Class Notes: 5/25/2016
John 8:32; Gal 5:1; The doctrine of freedom part 29
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 positional spiritual freedom and positive volition to the truth of Bible Doctrine creates experiential spiritual freedom and spiritual advance.
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. As we have noted in our study. Freedom requires accurate thinking from doctrinal truth. Rom 12:2;
When we stopped last time we were noting that the only thing that mankind has in common with angels is free volition. Human freedom is therefore an extension of the angelic conflict into human history. God created mankind to resolve the angelic conflict. That is why we exist and that is why we are left on the planet after we are saved.
The non-meritorious function of mankind's free volition resolves the issue of the integrity of God as the creator of all things.
Evangelism that communicates the gospel message or good news to express non-meritorious faith alone in the truth that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only way to be saved is the purpose for and the greatest issue that is to be addressed by human freedom. John 3:16; Acts 16:31;
God has provided the laws of divine establishment to protect the volition, rights, privacy, and property of individuals so they can respond to the gospel message. These laws are the basis for the freedom needed for evangelism.
True morality protects freedom because it recognizes and respects the rights of others. Ironically it is authority and power that are the antithesis of freedom that is required to protect and maintain human freedom from the mob that is comprised of libertines and anarchists.
This means that the police force and the military who protect and maintain order are the two most honorable professions in the world in relation to human freedom.
God's delegation of establishment authority to the police and the military is for the purpose of protecting freedom in Satan's world that opposes freedom so that there can be freedom for evangelism and communication of God's Word of truth within the devil's world.
This is why as a nation rejects God's Word of truth the police and the military are among the first to come under assault from the public lie that has metastasized into a false narrative from evil people in the media who create public opinion.
Satan is using the evil media that manufactures the public lie to turn public opinion against the truth so that the human freedom that is necessary for evangelism will be shut down.
Weather the people who are manufacturing the public lie know it or not satan's hidden agenda for the public lie that their propaganda contains is to destroy freedom so that evangelism and the communication of God's Word can be suppressed and eliminated from public discourse.
Jesus Christ, Divine Establishment and Christianity are always the targets for Satan's public lie because Satan wants the truth suppressed and eliminated. He uses the false narrative of the public lie to create a rhetorical veil to advance his hidden agenda of suppressing the truth and thereby destroying freedom.
This is how the "invisible war" becomes visible. It is a war for the hearts and minds of the people under the principle of as a man thinks in his heart so he is. Prov 23:7;
When believers chose to function in their God given Spiritual Freedom with non-meritorious positive volition toward God's grace plan God defeats satan and his cosmic system under the principle of Christ in you the confidence of glory, Col 1:27; and as Jesus is in unglorified humanity so you are in the world, 1John 4:17; and greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world. 1John 4:4;
Spiritual freedom operates in salvation by faith in Christ. Eph 2:8-9;
Spiritual freedom operates in rebound by acknowledgment of sin, where the justice of God is free to forgive us and enter us back into God's power system. 1John 1:9;
Spiritual freedom operates In the protocol plan of God by positive volition toward the teaching of the Word of God, in order that we may reach the point of spiritual maturity, Gal 5:1;
But under freedom believers are free to reject God's system if they choose to because everyone has the right to be wrong.
Jesus Christ set the precedent for this. In Heb 10:5-7; Jesus deity stated His intentions at his birth in and then on the cross His humanity chose to recognize the Father's authority Heb 5:8; and became obedient even unto death, at the cross Phil 2:8;
Jesus had free volition and spiritual freedom so He was free to reject the cross, but He did not. Matt 26:39; states that our Lord was completely obedient. His obedience at the cross results in our spiritual freedom that we received the moment we believed in Jesus Christ and possess when we chose to reside inside God's power system, Gal 5:1; Gal 5:25;
The application of this to us is that we need to exercise self-discipline and consistently use our spiritual freedom to choose to function under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit for the perception, metabolization, and application of God's Word of truth.
We have noted God's command through Peter in 1Pet 2:13-16; that there is a relationship between human freedom and proper conduct from compliance with manners and morality.
This is because freedom demands responsibility. We are free, but we are not irresponsibly free. Every choice we make affects others whither people think it does or not because God's Word of truth says it does.
The public lie that has become public opinion that we can be irresponsibly free or libertine is the basis of one of Satan's assaults on our freedom. In our country today this is where Satan is engaged in his attacks on volition, marriage and the family with his lie that free people are free to do anything moral or amoral they want if they don't think it hurts anybody.
The truth is that to maintain freedom everyone in a free nation has a responsibility to obey the laws of establishment. This is because morality is the human safeguard for human freedom.
Moral responsibility demands sexual abstinence while waiting for one's right partner in life, not being a sexual pervert, good manners, paying taxes, serving in the military, and obeying the law.
Good manners are a sign of being inculcated with the principle of freedom. You your restrain your own freedom because you consider the needs of others before your own needs. A self- disciplined man is always a gentleman.
A gentleman is someone who recognizes that others have freedom as well, and when principles of decency and honor from divine establishment require it he subordinates his freedom to the needs of others under the principle of do not use your freedom as a cloak for evil.
Just because you can do something does not mean it is the right thing to do.
True love cannot be coerced; it must be freely given. When true love is given, it demands privacy, caring, and cherishing that love to be given in return.
There is also a relationship between human freedom and maturity. The individual adult must be free to make his own choices that result in success or failure. He must therefore take the responsibility for the consequences of all of his decisions good or bad.
A person is not mature until he is able to take the responsibility for his own decisions on a consistent basis. Parents must realize that there comes a time in their child's life when a child becomes an adult and must use their own free volition to make uncoerced choices, good or bad.
This is another area where Satan's public lie is gaining ground as a false narrative in public opinion especially by the young people that have been deceived by the propaganda of the socialist communist public school system and the propaganda taught at most universities because of the long march through the institutions.
Socialism and communism reject the principle of taking personal responsibility for the consequences of one's own bad decisions. They allege that success or failure is a result of luck or privilege rather than self-determination.
Socialism and communism destroy freedom because the pseudo-omniscient nanny state imposes it's arbitrary human do-gooder restraint on freedom to fail by stealing from those who succeed by making good choices and giving to those who fail because of bad choices and hide their evil vindictive covetous plundering behind the rhetorical veil of "equality."
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