Class Notes: 6/1/2016
John 8:32; Gal 5:1; The doctrine of freedom part 31
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.
Free nations lose their internal freedom to criminals as the citizens reject truth, become passive and refuse or neglect to defend it because of negative volition.
As we have noted in our study. Freedom requires the renovation of the thinking and the establishment of accurate thinking based on doctrinal truth. Rom 12:2-3;
In a previous class we were noting that 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 socialist communist propaganda taught at most universities because of the "progressives" long march through the institutions since the early 1900's.
Socialism and communism reject the principle of taking personal responsibility for the consequences of one's own bad decisions. It alleges that success or failure is a result of luck or privilege rather than self-determination from volitional choices.
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 have succeeded by making good choices and giving to those who have failed because of poor volitional choices.
Socialists communist "progressives" aka democrats hide their evil vindictive covetous plundering behind the rhetorical veil of "equality."
Contrary to popular opinion Jesus was never a socialist or a communist. The fact Jesus was a capitalist is clearly seen by His parable in Luke 19:12-26; with emphasis on His response to the evil servant's negative volition in verses 20-26.
This parable is addressed to those who are given opportunity but because of their evil arrogant negative volition refuse to take advantage of it.
It applies to the people in this country who are whining and complaining about injustice when they should be taking advantage of the opportunities that they have been given to live in the greatest nation on the earth at this time of history.
Their whining, complaining, and rioting are equivalent to the hiding the talent away in a handkerchief because they are afraid. Their fear is evil and God will judge them as worthless because of their negative volition and choice to reject to the opportunity they have received from God's grace.
Paul also states the principle of free enterprise and capitalism very clearly in 2Thes 3:6-12;
Compliance with these principles of establishment that are clearly stated in God's Word of truth would reduce the anarchy that is being fomented by people who are destroying freedom and our nation behind the rhetorical veil of "equality."
The relationship between human freedom and sin is that all sin, known or unknown, involves the function of human volition. Ignorance is no excuse because whether you knew it was a sin or not, you still wanted to do it so you did it. Therefore, you and you alone are responsible for your own sins.
This means that no one has any right to ever blame their failures on anyone else. Criminals are criminals because of the decisions they make from their own negative volition to violate others freedom, privacy and property and try to get away with it.
This is why God's Word states that criminals should lose their freedom and be disciplined. The old sin nature never functions apart from total agreement of human free will. Volition plus acquiescence to temptation from the old sin nature produces personal sin.
in the Garden of Eden the woman, Ishah, committed the first personal sin ever committed in the human race. Scripture tells us that she didn't understand that what she was doing was sin even though she should have, and God held her responsible. 1Tim 2:14;
Legalism that attempts to please God by controlling believers through human good destroys freedom and enslaves the believer. Gal 2:4. This is why false teachers who are themselves enslaved can only lead believers into slavery even though they advance their hidden agenda by promising freedom to their victims because they are themselves slaves to their own OSN, 2Pet 2:19.
Christianity is the basis and source of all human freedom because knowledge of God's Word of truth frees the believer from slavery to the old sin nature enabling the believer in Jesus Christ to accurately live the Christian way of life, John 8:32;
It is the truth of Bible Doctrine that frees us from slavery to the OSN so we can have a relationship with God that creates capacity for a relationship with people.
God by means of Jesus Christ provided us with spiritual freedom to serve God and advance to maturity under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit by means of doctrine (faith), Gal 3:13; Gal 5:1;
In Rom 8: 21 the freedom that believers have is described as being "glorious." This means that freedom is the product of the ministry of God the Holy Spirit creating the Shekinah glory of God in the believer. 2Cor 3:17, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is (spiritual) freedom."
The "Word of God" is called the law of liberty because it defines the believer's freedom to glorify God by the application of God's Word of truth under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, James 1:25; James 2:12;
We see from this that positive volition to Bible doctrine is the basis for freedom in the client nation, Psa 119:45. This is why freedom is part of our national heritage here in the USA.
The Ten Commandments that comprise the Magna Charta of human freedom, Ex 20:2; Deut 5:6; were given to Israel after God freed them from slavery in Egypt.
In the Mosaic Law, God gave everyone in Israel a clean start during the Jubilee year that occurred every fifty years. God designed the Jubilee year was to maintain and perpetuate the freedom of client nation Israel, Lev 25:10.
If we had a similar policy in client nation USA we would not have the wealth inequality that many are grousing about today and everyone would have a quantifiable personal stake in the success of the country.
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