Class Notes: 2/14/2018
John 1:1-3;The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 22
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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 that creates capacity for grace imputation. When the believer's viewpoint is based on God's Word of truth, truth becomes the target for the imputation of God's grace. Remember God targets truth not merit.
Grace is imputed on the basis of God's unfailing love that His Word reveals. God is truth so He has to be true and faithful to His Word because due to His immutability He cannot deny himself.
The winner understands these principles from learning doctrine 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;
Doctrinal viewpoint also enables the winner to accept God's sovereign decision regardless of the temporal outcome because winners understand that God's eternal plan is perfect regardless of the adversity of the temporary circumstances that they face in the devil's world. Matt 26:39; Heb 11:13-16; 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 the system God has established for the communication of doctrine (faith) with the result that they learn to conduct their lives on the basis of faith (doctrine) rather than human viewpoint that is based on rationalism or empiricism. Rom 1:16-17; Rom 12:3; Matt 24:35; 1Cor 2:12-16;
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 including mankind's subsequent enslavement to satan and his cosmic systems, Gal 5:1;
Last time we were noted that God's' plan is accomplished through the personal work of our Lord Jesus Christ and it continues to be accomplished at this present time because Jesus Christ has conveyed to His Royal family the church His heritage of Bible doctrine.
God's plan is for us to 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;
This same principle is seen from a different perspective in Rom 3:3-4; What if some did not believe will their unbelief cancel the God's faithfulness?" If
someone chooses not to believe God, does that affect the truth of God's Word?
v4 "May it never be" (Absolutely not ;Impossible). moreover, God will always be truthful although every person is a liar; even as it stands written, that you may be vindicated by means of your words (the communication of God's Word), and that you might become victorious when you are being maligned (victory over those who speak evil of you)."
This passage tells us that God always vindicates His Word which is why it is impossible to please God without faith (orientation to His Word). Heb 11:6;
This is why God makes war on the arrogant. Anyone who rejects God's Word in any category is arrogant because they think they are something that they are not so for God to be true He has to make war against them. James 4:6;
When applied to the problems of life doctrinal orientation is a problem-solving device because metabolized doctrine establishes a system of problem solving that is based on the application of God's immutable Word of truth.
Metabolized doctrine circulating in the stream of consciousness establishes a shield of faith aka a spiritual force field that establishes a defensive perimeter that protects the divine viewpoint thinking that is in the stream of consciousness of the believer's soul.
Believers fail to apply doctrine to experience when they become only a hearer of God's word that results from the failure to believe the doctrine so that it is not metabolized and is therefore unavailable for problem solving.
Believers also fail to apply doctrine when they reject doctrine and deceive themselves because of the subjectivity of the arrogance skills of self-justification and self-absorption that leads to self-deception and the resultant denial and projection of their own faults onto others.
Chronic rejection of God's Word inevitably results in self-destruction. It starts with personal destruction Prov 16:18; that leads to a blackout of the soul that results in the inversion of thought that left unchecked leads to a cosmic consensus that results in national destruction because the doctrines of demons replace God's Word of truth as the basis of their decision making.
We can presently see this inversion of thought occurring in our nation and God warns us about it. Isa 5:20-23; NET note 51
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