Class Notes: 8/5/2012
When the truth is forgotten or rejected it is replaced by Satan's lie
In our study of Gen 3:1-6; where we see how Satan used the same propaganda to deceive the woman that he is presently using to destroy the client nation we saw that as the ruler of the world he has an all encompassing plan to establish a counterfeit Millennium through progressive and socialist ideology.
Satan would love to bring in a perfect environment that would precede the true Millennium and the rule of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Satan's system will not work so the more the genius of Satan is used for producing a perfect world; the more the world goes into moral and amoral degeneracy because it is following his deceitful plan. This proves that the greatest plan that a creature can devise cannot solve the problems of the world.
Wherever there is freedom, and human volition, there will be both success and failure. God is not surprised or threatened by failure and neither should we be. Attempts to limit failure by restricting freedom through socialism, communism, and the welfare state destroy true success.
The founders of this nation understood these principles and placed limitations on government into the constitution that is now being disregarded by the ruling class. The ruling class today does not understand these principles because they have been deceived by Satan's propaganda. Here are some quotes from the founders.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson
"Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal." - Ben Franklin
Just like in the garden, all the deceitful propaganda that Satan uses to deceive people today based on the fear of death. Heb 2:14-15;
The extent that any nation succumbs to this scaremongering and permits attacks on Divine Establishment or promotes socialism, communism or internationalism is the extent that the nation is functioning in evil degeneracy.
The reason the leaders of the nation have lost the thought is because accurate Bible Doctrine is not being communicated in the church. The degeneracy of the church leads to the degeneracy of the nation because as goes the believer so goes the client nation.
Some subtle forms of evil that distort the Christian way of life would include the evil in the believer who rejects the doctrine of eternal security and God's method of protecting us while we are in the devil's world. This believer rejects such passages as 1Pet 1:3-5,
v3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
v4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
v5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
When a believer thinks that he can do something to lose his salvation his thinking is evil. He rejects the doctrine of eternal security and assumes that his sins and his failures are greater than God's power.
However, the doctrinal principle: the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross and the forty things every believer receives from God at salvation are much greater than any sin or evil that any believer can ever do.
Another form of evil thinking that has saturated Christianity is when believers assume that their works are spirituality. If you assume that your works are spirituality, you assume that human energy and human ability is greater than the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit and His power.
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