Class Notes: 2/11/2018
John 1:1-3; The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 21
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John 1:1-3 (NET) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created....
We are in a study of the doctrine of the winner believer Heb 12:2; Rev 2:7; those who are not of the world John 17:16; and whom 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 for mankind God desires every person to be saved. 1Tim 2:4;
In the present segment of our study of the winner we are noting the winner's doctrinal viewpoint. When the believer has doctrinal viewpoint God's Word creates capacity for the imputation of grace that God targets to His Word that benefits of the doctrinal believer.
Grace is imputed on the basis of God's unfailing love that His Word reveals. God has to be true and faithful to His Word because due to His immutability He cannot deny himself.
The winner understands this from their doctrinal orientation and it enables them to have the patience to wait on God's timing regardless of how bad their circumstances appear to be. 1Cor 10:13; Isa 40:31;
Doctrine also enables the winner to accept God's sovereign decision regardless of the temporal outcome because they understand that God's eternal plan is perfect regardless of the temporal circumstances. Matt 26:39; Phil 2:5-11; Rom 8:28; 2Cor 13:8;
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 rationalism or 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 that His Word reveals. 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 and his cosmic systems on the cross where God made provision for the fall of mankind and every subsequent failure (sin) that would result from the fall and mankind's subsequent enslavement to satan and his cosmic systems, Gal 5:1;
When we stopped last time we noted that Bible doctrine is knowledge that is based on God's Word aka faith and it is more certain than empirical knowledge. 2Pet 1:12-21; NET
When a believer chooses to persist in learning doctrine under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit after salvation the doctrine becomes more real than anything else in life with the result that God the Holy Spirit motivates the believer who has doctrinal orientation to fulfill everything that God has predetermined for them to do as part of His perfect plan for their life. Phil 2:12-13; Eph 2:10;
God's plan is advanced and vindicated when the believer applies Bible doctrine during their life in the devil's world just like Jesus did in His unglorified humanity. God the Father established and delegated the mission of eternal salvation for the entire human race to Jesus Christ in eternity past. Rev 13:8;
When he was on the cross bearing our sins as our substitute that mission was completed. John 19:30; with the result that anyone who simply believes in the Lord Jesus Christ receives eternal salvation as a gift from God. John 3:16; Eph 2:8-9; Rom 6:23;
Isa 53:10c; "He shall see His offspring" (the royal family of God comprised of Church Age believers) "He shall prolong His days" (Jesus future rule over Israel) "therefore the plan of the Lord (God the Father) shall be accomplished by means of Him."
We see from this that God's' plan is accomplished through the personal work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God's plan continues to be accomplished at this present time because Jesus Christ has conveyed to His Royal family the church His heritage of Bible doctrine with the objective that we continue to deploy His doctrine under the same protocol that He himself used in His unglorified humanity while He was on the earth in the devil's world but not of it just as we are. 1John 4:17; 2Pet 3:18; Phil 1:29-30;
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