Class Notes: 7/21/2019
John 14:6; John 8:31-32; John 8:43-47; The doctrine of Cosmic 2 part 3
John 14:6; Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
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; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
John 8:43-47; "Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.
v44 "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
v45 "But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
v46 "Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
v47 "He who is of God hears the words of God; the reason. you do not hear them, is because you are not of God." (You are of the devil)
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;
We are now engaged in on satan's cosmic 2 system where adversity from operating in cosmic 1 arrogance metastasizes into hatred, hostility, and antagonism toward God, God's people, God's policy and God's plan.
We noted that the inside agent for this is the old sin nature that since the original sin of Adam in the garden resides in the cell structure of the body resulting in spiritual death, this means that every cell propagated from Adam is contaminated or occupied by the old sin nature resulting in spiritual death. Rom 5:12;
The single exception is the female ovum after twenty-three chromosomes are thrown off through meiosis and polar body leaving twenty-three chromosomes that are free from the corruption of the old sin nature.
This was how it was possible for our Lord came into the world without an old sin nature and therefore without the imputation of Adam's original sin.
The Holy Spirit fertilized Mary's ovum resulting in the virgin conception and pregnancy, followed by the virgin birth.
The old sin nature interjects three major characteristics into human life. It injects an area of weakness that tempts in areas of sin and evil.
It interjects an area of strength that tempts in the areas of human good and moral degeneration. From this comes a strong tendency toward self- righteousness.
This is not spirituality to the uninformed but it is simply functioning in legalistic areas of the old sin nature that produces human good and limited morality.
It interjects an area of lust that tempts in certain areas, such as lust for money, sex, power, approbation that when unmet may result in the lust to kill. The first instance of this was Cain. Gen 4:8; James 4:2;
The variations among people in the categories of temptation and sins from these three different areas of the old sin nature are such that our spiritual advance cannot be measured by comparing ourselves with others. 2Cor 10:12;
The only valid standard of reference for spiritual advance is Jesus and God's Word of truth aka faith or doctrine. This is why without faith (doctrine) it is impossible to please God and why the righteous one lives on the basis of doctrine. Heb 11:6; Heb 10:38; Heb 11:1;
God has provided human volition as a defense against temptation related to sin, human good, and evil. Human volition is the guardian of the gate of the soul against the pressures of temptation. 1Thes 5:21;
Through temptation, the old sin nature is constantly seeking to gain control of the soul. The battle for control of the human soul is the basis for all conflict. James 4:1-5;
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