The Doctrine of Supergrace. Part 1.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
1. The perspective of the supergrace life,
2. The parenthesis on the subject of grace orientation, verses 8-11.
3. A dissertation on the next objective after supergrace, ultra-supergrace, verses 12-19.
4. The final objective of the spiritual life on earth, surpassing grace, verses 20-21.
PHI 1:29 “Because to you it has been graciously given with reference concerning Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on behalf of Him.”
JAM 4:6 But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
The Doctrine of Supergrace.
The General Definition of Grace.
a. Grace is all that God is free to do for man on the basis of the Cross.
b. Because of the complexity of divine essence, God must be consistent.
REV 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
c. Propitiation is that work of Christ on the cross which frees God to bless man under the plan of grace.
d. Grace is God’s freedom and consistency to express His love through grace to mankind without compromise of His essence.
e. Under the principle of grace, God provides a series of blessings for man totally apart from man’s merit, ability, planning, thinking, or energy.
f. Under the policy of grace, God gives and man receives.
g. Under the concept of grace, everything depends on God’s essence.
HAB 1:13 Thine eyes are too pure to approve evil, And Thou canst not look on wickedness with favor.
h. Under the mechanics of grace, man has a relationship with God in two categories: before the Fall and after the Fall.
The tree of knowledge of good and evil was a test. Good and evil are Satan’s policy.
Evil is the thinking of Satan whereas good is the application of that policy to history.
After the Fall, man’s relationship with God is based on regeneration.
The first sin was a sin of negative volition toward the plan of God.
At this time, man immediately understood good and evil, was immediately under the rulership of Satan, and immediately performs human good: operation fig leaves.
i. Under God’s plan, grace is all that God can do for man from salvation until eternity.
j. Grace therefore is the genius of God, and doctrine is the revelation and manifestation of that genius.