Class Notes: 6/20/2018
2Cor 4:3-4; Phil 3:18-19; The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 51
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2Cor 4:3-4; And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are lost, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the thinking of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Phil 3:18-19; For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their irrational emotions, and whose glory is in their shame, those who focus their thinking on things of the earth.
In the concluding segments of our study on doctrinal orientation we are noting some of the categories of Bible doctrine that God's Word reveals to the spirit led believer.
We noted previously that God's Word establishes a standard of rational thinking from doctrine that is based on divine viewpoint. Rom 12:3; 2Pet 1:4-9;
Scripture uses different words to describe doctrine depending on how it functions when it is circulating in the believer's thinking.
The Hebrew word "chakmah" and the Greek word "epignosis" refer to the doctrine that is resident and circulating in the soul's stream of consciousness that is available to be deployed as "sophia" (wisdom).
Eph 5:15-18; and Col 4:5; refer to doctrine as "sophia" translated as "wisdom. Wisdom is doctrine in the soul that enables the believer to recognize and "take maximum advantage opportunities."
Wisdom is the source of divine viewpoint that enables the believer to recognize and exploit God's grace to maximum advantage. The function of God's Word of truth in it's various facets and associations is the ultimate source of all advantages that accrue to individuals in the human race.
In James 4:6 there is a theological reference to doctrine with the words "megas charis" translated "greater grace" or "supergrace."
This passage explains that God targets doctrine with more grace. This occurs because doctrine is readout of the Divine decree so it is in complete accord with God's Holiness and His grace policy. When believers live according to doctrine they are in compliance with God's grace policy.
In Heb 13:10; the word translated "altar" is a reference to doctrine in the believer's stream of consciousness that is the basis for their worship of God is "spirit and truth." Doctrine is the reality that supersedes ritual.
True worship is the PMA of doctrine under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit. John 4:23-24;
In Eph 4:12,16; the Greek word "oikodome" describes the construction of a "building" or "edifice" in the soul. This building corresponds to the believer's spiritual capacity that God targets for incremental grace blessing.
The words translated "strong" in Eph 6:10; and 1Cor 16:13; refer to doctrine as the basis for the believer's deployment of God's ability, strength and capacity that correspond to the Greek words "endunamoo", "kratos", and " ischus" .
Doctrine is power because it links the believer's volition to the attributes of God's essence through the Divine decree. This is how the doctrinal believer operates from a position of strength when engaging the various categories of problems that arise during one's life in the adverse environment of the devil's world.
In Eph 6:11-18; The categories of doctrine are described as the "armor of God."
The believer deploys these categories of doctrine that comprise God's armor by using their positive volition to recall and apply what God's word reveals is available to deploy in the various venues of engagement in the invisible spiritual war.
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