Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
December 21, 2018
This is known as the “mind of Christ” or the “thinking of our Lord” which all of God’s people are to recognize and identify as their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; 1Co 2:16; Phi 2:5.
You need to know, if you haven’t already, but you need to know the Truth and the Way that our Lord would think concerning how to handle the truth whenever we are faced with it.
For it was in John’s Gospel that our Lord made some very interesting comments concerning His desire for those disciples who ,me He loved dearly.
Why did our Lord say “for” this and who benefited from Him doing so?
Apostle Phillip — for the insight that He had within the ministry and for the humility that he needed continue to believe and to accept the things or the blessings that our Lord desires for all men to live in.
It may not be what you think you need, because many times it is exactly what you DO need to give you the proper motivation that is needed for the benefit of all those who desire to please our Lord and Savior.
He was having that difficulty of bringing in the mystery and teaching them the mystery doctrines of the Church-age which was needed to be learned and taught by the apostles and our Lord’s disciples.
Can you believe that what I was saying was said by those individuals who “may believe” or “may not believe” that they are to share with others that which they desire.
Our Lord was having a difficulty of teaching His apostles and His disciples about this new found principle of truth called the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
There were a few things that our Lord wanted to teach His apostles and His disciples that He could have done if they would just stop bickering and let the Lord handle the situation.
S COH = “I am ready to let the Lord take care of this situation and I am also ready to do so because I desire to let the Lord handle the problem.
You are ready to do things according to the guidance and direction of God and you also need to realize that you cannot handle the guilt and the condemnation that comes from compromising your norms and standards.
You are going to try and solve your own problems by doing things on your own and that is when your personal problems now interfere with your spiritual life and then it’s time to do something for the Lord.
Those problems that you have also taken very seriously because of the effects that most of you have seen can occur when other believers fall apart under pressure.
Mystery doctrine can have upon us as believers and that is when we are being so graced-out with spiritual weapons that personal problems and stress and trials and heartaches can come no matter what.
You have some great passages to consider as a part of your weapons that will be needed from time to time: such as being destroyed and then condemned by your own free will decisions.
We have seen how one word; or one sentence, one goal; or one purpose, is always ready to function and prepared to handle anything that life brings their way.
PRO 18:21 “Death and Life” are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
You need to take care of that one plan can change your mind about what you may think or may not think and that the Lord was doing whatever He can whenever He wants to.
Phi 2:1 Since therefore there is encouragement in Christ, since there is comfort from virtue-love, since there is fellowship of the Spirit, since there is tendernesses and compassions,
PHI 2:2 Bring to completion my inner happiness [in your life] by thinking the same things, maintaining the same virtue-love, united in soul, concentrating on the same objective.
PHI 2:3 Do nothing motivated by contentiousness or ambitious pride, but with humility of mind [by means of grace orientation] let each of you keep on considering one another as more important than himself;
PHI 2:4 do not merely be regarding your own personal interests, but also for the personal interests of others.
PHI 2:5 “Keep on thinking this [doctrine] within yourselves which was also resident in Christ Jesus,”
PHI 2:6 who, although He preexisted in the essence of God, did not think equality with God a gain to be seized,
Phi 2:7 “but He deprived Himself of the proper function of deity when He had received the form of a servant and was born in the likeness of men.”
PHI 2:8 In fact, although having being discovered in outward appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of spiritual death, that is the death of the cross.
PHI 2:9 Therefore also the God has highly exalted Him to the maximum, and bestowed on Him the name or rank which is above every name,
PHI 2:10 in order that at the title of Jesus every knee of the heavens should bow, and on earth, and under the earth,
PHI 2:11 and that every tongue should acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, resulting in the glory of God the Father.
PHI 2:12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, be accomplishing your own preservation with respect toward Christ and reverence toward doctrine;
Phi 2:13 for it is God [the Holy Spirit] who is at work in you, both to will [give you motivation] and to work [He gives you the ability to execute] above and beyond His good pleasure.
Doctrine of the Virgin Birth.
Point 1. The Necessity of our Lord’s Virgin Birth.
Adam’s original sin is the origin of the old sin nature in the human race, ROM 5:12.
ROM 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned [and in parenthesis all sinned when Adam sinned]‑‑
Theological Principles — noted by the fact that it is Adam’s original sin that is the antecedence or the home for the old nature, not the woman’s original sin, since Adam’s sin was deliberate; the woman was deceived.
