Chapter # 8 Paragraph # 4 Study # 14
April 22, 2008
Lincolnton, N.C.

<398> Thesis: Being "glorified" in the terms of Romans 8:30 means to be "confirmed in holiness". Introduction: In our study of Paul's euphoric declaration that believers cannot lose, we have been looking at a very "large picture" presentation of how God intends to accomplish His Grand Plan. We have seen that He has a Plan. We have seen that His Plan involves bringing many "brethren" into the character likeness of Jesus. We have seen that His Plan includes an extended and extraordinarily difficult process which involves, most fundamentally, taking the offspring of vipers and turning them into completely selfless, absolutely trustworthy, people. We have seen that this process involves a significant level of suffering in combination with an ever deepening exposure to Reality in the form of special revelation (Truth) and experience. And we have seen that there are five major issues that are involved: foreknowledge; predestination; calling; justification; and glorification. In our particular studies, we have come to the final issue: glorification. This evening we are going to consider at least some of the things that are involved in "being glorified".