Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Why God made us like He did; Why Chaos. Part 4.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
1. Knowing the angelic conflict.
2. Knowing the glorification of God.
3. Knowing no man after the flesh.
5. Bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
a. Why the creation of man?
The answer is that mankind was created to resolve the prehistoric angelic conflict.
b. Why did God allow sin?
First of all, to resolve the angelic conflict all members of the human race must have the same free will as angels have.
The primary source of temptation is the old sin nature but the source of sin is volition.
In the original sin of man in the garden of Eden, there was the function of negative volition against a specific prohibition.
Satan is a master at twisting things around so that the truth will
God said, You could eat from any tree except one."
Satan said, “Has God said you shall not eat from ANY of the trees in the Garden?”
All members of the human race must have the same free will as angels have.
However, God’s plan still went on and God turned the curse into a blessing because at the cross, all human sin was judged while human good was rejected, TIT 3:5.
TIT 3:5, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
The Cross was the place where God expressed His love, justice, and righteousness.
“How can a loving God cast His creatures in the lake of fire?”
Picture the fact that that same loving God forsook His Son on the cross while He was bearing the sins of the whole world.
If anyone makes an issue out of personal sins, picture the fact that God took all of those SINS and dealt with them forever upon the Cross.
You are seeing someone who has the same viewpoint of the devil, who in REV 12:10, is called “the accuser of our brethren.”
It’s not fair that His justice and righteousness condemns sin and evil.
And then all of a sudden the cross comes into effect and condemns the Son of God as He is judged for our sins.
Of course the statement which comes into effect again, the Cross broke the back of Satan.
So, Satan hates the Cross and what was accomplished on the cross because it doesn’t fit into his attack upon the character of God.
That same character of God condemned His own perfect impeccable Son while bearing our sins.
The efficacious saving work of Christ on the Cross is the basis for the strategic victory of the angelic conflict.
Just as we use our volition to sin, so also we use our volition to choose for or against the plan of God.
As a part of the will of God is simply because of the fact that God gave His creatures free will and they have chosen from that free will to violate certain divine standards.