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The Divine Decrees as they relate to divine imputations.

Friday, January 18, 2002

If everything in Christianity could be comprehended by human rationale, there would be no room for faith.

Point 6. The Divine Decrees as They Relate to Divine Imputations.

A. Human life is imputed to the soul.

Since condemnation precedes salvation, they must be condemned before they can be saved; they are condemned at birth.

Soul life is provided by God at birth, JOB 33:4; ECC 12:7; ISA 45:2.

JOB 33:4 “And the breath from God has created me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

ECC 12:7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the soul-life will return to God Who gave it.

GEN 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

REV 2:11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The winner shall not be hurt by the second death.

JOB 5:25 You will know also that your descendants will be prosperous, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.

God imputes the soul to the body, so He picks the parents.

The sin nature is a part of biological life and is not passed on by God, ROM 6:6; ROM 7:14; GAL 5:16; EPH 2:3.

Biological life originates with our parents; soul life originates from God at birth.

God imputes human life to the format soul at birth; God gives human life.

B. Adam’s original sin is imputed to the old sin nature, automatically condemning each member of the human race at birth.

PSA 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

PSA 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.

God selected you before He elected you.

Selection - the divine imputation of human life at the point of physical birth.

Job describes the limits of life: “out from the womb and to the tomb.”

There is no resolution to the angelic conflict inside the womb or inside the tomb.

At birth, God creates soul life and imputes it to biological life.

At death, God removes soul life from biological life, and for the believer, takes that soul life to heaven.

Job could not die before birth, because he was not a human being prior to birth.

The Bible emphasizes human experience as existing between birth and death, not conception and death.

PSA 58:3 The wicked are estranged outside the womb [me rechem]; those who speak lies go astray outside the womb [mi beten].

ECC 3:2 There is a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.

EXO 21:22 - if two men are fighting and a miscarriage takes place there is a penalty but the penalty is not life for life.

At the moment of physical birth, God imputes human life to the format soul, at which point the individual becomes alive.

Life has meaning, purpose, and definition for everyone, regardless of environment or circumstances, historical prosperity or historical adversity.

C. On the cross, the sins of the world were imputed to Jesus Christ in His spiritual death.

D. Perfect righteousness is imputed as a judicial imputation to the believer at salvation.

2CO 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

PHI 3:9 and that I may be found in Him, not having my own righteousness derived from the source of the Law, but that [righteousness] -which is acquired by means of faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from the source of the God at the point of faith,

E. At the point of faith in Christ, eternal life is imputed to the human spirit, created by God the Holy Spirit (regeneration).

TIT 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

F. Blessing in time is imputed to perfect righteousness previously imputed to the believer when the believer grows spiritually and cracks the maturity barrier.

G. Blessing for eternity is imputed to the believer’s perfect righteousness at the judgment seat of Christ.

The omniscience of God in taking cognizance of the fall of man graciously provided a plan based on imputations from divine justice.

The biggest problems to being consistent are distractions, mental attitude sins, inordinate desire rather than contentment, and entertainment.

REV 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward {is} with me, to render to every man according to what he has done.”

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