It is Adam’s original sin that is the antecedence for the old nature, not the woman’s original sin, since Adam’s sin was deliberate; the woman was deceived.
There are those who claim that there is a relationship between what Adam did when he ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and what our Lord did when He died a spiritual death even though He knew what to expect.
The old sin nature is transmitted through the twenty-three male chromosomes which fertilize the female ovum in copulation.
This imputation of Adam’s original sin to the old sin nature is a reproduction of Adam at the point of his fall in the Garden.
- Adam’s original sin.
b. Old sin nature.
All the cells in your body are contaminated by the old sin nature.
When God the Father imputes Adam’s original sin to the old sin nature, spiritual death results.
Through meiosis and polar body, twenty-three chromosomes are thrown off the female ovum, leaving twenty-three uncontaminated chromosomes in the female ovum prior to fertilization.
Meiosis = the process of cell division in sexually reproducing organisms and polar body is when a small cell is produced and ultimately discarded in the development of the female ovum.
All the other cells in the female body are contaminated by the old sin nature; the ovum prior to fertilization is the only exception.
Although both the man and the woman in the Garden were equally guilty, the woman’s sin of ignorance was the reason she became the bearer of the embryo, 1Ti 2:13‑15.
While both man and woman are carriers of the old sin nature, only the man can transmit the old sin nature through the fertilization of the female ovum.
Since it is only the male’s 23 chromosomes that carry the OSN and not the female’s, this means that if a woman could have a virgin pregnancy, i.e., if her ovum could be fertilized apart from male copulation, the progeny could be born into the world without an old sin nature.
This was the case in the birth of the humanity of Christ, originating from Mary’s virgin pregnancy and virgin birth.
Being born without an old sin nature meant there was no imputation of Adam’s original sin to our Lord. This was how our Lord was born as the last Adam.
The first Adam was created perfect; the last Adam, Jesus Christ, was born perfect.
Jesus Christ was the emulation of Adam before the fall.
Mary, with an old sin nature, was still a virgin when she became pregnant for the first time with our Lord.
In Mat 13:55 and Mar 6:3, Mary’s other children are mentioned, so we know she eventually copulated with Joseph.
There is no such thing as the perpetual virginity of Mary.
MAR 6:3 “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?”
The so-called Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, was proclaimed by pope Pius IX in the year 1854.
The assumption of the Virgin Mary (bodily ascension into heaven shortly after her death), proclaimed by pope Pius XII 1950.
Mary was also proclaimed Mother of the Church, by pope Paul VI 1965.
REV 22:18 “I testify to everyone who hears the words of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book;”
PRO 30:6 Do not add to His words Lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar.
Mary’s virgin pregnancy was caused by God the Holy Spirit fertilizing the female ovum.
He provided twenty-three perfect chromosomes to fertilize her twenty-three perfect chromosomes which were uncontaminated by the old sin nature.
In this way, Mary had a virgin pregnancy from the origin of our Lord’s humanity into the world.
The virgin pregnancy resulted in the virgin birth, thus excluding the old sin nature from the humanity of Christ. While Mary was a virgin, she was not perfect or impeccable.
Mary received at birth the imputation of human life to her soul and the imputation of Adam’s original sin to her old sin nature; so she was not perfect.
God the Father imputed human life to his human soul, but divine justice could not impute AOS since there was no target, no home, no antecedence, no affinity, there being no genetically‑formed old sin nature in Him.
No old sin nature means no imputation of Adam’s original sin.
For a real imputation cannot occur without a target, affinity, or antecedence.
It is the virgin birth that is the basis for redemption, because it provided the world with a perfect human being, the only One qualified to be judged for the sins of the world.
Point 2. The Contrast Between Our Birth and Our Lord’s Birth.
Human life is, in each case, created by God and imputed to each person at birth.
This really means that there is “no life” in the womb.
We do have “Biological Life” which is life that is an extension of the mother’s physical life, but it is not soul-life until biological life receives what we call “Neshumah” or the breath of life.
When a fetus comes “forth from the womb” and when God imputes neshumah, known as the breath of life, to that fetus.
When life truly begins = documentation of the mystery doctrines of the Church-age along with chapters and verses that we use from the Old Testament and from the New Testament.