Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday,March 1, 2017
The Doctrine of Jealousy Point 1. Definition with 10 sub points.
a. Jealousy is a mental attitude sin which demands exclusive devotion and is intolerant of competition.
b. Jealousy is discontentment with the blessings, successes, or status symbols of other people.
c. Jealousy is resentment of the attractiveness or approbation that a person receives.
d. Jealousy is also total selfishness and is incapable of true love.
e. Jealousy is a possessiveness which suppresses the volition of another person; hence, jealousy is tyranny.
f. Jealousy is also a manifestation of fear.
g. Jealousy is anti-freedom, and does not permit people to love you from their own volition.
h. Jealousy is an emotional sin, as well as a part of arrogance.
i. Jealousy is mood arrogance troubled by suspicion that a person's love has been diverted to a rival.
j. Jealousy is inordinate competition in love, in business, in social life, in athletics, in professional life, and in the spiritual life.
Point 2. For the believer rejection of Bible doctrine produces envy and jealousy, 1Ti 6:3-4.
Proselytize - to convert or attempt to convert someone from one doctrine or belief to another.
1. Polycarp: 70-167 AD - Disciple of John the Apostle. 2. Papias: 80-163 AD - Disciple of the Apostle John and Polycarp.3. Justin Martyr: 110-165 AD. 4. Irenaeus: 130-20 AD. 5. Clement of Alexandria: 150-200 AD.
Principle: 323 AD Nicene Creed: Council 318 bishops, supported rebound.
Men like John Calvin, Martin Luther -- Men of the Last century like C.I. Scofield, Chafer, Swindoll, Macarthur, Thieme, Dallas Theological Seminary, Billy Graham, J. Vernon McGee, Charles Stanley, etc.
Can you imagine getting to heaven and finding out you didn't have to confess your sins to be filled with the Spirit - you really have nothing to lose "if you did confess them" and it just so happened to be unnecessary.
Can you imagine getting to heaven and finding out that you should have confessed your sins to be filled with the Spirit but you didn't - then you have lost a lot with no production of divine good.
1TI 1:19 I kept with doctrine and a good conscience, which some have rejected the important doctrines like rebound and they suffered shipwreck in regard to their doctrine.
1TI 1:20 Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered over to Satan, so that they may be taught not to blaspheme the doctrine that was taught.
2TI 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
Act 13:44-45, note that jealousy caused them to contradict the teachings of those who were successful.
Mar 15:10 "For He [TLJC] was aware that the chief priests had delivered Him over to the Romans because of [what?] jealousy."
Point 3. Jealousy is a self-destructive mental attitude and a system of thinking from the Cosmic system.
Note that jealousy is called a form of wisdom that is earthly, meaning cosmic, then natural, meaning of the flesh, and finally demonic, or literally of the devil.
The word disorder is the noun akatastasia meaning instability, disorder, commotion, and confusion.
Point 4. Jealousy, like many of the other mental attitude sins, can produce physical sickness as well as mental disorder.
PRO 14:30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, But jealousy is rottenness to the bones.
Jealousy is also said to be self‑destructive, Job 5:2 For jealousy slays the foolish man and anger kills the stupid.
Point 5. Jealousy is the worst of all the mental attitude sins because it is the strongest of all mental attitude sins.
Jealousy is the strongest mental attitude sin says Pro 27:3‑4. Pride is the worst sin, and is the other side of the coin with jealousy.
The "stone" that is said to be heavy in this passage is overt jealousy, and anger, the "sand" is subtle jealousy.
Since jealousy is defined as unpleasant fear, suspicion, resentment from mistrust of another, it is obvious that jealousy, as a sin, is part of the arrogance complex of sins and the emotional complex of sins.
In the arrogance complex of sins, jealousy will have one of the following reactions: Bitterness, vindictive, implacable, inordinate ambition and competition, revenge motivation, or verbal sins.
a. The hysterical category of sins which includes fear--fear of rivalry, fear of losing someone's affection, fear of unfaithfulness in some form--worry, anxiety, panic, consternation, irrationality, dissociation.
b. The hatred category--uncontrollable anger, implacable hatred, bitter resentment, implacable vindictiveness, loathing, animosity, tantrums, violence, murder.
c. The self-centered category which includes self-pity, emotional irrationality, certain expressions of dissatisfaction including gossip, slander, maligning, and other forms of vilification.
1Co 3:3 "You are still carnal because there is jealousy and strife among you. Are you not carnal? In fact, are you not walking on the basis of the standards of men [unbelievers]?"
1Co 13:4 "Virtue-love is not jealous."
Point 6. So great was the sin of jealousy in Israel that a special offering was made for it in Num 5:11‑31.
On the one hand, the son had no respect for his father though I' sure he claimed he did but he had nothing more than an evil arrogant self-righteous individual which is ultimately gross.
On the other hand what about the father's wife or the woman involved who did her gross part in tempting the son to be unfaithful to the father.
The saddest thing of all = the stupid father who believed the best and ended up being screwed and laughed at the most.
If he is smart and doctrinal, he would never let that garbage happen again from the trash that produced it.
GAL 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
GAL 6:8 For the one who sows to his own carnal flesh shall from his carnal flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life.
GAL 6:9 And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.
ISA 54:17 "No weapon that is formed against him shall prosper; And in God's timing every tongue that accuses him you in judgment he will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me," declares the Lord.
The victim of jealousy will say with the patriarch Joseph, GEN 50:20 "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.
ECC 8:11 Because the sentence against your evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
The spirit of jealousy is really a spirit of suspicion.
Prin- Suspicion normally only haunts the guilty.
Second prin- In fact, people are usually suspicious of those who keep silent.
PRO 17:28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is counted prudent.
JOB 13:5 "O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom!"
This was such a serious sin because of the effects that it could have on either party or both parties that a special offering was commanded by God.
SOS 8:6 "Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol or as cruel as the grave; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the Lord.
The priest was to bring her near to the altar and place her before the presence of the Lord who had declared Himself to be present at the altar, and then to take holy water, probably water out of the basin before the sanctuary, which served for holy purposes.
Verse 18 = the priest was to loosen the hair of the woman who was standing before Jehovah, and place the jealousy-offering in her hands, and holding the water in his own hand.
The water, which the priest had prepared for the woman to drink, was taken from the sanctuary, and the dust to be put into it from the floor of the dwelling, to impregnate this drink with the power of the Holy Spirit that dwelt in the sanctuary.
The dust was scattered upon the water as an allusion to the fact, that dust was eaten by the serpent, Gen 3:14, as the curse of sin, and therefore as the symbol of a state deserving a curse, a state of the deepest humiliation and disgrace.