Grace Bible Church
April 2, 2006
The Lord's Supper
Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 53. Executing the PPOG and glorifying God in the angelic conflict.
Sunday, April 2, 2006
Point 12. The Existence of Free Will in the Human Race and how it Perpetuates the Angelic Conflict.
This is actually promoted by many Calvinists, especially hyper-Calvinists.
They teach that man cannot choose God or the plan of God and therefore God must choose Him.
This comes from certain scriptures being taken out of context, not comparing scripture with scripture, and a problem that John Calvin and a lot of his followers have, they did not know the original language.
Many Calvinists hold to the doctrine of double predestination which is heresy and an attack upon the justice of God. This is the teaching that God has predestined some to be saved and some to the eternal lake of fire.
ROM 5:12 “Through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned - when Adam sinned”
1CO 15:22 in Adam all die
EPH 2:3 - we were by nature children of wrath,
Every member of the human race since then has been born into sin without their consent; therefore, if God sent them to hell because they were born sinners without giving them an opportunity to believe, He would be unjust in doing so.
A. In evangelism.
Mankind as a free agent in the devil’s world can believe in Jesus Christ and have eternal life, or he can reject salvation and have eternal condemnation, sharing the judgment of Satan and his fallen angels.
B. In the PPOG for the Church-age.
As Royal Family of God, every Church-age believer can execute the PPOG and glorify God as a part of the system of victory in the angelic conflict.
Or, he can live in the cosmic system and follow the trends of independence established by Satan.
If you cannot see the manifestation of God in fallen man, you will never see Him at all.
Exactly as the Snake seduced Eve with his smooth patter, you are being lured away from the simple purity of virtue-love for Christ.
LUK 14:18- “bought a piece of property and need to look it over.â€
LUK 14:19 - they have bought a business and a job and really need to check it out.
LUK 14:20 - they are married and need to get home to their wife.
You have a free will and as a member of the Royal Family of God, you can execute the PPOG and glorify God as a part of the system of victory in the angelic conflict.
You can live in the cosmic system and follow the trends of independence established by Satan.
Through rejection of Christ or the plan of God, mankind chooses the plan of Satan, which runs the range from religion to legalism, socialism, all forms of arrogance, emotionalism, atheism or any other form of independence from God.
1. Phase one - salvation.
In choosing the plan of God at salvation through faith in Christ, regenerate mankind becomes positionally superior to angels through the baptism of the Spirit and resultant positional sanctification, HEB 1:1-14.
The regenerate member of the human race is now positionally higher than angels, since we are in union with Christ who is now seated at the right hand of the Father and higher than angels.
HEB 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
2. Phase two - the believer in time, experiential sanctification - eusebeia - “godliness” = the unique spiritual life.
You can put another nail in Satan’s coffin now by being positionally superior to angels; and by living in your very own predesigned plan, you can be superior to angels experientially.
3. Phase three - the believer in eternity.
At the resurrection of the Royal Family of God, believers become physically superior to all angelic creatures through the possession of a resurrection body.
a. Alpha Company: the resurrection of Christ at the end of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, for He is “the first fruits of them that slept.” Mat 28; Mar 16; Luk 24; Joh 20-21; Acts 2:31-34.
d. Delta Company: the resurrection of the Millennial saints at the end of the Millennium.
For seven years, during the Tribulation until the Second advent, Church-age believers in resurrection bodies are a demonstration to demons that their position was totally wrong and that God’s judgment of them is totally right.
If we were given physical superiority now in time, there would be no contest in the angelic conflict; for we must be an inferior but rational form of creation to resolve the angelic conflict.
Judge - fut-act-ind - krino = to make decisions for, to conclude, to approve, to decree, to rule, to govern, to preside over with the power of giving judicial decisions.