Class Notes: 9/26/2021
The book of Romans part 3 Adjustment to God's justice
2Tim 3:12-13; Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.13 because wicked men and imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
2Chron 7:13; "If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people"
Believers who involved in the cosmic system have no wall of fire and are often disciplined by God during historical disaster.
God uses historical disaster to discipline and often to remove carnal cosmic believers from the earth. When too many carnal cosmic believers reject objective truth they form an anti-pivot so when there are too many carnal cosmic believers in the client nation the nation becomes self-destructive.
A nation will actually destroy itself were it not for the fact that every year God eliminates from the client nation a number of carnal cosmic believers.
Cosmic involvement rejects objective truth that results in social degeneration, economic disaster, and military defeat. This is what we see occurring in client nation USA at this time because we have too many carnal cosmic believers in our nation so God is allowing client nation USA to come under the cycles of discipline.
Lev 26:14-20; 'But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,
15 if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant,
16 I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.
17'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.
18 'If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19'I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.
20'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.
The only way to restore the wall of fire is a national change of thinking and al to return to Divine Establishment.
2Chron 7:13-14; "If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land
We are in a verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans and got through verse 1 with the expanded translation: "Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called an apostle, through having been appointed because of the Gospel from God."
In the verse we found 3 doctrines to explore: the doctrine of adjustment to God's justice, the doctrine of apostle, and the doctrine of the Gospel.
We started a study of the doctrine of God's justice where we noted that when Jesus Christ was on the cross, our sins were poured out on Him and judged by God's justice. 1Pet 2:24; 2Cor 5:21;
The guilt of the fallen sinful human race was judged in Jesus Christ on the cross, Rom 5:12; Rom 6:23; We are born spiritually dead, but we are not born guilty.
Therefore God's justice was propitiated (satisfied) by the efficacious sacrifice of Christ on the cross.
The cross was a real and perfect courtroom. The work of Christ satisfied the justice of the Father, and freed anyone to believe in Christ, so that man is free to adjust to God's justice.
God's justice is now free to pardon, and more, to justify sinful mankind through man's non-meritorious adjustment to God's justice, Rom 3:21-28, Rom 4:5, Rom 8:1;
This adjustment to God's justice is instantaneous at the moment we believe in Christ, John 3:16, John 20:31; Acts 16:31. Of all the non-meritorious things in life, the greatest of all is faith.
Only faith in the object of Jesus Christ can provide that instant adjustment to God's justice. When man believes in Christ, God's justice is free to provide for Him the forty things of salvation.
For those who do not adjust to God's justice at salvation, God's justice is not free and must condemn those who do not believe in Christ to the lake of purification forever, John 3:18, 36 ; Matt 25:41;
Because God is perfect and we have free will if there is going to be a heaven there has to be a hell. The link to one or the other is our free volition and God justice. He must be fair in order to maintain His perfection.
God's justice is only free to curse negative volition when a person is responsible. This occurs at the point of God- consciousness or Gospel-hearing. If God did not send unbelievers to hell, His justice would be compromised and that would mean that God is not God so it would be impossible for God to save anyone.
The next category of adjustment to God's justice is rebound. Rebound is a technical term that is used to describe the believer's restoration to fellowship and recovery of the filling and mentor ministries of God the Holy Spirit. This is necessary because after salvation believes continue to have an old sin nature and they have to learn God's Word to be able to execute the spiritual life John 4:23;
1John 1:9; describes this adjustment to God's justice that occurs when we name cite, confess or acknowledge any known sin to God alone.
Rebound works because every sin past, present and future was judged in Christ Jesus on the cross. Rebound adjustment to God's justice is instantaneous. It is possible by simply naming your sins.
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