Class Notes: 12/3/2017
Heb 4:12; The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 3
Lam 3:21-25; I recall this (God's Word of truth) to my mind, and it gives me confidence. Because The Lord's mercy never fails; His grace provisions never cease, they are renewed every morning; Great is Your faithfulness... I therefore have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait silently on Him.
We are presently in a study of the doctrine of winner believers Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; who are the unknown, unsung heroes of history as God's witnesses in the prosecution of satan and the fallen angels. 2Cor 6:9; and who are the targets of God's grace imputations and one of the reason why God continues to support the human race in the evil adversity of the devil's world. 2Pet 3:9;
God's Word creates capacity for the believer to trust in God to work on their behalf even when they don't fully understand it. Doctrinal viewpoint is what enables the believer to have the patience to wait on God's timing. Isa 40:31; This is how winners are created.
We describe this viewpoint that is based in God's Word of truth as doctrinal orientation so last time we began a study of the doctrine of doctrinal orientation.
Doctrinal orientation Is established when the believer believes and places priority on what God's Word aka Bible Doctrine reveals and it begins to circulate in the believer's stream of consciousness and become the basis for their decision making process.
Heb 4:12; "For the word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to separate the soul and the spirit, both joints and marrow, able to evaluate the thoughts and the motivations of the heart."
Last time we noted 2Tim 3:16-17; "All Scripture is God-breathed (spiritually communicated) and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be capable, equipped for every good work."
The Greek word "theopneustos" that is translated "inspired" in most English translation means "God breathed." that involves both inhale and exhale.
In the inhale, the Holy Spirit communicated to human authors of Scripture, God's complete and coherent Word of truth.
In the exhale, the human writers of Scripture wrote down that Word of truth without setting aside their human intelligence, their vocabulary, their personal feelings, their literary style, their personality or individuality.
In this process God's complete message to mankind was permanently recorded with perfect accuracy in the original languages of Scripture.
The doctrine of the verbal plenary inspiration of Scripture states that God so supernaturally directed the human writers of Scripture that without wavering their intelligence, their individuality, their personal feelings, their literary style, or any other human factor of expression, His complete and coherent message to mankind was recorded with perfect accuracy in the original languages of Scripture, the very words bearing the authority of divine authorship.
Verbal means that the Bible, in the original languages, from first to last, is the exact record of the thinking and directive will of God as He intended it to be. Plenary means the entire text of Scripture is equally from God.
2Pet 1:20-21; "Knowing this first, that all Scripture does not originate from one's own imagination; Net note 68
v21 for no prophecy was ever made by the will (purpose or design) of mankind but men communicated from the source of God being carried along by the Holy Spirit."
David's testimony regarding this is found in Psa 138:2; "I, myself, will worship toward Your holy temple (heaven), and I will give thanks to Your person because of Your grace and Your doctrine. Because You have magnified Your Word along with Your name (your identity as God)."
God's faithfulness His inspiration is noted in Rom 3:3-4; "What then? If some did not believe, shall their unfaithfulness cancel the faithfulness of God?
v4 Definitely not! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be discovered a liar, even as it stands written, `That You might become vindicated by means of Your doctrine, And that You might prevail when You are maligned.'"
God the Holy Spirit is involved in the doctrine of inspiration, Acts 28:25d; ..."The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers...."
We see from this that God the Holy Spirit communicated to human authors of Scripture God's complete and coherent message that applied to both the current and all future generations.
The writers of Scripture had other messages for their own generation that were not recorded in the Scripture; only the information that was relevant to all generations of history was recorded in the canon of Scripture.
Verbal inspiration only applies to the Scripture as it was written by the original authors in the original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
There is an example of the application of the doctrine of verbal, plenary inspiration in Heb 10:35-38; "Therefore, do not throw away as worthless your confidence, which keeps on having rich distribution of blessing.
This tells us that the people being addressed were the Jewish believers in Jerusalem in 67 AD threw Bible doctrine away as worthless. This is recorded in Acts 28:25-27;
This happened because God's ritual plan for Israel was more important to them than God's protocol plan for the Church. Their scale of values was distorted with the result that they rejected God's Word of truth regarding God's protocol plan.
The Greek word translated "your confidence" is "parrhsia" that not only refers to confidence it actually refers to the doctrine in the soul that is the source of the confidence.
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