Class Notes: 2/3/2019
Matt 18:2-6; Hosea 8:7a; The doctrine of the cosmic system part 40
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Matt 18:2-6; And He called a child to Himself and set him before them,
v3 and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
v4 "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
v5 "And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
v6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Hosea 8:7a; For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind...
We are presently in a study of satan's cosmic system that is a system of arrogant demonic thinking that is comprised of the lies and deceit from demonic viewpoint that since the fall in the Garden of Eden, apart from God in the darkness of spiritual death that has become the basis of the thinking of the entire human race. 1Cor 2:14; Rev 12:9;
When we stopped last time we were noting that the more areas in which a person is ignorant, the more areas in which he is prone to arrogance because if you don't know or understand something, arrogance creates a defense mechanism using assumptions and preconceptions.
Enforced humility from the inculcation of authority in the home carries you through life magnificently because you are taught to take personal responsibility for your own decisions.
Each transition in life requires virtue. Genuine humility is necessary to make the transition from being under authority in youth to having the freedom to be autonomous as an adult.
This is the transition that the arrogant "snowflakes" in our county have not made so they have exchanged the freedom from establishment truth for the lies, tyranny and slavery of democrat socialism and the nanny state.
Failure to make the transition from ignorance to cognizance in the Christian life is very damaging and produces many pressures from arrogance because of the failure to allow God to renovate the thinking from human viewpoint to divine viewpoint after salvation. 1Pet 5:6;
Spiritual maturity requires making the transition from total ignorance of Bible Doctrine at regeneration to cognizance of Bible Doctrine in spiritual maturity. This demands the function of both enforced and genuine humility that produces the objectivity that is required for the perception and metabolization of Bible Doctrine.
The arrogance of ignorance is failure to make the transition from ignorance of doctrine to the inculcation of doctrine necessary to grow in grace. The result is that you set up a vacuum in the thinking that sucks in demon influence. Eph 4:17-19;
The arrogance of ignorance corrupts almost everything that it comes into contact with, whether it is power, authority, success, talent, ability, genius, wealth, promotion, business life, social life, love life, spiritual life, divine institutions, such as volition making bad decisions from a position of weakness, as well as causing problems in marriage, family, and government.
The arrogance of ignorance has resulted in disaster many times in history. It occurs whenever self-righteous do-gooder crusaders use or encourage the use of violence to force their agenda on others. We are on the verge of having this kind of disaster reoccur in our country.
The arrogance of ignorance combines with the arrogance of power to use violence to attain position, and power, and to destroy human freedom under the hypocrisy that the means justifies the end. The arrogance of ignorance creates violence that left unchecked becomes totally destructive.
The arrogance of ignorance leads to strong delusion, reversionism, blackout of the soul, and scar tissue of the soul. These are varying degrees of demon influence in satan's cosmic system where one or more of the three categories of divine truth are rejected, resulting in demon influence in the cosmic system.
So under the cosmic system, the arrogance of ignorance combines with the arrogance of power to use violence to gain power through lies, injustice and criminality.
This simultaneously destroys human freedom including the right of self-determination, privacy, property and human life. An illustration of this is the gossip who with self-righteous arrogance violates another's privacy.
The purpose of demon influence in gossip is to malign others and to use this as a way to destroy their reputation in an attempt to gain an advantage. Prov 19:9
Arrogance of ignorance destroys the believer's personal sense of destiny and results in making many wrong decisions from a position of weakness.
Arrogance destroys capacity for life, the true values of life, and the meaning, purpose and definition in life that are only established from a personal sense of destiny.
Because arrogant power corrupts in both the angelic and human realm, humility is man's only protection against the corrupting influence of power and authority.
You may have heard it said that "power corrupts" but It is actually arrogance that corrupts, not power. Arrogance corrupts power and then that corrupted power is misused for destructive purposes.
Demon penetration of every facet of the soul results in demon penetration of the personality. This is essentially personality invasion where the soul becomes depraved from demonic influence. Rom 1:28;
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