Class Notes: 4/28/2019

Heb 5:8-9; Phil 1:29; The doctrine of the cosmic system part 60

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Heb 5:8-9; Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things that He suffered.

v9 And having been perfected in this manner He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him...

Phil 1:29; For to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake...

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, separated 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;

We are presently looking at the various categories of the arrogance complex. We have noted that arrogance makes the unbeliever susceptible to demon possession and the believer susceptible demon influence.

We are presently looking at the arrogance of unhappiness. Last time we noted that unrealistic expectation intensifies the arrogance of unhappiness through getting your eyes on self instead of becoming occupied with the Lord Jesus Christ. Isa 26:3; Heb 13:5-6;

A person whose expectations are aligned with God's Word of truth will never be unhappy no matter how difficult the circumstances. Heb 12:2;

The believer involved in the arrogance of unhappiness attends a local church under the assumption that the so-called "friendly" church will bring him happiness.

A friendly church cannot make you happy, because churches are filled with many unhappy Christians. In fact, the friendlier people get, the more frustration builds up.

The only thing that can provide happiness is learning Bible doctrine and guarding and protecting it on your thinking so it cannot be snatched away from you. Luke 11:28;

An example of this is the arrogant visitor to the local church who demands attention. Although he has a demanding entitlement personality, he wants everyone to be nice to him. He's looking for a "friendly church;" however there's no such thing.

Every local church is made up of people with old sin natures. Someone in the church won't like you. Such people think their happiness depends on others telling them how wonderful they are, when in reality they are actually not wonderful at all.

People cannot make you happy; only guarding and protecting Bible doctrine in your thinking can. Sex cannot make you happy; only guarding and protecting Bible doctrine in your thinking can. Money cannot make you happy; only guarding and protecting Bible doctrine in your thinking can.

Prosperity and success cannot make you happy; only guarding and protecting Bible doctrine in your thinking can. Good health cannot make you happy; only guarding and protecting Bible doctrine in your thinking can. Marriage cannot make you happy; only guarding and protecting Bible doctrine in your thinking can.

Those who possess happiness of soul and freedom from the cosmic system do enjoy people, entertainment, possessions, and success. But these things are not the source of their happiness, they are merely an expression of it because they are not enslaved to them by an entitlement mentality.

The arrogance of unhappiness promotes one of the greatest misconceptions in life that marriage is a panacea. Many people grow up believing the fairy tale that you can get married and "live happily ever after."

Actually, marriage is a problem-manufacturing device because people are no better in marriage than they are as individuals.

The believer who uses his volition to pull the pin of the grenade and enter arrogance complex has a fragmented life that includes the arrogance of unhappiness.

Such a believer in marriage causes problems; two such believers in a marriage will destroy their marriage.

Arrogance makes believers losers in life and losers in life are losers in marriage.

Losers are not believers who fail. Losers are believers who do nothing about their failure. They do not rebound and keep moving with consistent, persistent, perception, metabolization, guarding, and application of Bible doctrine under the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit.

The volitional choice to persist in living in God's protocol plan is the only thing that can change a loser into a winner. But that requires learning the doctrine that reveals God's plan, His grace policy and His problem solving devices.

You also have to become aware of how you misuse your own free volition as a cloak for evil by pulling the pin of the arrogance grenade and fragmenting your own life. 1Pet 2:16;

Only God's plan can change a loser into a winner. Only Bible doctrine in the form of epignosis (metabolized doctrine) and sophia (wisdom) can change the psycho believer with a fragmented life into a person with integrity.

In the Christian life, and specifically in marriage, you can only change yourself; you can never change your spouse. Any changes you attempt to manufacture in your spouse will only make things worse.

If you can change a person, you've ruined them. Bible doctrine is the only thing that can accomplish the correct and permanent changes that are necessary because a right thing must be done in the right way for the right reason to be right. This means God's Word of truth has to be the catalyst.

Instead the arrogance of unhappiness dedicates itself to trying to change others so that they will comply its own fragmented expectations.

So what is the destroyer of marriage? While most people cite unfaithfulness, money, relatives, incompatibility, these are actually only the symptoms of the problem not actual cause.

The actual thing that destroys a marriage is the pulling the pin of the arrogance grenade that involves the use of mental attitude and verbal sins that may end up in overt sins that fragment the life creating a psycho, and the psycho with a fragmented life cannot have a successful marriage.

If you hate your spouse in marriage, you have actually lost a far greater battle than your marriage. In reality, you have fragmented your own life and become a loser by your own failure to live inside God's protocol plan for your life.

Divorce is not really a solution to the problem and it actually intensifies the problem because you are the same person after the divorce that you were before because nothing that matters has changed.

Divorce is not a solution; it's an escape. You're running away from the real problem that is comprised of pulling the pin of the arrogance grenade through your own mental attitude and verbal sins.

After the divorce, you are the same person, the same psycho with the same fragmented life. A fragmented believer in marriage is still a fragmented believer out of marriage; nothing but the circumstances has changed.

Marriages fail because believers fail as human beings because they have pulled the pin of the grenade, and are living fragmented lives in the arrogance of satan's cosmic system.

Marriages fail because believers get married for the wrong reasons, reasons often related to the arrogance of unhappiness including such things as getting away from an unhappy home or an unhappy environment.

Marriages fail because believers make bad decisions from a position of weakness. Marriages fail because fragmented believers in the arrogance of unhappiness assume that marriage is a panacea or a problem-solving device but it is not.

Marriage will not solve your problems. It may create a distraction for a while but in the end it will only intensify your problems because people are no better in marriage than they are as people.

Virtue is designed for happiness. Happiness in marriage depends on virtue-love in three categories: personal love for God the Father, impersonal love for all mankind, and occupation with the person of Christ.

These three problem-solving devices are the road to recovery from the fragmented life after rebounding and moving on. These problem solving devices function most efficiently in spiritual adulthood where the believer has sufficient doctrine resident in the soul to solve problems with virtue.

Changing your spouse cannot solve marital problems because you can only change yourself not your spouse. Most people don't understand this so they approach their marital problems by trying to change the other person.

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