Class Notes: 8/18/2019
1Pet 5:5-9; Rom 12:18-21; Eph 4:31-32; The doctrine of Cosmic 2 part 10
1Pet 5:5-9; You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
Rom 12:18-21; If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
20 "But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head."
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Eph 4:31-32; Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
We are 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 looking at 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.
Last time we noted that there are four areas of antagonism toward Bible doctrine that occur at the entrance into cosmic two.
Negative volition toward Divine establishment that can occur in both believer and unbeliever. Deut 30:15-20;
Negative volition at God-consciousness, a characteristic of the unbeliever only, Rom 1:18-25;
Negative volition at Gospel hearing, a characteristic of the unbeliever only, 2Cor 4:3-4;
Negative volition toward Bible teaching after salvation, a characteristic of believers only Hosea 4:6;
The believer can be negative toward Bible doctrine in any of three categories. Negative volition at the point of reception rejects the message when the pastor presents it.
Negative volition at the point of retention is rejection of doctrine after the Holy Spirit communicates it for understanding resulting in no metabolization of doctrine for recall.
Negative volition at the point of recall means there is no application of metabolized doctrine, nonfunctional problem solving devices, no momentum, and therefore no spiritual advance for fulfillment of God's protocol plan for the Church Age believer.
All negative volition in the human race can be classified as rejection of or antagonism against God's Word of truth in one or more of its three categories.
The three categories of truth are: The laws of divine establishment for believer and unbeliever, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for unbelievers, and Bible doctrine exclusively for believers in Jesus Christ.
After salvation the most important activity for the believer is the renovation of their thinking with God's Word of truth under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit. This requires the believer to maintain the filling ministry of God's the Holy Spirit and to be committed to learning God's Word academically. Eph 5:18; Eph 4:11-16;
Academic ability and experience in other fields are not an advantage because God provides everything necessary for every believer to learn His Word exclusively on the basis of grace and doctrine through the use of His provision of GASP.
Contrary to popular opinion the equal privilege and opportunity that God creates for every Church Age believer at the moment of salvation is only place in the devil's world where equality ever exists.
Equality only occurs in the spiritual realm for the purpose of advancing in God's plan. Gal 3:28-29; 2Cor 5-15:21;
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