Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan. Part 2.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The Doctrine of the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan.
The doctrine of the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan answers many of these types of questions.
1. Definition and Description.
Theology - theo + logia = “the study of God.”
“Stop thinking of self in terms of arrogance beyond what you ought to think, but think in terms of sanity for the purpose of being rational and without illusions about yourself.”
To be conformed to this world refers to thought conformation, i.e., thinking human viewpoint.
Transformation starts with what you think and your renovation of thought, changing from human viewpoint to divine viewpoint.
Everyone has some form of rationality, but it is usually related to illusion and unrealistic expectations.
Bible doctrine in the soul is designed to eliminate subjective thinking of arrogance, for all subjective thinking is arrogance or a manifestation of arrogance.
Bible doctrine in the soul causes the believer to think in terms of common sense, rational and sane divine viewpoint, in your daily life and therefore avoid living and thinking in the cosmic system.
Your thought pattern is renovated by your daily function of perception, metabolization, and application toward doctrine.
Knowing about God, therefore, is the most important knowledge we need to understand, not knowing about ourselves.
The study of theology, then, is nothing more than digging into God’s Word to discover what He has revealed about Himself and His plans and desires for us.
To study theology, is to get to know God, in order that we may glorify Him through our love, honor, and respect, revealed by our obedience to Him and His plan for our lives.
In spite all the lies everywhere, TLJC not only controls human history but the entire universe.
Point 2. The Essence of God Is Necessary to Understand the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan.
God recognizes Himself as a personality and as such, He thinks, He decides, He acts rationally.
God is perfectly motivated, He is perfectly rational, and God has never performed any deed of any kind that was not absolutely, totally, and completely perfect in keeping with His perfect mentality, as well as His perfect motivation.
Whether we are looking at God from the standpoint of what He does, or from the standpoint of what He thinks, or from the standpoint of how He is motivated, it all adds up to perfection.
On the other hand, mankind is not only sinful and imperfect, but mankind has never been able to correlate his thinking, his motivation, and his action, unless Bible doctrine completely saturates the soul of the individual mature believer.
God exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and each person has identical attributes and qualities, and when the attributes are in view, God is one.
When personality is in view, the persons of the Godhead are distinguished, by the use of some form of the plural, such as Elohim, the name for God in the Hebrew.
DEU 6:4 “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God , the Lord is one!”
These members of the God-head perform certain functions, which differentiate persons in the God-head.
The first person of the Trinity is called the Father because He is the author of the divine plan for the human race, and because He is the one who is said to be sending the Son, and sending the Spirit.
The second person is called the Son, because He is obedient to the Father, in the function of the divine plan, whether functioning as the Shekinah Glory in the presence of Israel in the Old Testament, or the function of the Lord Jesus Christ in hypostatic union in the New Testament.
The third person of the Trinity is called God the Holy Spirit because He is never visible, never seen, and because His purpose is to reveal and glorify the Son in this dispensation or Church-Age.
He is called Spirit, invisible, immaterial, but real, and He performs certain dynamics, certain functions, through indwelling, through the baptism of the Spirit, through the sealing of the Spirit, through various functions that are assigned to God the Holy Spirit throughout the word of God.