Class Notes: 2/18/2018
John 1:1-3;The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 23
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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 spiritual 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 God has unfailing integrity love for every person who is enslaved by satan and desires each one 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 that before God we have no merit so God targets His grace exclusively on the basis of believing doctrinal truth. Rom 4:2-3;
God's Word reveals that Grace is imputed on the basis of His unfailing love to those who believe His Word of truth. God is truth so He has to be true and faithful to His Word because He is immutable so 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 in the devil's world. 1Cor 10:13; Isa 40:31;
Doctrinal viewpoint also enables the winner to accept God's sovereign decisions 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 those who are duly authorized to communicate it by God the Holy Spirit. Rom 10:17; Luke 11:28; John 8:31-32; Eph 4:11-13;
Winners submit to God's doctrinal communication system 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. 1Pet 5:6-7; Rom 1:16-17; Rom 12:3; 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 noted that 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 that results in it becoming the basis for peace and tranquility while suffering from the adversity that comes from living in the devil's world. John 14:26-27;
Believers can 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 can 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.
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