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The motivation believers should have because of the Book of Life.

Friday, June 17, 2011

ISA 28:9-10, Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

1. The vessels of honor versus of dishonor.
2. Imputation
3. Selection – Election
4. Book of Life
5. Unlimited Atonement

The Doctrine of the Book of Life.
Point 1. Definition.
The book of life is one thing in time and something different in eternity.

MAT 22:42 What think ye of Christ?

JOH 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
JOH 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

Phase 1 – The Book of Life has to do with members of the human race who were selected by God in eternity past.
Phase 2 – In time, it has to do with being a registry of all believers who are given the opportunity to become a winner in the book of life.
Phase 3 – In eternity, it is the registry of all believers, even losers momentarily at the JSOC, but saved forever.

Point 2. Passages Referring to the Book of Life.
Point 3. The Book of Life In Relation to Believers.
Point 4. The Results of the Believer Who Does Not Have His Name Blotted out of the Book of Life.
Point 5. The Book of Life in Relation to Unbelievers.

Point 6. The Motivation Believers should have toward Unbelievers because of the Book of Life.

Because it is not God’s will that any should perish,
2PE 3:9, and that all men should be saved, 1TI 2:3-4; this should be the mind of Christ as manifested in the believer.

Occupation with TLJC is one of the first giant steps for the Christian way of life.

sunecho = a complete change in your spiritual motivation.

Great motivation begins when the believer personally loves God.

Controls – pres-act-ind – sunecho = to hold something together so that it does not fall apart; it also means to retrain, to enclose, to press, or to pressure. Sunecho also means to overpower or to rule; hence it connotes motivation for the believer, a thought or a doctrine that overrules the soul. It means to be totally controlled and overruled by what you think.

“The love for Christ keeps on motivating us” not “the love for people.”

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