Class Notes: 8/9/2020
The doctrine of evil part 43
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John 3:19; "This is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.
John 14:6; Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 11:25-26; Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,
26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?"
John 15:18-19; "If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. (19) "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
Gal 6:14-16; But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (15) For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new spiritual species. (16) and those who will walk by this standard of reference, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon God's people.
Rom 8:1; Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Eph 4:30-32; Stop grieving the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (31) Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. (32 )Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
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 have been noting the gates that people must pass through to enter into the evil hatred of satan's cosmic two system.
When we stopped last time we had noted that spirituality and morality cannot be conflated because grace and truth define spirituality, the laws of Divine establishment define morality. John 1:17; 1Tim 1:7-10; Rom 7:12;
Everyone (believer and unbeliever) is expected to be moral but only believers can be spiritual. Morality is not spirituality so while the spiritual person is always moral the moral person may not be spiritual. Spiritual people are never evil but self-righteous moral people are. Rom 8:6-8;
It is impossible to negotiate or compromise with evil because if you do you become contaminated with it. Titus 1:15-16; This is the problem God faced with the fall and why believing the doctrine regarding Jesus dying as our substitute is the only way of salvation. Rom 8:1-8; John 3:16; Rom 5:8-11; 2Cor 5:21; Rom 4:5;
The only way God could deal with the sin that was created by the fall without compromising himself was His nuclear option of judging Jesus for all sin. 1John 2:2;
Doctrine resident and deployed in the soul is the only remedy for evil and when doctrine is rejected there is no solution for any of the problems of life because the only solution that works is God's solution. 1John 1:5-8; John 1:1-5; Gal 3:11-14;
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