Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Phalllic ult is designed to quench experiential rightousness. Part 2.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Because we are in union with Christ we share His life, eternal life; we share His righteousness, +R; we share His priesthood, we share His Sonship, His heirship, His destiny; His election. We also share His royalty.
We imitate the humanity of Christ in His obedience to the plan of the Father, His love of doctrine, and the filling of the HS.
agape type love means a complete absence of mental attitude sins — no jealousy, no bitterness, no vindictiveness, etc. It is a RMA that comes from the F/HS.
Agape love is maximum concentration through the absence of mental attitude sins.
The love of Christ does not depend on us but it does depend on who and what Christ is.
Therefore the love of Christ expresses itself for us always through the principle of grace. We do not earn, deserve, or work for it. He worked for it.
Consequently, Christ must provide a way for the believer to respond to the perfect love He has initiated from His perfect character - Doctrine is the mind of Christ, 1CO 2:16.
Doctrine has been provided for the believer as the means of responding to the love of Christ and to fulfill the principle of 1 John 4:19. “We love him because he first loved us.”
In verse 3 we have the contrast, “but”, between the fragrant aroma of the love of Christ and the stench of the OSN.
“immorality” - porneia = normal illicit sex in adultery or fornication.
“impurity” - akatharsia = abnormal illicit sex in homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, pederasty, incest.
“greed” - pleonexia = a strong lust (material or sexual) leading to the attempt to gratify this lust and calling it happiness.
A frantic search for happiness.
“even be named among you” - you never named anything without thinking it first. Don’t even let your soul be tempted with such things.
“proper” - this is not the status of the RFOG.
Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren [RFOG], whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
“filthiness” - aischrotes = vulgar arousal; areas of abnormal sex performed in the temple of Aphrodite under the phallic cult.
“silly talk” - morologia [moro = fool; logia = word] = words of a fool; in context the words of vulgar sexual arousal as per the phallic cult.
The phallic cult had its own false doctrine, but you didn’t have to think in this cult you just had to experience immediate gratification, which pleased the gods [El, Zeus, Jupiter].
There is one solution to the phallic cult and all other distractions in the cosmic system, Christ and His word [Eph 1-3].
El and his wife have a son called Baal. He becomes a counterfeit of Jesus Christ, just as Apollos is the son of Zeus and becomes a counterfeit of Jesus Christ.
When the Jews conquered the Canaanites on the battlefield the Canaanites later conquered the Jews in the area of the phallic cult.
The believer conquers death through faith in Christ. The very real warning here is for the believer not to be conquered later by the phallic cult, which exists in every generation.
The phallic cult was not only sexual, but had the promise of prosperity financially and personally, and therefore it represents the frantic search for happiness in the things of this world.
“coarse jesting” - eutrapelia = witty flatterer, or a teaser; referencing the temple prostitutes who teased.
A single male has a responsibility to his date in not looking for arousal and the single woman has a responsibility to not look for attention through teasing.
On a date the male member of the royal family is the guardian of the woman’s soul for the duration of that date. You attack the soul through the body of a woman.
When the right man comes along he gets into the soul of the woman and then she of her own volition gives her body to her right man.