Class Notes: 2/17/2019
Rom 2:1-11; The doctrine of the cosmic system part 44
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Rom 2:1-11; Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.
v2 And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.
v3 But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God?
v4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
v5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
v6 who will render to each person according to his deeds:
v7 to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
v8 but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
v9 There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek,
v10 but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
v11 For there is no partiality with God.
God is Holy. He is absolute justice and righteous. Satan and his pawns accuse God of being unjust because they believe that equality and justice are served by restricting the freedom and opportunity for the righteous on the basis of the unrighteous deeds of the criminal and pervert.
The arrogant loser views itself as a victim and projects blame, the humble winner views itself as a survivor and forgives. God rewards the winner and condemns the loser.
Anyone who thinks that the freedom of the humble should be restricted because of the evil that arrogant criminality commits is following the profile of their father the devil. God wages war against the arrogant and gives greater grace to the humble.
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 has become the basis of the thinking of the entire human race. 1Cor 2:14; Rev 12:9;
When we stopped last time we noted that unbeliever morality arrogance is illustrated by the individual, who refuses to defend the nation by serving in the military, refusing to support the defense and maintenance of the nation's borders or adhering to some other so called altruistic anthropocentric "good" in the name of "equality" and "social justice."
Morality arrogance is the ignorant self-righteous believer substituting human morality for virtue-love produced by the ministry of God the Holy Spirit and consistent cognition of Bible doctrine.
Arrogance from the cosmic system robs morality of its true purpose and substitutes self-righteousness. It takes a lot of ignorance of the Word of God and a lot of arrogance from self-righteousness to substitute human merit and morality for divine virtue.
Self-righteousness combines with arrogance to establish false standards of morality that self-righteous arrogant do-gooders force on others when they acquire power.
The arrogance of morality also falsely assigns functions and purposes to morality that God never intended when He created morality for the human race.
These false functions and purposes include the lies of lavation by works, spirituality by works, and blessings from God by works.
Arrogance completely ignores the limitations of morality. Morality cannot provide salvation, but the arrogant seek salvation through morality and works. Morality is not spirituality, but arrogance believes it is.
The morality of establishment cannot compare with the virtue of the spiritual life. Morality relates to human life and temporal freedom; the spiritual life relates to Jesus Christ and God's Word that are the basis for spiritual life, spirituality and spiritual freedom.
In the client nation morality is the result of establishment function not its means. In other words establishment is the basis of morality because morality is the production of establishment so without establishment there is no morality.
Morality includes everything from paying taxes to serving in the military, respect for law and law enforcement agencies, recognition of the privacy of others, respect for freedom, and recognition of the sacredness of human life and private property.
Morality demands that the believer and unbeliever be law-abiding patriotic citizens who are dedicated to the principle of freedom plus the authority necessary to protect that freedom and willingly serve the nation by paying taxes, performing jury duty and serving in the military.
Believers have a tremendous responsibility because there is no greater system for serving God and country than the advance to spiritual maturity. What the USA needs most of all right now is a pivot of spiritually mature believers.
The issue is the pivot not activism. Believers who are functioning in God's spiritual power system as God's slaves and advancing to spiritual maturity forming the pivot.
Activists are believers in the cosmic system, who have become demonized with the result that they are satan's pawns for the production of the evil of human good,
Temporal freedom in the client nation should be combined with spiritual freedom and used for self-determination to advance in God's plan instead of working to fix the devil's world.
This brings us to crusader arrogance. Crusader arrogance becomes immoral when it rejects the freedom of others, intrudes on the privacy of others, and rejects the right of the individual to believe in Christ and to be evangelized or not.
True morality is related to freedom. Without freedom there is no morality. Morality must establish freedom to create the opportunity to believe in Christ, freedom to learn Bible doctrine, freedom to grow in grace, or freedom to reject Christ and to reject learning Bible doctrine.
Demon influence combined with arrogance distorts morality into a system of works established from demon doctrines rather than grace established from God's Word of truth.
One must decide between demon doctrines and God's Word of truth. This conflict precedes the creation of man because it is why satan led the angels in their rebellion against God in the prehistoric angelic conflict.
We see from this that arrogance and demon influence in the cosmic system is the enemy of morality and Christianity as a way of life.
The demon influence of the cosmic system wages war on morality based the laws of divine establishment and the virtue produced in God's spiritual power system that are the only systems of truth that will protect a client nation.
Humility is the sine qua non of true morality. Humility recognizes establishment authority as the norm for life for believer and unbeliever
In addition, for the believer, the status of humility requires the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit that is necessary for the reception, retention, and recall of doctrine.
Humility is not only capacity for life, flexibility, and being teachable, but it accepts the authority established in God's spiritual power system, and concentrates on the content of the teaching of doctrine.
Without humility there is no true morality.
In the cosmic system arrogance robs morality of its virtue and turns it into a system of degeneracy by substituting moral degeneracy from self-righteousness arrogance.
Moral and immoral degeneracy are two antithetical systems but both reject truth. Too often immorally degenerate unbelievers become morally degenerate believers because of self-righteous morality without doctrine. Both systems of degeneracy are equally destructive.
This is why morality is very vulnerable because when arrogant self-righteousness is added to morality it corrupts the virtue of morality.
Immorality is based on the lack of proper standards in the thinking of the soul so personal sins are result of immorality, not the cause.
The next category of arrogance is authority arrogance. Authority arrogance always begins in the home. Divine institution #3 is the family. The parents are the authority in the home.
The parents have the responsibility to teach their children establishment principles and respect for authority is the most important establishment principle. The objective of parenthood is to train your children in all the principles of life, especially respect for authority in every area of life.
God has delegated authority to preserve, protect and perpetuate the human race. God's authority for the human race is established in the laws of divine establishment that include the four divine institutions of: free volition, marriage, family, and nationalism.
God's authority for the royal family of God includes God's Word of truth, the pastor who communicates the Word in local church, and the volition or self- determination of the believer to choose to respond to or reject God's Word of truth.
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