Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Why God made us like He did.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The key to all your answers for the questions you have concerning why certain things are allowed to happen in your life and in life in general is found in the perfect essence of God.
The integrity of God is perfect and makes no bad or unfair decisions in dealing with mankind.
Why the creation of man? To resolve the prehistoric angelic conflict.
The perfection of TLJC as being greater than the angels is drawn from the Old Testament and the completeness and perfection of this demonstration is revealed by their being seven references to this in Heb 1.
1. This is revealed by the fact that in HEB 1:4-5, He has inherited a more excellent name than the angels.
2. In HEB 1:6, He will be worshipped by them as the Firstborn.
3. In HEB 1:7, He created them.
4. In HEB 1:8, He sits on the Divine throne.
5. In HEB 1:9, He is anointed above the angels.
6. In HEB 1:10-12, He is the Creator of the universe, immutable and eternal.
7. And in HEB 1:13-14, He has a higher place than the angels.
But the human race is warned, take a look at the angels, there are X number of angels who have fallen.
These angels are doomed says MAT 25:41 to the lake of fire forever....
“to pay much closer attention” is the pres-act-inf of prosecho which is prosechein pros means face to face, and it refers to looking the subject directly in the face, echo means to have and to hold. The verb means to apply the mind to something, or to concentrate on the subject which is the doctrine being taught.
Remember the principle: grace always precedes judgment!
“lest we drift away”
pararrhueo which means to let the doctrine drift past you or flow by you.
a. Refusing to hear the teaching of the Word of God on a consistent basis.
b. Hearing the teaching of Bible doctrine but refusing to metabolize it; hence, the failure to convert gnosis into epignosis.
c. There is metabolizing doctrine so that it exists in the soul but not applying what you’ve learned and therefore the doctrine becomes unusable or forgotten.
Perseverance in the faith and continuance in His word is the primary prerequisite for the disciple or student of doctrine.
You will be saved but you will not be a partaker of the divine nature unless you hold fast to the beginning of your assurance firm until the end;
This entire epistle is a warning for them to persevere and not let anything distract them from their relationship with God.
ROM 9:19, You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?”
ROM 9:20, On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it?
Remember, first of all, that angels were used by God to bring doctrine to men, as in ACT 7:38,53.
However, man is now being used by God to bring doctrine to men and angels, EPH 3:10.
EPH 3:10, in order that the multi-faceted or many-sides of the wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
“every transgression” noun parabasis - parabasis
which means every form of stepping over the line or lack of divine perfection.
1TI 2:14, Eve is deceived first and becomes a transgressor by violating God’s prohibition. - This is violating God’s perfect laws, more than sin as we know it.
Disobedience is the noun parakoe which refers to disobedience that results from neglecting to hear doctrine and letting these fantastic things drift by....(verse 1).
In the O.T., obedience is described not as doing but hearing first. Disobedience is said to be refusing to hear as in
ISA 28:12, He who said to them, “Here is rest, give rest to the weary,” And, “Here is repose,” but they would not listen.
ISA 30:9, For this is a rebellious people, false sons, Sons who refuse to listen To the instruction of the Lord;
Kenneth Wuest writes the following statement concerning this word for disobedience, “the nature of the sin of Adam was a careless indifferent attitude towards the commands of God.”
In ROM 5:19, this same word is used, “For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one the many will be made righteous.”
Parakoe is used here as well and it means literally “to hear alongside” thus failing to concentrate when hearing or hearing amiss. It has the connotation of failing to hear due to a lack of carelessness because of a desire to have our own will instead of the will of God.
ROM 9:19-20, You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will? On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, ‘Why did you make me like this,’ will it?"