Class Notes: 12/1/2019
Psa 69:4; The doctrine of cosmic 2 part 32
Psalm 69:4; Those who hate me without cause are more numerous than the hairs of my head. Those who want to destroy me, my enemies for no reason, outnumber me. They force me to pay what I did not take.
We are presently engaged 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 and basis for all conflict in the human race.
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. 1Cor 2:14; Rev 12:9;
We are presently noting religion as the most sophisticated category of satan's opposition to God because it deceives people into thinking they are serving God by doing good when they are actually serving satan and doing evil.
Last time we were noting that religion is characterized by the doctrine of demons (2 Tim 4:1;) and false teachers who are masters of hypocrisy. They use a facade of lies and deceit, first exposed by Jesus in Matt 7:15; and described by Paul in Rom 16:18;
Behind their public relations facade, false teachers use legalism to seduce their converts into believing their religion, Gal 4:17-18; 2Tim 3:5-7; They flatter their targets by appealing to their arrogance and making them feel wanted.
False teachers appeal to human arrogance, 2Cor 10:12; False teachers promote idolatry as a part of the devil's communion table, Hab 2:18-19; 1Cor 10:19-20;
False teachers promote self-righteousness that includes legalism, personality arrogance, authority arrogance, human works arrogance, and crusader arrogance. 1Tim 1:6-7;
False teachers are clever deceivers who can only be detected by those who have had their thinking renovated by the consistent perception and metabolization of doctrine.
Without metabolized doctrine, believers do not have the ability to accurately identify the lies and deceit in false teaching. Metabolized doctrine is the basis for both momentum in the spiritual life and for the discernment necessary to discriminate between satan's lies and God's truth. 2Cor 10:5;
False teachers continue to operate throughout the Church Age, because the Church Age is the intensified period of the angelic conflict, 1John 4:1-6;
Believers who succumb to satan's religious propaganda are described as enemies of the cross and therefore anti-Christ. Phil 3:18;
Religion includes worship of satan because, as the ruler of this world, he possesses great power and delegates his power to whomever he pleases until Jesus returns. Rev 13:4, "And they worshipped the dragon because he gave power to the beast (dictator of the revived Roman Empire)."
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