Class Notes: 7/15/2018

Jer 17:5-8; The doctrine of doctrinal orientation part 55

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Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus says the Lord, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord.

v6 "For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant.

v7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord.

v8 "For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.

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 are presently in Col 2:8; where believers are commanded to persist in doctrinal truth in order to maintain stability in their thinking and resist the pressure that comes from the propaganda, deceit and lies that are in accord with satan's cosmic system that are constantly being communicated by the demon mafia through the fake news media

Last time we noted that the communicators of the fake news and lies of demon doctrine are themselves deceived. 2Tim 3:13; Luke 23:34;

This is why the believer's first responsibility is to know the truth so well that they can accurately discern the lie. The lie is often very difficult to discern because it is often comprised of half-truths.

Believers are to be objective because they understand that in a free society that operates on the basis of divine establishment principles people are free to believe whatever they wish. The Invisible War is waged on the premise that free volition allows each person the freedom to believe whatever they want to.

This means that there will always be those who believe the lie and in many cases they will outnumber those who believe the truth. Our objective is to stand our ground in the truth and communicate it and in the process some will be won over to the truth. 2Cor 4:1-6;

We oppose the lie not those who believe it so we are not to be critical of individuals but of the lies they believe. The believer must defend the truth by living it without compromise by using our own free will to choose the truth.

Most if not all ideologues have an insatiable desire to force their ideas on everyone because they arrogantly believe that their panaceas are the best for everyone especially for those whom they seek to control.

Advanced believers have confidence from their relationship with God and the superior knowledge contained in God's Word of truth that establishes courage toward adversaries, toward life, and toward circumstances.

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