Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 104. The antagonism of the world system toward believers and Bible doctrine, Part 7. Royal Ambassadorship.
Friday, October 14, 2005
JOH 15:20 “Remember the word [doctrine] that I have spoken unto you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.”
The Doctrine of the Royal Ambassadorship.
Point 1. Definition and Description.
Point 2. The Profile of the Ambassador.
Point 3. The Royal Ambassadorship is Specialized and Intensified in the Gift of Pastor-teacher.
Point 4. The Royal Ambassadorship is also Related to Personal Evangelism, 2CO 5:20.
Our decision as an ambassador is to work from this one focused point:
One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat.
“Is” - pres-act-ind -
Eimi = He is always the Savior.
“Savior” - Soter = everything that TLJC did on the cross.
Propitiation is the Godward side of salvation whereby the essence of God is satisfied with the salvational work of TLJC.
“Whosoever believes” - over 45 times in the N.T.
“All men” = the unlimited atonement.
1JO 2:2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
ROM 11:15 - God reconciled the world unto Himself.
Regardless of race, culture, nationality, or sex, our Lord Jesus Christ had absolutely no prejudice.
He died for the sins of the whole world or the sins of every person who would ever live, and that immediately destroyed the barrier between God and man (doctrine of reconciliation).
The unlimited atonement = no matter what anyone says about the superiority of their race or their culture, or any expression of prejudice of any kind, our Lord set the pattern - no prejudice,
GAL 3:28, There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
God solved the problem that the world had with Himself through the Messiah, giving the world a brand new life by offering forgiveness of sins.
Occupation with TLJC is one of the first giant steps for the Christian way of life.
Controls - pres-act-ind - Sunecho = to hold something together so that it does not fall apart.
Sunecho = to overpower or to rule; it connotes motivation for the believer, a thought or a doctrine that overrules the soul.
Once you reach personal love for God and SSE, from then on you are motivated by your thoughts or by what you think.
Christ did not die just for you nor did He die just for the “elect” - He died for everyone.
Conclude - aor-act-part - Krino = to judge, to reach a conclusion.
Paul reached this conclusion concerning the unlimited atonement in 2CO 5:14-15; 1TI 2:6; 4:10; TIT 2:11.
Peter reached this conclusion, 2PE 2:1; 3:9.
John reached this conclusion, JOH 3:16; 1JO 2:2; 4:14.
The writer of Hebrews reached this conclusion in HEB 2:9.
The content of their conclusion is revealed by the conjunction Hoti = “that.”
“Died” - aor-act-ind - apothenesko = the spiritual death of Christ on the cross.
Under the law of consequence, sin will have repercussion in all directions.
ACT 16:31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved.”
1. The cross, where all sins were judged.
2. The law of volitional responsibility.
Huper + genitive of advantage - adjective Pas = “for all.”
“Then” = from the first conclusion comes a second conclusion; Paul is saying we have reached this conclusion that if one died on behalf of all then a second conclusion, “we are all dead.”
“Dead” - aor-act-ind - apothenesko = spiritual death.
The moment Adam’s sin was imputed to us (at physical birth) we were spiritually dead.
In Adam all die, 1CO 15:22.
Man manufactures problems; God solves them!
MAT 7:14 “For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”
Unlimited atonement = God provides eternal salvation for all members of the human race without exception.
God selects mankind at birth to live.