Class Notes: 2/4/2018
The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 19
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Heb 1:1-3; (NET) After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets,
v2 in these last days he has spoken to us in a son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he created the world.
v3 The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word...
We are in a study of the doctrine of the winner believer Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; those who the world does not deserve Heb 11:37-40; who are the unknown, unsung heroes of history as those who testify of the veracity of God's perfect integrity in the darkness of the devil's world during God's prosecution of satan and the fallen angels. 2Cor 6:9;
Winners are those who become the targets of God's grace imputations because they have capacity from believing God's word of truth with the result that they become the ones who God sustains to press His doctrinal advance in the spiritual death of the devil's world because regardless of the devil's hatred God desires every person to be saved. 1Tim 2:4;
In our present segment we are looking at the doctrinal viewpoint of the winner believer. When the believer has doctrinal viewpoint God's Word creates capacity for the believer to trust that God will always work on their behalf.
Even when they don't know exactly how events they understand the principle from what is revealed in God's Word of truth that because of God's unfailing love He is always true and faithful to His Word because He cannot deny himself.
This is why doctrinal viewpoint enables the winner to have the patience to wait on God's timing regardless of the circumstances. Isa 40:31; and to accept His sovereign decision regardless of the temporal outcome because they understand that God's eternal plan is perfect regardless of the nay sayers. Matt 26:39; Phil 2:5-11; Rom 8:28;
Doctrinal viewpoint aka doctrinal orientation is derived from the absolute reality of God's perfection that is revealed exclusively in His Word of truth that can only be acquired by listening to its communication by authorized communicators. Rom 10:17; Luke 11:28; John 8:31-32; Eph 4:11-13;
Winners submit to God's system for the communication of doctrine with the result that they learn to conduct their lives on the basis of doctrine rather than empiricism. Rom 1:16-17; Rom 12:3; Matt 24:35;
Doctrinal viewpoint provides winners with cognitive invincibility that is established on the basis of their understanding of the immutability of the veracity and faithfulness of God's unfailing love and His Word. Isa 28:16 Isa 26:3; Psa 119:165; Psa 56:4-6;
All of this is possible because of Jesus' strategic victory over satan on the cross where God made provision for the fall of mankind and every subsequent failure (sin) that resulted from fall of mankind and their enslavement to satan,
In Psa 138:2; we saw that a legacy of faith (doctrine) aka a spiritual heritage was also conveyed to Israel as the new racial species. David wrote this psalm while he was still a soldier and it reveals his doctrinal viewpoint during his invisible spiritual advance while he was a soldier.
This means that a good expanded translation of Psa 138:2 is; "I will worship toward the temple of your holiness (heaven), and praise your person (occupation with Christ) because of your unfailing love and your truth (doctrine); because you have magnified your doctrinal teaching over and above your reputation."
This verse reveals that God the Father attaches the highest importance to His Word (doctrine) because it is the only way that God and His plan, purpose and will are expressed.
It expresses who and what Jesus Christ is, because it expresses His plan, because it provides the logistics for His plan, and because it provides everything that we will ever need forever and ever.
God the Father attaches the highest honor to the person and the work of Jesus Christ but without the communication of God's Word (Bible doctrine) God's purpose and plan and Jesus Christ's role in that plan are unknown.
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