Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The new things that have come; The Royal Ambassadorship and the Royal Priesthood. Part 8.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

e. The two unique Royal Commissions: The Royal Priesthood and the Royal Ambassadorship. Every Church-age believer has the responsibility and accountability to defend the faith as a part of their Royal Priesthood and the Royal Ambassadorship.

“If I declare with loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of God’s truth except for that one little bit which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ no matter how boldly I may be professing Christ. For the soldier to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that single point.”

2CO 10:5, destroy speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

TIT 1:9, holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
JUD 1:3, Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation,

I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

For TLJC defended the faith and took a harsh stand against the false teachers and false teaching during His time on earth, Mat 23.

That in the earlier priesthood, the setting or the scene for the worship of the priest took place on certain mountains and upon physical altars.

However, now the setting is in God’s predesigned plan and the altar is the believer’s very own soul; HEB 13:9-10.

HEB 13:9-10, Do 3not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were thus occupied were not benefited. We have an altar, from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.

1. A-Millennialism - the false belief that there will be no Millennium--no one thousand year reign of Christ and His saints on earth.
2. Annihilation - the belief that the wicked will be totally destroyed at some point in the future, and that no eternal place of torment exists.
3. The Apostolic Signs and Wonders crowd, MAR 16:17-18.

As early as the 4th century A.D., the church fathers Eusebius and Jerome noted that the earliest Greek manuscripts in their possession did not contain verses 9-20.

Interpolation - a later addition not original to the
writing of Mark and cannot be considered Scripture or claimed to be the words of Jesus Christ.

They make the handling of snakes and the drinking of poison a part of their worship service.

MAR 16:17, “And these signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly {poison,} it shall not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

4. The doctrine of the baptism of the Spirit or the Baptism of fire.

Today, most Charismatic or Pentecostal groups teach that a person receives the Holy Spirit sometime after they’ve received Christ as Savior, but this is plain heresy.

ROM 8:9-11, tells us that a person does not even belong to Christ if that person doesn’t have the Spirit of God.

ROM 8:9-11, However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.

GAL 4:6, And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

EPH 2:22, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
1CO 3:16, Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and {that} the Spirit of God dwells in you?
2TI 1:14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to {you.}

Salvation and the baptism of the Holy Spirit are synonymous, not separate.

The only baptism of fire in the Bible is the one that John spoke of when he spoke of Christ burning sinners in unquenchable fire, MAT 3:11-12.

MAT 3:11-12, “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. And His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

The only time a person is baptized in fire is when he is cast into the Lake of fire; REV 20:14-15, And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Believers are baptized with the Holy Spirit, but sinners are baptized with fire.

The baptism of fire is defined as the judgment of the Tribulational unbelievers at the Second Advent.

ACT 2:3-4, And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.

It is important for the doctrinal Bible believer to know and remember that there were no Charismatic groups around, before 1900.

a. Apostolic Signs and Wonders
b. Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire
c. Denial of Eternal Security
d. Unpardonable Sin
e. Women Preachers

“Amen, amen”
these are two participles which are very important to understand. These two words actually mean surely, without a doubt, or indeed.

This phrase “truly truly” or “amen amen” is used 25 times in the Bible and all 25 times it is found in the Gospel of John.

Notice
does not
not
might not,
but
does not.

kai [and] eis [into] krisin [judgment] ouk [not] erchetai [comes]

pres-mid-ind
of erchomai
the verb erchetai
means to come, to arrive, and therefore it is correctly translated in the N.A.S.
does not come into judgment

Joseph Thayer
when you join ouk with a verb it is used to simply deny that what is being declared in the verb will ever happen to the subject of the sentence. The verb here is krisis which is judgment. The subject is anyone who believes.

ROM 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation [katakrima - judgment, punishment, doom] for those who are in Christ Jesus.

The pres-mid-ind of erchomai translated come in the present tense means that this is habitually true.

In the middle voice, it’s because someone else has done the work and the one who believes has benefited. The indicative mood says that this is dogmatic and absolutely true. With truly, truly or amen, amen at the beginning of this statement it becomes blasphemous for any believer to think, say, or teach that someone can lose their salvation.

“He who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life.” The verb has is a pres-act-ind which says that this is dogmatically and habitually true for anyone who has believed on TLJC. But is the subordinating conjunction alla which can be translated because, or on the other hand.

A subordinating conjunction designates the reason why the action of the main verb is true and it does so by setting up a contrast. So then we have the conjunction alla used, but has passed out of death into life. The reason why the person can never be judged or lose their salvation is now given with the per-act-ind of metabaino meaning to pass over from one place to another, to be totally removed, to totally depart.

At that moment of faith in Christ, the incorruptible seed of life resides in the children of God and they are already seated with Christ in heavenly places, EPH 2:6.

a. Eternal security
b. And the other is Rebound.
All someone has to do is to believe on TLJC and they will receive eternal life just ruffles their legalistic feathers and sends them out on the warpath.

Once you name your sins, not with tears in your eyes, not promising God to do better, not promising God you’ll never do it again, but simply acknowledging your sins, homologeo causes the legalists to get very upset. Both subjects, eternal security and rebound, depend on you understanding salvation and what God accomplished for you. Part of the extraordinary manifestation of His grace is understanding the doctrine of eternal security.

2CO 6:1, they receive the grace of God in vain.
EPH 3:2 teaches that we are living in the dispensation of the grace of God and that by revelation God has made known unto us the mystery doctrine.
2TH 1:12, In order that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1PE 5:12, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!
2TI 2:1, You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

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