Class Notes: 6/14/2020
The doctrine of evil part 28
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Prov 16:18; Arrogant self confidence goes before destruction, And an attitude of arrogant superiority before disaster.
Isaiah 14:12-15(NET) Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror of the nations!
13 You said to yourself, “I will climb up to the sky. Above the stars of God I will set up my throne. I will rule on the mountain of assembly on the remote slopes of Zaphon (Mt Olympus). 14 I will climb up to the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High!”
15 But you were brought down to Sheol, to the remote slopes of the pit.
Psalm 76:10; For the wrath of man shall praise You...
Genesis 50:20; (NET) As for you, you meant to harm me, but God intended it for a good purpose, so he could preserve the lives of many people, as you can see this day.
1Corinthians 11:18-19; (NET) For in the first place, when you come together as a church I hear there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.
19 For there must in fact be divisions among you, so that those of you who are approved may be evident.
1Peter 2:16; Live as free men, and do not use your freedom as a cloak for evil, but use it as God's slaves.
Heb 4:12; For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thinking and motivations of the heart.
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 began noting the 26 gates that lead into the arrogance of satan's cosmic one system. We left off with client nation arrogance that emphasizes the laws of divine establishment and the function of government leadership in terms of arrogance versus humility. We noted that there are three basic forms of legitimate government.
Monarchy is the rule of one man in the interest of the common good, which under arrogance becomes tyranny, where one man rules for his own advantage.
Aristocracy is the rule of a group in the interest of the common good. Under arrogance this degenerates under cosmic system influence into an oligarchy where the group rules for their own benefit.
A republic is the rule of the better part of the people in the interest of common good. But when cosmic one arrogance enters, the republic degenerates into a democracy where the worst of the people form a tyrannical mob that suppresses freedom and rules for their own benefit.
Client nation arrogance occurs when the elected representatives abdicate their responsibilities and empower an arrogant unelected ruling class bureaucracy to run the government. Client nation arrogance occurs because of the collective arrogance of the majority of the governed who are functioning in cosmic one arrogance.
In authority arrogance, the individual fails to make the most difficult transition of temporal life, which is going from the authority in the home to freedom in life. The home is organized humility.
The parents' authority is enforced humility, and child's response to enforced humility produces genuine humility. Rejection of overt authority in life results in rejection of inward authority of the soul, and that destroys your own self-discipline.
The arrogance of ignorance is the failure to make that transition from ignorance to cognizance in the Christian way of life. Genuine humility is necessary for the transitions from authority in the home to freedom in life and from ignorance at salvation to cognizance at spiritual maturity. Genuine humility is the necessary teachability to make that transition.
In the arrogance of unhappiness, self-centeredness eliminates any capacity or possibility for happiness. Involvement in cosmic one guarantees unhappiness and leads to erroneous ideas about what constitutes happiness.
These people expect others to make them happy but entertainment and marriage are for people who are already happy. But with the arrogance of unhappiness a martyr complex develops that results in trying to control people by accusation and innuendo and giving them a guilt complex. This is how the weak manipulate and control the strong.
The arrogance of disillusion that is also known as iconoclastic arrogance or the feet of clay syndrome begins when you put someone on a pedestal. Then when their feet of clay shows, you become disillusioned and react against whatever they represent.
In other words, arrogance creates an idol of enchantment and illusion, but when the idol is shattered, arrogance is shocked and distracted and becomes disoriented to reality.
When this occurs the arrogant creator of the idol seeks to destroy the idol, a revenge in which the person can only gain his self-respect by destroying the thing that has allegedly destroyed his self-respect.
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