Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Conclusion of Rom 9. athe Doctrineof Judgement of the believers.

Friday, July 24, 2009

We are here to find the meaning, purpose and definition of life as it relates to being a member of the royal family of God, and therefore we are a stranger in cosmos diabolicous.

Divine discipline is the sum total of punitive action taken by the justice of God to correct, to teach, to encourage, to train, and to motivate the person’s free will toward the person and the plan of God.


Point 1.  There are two categories of divine judgment in time.
a.  By pain.
b.  By death.

Judgment by pain is an evangelistic function of God’s grace.  Judgment by death is a grace function of God in the preservation of the human race.

Point 2.  Judgment by pain, REV 16:10.

a. Judgment by pain is the function of God’s grace in crisis evangelism.
b. Grace before judgment is the function of normal evangelism.  Grace in judgment is the function of crisis evangelism.

Any kind of historical disaster is related to the grace of God.

c. Normal evangelism is the presentation of the Gospel in time of tranquility and prosperity during normal times.

Crisis evangelism occurs in time of historical disaster and personal catastrophe.

d. The administration of the first five bowl judgments in REV 16:1-10 is historical disaster under the category of judgment by pain.

e. Normal evangelism occurs in the presentation of the Gospel message through the evangelist, or through personal witnessing.

When the unbeliever rejects Christ as his Savior in normal evangelism, he stays and resides in cosmic #1 and-or cosmic #2, both being stages of negative volition.

In cosmic one, negative volition originates from preoccupation with self.

In cosmic two, negative volition comes from antagonism towards the Gospel.

Through cosmic involvement, the unbeliever becomes disoriented to reality through the blackout of the soul (cosmic one), and through scar tissue of the soul (cosmic two).

Once in the cosmic system, with blackout and scar tissue of the soul, he has a locked-in subjectivity that cannot repent, no matter how powerful the message, or no matter how strong the appeal.

Pain is a grace category of Gospel appeal.  No matter how great the judgment, there is always a grace aspect to it.

Under personal suffering or historical disaster, the pressure of one or more of the many categories of pain forces the unbeliever in the cosmic system back to reality; forces him to go from subjectivity to a very temporary objectivity.

Being forced back to reality by pain, the unbeliever is temporarily distracted from the cosmic system.

Judgment by pain does not kill the unbeliever. He is alive and in pain.
This is illustrated by the first five judgments in
REV 16:1-10.

Bowl judgment #1 is cancer of the skin to accompany the mark of the beast on the skin.

Bowl judgment #2 & 3 is contamination of both salt and fresh water with blood, to accompany the shedding of the Tribulational martyr’s blood.

Bowl judgment #3,
REV 16:4 And the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.

Bowl judgment #4 in REV 16:8 is unbearable heat to provide a prophetical view of the heat in eternal hell;  And the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun; and it was given to it to scorch men with fire.

Bowl judgment #5 is physical darkness to accompany the spiritual darkness of blackout and scar tissue of the soul, REV 16:10-11.

Judgment by pain becomes the last call to personally accept Christ as savior under the principle of crisis evangelism.

Crisis evangelism is the judgment of God bringing the unbeliever back to temporary objective reality, and simultaneously, at the end of his human resources.

Each bowl judgment intensifies the pain from the grace of God, in order to distract the unbeliever from cosmic involvement.

ACT 9:18, the scales fell from his eyes when he believed in Christ, not on the Damascus road.  Paul believed in Christ and then his blindness left him.
Those unbelievers who do not believe are like the dog who returns to his own vomit, 2PE 2:20-22.

PRO 26:11, Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.

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