Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Recognizing know man after the flesh. The origin of the old sin nature. Part 2.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Gen 3 teaches us the principle of the origin of the OSN which has lost its power as well as the spiritual death manifested by the separation from God that resulted because of it.
their physical body was no longer covered by light but now covered with the OSN which has lost its power as well as the spiritual death that resulted because of it.
a. Satan’s first objective in this temptation was to take control of the world from Adam.
b. To defeat God in the courtroom appeal trial of the angelic conflict which he did not succeed in doing.
Disobedience regarding the tree of knowledge of good and evil meant, not only spiritual death and separation from God, but coming under the rulership of that creature genius Satan.
When you understand that human good produced by the OSN equals evil, you will understand the policy of Satan and the genius of Satan as the ruler of this world.
Satan spends more time trying to acquire human good from his followers rather than sin.
Sometimes personal sins of the human race bothers Satan as much as they do others.
When you understand that human good was not necessary for a relationship with God then you understand something that over 90% of Christians do not understand today.
Human good produced from the cosmic system is never acceptable to God, ISA 64:6, All our righteous deeds are like menstrual rags.
Sin and human good = Evil.
Grace and doctrine = Divine good.
The word for loin coverings, it is one word, chagorah which means to cover around the waist.
They didn’t cover their whole body with fig leaves just their genitals.
After the original sin of Adam and the woman, the first act of the OSN, spiritual death and separation from God was an act of human good and the function of legalism.
In perfection and innocence, the man and the woman were married and nakedness was not an issue.
In spiritual death and sinfulness, nakedness now becomes an issue in the marriage.
Nakedness, the normal status in the garden, now becomes a personal problem and demands a solution.
There were two possible solutions, the divine solution is regeneration, which, for the moment, they rejected.Legalism or human good is the other solution, the wrong solution, and that’s the one that they adopted.
Their conscience is now suffering from guilt reaction. What’s left out of this marital problem? No thought of God. No turning to God. No leaning upon the grace of God.
They have completely forgotten about God, why? Because they are spiritually dead. As spiritually dead persons, there is nothing that they can do to enter into a relationship with God but they’re going to do something anyway.
We are going to cover that part of our physical body which has given us so much stimulation and arousal and happiness.
ROM 16:19, I want you to be wise in what is good, and innocent in what is evil. 3JO 1:11, Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
Fear is a result of the OSN controlling us but now the old things, like the OSN, spiritual death and separation from God, are now passed away.
When we become independent from God and think that we know the difference between good and evil, and what is right or wrong than that we fear ends up becoming a reality.
1JO 4:18, There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
Without God’s wisdom, or metabolized doctrine, our imagination runs wild and becomes is a cruel taskmaster. By choosing to claim that we know the difference between good and evil and what is right or wrong, we seek to determine our own destiny and live for ourselves, not others.
One of the first manifestations of the OSN and spiritual death or separation from God is being afraid of God.
Another manifestation of the OSN and spiritual death or separation from God, operation blame game and self-justification. Another manifestation of choosing to be independent from God and the OSN and spiritual death or separation from God is self-induced misery and reaping what you sow.
All of this was simply caused not by the sins of immorality, but the act of being independent from God and thinking that we know the difference between good and evil.
TLJC gave up everything (His Deity-kenosis), so that by His dependant life upon God, He became our prototype or He opened the door that would allow us to live free enough to willingly give up our own rights.
ISA 5:20-21, Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And clever in their own sight!
Without the mind of Christ there is no reality of good that is absolute and we do not have the ability to judge what is really good or evil or right and wrong.
Adam and the woman left the unity of the thinking of one mind (mind of Christ) when they chose independent thoughts over God’s.