The Five (non Fox News Style)

The narrative of Namaan in 2 Kings 5 is essentially an Old Testament missionary story that serves as a window into God’s amazing saving work. It is a historical event that displays theological truths about the most remarkable thing that has been—and is—going on in the world: God’s gracious salvation of sinners.

Here are five of those truths succinctly listed, with corollary and accompanying Scriptures to show the same principle throughout Scripture. [Hear or watch the full message.]

  1. God seeks all kinds of people to save them from all kinds of sin.

Revelation 7:9

  1. God saves people through faith, not effort.

Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:13, Romans 9:16

  1. Faith is evidenced through repentance.

1 Thessalonians 1:9, 1 Peter 1:21-22, Romans 10:9-10, 16

  1. God saves people to worship him alone.

 Titus 2:14

  1. God will not share his saving glory with anyone else.

Psalm 25:11, Isaiah 42:8, 43:25, 48:9-11, Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14, 1 Corinthians 1:31, Galatians 6:14

These five soteriological truths, or salvific principles, actually bring us back to the beautifully bold point of 2 Kings 5 —that God loves all peoples, and saves anyone who trusts in him alone.

Soli deo gloria!

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