Pastor Grasso addresses the fifth point of the five points of Calvinism: the Perseverance of the Saints. Here he shows that the Scriptures, recognizing salvation to be the sovereign work of God, teach that man cannot lose his salvation. He also addresses objections from Hebrews 6 as well as the distinction between eternal security and perseverance.
Pastor Grasso tackles the fourth point of Calvinism: Irresistible Grace, showing that God’s action is ultimate in salvation, not man’s. Both the Old and New Testament teach that in order for man to come to God, God must draw man. This does not make man a robot, however, for God draws by putting a new heart in man so that he comes most freely.
Pastor Grasso looks at the third point of Calvinism, Limited Atonement. He argues that the Arminian position limits the power of the cross and in some ways is not properly an atonement. The Scriptures rather teach that Christ came to save His people, the many, His sheep, and His bride. Only those covered by the blood of the lamb will be saved, and nobody covered by that blood will be lost.
Pastor Grasso looks at the second point of Calvinism, Unconditional Election. Here he argues that the Arminian position of conditional election seeks to make man’s will ultimate in salvation. The Scriptures, however, teach that God’s will is ultimate. God does not choose because He sees man will come to Him, rather He chooses even though He knows that man never would come to Him because of his rebellious heart. Salvation is of grace.
Pastor Grasso begins a series on the five points of Calvinism. Here he tackles total depravity, explaining what it means and what it does not mean, in order to show man’s condition apart from the grace of God. In order to know God’s grace truly, you must know what you are saved from.