Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of the open Door. Part 14.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Point 1. Definition.
An open door refers to the grace opportunity related to giving meaning, purpose, and definition to your life.
Point 2. The First Open Door of Opportunity in Scripture is the Door of Salvation.
Point 3. The second door of opportunity in life is the door of communication of truth.
Point 4. The third door of service,
1CO 16:9, For a wide door, even effective service has opened to me and there are many adversaries.
The Fourth Door of Opportunity in Life is the Door the provision of the PPOG and its resultant historical impact.
The next Door of Opportunity in Life is the Door of Rebound and Recovery.
a. Refusing to hear the teaching of the word of God on a consistent basis.
b. Hearing the teaching of Bible doctrine but refusing to metabolize it; hence, the failure to convert gnosis into epignosis.
c. Metabolizing doctrine so that it exists in the soul but there is refusal to apply the doctrine.
defection from or forsaken of the truth.
In ACT 21:21, it was used as an accusation against Paul: you teach apostasy from Moses.
In 2TH 2:3: the Antichrist causes apostasy or rebellion before the end.
2TH 2:3, Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
The Biblical definition of apostasy or withdrawal and forsaken the truth which is rejection of perception, metabolization or application of the truth.
JOH 6:66, As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew [fell into apostasy], and were not walking with him anymore.