Class Notes: 9/2/2020
The doctrine of evil part 50
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.
Rom 3:10-18; as it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one;
11 There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God;
12 All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even one."
13 "Their throat is an open grave, With their tongues they keep deceiving," "The poison of asps is under their lips";
14 "Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness";
15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood,
16 Destruction and misery are in their paths,
17 And the path of peace they have not known."
18 "There is no fear of God before their eyes."
Isa 5:20-23; Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!
22 Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine And valiant men in mixing strong drink,
23 Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!
2Tim 3:13; But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving others and being self-deceived.
Rom 12:17-21; Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. (18) If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
20 "But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head."
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with divine good.
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;
When we stopped last time we were noting that when bad decisions get to the point of passive arrogance, there is always some barbaric intolerant group ready to attack. As active arrogance develops it becomes intolerant, irrational and insane.
Today we see this being played out by the mobs with active arrogance that are attacking the anti-establishment democrats who have passive arrogance with the result that they are allowing the cities of our country to be destroyed.
The mobs generally don't attack the establishment areas of the country because the politicians in those areas would permit the police to do their job and arrest and imprison them.
The police may even have to protect the mob from the citizens like they recently did in Sturgis, SD. We see from this that the zeitgeist of the area determines the outcome of the mob activity. Establishment restrains criminality; anti-establishment promotes criminality.
Great nations are always built on humility but when they decline they enter into arrogance. Humility produces grace-oriented virtue that is tolerant and never persecutes. Arrogance produces evil that is intolerant and persecutes because it demands conformity.
Humility creates freedom and arrogance creates tyranny. Where humility and virtue exist the Jews are tolerated and accepted. But where arrogance exists they are persecuted.
However, the Jewish victims had developed a passive arrogance to attract the active arrogance of anti-Semitism. These same things can and do occur with any group of people.
An outside source, Satan and his cosmic system, inspire active arrogance but an inside source, bad decisions from the weaknesses created by the lust patterns of the OSN, creates passive arrogance.
Passive arrogance is subjective toward its victims, while active arrogance is objective toward its victims. Therefore, active arrogance initiates intolerance and intolerance directed against the Jews is anti-Semitism.
Active arrogance is motivated by hatred, implacability, and vindictiveness, while passive arrogance is motivated by a sense of superiority, self-righteousness and hypocrisy.
Passive arrogance persecutes in a civilized way through sarcasm, ridicule, slander; while active arrogance persecutes in a barbaric way through violence, cruelty, destruction, annihilation and extermination.
Passive arrogance does not kill its victims directly but active arrogance tortures, mutilates and murders. When active arrogance attacks active arrogance we call it war. But when active arrogance attacks passive arrogance we call it persecution.
Many Jews have escaped anti-Semitism because they lived when there was an environment of Christian virtue that has impersonal love and tolerance toward everyone. This is what the USA risks losing with the ideology of the left.
In the environment of toleration the Jew is accepted, loved, respected, and tolerated even under principles of establishment freedom. Such environment requires a large pivot of mature believers and general prosperity in the client nation.
That pivot becomes the nucleus for the nation's prosperity and provides blessing by association but national prosperity often creates arrogance because of the failure to pass the prosperity test. When that occurs the leaders and a majority of citizens become involved in the cosmic system.
In that case the arrogant nation develops two basic categories of failure. Holocaust occurs when active arrogance persecutes passive arrogance and historical disaster that is caused by social degeneration, economic depression and eventually military defeat.
Such a nation may be classified as apostate with the result that it collectively has three areas of failure..
National decisions from a position of weakness, historical loss of a national sense of destiny or a false sense of destiny, such as internationalism and loss of national control from bad foreign or domestic policy, or both weaken and destroy the nation. Isa 14:12; "... you have weakened the nations"
Under the principle that passive arrogance attracts persecution from active arrogance, we must conclude that the holocaust cannot exist apart from bad decisions on the part of the victims.
Individuals and groups must take the responsibility for their own decisions. Many bad decisions from a position of weakness cannot be ignored so they inevitably suffer the consequences of their bad decisions.
The Jews who reject Jesus Christ have through their own free will rejected the signs that God provided for Israel. These signs include circumcision, the Exodus miracles, the virgin birth, the cross, and the resurrection.
Unbelieving Jews do not believe that Messiah has been born. Therefore the Jews' historic suffering can be described as a holocaust pregnancy, where the labor and pain are comprised of anti-Semitism during their dispersion that is referred to by the double entendre of Rev 12:2;
Since to the unbelieving Jew there has never been a virgin birth their historical and eschatological suffering from anti-Semitism can be described as a holocaust pregnancy where there is intense labor pain but no delivery. This is the holocaust syndrome.
Negative decisions from a position of weakness occur when they reject the virgin birth, and therefore they reject Christ as Savior. This results in the loss of control of their lives because they do not have God's protection from historical disaster.
Unbelieving Jews cannot relate to Messianic passages of the Old Testament so they have no personal sense of destiny. Since man is the product of his own decisions, not his environment, he brings on the holocaust of anti-Semitism through his own personal decisions.
In the eschatological holocaust of the Tribulation, the Second Advent delivers born-again Jews. Under the analogy of the double entendre: the deliverance of Christ at the virgin birth in his first advent correlates to the deliverance of believing Jews at the Second Advent.
Believing Jews with Bible doctrine come through the last half of the Tribulation unhurt because they are in God's Millennial plan.
Unbelieving Jews of the Tribulation follow the analogy of never being delivered, for to them Christ has never been born so they are not born again but they continue in the labor pains of the holocaust into the second death of the lake of fire if they don't believe in Christ.
The unbelieving Jews want the crown without the cross. This is the analogy between the Jewish holocaust of the Tribulation and the torture of the pregnant mother who can't be delivered. Labor pains continue for the unbelieving Jew until he believes in Christ.
Jews can't evade the responsibility for their bad decisions. In the passive arrogance that is developed from their unbelief they unwittingly set themselves up as targets for holocaust treatment.
No Doctrinal believer will ever participate in the persecution of Jews or anyone else but Christian religiosity does. Without doctrinal truth in the three categories of establishment, the Gospel, and Bible Doctrine no individual, nation, or group can develop a personal sense of destiny.
Loss of a personal sense of destiny results in passive arrogance that will not fight back against active arrogance.
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