Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

God uses evil to destroy evil, arrogance to destroy arrogance, and degeneracy to destroy degeneracy.

Thursday, January 8, 2004

Hamartia = a failing to hit the mark – sinning, by omission or commission, in thought and feeling, or in speech and action. It means a violation of the divine law in thought or action.

It means to consider the things of God to be inconsequential or insignificant, or to lightly esteem.

The Jews of the Exodus generation tied the world’s record for hardness of the heart which was found in Pharaoh.

Beginning in the dispensation of the hypostatic union, the world’s record for hardness of the heart and/or scar tissue of the soul was held by the religious degeneracy of the blindness of Israel.

Political degeneracy persecutes the Jews’ religious degeneracy in every generation of the Jewish age and Church-age.

REV 17:17 For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose [to destroy religious degeneracy], and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God should be fulfilled.

God uses evil to destroy evil, arrogance to destroy arrogance, and degeneracy to destroy degeneracy.

A holocaust occurs in the last half of the Tribulation, when the beast (political or historical degeneracy) destroys the prostitute (religious degeneracy).

Political degeneracy of the revived Roman Empire will persecute and destroy the religious degeneracy of the Tribulation (the prostitute).

Holocaust judgment dramatizes the fact that mankind is simply the product of his own volition.

Every human being must take the responsibility for his own decisions and his own actions in life.

You must take full responsibility yourself, based on your own wrong decisions related to –
Your associations,
Your activities,
Your motives,
Your functions in life.

Volition is the cause for sin even in insanity, neurosis, psychosis and sociopathic behavior.

This category of suffering deals with the natural consequences of sin, human good, evil, and bad judgment in our lives.

All our sins have natural consequences in life, for which the individual who commits them must take full responsibility.

We must always link consequences with bad decisions, rather than blaming someone else.

Volition and decision is the source of both sins of ignorance and sins of cognizance.

The consequences are generally classified as self-induced misery, self-imposed misery, and self-indulged misery.

Proverbs teaches the believer how to live without learning the hard way – from mistakes and from suffering, self-induced, self-imposed, and self-indulged.

Good decisions always result from metabolized doctrine – chakmah or wisdom (epignosis).

Anger and hot-temperedness is also a means of self induced misery.

Excessive use of alcohol leads to crime, suicide, divorce, traffic accidents, economic and industrial losses, loss of health, poverty, national disaster, and for the believer it destroys your spiritual life.

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