Class Notes: 5/23/2018
Heb 11:6; Doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 43
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Heb 11:6; ... Without doctrine in the thinking it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that God is and that God is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
In our recent study we have been noting the consequences of the rejection of Bible Doctrine aka God's Word of truth as the basis for one's thoughts, decisions and actions. This brings us to a summary of our study of doctrinal orientation with a review of the importance of doctrine.
Doctrine is important because it is how God reveals to us everything that he wants us to know. It is the basis for our relationship with God and comprises all true worship.
This is why without doctrine it is impossible to please God. Heb 11:6; and it is why God prioritizes His Word above everything else.
Psa 138:2; "I myself will worship toward Your holy Temple, and praise Your person (name) for Your unfailing love and truth. For You have magnified Your Word above Your person."
We see Jesus deploying this from the cross when we compare Luke 23:46; "Into Your hands I deposit My spirit," with Psa 31:5; we can see that Jesus recited "for You have delivered Me, O Lord, God of truth." but the entire quote is not recorded by Luke possibly because Jesus' voice trailed off as he expired.
He had stated this principle in John 4:23-24; But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
Worship and praise to God is active continuous recall and application of God's Word that is alive and powerful and always true under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit to every situation in life.
We have noted that God's Word is always true regardless of people believing it.
Rom 3:3-4; "Shall their unbelief cancel the faithfulness of God? Definitely not! Moreover, let God continue faithful, even though every man is a liar. Even as it stands written (Psa 51:4;c-d), `You are vindicated by Your Words, and You are blameless in Your judgment.'"
We see from this that satan and his minions are always deceiving the benighted by accusing God and his people of perjury. Rev 12:9-10;
God however only deals in absolute truth. All true faithfulness is based on the reality of absolute truth. God always levels with us and tells us the truth.
You can hate, disparage, and malign truth (Bible doctrine), but you can't destroy it or repudiate it because since it is always true and immutable so it always vindicates itself. 2Cor 13:8; Matt 24:35;
The arrogance of ignorance and the arrogant propaganda, disinformation, and distortion of false doctrine malign and disparage God's Word of truth aka Bible doctrine.
Bible doctrine is the content of the Bible that is communicated by teaching and instruction. It is the systematic communication of the subjects that the Bible addresses using exegetical analysis from the original languages along with the contextual analysis and classification of what the Bible reveals.
Grace is God's genius plan to save and bless mankind and doctrine is the manifestation and explanation of the genius of the protocol and function of God's grace policy.
Bible doctrine is the permanent written expression of God's integrity toward the human race. It is the verbalization of divine righteousness and justice. Doctrine is the study of the immutable attributes of God and how they function to glorify God and benefit mankind.
Psa 33:4, NET "For the Word of the Lord is just, and everything He does is fair."
Bible doctrine is God's thinking. Nothing is more important than knowing what God thinks, understanding how God operates, and understanding that everything that He is and does is based on His perfect immutable unfailing integrity love.
Believers worship God with their intake of Bible doctrine. God's reputation with the believer is established on the basis of believer's understanding of doctrine.
Believers cannot worship or praise God without doctrine because doctrine is what comprises the content of all praise and worship.
This means that the believer's highest priority in life must be bible doctrine. When we understand what God is communicating to us via His Word it motivates us to praise and worship Him. John 4:22-24; Rev 7:11-12;
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