Class Notes: 7/24/2011
Spiritual self esteem establishes the basis for autonomy in the believer's spiritual life
In our doctrine of Spiritual Self Esteem last time we left off with the principle that believers in spiritual self-esteem have learned from the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit from the doctrine communicated from the pastor-teacher to use their own doctrine in their own stream of consciousness to solve their own problems.
This means that spiritual self-esteem does not live under the slavery of dependency on others, except for the Divinely provided assets including the spiritual gift of pastor-teacher.
Spiritual self-esteem does not feel threatened by the strongest views of the Christian life, or the pressures of legalism, or the things people do to associate the Christian life with Christian service or some experience, or criticism for sitting under the authority of doctrinal communication while others are working in some overt manner.
Spiritual self-esteem establishes a discipline of consistent exposure to and cognition of Bible teaching. It knows that all true promotion from God at the right time when you are doing the right thing for the right reason in the right place and you are content to wait on God. Isa 40:31;
Spiritual self-esteem understands that no believer can think metabolized doctrine or apply doctrine or solve problems through the thinking or personality of another person.
Spiritual self-esteem is the point of doctrinal conceptualism, which means that thoughts, motives, decisions and actions, which were formerly not clearly understood, have now become clearly understood and are able to be applied properly to God's will, plan and purpose for our lives.
Spiritual self-esteem is the status of producing divine good rather than dead works and human good. Spiritual self-esteem is never a system of self-improvement based on counseling, advice, or psychological manipulation, but is instead based entirely on the spiritual mechanics revealed in the word of God.
This results in the believer having cognitive self-confidence along with the first two adult problem solving devices of personal love for God and integrity love for all mankind.
Spiritual self-esteem subordinates emotion to intellect, so that objectivity and doctrinal perspective rule the believer's soul. Spiritual self-esteem does not feel threatened by gossip, slander, maligning, and all forms of human antagonism: vituperation, vilification, jealousy, bitterness, implacability, anger, hatred, malice, or revenge.
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