Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The grace perspective, don't be so foolish that you resist His will.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

One teaching (Calvinism) believes and emphasizes that man really does not have a free will to chose and that everything depends upon God’s omnipotence and His sovereignty.

Arminianism - gives man too much authority to the extent that it holds that human free will is compatible with God’s sovereignty and determines the outcome of human history.

Israel means descendants of Jacob who was a true Jew whose name was changed to Israel, a prince with God.

They are not all the children of Abraham just because they are by blood [that is Jewish blood] his descendants.

Your descendants will be called and counted through the line of Isaac [even though Abraham had an older son - Ishmael. [GEN 21:9-12.]

Rebecca conceived two sons under exactly the same circumstances, the same environment by the same Jewish forefather Isaac.

No one has a right to justify themselves by blaming their parents or one of their parents for the way that they have

Sown to the wind and reap the whirlwind. (HOS 8:6)

GAL 6:7,  Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

This is not a reason to justify yourself by blaming your parents or one of your parents for you being a loser in life.

1TI 5:8, But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.

Stop blaming your parents for how you turn out and learn to take responsibility for who you are and what you have become.

Self-justification, as often as not, includes the condemnation of God in some way, either directly or indirectly by calling attention to environment, circumstances, chemical or hereditary weaknesses.

Blaming your parents for anything is a direct result of an individual blaming God for how His children or His creation turned out, such as over one-third of the angels rebelling against Him and the human race ending up in total depravity.

JOB 40:8, “Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?”

God asked Job in
JOB 38:4-11, was Job present at the creation of planet earth, and of course the answer to that is No, Job wasn’t there.

JOB 38:12-15, Can you Job rotate planet earth on its axis and produce a sequence of day and night, and of course the answer is no, Job doesn’t have that power.

Does Job know anything about death and can Job guarantee the function of the so-called scientific laws regarding weather, verses 16-30, and of course
Job cannot.

JOB 38:31-33, a fourth question: Can Job handle the universe outside of planet earth, and of course he cannot.

The fifth question: Can Job operate the laws of meteorology such as directing wind, rain, and thunderstorms, found in JOB 38:34-38.

Do you realize that the continuation of the universe and all of its creatures and the stable state of the atmosphere depends on the omnipotence and immutability of Jesus Christ, COL 1:17; HEB 1:3.

COL 1:17, And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
HEB 1:3, And He upholds all things by the word of His power

JER 32:17, Ah Lord God! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee,
JER 32:27, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?”

The Lord has given Job a lesson in chapter 38 on the  creation of planet earth, (4-11). The rotation of planet earth, (12-15).

Death and the scientific laws regarding weather, (16-30).
The universe outside of planet earth, (31-33).
and the laws of meteorology (34-38).

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