Class Notes: 10/21/2018
1Pet 2:16; The doctrine of the cosmic system part 17
1Pet 2:16; As free people stop using your freedom as a cover for evil but as slaves of God.
We are in a study of Satan's cosmic system that is a system of thinking that is the basis of the thinking of the entire human race that is comprised of lies and deceit apart from God in the darkness of spiritual death in their natural soulish state in satan's cosmic system. 1Cor 2:14;
Last time we noted Rom 7 where Paul explains that the purpose of the law is to reveal the old sin nature and it's proclivity for evil.
Ignorance of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age and the problem solving devices results in the malfunction of the process of the renovation of the thinking. Rom 12:2;
Every believer who lives long enough to make decisions is presented with a choice to make daily decisions based on their own priorities.
The winner makes good decisions from a position of strength, and therefore becomes a mature believer and an invisible hero. The position of strength is Bible doctrine metabolized in his soul as epignosis, and the application of that doctrine as wisdom (sophia).
The loser makes bad decisions from a position of weakness, and ends up with a fragmented life in the arrogance of emotionalism, ritualism, legalism and asceticism of spiritual childhood.
Winners take advantage of God's grace provision through the daily perception of the Word of God, when necessary they rebound and move on, forgetting what is behind (Phil 3:13;) with the result that they conduct their lives in the sphere of blessing that is established inside the divine dynasphere on the basis of God's grace policy.
Losers use their own free volition to pull the pin of the arrogance grenade and fragment their lives by living in satan's cosmic system.
To recover from the fragmented life, the believer must start with the most basic problem-solving device, the rebound technique for spiritual recovery described in 1John 1:9.
Through the use of rebound, the believer rebounds back into the operational divine dynasphere of the Church Age through the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
With daily perception of Bible doctrine inside the divine dynasphere believers keep advancing toward the objective of spiritual maturity with the result that they become a winners and invisible heroes by re-presenting the thinking of Jesus Christ in the chaos and opposition of devil's world through the application of doctrine to experience. Rom 12:3;
All of the fragments of the grenade are related to the old sin nature in its three categories. The sin nature has a lust pattern, proclivities, and an area of weakness and area of strength.
The sin nature is passed down to each successive generation genetically through the twenty three male chromosomes that fertilize the female ovum in biological reproduction.
Every believer has an area of strength where there is no temptation to succumb to the temptation to sin. Every believer has an area of weakness where there is a tendency to succumb to the temptation to sin.
The area of strength produces human good and dead works. The area of weakness produces sinfulness and fragmentation of life. The sin nature trends determine what categories of fragmentation will occur.
The trends toward legalism, asceticism and self-righteousness produce a sphere of fragmentation that leads to moral degeneracy.
The trends toward unrestrained lasciviousness and lawlessness produce a sphere of fragmentation that leads to immoral degeneracy.
In the cosmic system moral degeneracy and immoral degeneracy are at war with each other and both are at war with God's policy of grace and doctrine.
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