Class Notes: 5/18/2008
The Priorities of the PPOG
Last time we concluded our study of the mandate for prayer as part of the PPOG. Before we continue on in our study of God's mandates for the believer in the PPOG let's recall the context of our study of the purpose and priorities of the PPOG for the Church Age Believer.
The PPOG has a system of authority which is God. John 1:1-3; Matt 24:35;
The PPOG has a prescribed spiritual life. Eph 2:10; Phil 2:12;
The PPOG recognizes the authority of the volition of each believer. Deut 30:19; 2Tim 2:7;
The PPOG has a system for advancement or spiritual growth. 2Pet 3:18; Titus 2:11-12;
The PPOG has a system of problem solving devices. 1Cor 10:13; 2Cor 12:9;
The PPOG has a portfolio of invisible assets provided by God from eternity past. Eph 1:3-4;
The PPOG has a system of impact on history. Rev 2:26-28;
The PPOG has precisely correct procedure. 2Tim 2:5;
The PPOG has a system of eternal rewards and decorations for each believer. James 1:12;
The purpose of the PPOG is to Glorify God. John 15:8;
The PPOG establishes the following priorities:
In God's plan, the priority is Mandates are first. John 8:31-32;
The mandates are contained in the Mystery Doctrine for the Church Age, which are defined in the Epistles of the New Testament. Col 1: 23-27;
In God's system, Virtue is first.... Motivational Virtue ->> Functional Virtue
Virtue is superior to morality. Morality is doing a right thing.
Virtue is a right thing done for a right reason in the right way at the right time.
Virtue comes before production. Production without virtue is dead works (Human good and evil)
In the PPOG, God's purpose is Christ first (Vertical momentum) Orientation to God is first.
In the PPOG, God's policy is Grace first.
Grace is God doing all the work and believers receiving the benefit of his work.
Grace is all that God is free to do for mankind on the basis of the work of TLJC on the cross.
Grace is antithetical to natural human thinking, which is based on real or pseudo merit. Eph 2:8-9; Grace and Faith are compatible, Grace and Works are incompatible.
True happiness only comes from only trusting in God's grace provision which results in not in any provision from any other source. Jer 17:5-8;
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