his people's hearts Jer 31:33; Jer 32:40; Mat 16:15-17; Luk 10:21; John 6:45; 2Cor 4:6 


The beginning of salvation is the sovereign impartation of spiritual life into a heart which had been dead, thereby causing it to exercise faith 
1John 5:1; Eze 37:3-6, 11-14; John 1:11-13; John 3:3-8; John 5:21; Eph 2:1-5; Jam 1:18; 1Pet 1:3; 1John 2:29 


True offers of grace in the outward gospel call may be resisted by men who do not have this new heart 
Act 17:32-33 


In fact, true offers of grace will always be resisted by such men 
John 10:24-26; John 12:37-40 


But there are some whom God causes to come to him 
Psa 65:4; Psa 110:3; John 6:37-40; Rom 9:15


 Perseverance of the Saints


What God begins, he finishes 
Psa 138:8; Ecc 3:14; Isa 46:4; Jer 32:40; Rom 11:29; Phi 1:6; 2Tim 4:18 


Of all whom he has called and brought to Christ, none will be lost 


John 6:39-40; John 10:27-29; Rom 8:28-31; Rom 8:35-39; Heb 7:25; Heb 10:14 


God's preservation of the saints is not irrespective of their continuance in the faith 
1Cor 6:9-10; Gal 5:19-21; Eph 5:5; Heb 3:14; Heb 6:4-6; Heb 10:26-27; Heb 12:14; Rev 21:7-8; Rev 22:14-15 


However, it is God who sanctifies us and causes us to persevere 
John 15:16; 1Cor 1:30-31; 1Cor 6:11; 1Cor 12:3; 1Cor 15:10; Gal 3:1-6; Eph 2:10; Phi 2:12-13; 1The 5:23-24; Heb 13:20-21; 1John 2:29; Jud 1:24-25.