Its been a while since Ive been on here, and I should say I am still wrestling with soteriology, particularly the Reformed stream (Calvinist, Thomist, Amyraldist, Augustinian); on the one hand, scripture says quite clearly (Romans 9:11, Ephesians 1:4-5, John 7:65) that God chooses who will achieve salvation. But scripture also says that God wishes for all to be saved (2 Peter 3:9). Obviously not everyone is saved, otherwise hell would not exist, and every Christian would be in heaven, which according (I cant remember the number but it goes something like "Not all who say “Lord, lord” to me will be saved) is not true. To remedy this apparent problem, I have thought up the following soteriology: We are all dead in sin until God showers us with the gift of his grace , which at first he gives to all who have faith and do good works, because as James 2:26 tells us, faith without works is dead. Then we either accept that grace through repentence, or reject it by not repenting; if our repentance is true, we thereby gain the gift of perseverance by which we cannot lose our salvation. If we remain unrepentant, we lose the Grace of God, hence bearing the punishment for our sins after death in hell.
Is what I have just outlined in any way against Church teaching?
Thanks and God Bless,