Sunday, February 28, 2016
The doctrine of Imputations.

Point 1. Definition: Imputation is used as an act of God whereby either condemnation or blessing is ascribed, attributed, reckoned, given, or imposed on the human race.
Imputation functions as an act of condemnation or blessing from the Integrity of God to mankind.
In the plan of God there are times that God imputes to us things that condemn us and other times things that bless us.

Point 2.  There are three factors in imputation.
a.  Source = God b.  Nature = what is being imputed. c.  Recipient = a human being in a specific status quo.
a. Real imputations =  the justice of God imputes under the principle of the importance of understanding that there is a similarity or a relationship between what is being imputed and where it is being imputed to.

1. human life to the soul.
2. Adam's original sin to the old sin nature.
3. Eternal life to the human spirit.
4.  Blessings in time to the perfect righteousness in man.
5. Blessings in eternity to the resurrection body.

God imputes or gives to the soul human life.

The Hebrew phrase is "ruach El" which is equivalent to the Greek word pneuma and it means breath, spirit, life, and lifestyle.

This statement by Job is after the fall of man in the Garden and states the principle of the origin of human life, which is from God.

GEN 2:7 = Adam's body was created before God breathe into him the breath of life and then Adam became a living being.

The same thing is still true today, the body is formed before God gives it neshamah, the breath of life.

JOB 33:4  "And the breath from God has created me [a human being], and the breath of the Almighty gives me [human] life."

Job does not say that the copulation or the sexual relationship between  a male and female gave him life.

Because human life comes from God not SEX. Only God has the power to create human life.

ISA 44:2  "Thus says the Lord who made [created] you, who formed you ["outside of" or "separated from"] the womb, who will help you,
'Do not fear, O Jacob My servant;

The Hebrew prepositional phrase translated from is the phrase "mi beten" and should be translated "out from the womb."

God formed you or gave you life "out from the womb", "separated from the womb", "outside the womb", or "away from the womb."

GNT = ISA 44:2  I am the LORD who created you; from the time you were born, I have helped you. Do not be afraid; you are my servant, my chosen people whom I love.

As long as he was in the womb he was not a human being but now that he is out of the womb, he is a human being.
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.

The womb is not a part of the angelic conflict because the womb does not contain human life.

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.

ECC 12:7  then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

If God does not give soul life at birth, there is no soul life, there is no existence.
JOB 3:11, "Why did I not die at birth, separated from the womb and then die?"

This clearly says that you cannot die as a human being in the womb, because no one is a human being in the womb.

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

JOB 1:21, "The Lord gave [soul life at birth], and the Lord has taken it away [at death]; blessed be the name of the Lord."

Biological life is only temporary.  Soul life is permanent.

JOH 1:3, "All things came into being through Him.  And apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being."

Two things happen at birth:  God the Father creates soul life and imputes the soul life to biological life and a human being is then formed, and simultaneously the judicial imputation of Adam's original sin to the OSN.

Spiritual death demands a divine solution, since mankind is condemned in total separation from God and helplessness to do anything about it.

The solution from God is unlimited atonement.

The volition of soul life demands a non-meritorious decision regarding becoming born again. The solution is faith alone in Christ alone.
Man's ability is limited to reproduction of biological life.

Biological life resides in the womb under mother dependence.

Biological life in the womb includes an inactive sin nature, transmitted through the male sperm in copulation.

Since there is no human life in the womb, the sin nature is not activated until birth.

Two things occur at birth:  the creation of human life (which means God created soul life and imputed it to biological life) and spiritual death.

Spiritual death is condemnation from God, total separation from God, and total helplessness to perform any human work by which we could enter into relationship with God.

The grace policy of God solves the problem of spiritual death.

Just as God created soul life and imputed it to biological life at birth, so God, in His grace, provides His very own eternal life at the moment of faith in Christ.

The Holy Spirit creates a human spirit and God the Father imputes eternal life to it--the mechanics of regeneration.

(1)  Soul life or human life is a gift from God at birth.  There is no soul life or human life in the womb.  Biological life in the womb is minus soul life, therefore, not human life.

(2)  While biological life begins at conception, soul life does not begin until after birth.  At birth, biological life out from the womb, and soul life, created by God, merge to form human life.

(3)  The conflict between the genetically formed sin nature and the human soul created by God does not exist until after birth.

The conflict between the sin nature and the soul begins after birth, when the human beings comes into existence through the imputation of soul life to biological life.

(4)  Biological life minus soul life is not human life.

(5)  Biological life begins at conception and human life begins at birth when God creates it and imputes it to biological life outside the womb.

