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The Doctrine of the Client Nation, Part 6. Divine Institutions and the Client Nation.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Point 6: Divine Institutions and the Client Nation.

God has ordained four divine institutions by which the human race is preserved and perpetuated as an extension of the prehistoric angelic conflict: mankind, marriage, family, and nationalism.

Divine Institution #1 is the creation of mankind.
The first man was alone and had perfect happiness.

This living soul was under the authority of God, but in the divine institution he carried in his body the authority of the soul—the mentality to understand divine mandates and the volition to accept or reject those mandates.

There is no human being unless these components are put together, and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator of the universe put them together.

The authority of divine institution #1 is Volition.

GEN 2:16-17, “The Lord God commanded the man, saying, `Every tree in the garden you may freely eat, but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you will not eat, for in the day that you eat from it dying you will die.’”

Conscience must be taught. This was a knowledge that Adam had to learn, just as children must learn the difference between right and wrong.

A Conscience is created by mentality and then functions under volition.

ROM 5:12, “For as by one man sin entered into the world and spiritual death by sin, for all sinned when Adam sinned.”

The choices you make determine the life that you lead.

The soul had mentality to understand the divine mandate, but the volition was the authority to obey or disobey as in the prehistoric angelic conflict.

Unlike Satan and fallen angels, Adam and the woman used their volition to accept the redemption solution.

Therefore two categories of angels resulted: elect and fallen angels.
The word “elect” implies that there was a choice in this angelic conflict, and election is always related to salvation, redemption.

Individual non-meritorious volition (free-will choice) in the form of faith in Jesus Christ is the same redemption solution.

Divine Institution #2—Marriage.

Monogamy, a permanent relationship between one man and one woman, is ordained of God to remind mankind that He has from the beginning a design called right man-right woman,
GEN 1:26:27, 5:1-2, 2:18-25; 1 Cor 7:2-4.

GEN 5:1-2
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.

Marriage is the most basic and fundamental organization in the human race. Even the unbeliever, whose life is a total failure, can have great temporary happiness by marrying the right woman, Eccl 9:9.

Under the authority of the laws of divine establishment, the right man-right woman relationship becomes the normal, legitimate expression of category two love, 1 Cor 7:9; 1 Tim 5:14; EPH 5:22, 23, 28, 33; HEB 13:4.

HEB 13:4
Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Marriage is the beginning of authority in life for adults. The husband has all the authority; there are no exceptions or rationalizations. Violations of a principle do not change the principle.

Marriage is one of the greatest areas of mistakes in life because of emotion. You have to be rational in both response and function.

Marriage is the basis for stability in society and for the formation of civilization!

It is the stability of marriage that allows for consistency in a client nation. Security in the marriage has a ripple effect on society.

Divine Institution #3—Family.

Physical birth and the imputation of human life, plus the imputation of Adam’s original sin, finds the human baby both helpless and hopeless.

Condemnation from God occurs immediately at birth. Therefore, our personal sins do not condemn us and are free to be imputed to our Lord on the cross.

The laws of divine establishment give freedom to exercise our positive volition toward doctrine so that we can develop the capacity for these blessings.

God has provided certain divine laws, such as the authority of parents, to protect, care, nourish, provide, train, and discipline children to prepare them for life.

Parental authority is the way of preparing children for a normal life. Permissiveness destroys this.

The highest expression of parental love is to teach through the forms of discipline.

Parents must teach poise, objectivity, respect for police, patriotism, and willingness to serve to protect freedom.

Christian parents must also evangelize and provide pre-doctrinal training for their children, Deut 6:6-9, 7:9.

Divine Institution #4—Nationalism.

To perpetuate the human race and bring history to its logical conclusion, God has designed the nation to protect the freedom and rights of X-number of people on this planet.

With the divine judgment of the original ‘united nations’ at the tower of Babel, the human race was then divided into nations.

The formation of the Jewish nation set up the perfect standard of what a national entity should be. The Biblical proof that nationalism is authorized by God is found in GEN 10:5; Deut 32:8; Acts 17:26-28.

a. Interior protection of freedom is provided through a proper system of law enforcement, jurisprudence, and a system of law whereby a person is innocent until proved guilty.

b. The exterior protection of freedom comes through a strong, well-prepared military.

c. A government of whatever category must protect the freedoms and rights of its citizens without interfering with those rights by the illegal use of power.

d. An economy must be based on free enterprise and capitalism. Labor has no right to dictate the policy of management.

e. There must be a system of common law which prohibits crime and thereby protects the freedom, rights, life, and property of individuals.

The government’s job is to protect freedom, not direct it.

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