Class Notes: 1/14/2015
Mark 13:5-8; Doctrine of the public lie; Doctrine of the perpetuation of warfare
In our study of Mark we are in Mark 13: 5-6; where before answering their questions about future events He warns them about being deceived so we have taken up a study of how the public lie becomes public opinion and most if not all are deceived.
We saw that without Bible doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness, the believer is vulnerable to believing the public lie. You have no capacity for believing truth. Whatever truth you have in your stream of consciousness is suppressed by scar tissue of the soul.
When believers believe the public lie they are spiritually blinded. They are blinded by scar tissue of the soul, blackout of the soul, emotional revolt of the soul, and garbage in the subconscious.
We saw that if you live by the public lie, you will die by the public lie because scar tissue of the soul has no capacity for truth and those with scar tissue in the soul end up dying the sin unto death.
This past week we have seen the public lie in play in full force. Jesus Christ has given Client nation USA the biggest economic advantage it has had in 40 years with low energy prices.
Satan then counters by using the public lie that "Islam is a religion of peace" to cause the president to choose not go to Paris thereby completely neutralizing Client nation USA politically on the world stage.
This has created a power vacuum in Europe that hasn't existed in 100 years that was so obvious that even the sycophants in the press were shocked and disappointed.
Since Satan is the god of all religion there is no such thing as a "religion of peace" that includes the so-called "Christian religion."
Religion is where man tries to do something to receive God's acceptance and approval.
Remember Christianity is NOT a religion and anyone who thinks it is, is already deceived because Christianity teaches that there is nothing man can do to receive God's acceptance and approval.
Christianity simply believes that Jesus is the Son of God. We may do things because we are Christian but we don't do anything to become or remain a Christian. So we see that there is even a public lie regarding Christianity.
The Public Lie functions because anyone can say anything about anyone or anything and someone will always believe it, especially if they have mental attitude sins.
Those who believe the lie are those with no truth in their soul or where truth is suppressed from accumulated garbage in the subconscious.
The originator or manufacturer of the public lie is either irrational from the emotional complex of sins, evil from the arrogance complex of sins, or mentally ill.
Regardless of the type of person who originates the public lie, the volition of that person is involved. Therefore, the law of volitional responsibility applies, even in the case of the mentally ill person whose illusions, delusions, hallucinations, or any persistent false mental conception that is resistant to reason and divorced from reality exists.
This means that anyone who manufactures the public lie is under liability for divine discipline.
Liability does not stop with the originator of the public lie but extends to those who believe it because their reasons for believing the public lie are the sins of arrogance including jealousy, bitterness, hatred, vindictiveness, implacability, or revenge.
Therefore, there is sinful and evil motivation in both the origin of the public lie, and in believing and perpetuating the public lie.
The public lie therefore becomes the place of compatibility for evil people and every form of evil: blackout of the soul, emotional revolt of the soul, scar tissue of the soul, and garbage in the subconscious. This is how conspiracy begins.
If you originate the public lie, power, approbation, and revenge lust motivate your inordinate ambition and lust to destroy someone else or to control your environment and the people in it.
Many people want to control and manipulate all the people in their environment. They do this through the public lie. They often initiate this by being hypocritical do gooders and telling people what they want to hear even though they know it is false.
The public lie is designed to create an environment for the control and manipulation of others by using character assassination against your opposition in order to discredit them.
The public lie functions in the spiritual realm when a jealous believer slanders another believer.
It functions in the social realm when the implacable believer takes revenge on another believer.
In the political realm, inordinate ambition plus inordinate competition destroys an enemy through slander and vilification.
In the realm of ideas, the public lie that communism is good, that socialism works, that ruining the environment will destroy the earth, that crime can be stopped without capital punishment, that freedom can exist without military victory, or that the Jews or any other race are the cause of the world's problems.
If you believe the lie, you live by the lie, and your life becomes a lie. If you live by the lie, you will die by the lie.
Believing the lie and living by the lie is an environmental handicap for believers. People who live by the lie are arrogant, immature self-absorbed, childish people.
