Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Freedom in submission; the believer's options.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

“that form of doctrine” – tupos, meaning form, pattern, figure, mould or stamp. It is derived from the Greek verb tupto which means to punch someone and to make an impression.

“which you were committed” – paradidomai – “which was delivered to you,” or “which was handed over to you.”

After salvation believers are handed over to a system of doctrine. This is the most important thing after salvation, it is what the believer is handed over to.

We are to reckon ourselves dead to sin and alive to God (6:11), to forbid the reign of sin in our mortal bodies (6:12), to yield in obedience to right­eousness (6:16).

After salvation believers are handed over to a system of doctrine. This is the most important thing after salvation, it is what the believer is handed over to.

The system of doctrine given to the RFOG is the wedding gift of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This delivery of doctrine is the only means of spiritual growth, the only means of glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ, the only grace system for living the Christian life.

Nothing in Christianity can ever be divorced from Bible doctrine. Rejection of doctrine, ignorance of doctrine, are the most serious offences against our Lord Jesus Christ.

“having been set free” passive voice – you received the action of the verb at salvation through the baptism of the HS.

The rulership of the old sin nature over human life terminates positionally at salvation through the baptism of the Holy Spirit and subsequent retroactive positional truth.

The rulership of the old sin nature over human life terminates experientially at maturity adjustment to the justice of God through a system of doctrine resident in the soul.

The computer saturated with good and evil becomes saturated with the policy of God. In other words, at maturity we have a reprogramming of the brain with divine viewpoint for the function of grace.

“you became slaves of righteousness” implies cognition of positional truth – divorce through the death of the OSN and betrothed in union with Christ.

We are slaves of a new master at salvation, whether we recognize it or not, but this passage is God’s call to the believer to recognize who he is in Christ and to remain dedicated to what he is through the imputed double righteousness.

The positive believer confidently expects blessing to his righteousness when he has learned and metabolized the system of doctrine.

Scroll to Top