Class Notes: 7/24/2019
Rom 8:5-8; John 8:47 The doctrine of Cosmic 2 part 4
Rom 8:5-8; NIV Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what the sin nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
v6 The mind controlled by the sin nature is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
v7 the sin nature is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
v8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
John 8:47; "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 a study on satan's cosmic 2 system where irrationality, disillusionment and discontent 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 only valid standard of reference for spiritual advance is Jesus and God's Word of truth aka faith or doctrine when understood with an accurate frame of reference. 2Tim 2:15;
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;
The reason it must be by faith is because faith is the only system of perception that is compatible with grace. Rom 4:16a; Eph 2:8-9;
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 of all conflict. James 4:1-8;
When left undisturbed cosmic one can be passive but when the light of God's Word of truth illuminates the darkness confronting cosmic one with truth, cosmic two makes war against the truth. John 1:5; John 3:19-21; Matt 10:34; John 15:18-19; Matt 23:33-36; 2Cor 13:8;
This reminds me of the beginning of Lincoln's Gettysburg address..."Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure."
In our country at this time we are engaged in a similar conflict with even larger implications than those faced during the War Between the States.
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