Only consistent cognition and inculcation of Bible doctrine will break the power of this evil environmental handicap.
When a population becomes locked into the lie God gives them over to it. Rom 1:24-32;
This is what happens to the entire world at the beginning of the Tribulation after the restraining influence of God the Holy Spirit through the church is removed from the earth.
2Thes 2:6-8; And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.
v 7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
v8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming';
2Thes 2:9-12;"The one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and miracles and false wonders,
v10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they do not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
v11 And for this reason God sends upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe the lie,
v12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness."
Satan will use the man of sin to proclaim the public lie. God will send a deluding influence on those who accept his public lie so that they might believe the lie.
The man of sin will achieve and maintain his power through the use of the public lie.
If you do not have the love of truth you will be very easily deceived and pulled into the public lie.
The discrediting of truth and the assertion of the public lie is an ongoing trend of human history whenever satan is not incarcerated.
This brings us back to our study in Mark.
Mark 13:5; As we have seen one of the greatest dangers to the believer is to be deceived and the only way to avoid it is to know Bible doctrine.
We are not in the Tribulation now, and the Church does not go into the Tribulation, but during the Church Age there is a lot of trouble. The word "deceive" is an aorist tense and it means in any point of time when you receive false doctrine or human viewpoint.
The active voice indicates that the believer can fall for the lie and be deceived because he doesn't understand doctrine.
The subjunctive mood says it is potential, believers don't have to be deceived and if they know doctrine they will not be deceived. So the principle we get from the aorist active subjunctive is to learn doctrine so we aren't deceived.
Mark 13:6; There will be many deceivers and many will be deceived. We see from this that deception will be the norm rather than the exception.
Mark 13:7; You may hear (aorist active subjunctive) of wars and when you hear of wars you must not become disturbed (troubled or frightened) because they are necessary but it is not yet the end.
We see here that war is necessary as well as pervasive but Jesus tells believers not to be afraid.
We also see from this that war cannot be stopped by disarmament or anything else because the wars are a necessary part of human history as long as satan is in charge.
One of the worst things you can do in time of war or anytime is to be frightened. You don't have to go to war to be frightened. Just hearing war about it can be frightening but it should not be for a doctrinal believer.
The worst thing that can happen to any believer under any circumstances is to be afraid but all it takes is a war or some kind of the disaster and people become frightened.
Fear takes all the fun out of life. The spiritual life of the believer is designed so that you never have to be frightened. 2Tim1:7; Phil 4:6-7;
Mark 13:8; All of these disasters (war, earthquakes, famines) will be a continuous reality during the Church Age but these are only the beginning of birth pains.
This brings us to the doctrine of the perpetuation of warfare.
Nations engaging in warfare will be a historical trend throughout human history until Jesus Christ returns.
Mark 13:8; "For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom (as long as Satan rules the world)."
Isa 2:4;"Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither again will they learn the art of war (when Jesus Christ rules)."
During n the Church Age or Tribulation mankind cannot accomplish what only Jesus Christ will accomplish by His personal rule in the Millennium beginning at the Second Advent therefore war will be a continuous historical trend until Jesus returns.
Wars are the result of freedom without integrity on a national level. James 4:1-3;
Because of this entropy of the OSN as it functions in devil's world, war is actually beneficial. Eccles 3:8;"There is a time for war."
When people degenerate, to the point where there is no recovery possible God uses war to cleanse the human race so that it doesn't completely self-destruct.
One reason war is necessary is that some people just need to be captured and killed. 2Pet 2:12; Net notes 43,44
Jesus explains in Mark 13:20; that that during the Tribulation when there is no restraint on satanic evil and warfare in the human race, Jesus will personally intervene to stop the global conflict before mankind completely self destructs.
A strong military prevents war and protects divine establishment because all freedom comes through military victory. Freedom is protected by the spiritual power of a pivot of mature believers and military preparedness, Neh 4:8-9; Neh 4:13-15; NET
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