Class Notes: 5/13/2020
The doctrine of evil part 23
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Rev 12:9; And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Rev 22:15; (NET) Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters and all who love and practice propaganda, lies, and deceit!
Isa 1:15-17 (NIV) When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; 16 wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, 17 learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
John 8:44-45; "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 "But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
Matt 13:57-58; And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household." 58 And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.
Matt 8:13; And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go; just as you have believed it will be done for you." And his servant was healed that very hour.
Twelve score and four years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that God created mankind with free volition.
We are now being propagandized by a great public lie, testing whether this nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can survive satan's deception and propaganda
1Cor 11:19; For there must in fact be divisions among you, so that those of you who are approved can be recognized.
Prov 28:1; Evil people flee when no one is pursuing, but righteous people are bold as a lion.
Isa 54:17; "No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me," declares the Lord.
Eph 6:13; Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Psa 34:19; Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
We are presently in a study of the doctrine of evil that is the product of believing the false narrative of the public lie that satan, the god of this world, fabricates and asserts in his war against truth and righteousness. Eph 6:12; 2Cor 10:5;
Last time we noted that those under the influence of evil make idols out of the details of life in the devil's world including physical life itself. Matt 10:37-39;
The Influence of evil to the point of refusing to recognize and acknowledge sin to God explains why prayers are not answered. Psa 66:18; Job 35:9- 13; Prov 15:29; Isa 1:15; Hosea 4:6;
This pattern of persistent rejection of truth results in self deception that creates scar tissue on the soul that intensifies arrogance into self-pity and self justification to the point where evil people believe the lie is truth and the truth is a lie so they don't rebound because they have deceived themselves to the point where they cannot even recognize that their deeds are evil. Rom 1:20-22;
At this time sin and evil is so pervasive across the entire world to the point where people have become so arrogant that anyone who has the courage to speak the truth about it is considered by the politically correct arrogant society to be an evil enemy. Gal 4:16;
Under the principle of freedom evil people have a right to be wrong so believers who recognize this should not judge unless they have authority but God who is in authority does and will judge.
The Communist China Blue virus pandemic that is mostly attacking densely populated liberal leftist socialist areas of the world including many in the USA is God's judgment.
Lev 26:25;...and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you,...
Believers are often unwittingly led into the evil of satan's cosmic system by their sincerely wrong morally good do-gooder Christian friends.
1Cor 15:33; "Evil companions corrupt good morals."
2Thes 3:2-3; "That we may be delivered from perverse and evil men, for all believers do not have doctrine; but the Lord is faithful and He will strengthen you and protect you from evil."
God protects the righteous believer. The righteous are the believers who have positive volition to doctrine and persistently reside under the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit inside God's spiritual power system.
Prov 1:33;"But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil."
Psa 119:101; I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.
Prov 12:21; "No evil happens to the righteous."
Psa 37:17; "But the Lord sustains the righteous."
Psa 91:10; "No evil will befall you; you who love the Lord hate evil.
Psa 121:7, "The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will guard your soul."
Prov 22:3; "The prudent perceives the evil and hides himself, but the foolish walk right into it."
The attitude of the mature believer toward evil is stated in Psa 84:10; "For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand days in the cosmic system. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of My Lord than to dwell in the tents of evil."
Submission to the legitimate authority of establishment prevents evil and protects from the influence of evil, Eccles 8:2-8;
Eccles 8:8; is especially relevant to our present circumstances. Flattening the curve does not necessarily reduce deaths in a pandemic in fact flattening the curve may actually increase deaths and cause more lasting destruction from unintended consequences that the mitigation process creates.
It is better to let God determine the outcome and let the chips fall where they fall but evil people can't do that because they are enslaved by their fear death. Heb 2:15; Eccles 8:13;
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