Salvation without knowledge of Christ?

Salvation without knowledge of Christ?

Christians have offered different answers to this question. I will offer some thoughts that have helped me reach my own conclusions, examine some biblical evidence, and make some remarks of a theological nature.

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Universal Legal Justification and Vicarious Atonement

This article opts for the vicarious atonement model of salvation which was used by Jesus, Paul, and Ellen G. White but which is disputed today.

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Is there a ministry of exorcism in the Bible?

Is there a ministry, or gift, of exorcism in the Bible?

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Set Free!

I cannot find a Bible passage that says Christ suffered the penalty for our sins. How can we support that claim?

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Universal Legal Justification in the Writings of E. J. Waggoner

No real doctrine of "universal legal justification" was evident in the thought of E. J. Waggoner until the rise of panentheistic sentiments were manifested in his writings in the last half of the 1890s. It is very doubtful that this teaching can justifiably be a part of the 1888 Message of Waggoner.

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The moral influence view

How are we saved? What is the moral influence view of the cross?

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Predestination, Foreknowledge and Human Freedom

Predestination and foreknowledge are two different issues. In the Bible, God's foreknowledge simply enabled Him to put in place a plan of salvation that would be affected through a relationship with Christ (Eph 1:4).

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Legal Universal Justification

A friend of mine tells me that all the benefits of Christ's death were given to the human race when He died. This doesn't seem biblical. Is it?

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Romans 2 and the Salvation of the Heathen

Romans 2 has sometimes been used to argue that the Gentiles have by nature an inner law (their conscience) which, if they follow it, will save them without any knowledge of the gospel. However, the issue in Romans 2 is the accountability not the salvation of Jews and Gentiles.

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Assurance of Salvation

There are so many uncertainties in our world. We do not know how secure our jobs are. We are not protected against fatal illnesses, attacks by terrorists, war, and disaster. But we can be sure about our relationship with God and the gift of everlasting life.

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