Class Notes: 2/9/2020
Heb 11:1-6; Rom 12:3; 2Cor 10:5 ;NET The doctrine of evil part 1
Hebrews 11:1-6; Now doctrine is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the men of old gained approval.
3 By means of doctrine we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
4 By means of doctrine Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through doctrine, though he is dead, he still speaks.
5 By means of doctrine Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.
6 And without doctrine it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Romans 12:3; For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a standard of reference for thinking from doctrine.
2Cor 10:5; NET We tear down arguments and every arrogant obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ,
Last time we concluded our brief study of the public lie. This brings us to a study of the doctrine of evil. Evil is the function of Satan's lie that operates in opposition to righteousness that is the function of God's Word of truth.
Satan's policy as the ruler of this world in opposition to God is evil. Evil is therefore the modus operandi of Satan from the time of his fall throughout the angelic rebellion and down to this present day.
Evil is Satan's failure to produce a system of good in mankind and society that uses fake news in an attempt to establish his fake millennium on the earth.
Evil is the system that Satan used to administer his rulership of this world. Satan cannot restrain sin and he can only parlay human good into sin and evil. Evil is the system that he uses to redefine good as bad, redefine righteousness as injustice, and accept perversion and criminality.
The source of all evil and sin is thinking a lie aka fake news. Thinking a lie aka Satan's fake news is also the source of human good that becomes the motivation for evil. Evil is therefore the function of the lie aka fake news.
Evil pursues the cosmic panaceas of equality and "equal justice" through socialism and communism and evil rewards criminality and perversion while plundering punishing and destroying righteousness that is the function of truth.
Whenever the mental attitude sin of self-righteous arrogance combines with human good and sincerity a nation becomes saturated with evil.
The principle is that if Satan as the ruler of this world is not capable of ruling the world he controls then it is not possible for man to rule it either. This is why mankind's problems cannot be resolved by the application of human solutions.
The imputation and function of God's perfect righteousness that is the application of God's Word of truth is the only solution to the problems of life.
Evil is the function and innovation of those who are consistently involved in the public lies that Satan's cosmic system creates.
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