Grace Bible Church
Basic Training in Doctrine
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Father is involved in all sorts of judgments. He judges nations because they phase out on Bible doctrine – Hosea 4:6; Isaiah 5:13.

Hosea 4:6“>HOS 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.

Isaiah 5:13“>ISA 5:13
Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge;
And their honorable men are famished,
And their multitude is parched with thirst.

He judges with regard divine laws connected to the divine institutions.

He protects the human race from self-destruction by certain types of judgments which prune out the human race and keeps it from a mass madness that would destroy it.

Great White Throne judgement concludes human history. At it TLJC judges every unbeliever’s human good works and they are condemned to the Lake of Fire forever.

The work of Christ on the cross is divine good. When a person rejects Christ they are rejecting His work and they are substituting their own.

Titus 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,

So human good is not judged at the cross, human good is rejected at the cross because human good can never be the basis of appropriating salvation.

He was judged at the cross, now He is the judge of all who reject His judgment.

He cannot be judged for his sins because they were judged at the cross, and under the law of double jeopardy he can only be judged once for them.

The only thing by which he can be indicted for is the other part of his old sin nature operation – human good.

“has given” – perfect tense. It means to give and the Father has given all judgment to the Son, from the beginning of time to the end of time.

In this connection we have, once again, a verb used for the Father and the same verb used for the Son – timao, which means to give honour, to show honour, to hold in the highest respect or the highest regard.

This is the first use of timao and it is a present active subjunctive, linear aktionsart; everyone is going to honour the Son one way or another.

Phil 2:10-11
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

ISA 45:22-23
“Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth;
For I am God, and there is no other.
23 “I have sworn by Myself,
The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness
And will not turn back,
That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.

This verse indicates that our relationship with God the Father is based upon attitude toward the Son.

MAL 3:16
Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.

1 Sam 2:30
“Therefore the Lord God of Israel declares, ‘I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever’; but now the Lord declares, ‘Far be it from Me — for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed.

This is a difficult verse to analyse because it appears to say that you have to believe in the Father to be saved. But a principle must be understood. Jesus said, “I and the Father are one.”

How can you honour the Father? The only way is to believe in the Son, and when you believe in the Son you believe in the Father.

You cannot get to God the Father and live with Him forever unless you come through the Son.

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.

Ps 110:1
The Lord says to my Lord:
“Sit at My right hand,
Until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet.”

ISA 9:6
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Nowhere in the scripture does it ever say you believe in God the Father for salvation. This is for obvious reasons: Christ is the saviour. Acts 4:12.

Acts 4:12
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”

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