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How God found a way to take the non-meritorious actions of man and relate it to the positive volition of man's response toward His grace.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Logistical provision for the believer, discipline and judgment for the unbeliever, and many other factors involved.

Pharaoh had one of those types of volition whereby he linked it with his arrogance.

PRO 14:16 is a description of the arrogant.
A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.

JER 49:16, “As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,”

JUD 1:16, These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

Pharaoh assumed because he had great power, and he had inherited a great kingdom from his father, that he himself was great, and therefore was the absolute sovereign of the world, as well as the sovereign of heaven.

1. God is not arbitrary or inconsistent, He functions in compatibility with His perfect integrity, plus His perfect plan of grace.

Because of this combination of perfection it is impossible for God to be unfair or a respecter of persons in the actual administration of His plan in relationship to unbelievers and believers, imperfect human race with their freewill.

ACT 10:34, And opening his mouth, Peter said: most certainly understand {now} that God is not one to show partiality,

God is not arbitrary or inconsistent, He functions in compatibility with His perfect integrity, plus His perfect plan of grace.

2. Man continues to be a free agent in history, responsible for his own decisions, his thoughts, his actions, his motives.

HOS 8:7, For they sow the wind, And they reap the whirlwind.

3. God in His grace found a way to take the non-meritorious actions of man known by His omniscience in eternity past, and relate it to the positive volition of man’s response toward His grace.

In grace, God has found a way to take action in a non-meritorious way in spite of man’s old sin nature, with his function of sin good and evil.

There are certain people in life that because of the way they live and because of their function in life, whenever they do something wrong everybody seems to know about it.

The point is that some people are obvious sinners, some people sin but not obviously.

You develop what is known as
iconoclastic arrogance when your idol gets shattered.

Iconoclastic arrogance is defined as subjective preoccupation with other people.

Iconoclasm is the function of destroying an icon or an idol.

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