Class Notes: 4/22/2018
Gal 6:7-8; The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 36
Gal 6:7-8; Do not be deceived, God will not be made a fool people will reap what they sow... those who sow to the sin nature will reap destruction but those who sow to the spirit will reap eternal life
In our study we have been noting the consequences of the inversion of thought that is the consequence of negative volition to God's Word of truth and have been noting passages that describe the fall of the Israelite client nations who had rejected God's Word.
We are looking at God's warning to the Northern Kingdom of Israel in Hosea 4:1-6 and left off in Hosea 4:6; with the word translated "rejected" that is the Hebrew word "maas" that means to "despise, refuse, scorn or reject."
Because they despised and scorned God's Word they rejected it as the solution to the problems that they faced with the result that God would also renounce or reject them to the point where there would be no one left to teach anything at all because He will allow the nation to be defeated completely destroyed and enslaved.
We have noted that spiritual freedom and prosperity is the capacity for temporal freedom and prosperity so without spiritual freedom and prosperity the temporal freedom and prosperity will never be conveyed or will be taken away. Matt 13:12;
We see from this that our attitude toward Bible doctrine determines whither our life will filled with life and peace or death and destruction. Deut 30:15-20; We see Joshua's exhortation regarding this volitional choice in Josh 24:15;
In Luke 14:34-35; Jesus describes believers as the "salt" of the earth. This means that believers with positive volition to God's Word of truth preserve the world under the principle of as go the believer, so goes the nation.
If enough believers in a nation are pursuing truth and advancing to spiritual maturity, the nation and its freedoms will be preserved in spite evil bureaucrats and politicians who establish destructive policies.
Both Israel and Judah faced the Assyrian crisis and God warned both. The Northern Kingdom failed to heed God's warning and was destroyed. The Southern Kingdom turned back to God's Word of truth, survived the "overflowing scourge" and continued to exist as a nation for and additional 140 years.
They however eventually succumbed to constant wearing down that comes from the propaganda, lies and deceit of satan and His cosmic systems with the result that the Chaldeans defeated them in 586 B.C.
Judah's situation in Jeremiah's day closely parallels conditions in the United States of America today so we should note a few verses from God's warning to them in Jeremiah.
Jer 8:9; The wise men are put to shame, they have become dumbfounded and ensnared (by demonic doctrines) since they have rejected the Word of the Lord: what kind of wisdom do they have? (they have demonic "wisdom") 1Tim 4:1;
The "wise men," the Hebrew word translated wise is "chakam" refers to believers who previously functioned on the basis of truth but they had rejected God's Word, suffered the consequences of entropy and withered spiritually.
Without the inner fortifications of doctrinal truth (faith) in their thinking they became frightened when they recognized that they were on the verge of suffering great catastrophe that would result in their nation being destroyed and most of the citizens would be killed or enslaved.
The catastrophe was caused by their rejection of God's Word of truth that had resulted in their adoption of the propaganda, lies and deceit of the so-called "truth" aka fake news of demon doctrine.
"Rejected" means that they refused it to the point of hating God's Word. This is the maximum negative volition of cosmic two. Therefore, "what kind of wisdom is in them?" The answer is demonic wisdom. The vacuum (mataiotes) opened up, and cosmic lies that they considered to be truth saturated their thinking.
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