Outline of

Arminian Baptist Soteriology

from the Book of Hebrews


James M. Leonard 

Heb 2:17 atonement, propitiation (KJV:  reconciliation)

            Son provides purification of sins (1:3)

Jesus' death results in humanity's exaltation (2:9)

Jesus' death was for everyone (2:9)

Salvation perfected through Jesus' suffering (2:10)

High priest offers sacrifices for sins (5:3; )

            Christ offered himself as a sacrifice for sin (7:27)

            His own blood (9:12-14), efficacious

            Once for all (7:27)

Crucifying the Son of God all over again

 

Being in the Covenant (cf. "in Christ")

Establishing a salvation package:  Jesus the mediator of the better covenant (12:24)

·         Speaking through a Son

·         The message ("covenant) mediated by angels vs. that of Jesus (2:1-3)

·         Sharing in Christ (3:14)

·         Coming into the covenant by faith (chap 11—many examples)

Package benefits

·         Holiness

·         Deliverance from fear of death

·         Strength in temptation

·         Enlightenment

·         Tasting of the heavenly gift

·         Sharing in the Holy Spirit

·         Tasted powers of the coming age

·         Heirs of the OT promises (chapter 11)

·         Mount Zion (12:22)

 

Warnings

  • 2:1-3
  • 3:1
  • 3:12-19
  • 4:1-2
  • 4:12-13
  • 4:14-16
  • 5:11-6:6
  • 10:19-25
  • 10:26-39
  • 12:1-3,4
  • 12:25

 

Copyright James M Leonard, 2007

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