Class Notes: 7/19/2020
The doctrine of evil part 37
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John 3:19; "This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.
When a battle is engaged the aggressor gets to pick the battlefield. Satan initiated his attack on God's righteousness by creating unrighteousness starting with the evil of sin followed by the evil of creature "good."
God did not engage satan on this battlefield in fact he ceded ground to satan with the law that actually increased the incidence of sin and flooded the zone with it completely demonstrating that creatures cannot maintain or become righteous on the basis of works. Gal 3:24-25;
Propaganda, lies, sin, and death are satan's battlefield. God's Son, the truth and eternal life are God's battlefield. Rom 6:23; John 14:6; John 11:25-26;
God engaged the battle on the basis of His Son, and Savior our Lord Jesus Christ. First in prophesy (Gen 3:15;) then in reality. Rom 5:8; John 3:16-17; Rev 13:8;KJV
God's nuclear option engagement was so powerful that it eliminated the basis of satan's assault and completely defeated him and at the same time God changed the venue of the battlefield from sin to the Son. Gal 4:3-7; Rom 8:1-4; Acts 16:31;
Anyone who engages on the basis of any form of human do gooder evil merit is engaging on satan's evil battlefield with satan's tactics that God has already destroyed with Jesus on the cross. Phil 3:18-21;
Too many believers are engaged with sin the basis of human good rather than the faith righteousness that is imputed to us on the basis of grace by means of faith in Jesus Christ alone. Eph 2:8-10; 2Cor 5:18-21;
Occupation with sin is death; occupation with the Son is life. Rom 8:6-10;
God mandates that we use His nuclear option as the basis for forgiving others. Eph 4:30-32;
We are presently in a study of the doctrine of evil that is the product of believing the false narrative of the public lie aka darkness that satan, the god of this world, fabricates and asserts in his war against God's Word of truth aka light. Eph 6:12; 2Cor 10:5;
We are noting the 9 gates that lead into the hatred of satan's cosmic two system. When we stopped last time we were noting religion with its ritualism and legalism that is Satan's counterfeit for God's grace policy and plan.
When we stopped last time we had noted that the overarching mandate regarding evil is found in Rom 12:21: "Stop being conquered by evil, but conquer evil by means of good (divine good)."
This overarching mandate refers to the function of God's plan. The divine system for the administration of the good is residence and function under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit inside God's spiritual power system through the application of doctrinal truth.
This means that the only way to "overcome evil with good" is to advance in the plan of God under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit through the daily perception, metabolization and application of doctrine. Gal 5:16; Titus 2:11-12;
Psa 38:19-20; and Psa 52:1-4; reveal that evil distorts grace. Grace does not come through to those who are under the influence of evil. This also reveals that anytime a person follows the absolute good and doctrine, he becomes the target for both overt and subtle attacks
1Cor 15:33; "Be not deceived; evil companions corrupt good morals." Many people become anti-establishment through their association with those who are influenced by evil who are functioning as evangelists for satan's cosmic system.
Psa 5:4; and James 1:13-17; tell us that there is no evil with God. It is impossible for any of God's attributes to be evil. He is minus all the evil things satan always does.
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