Class Notes: 5/8/2016
John 8:32 Gal 5:1;The Doctrine of Freedom part 24
In our study of the doctrine of freedom. John 8:32: Gal 5:1; We have noted that positive volition to any aspect of God's Word of truth creates freedom because God imputes grace through the divine decree to bless positive volition to truth and discipline negative volition to truth. Lam 3:21-23; James 4:6;
We have noted that positive volition to divine establishment truth provides for temporal human freedom, positive volition toward the truth of the Gospel creates spiritual freedom and positive volition to the truth of Bible Doctrine creates experiential spiritual freedom and spiritual advance.
We see from this that establishment truth is what establishes freedom within the national entity in the midst of the chaos of the devil's world.
Under the principles of divine establishment every person has free volition so they have the right to be wrong but when their negative volition metastases to the point they meddle with and violate the God given freedom, privacy or property of others their free negative volition becomes criminal.
The internal enemy of freedom in the national entity is criminality and the external enemy of freedom in the national entity is criminal nations operating in power lust.
Free nations lose their internal freedom to criminals as the citizens reject truth and refuse or neglect to defend it because of negative volition to truth. This loss of freedom occurs incrementally in cycles until the nation is weakened to the point where predator nations can attack and left unanswered defeat and potentially destroy the previously free client nation in warfare.
Since truth is the sine que non of freedom and happiness as the pivot of believers who hold the line with virtue and integrity from truth declines so do freedom and happiness.
As truth is replaced with the lies of satan's cosmic system freedom and happiness are replaced by unhappiness, tyranny, disaster and war and if left unchecked total destruction.
Last time we noted that the zeitgeist of the nation is reflected in the military and law enforcement that protect the nation against both internal and external criminality.
No army can survive the lack of adequate training, nor can it survive apostasy and degeneracy. Reaction from emotional revolt of the soul destroys the military.
Military training is useless if the men of a nation are decadent and full of scar tissue of the soul from personal sins. 1Sam 31:1-4;
We have noted that part of God's judgment against a nation is military defeat that precedes the fifth cycle of discipline. This happened to the Northern Kingdom aka Ephraim in 721 BC; the Assyrians in 612 BC; The Southern Kingdom aka Judah in 586 BC and Judea in 70 AD.
So far except for 9/11 the military defeats our nation has endured have all been for political reasons rather than actual military defeats but I believe our military is now so weak and so entangled with sins from the evil of political correctness, multiculturalism and social engineering that we may actually suffer an actual military defeat in the near future.
This military defeat could occur in the form of another large-scale terrorist attack as bad or worse than 9/11 or in a naval battle with China in the South China Sea or with Russia in the Baltic Sea or possibly even with a nuclear EMP attack from North Korea.
This brings us back to our main thread in our study of the doctrine of freedom.
A largely misunderstood principle that we must understand is that freedom and equality cannot coexist. In the human race freedom does not guarantee nor manufacture equality.
This is because some use their freedom to advance under the principle of self-determination but others use their freedom to retrogress and bad decisions limit future options.
There is no equality in heaven. Eternal reward is determined by the function of volition in time. 1Cor 3:12-15;
Freedom is a reality and because the function of freedom guarantees inequality equality is a myth. Equality is the device of arrogant self-absorbed disoriented people who meddle in others affairs.
Forced equality is the policy of communist socialist corporatist do-gooders who become criminal tyrants when they use the force of government to impose their egalitarian ideas on others and it is the basis for Satan's rule of mankind through the beast dictator during the tribulation.
Freedom is the motivation of the grace-oriented person who follows the principle of live and let live. Rom 12:18-21;
Freedom is God's the policy in the creation of the human race to resolve the angelic conflict. The very fact that God created mankind with volition indicates that He intended for us to exercise our free will as a part of the angelic conflict.
Under the principle of live and let live freedom should be dogmatic and inflexible about the essentials, and flexible and pliable about the non-essentials. God's Word defines these parameters and freedom comes from common sense orientation to truth.
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