Class Notes: 9/15/2019
Matt 23:13-36 The doctrine of cosmic 2 part 18
Matt 23:13-36; 13 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
14 ["Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]
15 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
16 "Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.'
17 "You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold?
18 "And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.'19 "You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering?
20 "Therefore, whoever swears by the altar, swears both by the altar and by everything on it.
21 "And whoever swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it.
22 "And whoever swears by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
24 "You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.
26 "You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
28 "So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
29 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
30 and say, 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
31 "So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
32 "Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.
33 "You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?
34 "Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,
35 so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
36 "Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
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;
This demonic viewpoint is what the dirt worshiping democrat party death cult is presently trying to impose on our country by intimidation and force just like satan did on the angels. This is the evil assault we are told to stand against.
At this point in our study we are looking at satan's cosmic 2 system where irrationality, disillusionment and discontent from cosmic 1 arrogance metastasizes into hatred, hostility, antagonism and opposition to God, God's people, God's policy and God's plan.
Last time we noted that the laws of divine establishment are for both believer and unbeliever. They are the basic laws of freedom that God provides to provide opportunity for evangelism, Bible teaching, and missionary activity.
The laws of divine establishment balance freedom and authority. Freedom without authority is anarchy; authority without freedom is tyranny.
The anti-establishment unbeliever is described in Rom 1:28-32;
28 "And just as they did not see fit to include God in their knowledge any longer (negative volition at God-consciousness), God delivered them over to a depraved mind to do the things that are not proper,
29 being filled with all unrighteousness, greed, malice, full of jealousy, murder, dissension, deceit, and evil motivation; they became gossips,
30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
31 without understanding, lacking honor and integrity, unloving (no capacity for virtue love), implacable.
32 And although they know the righteous decree of God, that those who practice such things deserve death [capital punishment], they not only continue to do these very things, but also they approve others who practice them."
The anti-establishment believer is described in 2Tim 3:2-7; "For people (Church Age believers) will be lovers of self (cosmic on)], lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,
3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self- control, brutal, haters of good of intrinsic value],
4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having an overt appearance of godliness (hypocrisy from self righteous arrogance), but they have denied its power (the omnipotence of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit); avoid these believers (who are anti-establishment and anti-protocol plan of God),
6 for among these are those who worm their way into local assemblies and deceive silly (weak minded) women (believers with no doctrinal viewpoint) who are loaded down with sins and swayed by all kinds of evil desires (because of their guilt complex),
7 always learning (human viewpoint) but never able to come to the epignosis knowledge of the truth (divine viewpoint)."
Fake solutions to the problems of life occur with the rejection of the laws of divine establishment and the delegated authority that God establishes through them.
When the problem solving devices of the protocol plan of God are rejected or ignored it results in pursuit of solutions to the problems of life apart from truth in its three categories: The laws of divine establishment, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and Bible doctrine.
Human viewpoint solutions to the problems of life are no substitute for divine solutions that are the product of God's protocol plan.
Cosmic panaceas demand a full mobilization of arrogance, pride, and jealousy, so that self-righteousness, legalism, personality arrogance, authority arrogance, and Christian service arrogance can be expressed through crusader arrogance.
A panacea is defined as a cure-all; a simple, stupid, disastrous solution that is developed with the tunnel vision of self- righteous legalism.
Authority and freedom are sacrificed on the altar of "equality and justice." Fake solutions are promoted including such things as taxing the rich to feed the poor by the redistribution of wealth, the break-up of successful business enterprises, the confiscation of property, the nationalization of industry, and the passing of laws to suit or conform with false doctrines such as equality, internationalism and global climate change
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