Class Notes: 6/26/2019
John 1:1,14; John 17:17; NET John 8:31-32; Gal 5:1; 1Pet 2:16; 2Tim 3:1-5; Isa 3:12; The doctrine of the cosmic system part 76
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John 1:1,14; In the beginning was the Word and the Word was face to face with God and God was the Word.
v14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 17:17; NET Set them apart in the truth; your word is truth.
John 8:31-32; So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; (v32) and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
Gal 5:1; It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not become subject to a yoke of slavery again.
1Peter 2:16; As free men, do not use your freedom as a cloak for the production of the evil of human good, but use it as slaves of God to produce Divine good.
2Tim 3:1-5; What people do when they use their freedom as a cloak for evil.
Isa 3:12;NIV Youths refers to arrogant teens who are ignorant of truth and women refers to arrogant adults who have rejected truth.
We are presently in a study of satan's cosmic system, a system of arrogant demonic thinking that is comprised of 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 viewpoint of the entire human race. 1Cor 2:14; Rev 12:9;
At this point in our study we are examining the various manifestations of the arrogance complex of satan's cosmic system and presently are looking at arrogance from emotional irrational thought.
We have noted that arrogance creates weakness that makes the unbeliever susceptible to demon possession and the believer susceptible demon influence so arrogance is the point of satan's assault on people's thinking.
Last time we noted that drug use and addiction is a way of enhancing emotional irrational thought because of emotional domination of the soul. Drugs are a stimulus to the emotion that depresses rational thought. Because of their emotions drug addicts are irresponsible and cannot cope with the normal adversities that arise from living in the devil's world.
In our country today emotional irresponsibility from drug use and addiction is the major factor in the homelessness that is endemic in our major cities. The leftist politicians that presently run the cities don't want to address this issue because it conflicts with the advancement of their socialist communist agenda.
Emotional arrogance combined with drug use is a gateway to demon possession among unbelievers and demon influence among both believers and unbelievers.
Decisions made by emotional arrogance are generally wrong decisions made from a position of weakness. The environment for rational thought is recall of doctrine not emotional reaction or ecstatic emotionalism.
Emotion has no doctrinal rationales for application to the adversities of life. Emotional arrogance uses illusion, hallucination, and fantasizing in its attempt to cope with adversity that creates even more stress.
These coping mechanisms always result in irrationality, disillusion and destruction. The cure for emotional arrogance enforced humility from discipline and authority.
One of the best things that can happen is for children to grow up in a family where the parents are very strict, enforce discipline and demand respect. Eph 6:1-3;
When this occurs even when the children have a tendency toward arrogance their parents keep them related to reality under discipline from enforced humility that normally results in genuine humility as the children mature.
Emotional arrogance not only eliminates rational thinking in the soul, but it also produces arrogant preoccupation with insignificant details of life. Arrogant preoccupation with the insignificant not only destroys any true scale of values in life, but also develops an arrogant self-centeredness that destroys capacity for life, happiness, and integrity love.
Details of life are the means of living, but they do not comprise motivation or the capacity for living. Thought is motivation and capacity for life. Arrogance is never satisfied so it always wants more and more and bigger details of life without regard to reality. When that occurs one's happiness becomes dependent on the details of life.
But the details of life are the means of living, not the basis for having capacity for life or happiness. When you are motivated for living because of such details as transportation, food, shelter, popularity, recognition, or fame, then you self-destruct by using you own arrogance to destroy your own capacity for life, love and happiness. This is why there is so much discontent in our country today.
Without capacity for thought, occupation with the details of life in the uncertainty and disappointment of the devil's world will inevitably make you miserable. The environment for thinking is rational thought not emotion.
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