Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The reason why Abraham left all his estate to Isaac.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The creation of the man and woman - human life is imputed to us at physical birth - we receive a second imputation - Adam’s original sin was imputed to us - (instant condemnation).
If one man’s SIN put all mankind in the dead-end abyss of separation from God, just think of what God’s Gift poured of salvation through one man, Jesus Christ, will do!
The verdict on that one sin was the death sentence; the verdict on the many sins that followed was this wonderful life sentence.
If death dominated and controlled us through one man’s sin, (Much more) can you imagine the breathtaking gift from God through His Son, the last Adam, sovereign life to us.
ROM 5:17... much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ [Those who grasp this extravagant gift of life from God will reign in the life that the one man Jesus Christ provides].
Adam’s sin is a real imputation because it has affinity with the old sin nature, which originated from Adam’s original sin.
When God imputed Adam’s original sin there was only one place for it to go, and that was to the old sin nature which was passed down by the man.
For the origin of sin is not God; the origin of sin is Adam’s free will and self-determination.
God’s great wisdom comes to the rescue when He imputes to us Adam’s sin, so that we only have one testimony, “I am a sinner, condemned at birth.”
He imputed them all to Christ on the cross so that the issue in salvation is TLJC because every personal sin that I have ever committed and you have was imputed to Him and judged.
God did the work in condemnation; God does the work in salvation.
Paul had the worst case of self-righteousness on record.
He discovered that his self-righteousness could not get him anywhere with God or closer to heaven, but rather it was putting him deeper and deeper in debt.
He believed in the Lord Jesus Christ on that Damascus road, and at that moment he received the imputation of eternal life and the imputation of divine righteousness.
He just went around and killed Christians in the name of Judaism.
But theologically the worst sinner whoever lived has to be Adam.
That imputation sets up the potentiality for salvation and to need a Savior.
In Rom 9, this is why the apostle Paul tells us that the tragedy of the Jew is to fail to do what Abraham did, what Isaac did, what Jacob did.
That set Abraham up in contrast to his brother Nahor, setting Isaac up in contrast to Ishmael, and Jacob in contrast to Esau.
The heritage that counts is not from physical birth, the genes of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but from the spiritual birth or regeneration, being born again, and that is the heritage principle.
Children - predicate nominative plural - tekna - tevkna = believers in Christ; used here for children in the sense of inheritance. Abraham had eight sons altogether; number one is Ishmael, number two is Isaac. Three different mothers: Hagar the Egyptian slave girl, Sarah, the Sumero Arcadian princess, who became a Jew when Abraham did, and Keturah, a little Arab that Abraham spent the rest of his life with.
GEN 25:2 And she bore to him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah.
No one’s parents has anything to do with their failures in life.