Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

How the book of life and the unlimited atonement relate to the resolution of the angelic conflict.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

1. The vessels of honor versus dishonor
2. Imputation
3. Selection – Election
4. Book of Life
5. Unlimited Atonement

ROM 9:22-23, “What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so in order that He might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy,”

With these five doctrines and more, such as the Divine Decrees, it means God has a purpose for every member of the human race with no exceptions, for both believers and unbelievers.

1. Vessels of honor or dishonor
2. Imputation
3. Selection and Election
4. Book of Life
5. The Unlimited Atonement.

COL 2:13-15, And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him [your current positional truth in Christ], having forgiven us all our transgressions, having cancelled out the certificate of debt which was against us by means of the decrees, and which [certificate of debt] was hostile to us and He [by means of the decrees] has taken it out of the way having nailed it to the cross. When [at the cross] He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him

REV 1:6 to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father; to Him {be} the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1CO 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

PHI 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
2CO 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
1PE 1:23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.

1JO 3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
EPH 1:4 you were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world, that you should be holy and blameless before Him.
EPH 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Add to these principles of doctrine, the Book of Life and then the doctrine of the Unlimited Atonement and you’ve got quite a spiritual reality show or a testimony and response to a special calling.

A. God decreed the creation of all mankind with free will in the status of perfection for two reasons: To resolve the prehistoric angelic conflict, and to bring many sons into glory.

HEB 2:10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.

Being brought into glory, HEB 2:10, means there is a Christian way of life, a way to glorify God after salvation.

B. God also decreed to permit the fall of mankind through the function of his own determination, his own volition as the extension of the angelic conflict into human history.

Angels had a fall, therefore man must have a fall to resolve the conflict.
This duplicates Satan’s fall and the subsequent existence of fallen angels.

C. Then God decreed to provide eternal salvation for all mankind under the doctrine of unlimited atonement.
God is fair and provides for all. God does not arbitrarily assign creatures to Hell.

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