(6)  Biological life begins with mother dependence in the womb and soul life begins with God dependence outside the womb.

(7)  The sin nature is transmitted through the twenty-three male chromosomes which fertilize the female ovum.

(8)  The two imputations which occur at birth form human life similar to Adam and the woman after their fall.

ISA 44:2  Thus says the Lord who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you, 'Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

HCSB =  ISA 44:2  This is the word of the LORD your Maker who shaped you from birth;

TEV =  ISA 44:2   I am the LORD who created you; from the time you were born,

JOH 9:1-2,  And as He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?"

JOH 9:3  Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was in order that the works of God might be displayed in him.

This was an exception, however, the norm and standard is that when Adam and the woman sinned even nature was affected by it and that is where the majority of physical deformity comes from, ROM 8:18-21.

God is not held accountable for what takes place in the womb, man is because of the OSN.
"mi beten" is translated not "in the womb" but "out from the womb" or even "outside of the womb" or "ever since you were born" or "ever since your birth."

Selection begins at your physical birth when God imputes to your soul human life just like election begins for you at your spiritual birth, when God imputes to you eternal life.

Every member of the human race has been selected by God to be alive and that God has a purpose for their life.

There's a tremendous difference between a purpose and a destiny just like there's a tremendous difference between selection and election.

At selection, you have a purpose, 2PE 3:9. At election, you have a destiny, EPH 1:5.

Because of the character and nature of God and the imputation of sin at birth, God must provide salvation for everyone to whom He gives soul life to at birth. Therefore, He provides redemption for all.

For God to impute Adam's original sin to our genetically formed OSN that was given to us by God and then He condemned us at birth because of that and then not to provide salvation for everyone is to say that God is unfair and unjust.

God is just and He is fair and He is a God of love which is why He provides salvation for every member of the human race which is called theologically the doctrine of the unlimited atonement.

Once God imputes to you human life you fall under the doctrine of selection and from then on His desire for you is to fall under the doctrine of election.

2PE 3:9  The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Selection precedes election.

Man's ability is limited to the formation or creation of biological life in the womb. However, human life does not exist until God creates soul life and imputes it to biological life after the fetus has left the womb.

PSA 100:3  Know that the Lord [Jesus Christ] Himself is God; it is He who has made us [the real you is your soul and that's what He made], and not we ourselves;

"He made us" is a reference to the entire human race after Adam and the woman. It refers to the origin of human life, the creation of human life by God.
KJ's-  ISA 57:16  For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

This refers to TLJC because Jesus Christ is the Creator of everything, JOH 1:3; COL 1:16; HEB 1:10.

JOH 1:3  All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

COL 1:16  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities‑‑ all things have been created by Him and for Him.

The fact that you have human life means that you have a purpose from God under selection from the sovereignty of God.

By His sovereignty I mean by His desire for you which ultimately brings Him glory, the purpose of selection and election.

The fact that any person believes in Christ and receives eternal life is a matter of common and efficacious grace - selection becomes election and purpose becomes a personal sense of destiny.

You are a royal priest sustained by logistical grace, a person in union with Christ, and you can function under those three power options and the ten problem solving devices.

Three Power Options: 1. Power of the Holy Spirit 2. Power of the Word of God. 3. The execution of the PPOG.

Ten Problem Solving devices: Rebound and recovery The filling of the Spirit The faith rest life Grace orientation Doctrinal orientation A personal sense of destiny Personal love for God the Father Impersonal, unconditional love for all mankind Contentment and perfect happiness with God The ultimate occupation with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Selection can be turned into election which reveals your personal sense of destiny and means that you can capitalize on your escrow blessings that are on deposit.

The purpose of the sovereignty of God at birth is followed by the personal sense of destiny of the sovereignty of God at the point of regeneration.

The dynamics of the ordinary life in the Church-age become extraordinary.
Every church age believer has a double destiny: First under the PPOG. Second - in the eternal state.
Through physical birth, we have a purpose in life, for God gave to us soul life when He created us and then imputed our soul-life to the human body that He decided for us.
The word breath is the Hebrew noun neshamah which means breath and when God gives breath, neshamah, the spark or life or the breath of life, He has a purpose for your life.
Through physical birth, the purpose exists.  However, the purpose is meaningless without regeneration.
Through physical birth, God has a purpose for your life, through regeneration or spiritual birth, God has a destiny for your life.
The purpose comes from physical birth. The destiny comes from spiritual birth.
a. First, a destiny in time which is the execution of the PPOG. b. A destiny in the eternal state in which God has willed His highest and best for you as a part of your escrow blessings.

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