Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

California Conference 2005. The Church at Sardis, Part 5.

Thursday AM, September 15, 2005

Point 5. The Principle of Freedom and the Royal Family Honor Code.

1. Freedom itself is the status of volition, or the uncaused cause of human function.
2. Privacy is the environment for the function of freedom.

Privacy of the priesthood guarantees that every believer of the Royal Family has a right to live his life as unto the Lord.

Privacy also guarantees that every believer has the right to live under the plan of God without distraction or interference from others.

Every believer with positive volition has the right to assemble in the local church for the purpose of doctrinal inculcation and changing his norms and standards to biblical ones.

Spiritual privacy is an inherent part of the royal priesthood, 1PE 2:9.

1. Freedom itself is the status of volition, or the uncaused cause of human function.
2. Privacy is the environment for the function of freedom.

3. Property is what is legitimately acquired or possessed by the individual.
4. As a part of freedom, authority is power delegated by God to command, to train, to prepare for life, to employ, to act as an agent for a principle like a nation or a city.

Spiritual freedom is an extension of establishment freedom, in that all four classifications are involved in the honor code.

Freedom is the motivation of the grace-oriented person who follows the principle of live and let live.

Freedom is the policy of God in the creation of the human race to resolve the Angelic Conflict.

Freedom should be dogmatic and inflexible about the essentials of life, and flexible and pliable about the non-essentials.

Spiritual freedom is the heritage or the birthright of the new birth or regeneration.

Spiritual freedom is based on the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, who indwells the body of every believer as His base of operations.

Spiritual freedom is the divine provision for the execution of the divine plan for the Church-age, which includes the PPOG, the unique life, the lifestyle of wisdom, and the Royal Family honor code.

Spiritual freedom only exists in the PPOG, and only functions under the power of the Holy Spirit and the perception of Bible doctrine.

PSA 119:45 I will walk in freedom because I seek your doctrines.

JOH 8:32 “You shall know the doctrine and the doctrine shall make you free.”

Spiritual freedom can only be guaranteed by your own positive volition toward Bible doctrine, and by your residence, function, and momentum inside the PPOG.

The Lord Jesus Christ provided us with spiritual freedom to serve God and advance to maturity, GAL 3:13;GAL 5:1.

Point 6. The Procedure and Policy of the Royal Family Honor Code and Putting on The Uniform of Honor.

The Royal Family honor code never mandates the believer to stoop to the level of vindication, implacability, hatred, arrogance, or bitterness toward other believers.

We have been benefited by grace; therefore we function by grace.

Retaliation interferes with the justice of God punishing others.
Retaliation lowers the believer to the level of his antagonist.

The Royal Family honor code demands that we never stoop to the level of evil, or be overcome by evil.
ROM 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

A. Grace orientation, [P.S.D. 4]
B. Impersonal love for all mankind, [P.S.D. 7]
C. Occupation with the person of Christ, [P.S.D. 10].

Point 7. The Royal Family Honor Code Deals with the Principle of Reciprocation or Mutual Support.

As God has prospered them financially, they sought to share their prosperity with those who had been the source of their prosperity.

GAL 6:6 The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. – NASU

Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. – NIV

GAL 6:6 Those who are taught the Word of God should help their teachers by paying them.

As God has prospered them financially, they sought to share their prosperity with those who had been the source of their prosperity.

The sharing of spiritual prosperity in doctrine motivates the sharing of material prosperity in money.

This is reciprocation between doctrinal teaching and resultant material prosperity.

Because the mature believer has been spiritually blessed from doctrine and materially blessed through imputation to God’s perfect righteousness resident in him, therefore he is motivated from doctrine to give to others.

Point 8. The Plan of God as it Relates to the Royal Family Honor Code.

1TI 2:4 He desires all men to be saved.

2PE 3:9 He is not willing that any should perish but for all to come to repentance.

Jesus Christ is the creator of everything, JOH 1:3, COL 1:18, HEB 1:10.

Biological life begins with the combination of the sperm and the ovum to form a zygote.

The zygote makes possible the existence of biological life, but the zygote does not become a human being.

We were also given the imputation of Adam’s original sin which is also the most gracious thing that God ever did – to condemn us with a sin we did not commit.

I-HL (imputation of human life) +
I-AOS (imputation of Adam’s original sin) =
P1 (the first potential, the potential of salvation).

With this instant condemnation we also have an instant potential for salvation, even if the person dies before the age of accountability.

The imputation of human life +
the imputation of Adam’s original sin =
the potential for salvation for all members of the human race.

I-HL (imputation of human life) +
I-AOS (imputation of Adam’s original sin) =
P1 (potential of salvation) +
appropriate doctrine (Gospel) =
the absolute confidence that once you exercise faith in Christ you receive perfect righteousness and eternal life.

We have the potential to reach spiritual maturity and the potential for the imputation of blessing in time as the only way of glorifying God in time.

This leads us to the second hope or fantastic opportunity in life or the absolute confidence that when you persist in the intake of doctrine, you will eventually reach spiritual maturity and receive the greatest blessings that life can offer.

Personal integrity in the function of the Royal Family honor code is what is necessary to give people the freedom to grow.

The imputation of eternal life at salvation +
the imputation of blessings in time at spiritual maturity =
the third potential in God’s plan, the potential or the possibility to be rewarded at the judgment seat of Christ.

With the appropriate doctrine and then undeserved suffering, you have reached the final potential which is the confidence that by continuing in maturity you will receive eternal blessings and rewards which glorifies God forever.

Agathos or “the good” in the plan of God.

It is God’s system of aristocracy for all believers in the same congregation to advance without one believer interfering in the advance of another believer.

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