Class Notes: 12/31/2017
Heb 10:38;; The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 9
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 who God supports to press His doctrinal advance in the spiritual death of the devil's world. 2Pet 3:9;
God's Word creates capacity for the believer to trust in God to work for them even when they don't understand exactly how and why.
Doctrinal viewpoint is also what enables the believer to have the patience to wait on God's timing. Isa 40:31; and accept His sovereign decision regardless of the outcome. This is what winners do. Matt 26:39; Phil 2:5-11;
This viewpoint that is based on the absolute reality that God's Word of truth reveals is called doctrinal orientation.
We are presently looking at the example of the application of doctrinal orientation in Heb 10:35-38; that tells us that the Jewish believers in Jerusalem in 67 AD were at risk of "throwing Bible doctrine) away" as worthless because of their emotional attachment to God's ritual plan for Israel that revolved around the temple that God had repealed with the launch of the Church Age.
Last time we left off in Heb 10:38; "My justified one (middle voice) shall live" "by faith" but that isn't exactly the way it reads in the Greek because the preposition "ek" plus the ablative case of the noun "pistis" that is translated "faith" is better translated "by means of doctrine."
Bible Doctrine or God's Word of truth in the believer's soul is what enables the positive believer to conduct their life in compliance with the perfect righteous standards that are revealed in His Word of truth.
This tells us the God's power is deployed to us and through us exclusively through His Word of truth under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
The issue isn't experiential perfection it is compliance with God's Word that provides for failure on the basis of grace and faith.
The Greek word "Pistis" that is translated "faith" means "what is to be believed" or "a system of doctrine that is to be believed." so a good translation is "But my justified ones shall live by means of believing doctrine."
The object of "faith" is not ambiguous it means, "believing the doctrine."
The issue here is what does the stream of consciousness of the believer's soul contain. If your soul contains Bible doctrine you have capacity to adjust to the monotony, to the routine, to failure, and to the sudden adversities of life so you have capacity for living life to the fullest.
Bible doctrine gives you spiritual insight and makes you aware of the many wonderful things in life with the result that it provides you with capacity for life. This is what God's Word does for those who are living inside His system through their application of His Word of truth.
Next, the protasis of a third class condition of "if", maybe yes, maybe no. The third class condition always depends on a choice so it is a function of one's volition that is based on one's frame of reference.
"Shrinks back" is the aorist middle subjunctive of the Greek verb "hupostello," that means to retreat. Everyone who does not have doctrine will retreat. In the end retreat means you stop advancing and then you turn around and run away in fear.
The constantive aorist tense views the action of the verb in its entirety. It takes into view all of the steps of reversionism from the initial reaction, the frantic search for happiness, that fails and then bounces back to intensify factors that initiated the problem in the first place. Hosea 8:7a;
Negative volition toward doctrine also opens up a vacuum in the thinking that sucks in false doctrine or "fake news" that is comprised of demonic disinformation and propaganda that left unchecked leads to blackout of the soul, followed by scar tissue of the soul that if left unchecked results in the dying discipline of the sin unto death. 1Cor 11:30;
That is what is in view here because when people retreat from truth they don't retreat all at once, they retreat gradually. A retreat starts in a person's thinking and then leads the person to first distance himself from the objective then if the pressure continues to turn around and run away.
A retreat in the soul also creates an attitude of discontent. Discontentment causes people to get bored and want to get out of something instead of sticking with it.
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