Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday February 8, 2015

Solomon said in PRO 24:5 A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

First of all, by way of definition, The Royal Family Honor Code is a system of spiritual integrity mandated by God and revealed in the
Mystery Doctrine of the Church Age.

The honor code is a supplement to, or an extension of impersonal love for all believers which is required by our Lord.

The RFHC code centers around two words: INTEGRITY AND TRUTH.

The main principle concerning the RFHC is to guard yourself against Gossip, Maligning, and Slandering.

For Titus 3:2 says "Speak evil of no man, do not be argumentative,  gentle,  showing every consideration for all men."

So, as a part of the royal family honor code, the believer needs to understand that he is born again into a status quo of aristocracy.

Royalty or Aristocracy has standards, and in the Church-age, these standards are called the honor code.

Jesus Christ is the prototype or the model of the honor code.

The royal family honor code begins to really function best where SSE exists.

Let me give you the Evidences of Spiritual Self-Esteem.

1. First of all, you will have tranquility of soul. This means that you begin to relax in your soul and have an RMA.

2. Stability of mental attitude, including never feeling threatened by others and avoiding inordinate ambition and inordinate competition.

3. Composure marked by self-assurance, which is the correct and accurate application of doctrine to life.

4. Grace-orientation to life.

5. Doctrinal-orientation to reality, which is based upon genuine humility, objectivity, teachability, spiritual common sense, and the avoidance of inordinate ambition and competition or inordinate self-esteem.

6. Good decisions from a position of strength, which includes your motivation from personal love for God the Father plus divine viewpoint thinking.

7. Personal control of your life through doctrinal inculcation.

8. A personal sense of destiny, which includes solving the problems related to God, self, others, and things.

9. Self-confidence from wisdom, which means the function of doctrinal inculcation or the application of metabolized doctrine to experience.

10. Poise. This is the believer under spiritual self-command.  You cannot communicate, related to, or command others unless you have command of self, 1CO 14:22.

As one very popular saying says - He is a winner who overcomes self.

PRO 16:32, He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
The point is that once you have SSE and function with the PSD, that becomes the basis for resolving otherwise unsolvable problems because it becomes the base of operations for the effective application of Bible doctrine to experience.

Learning, the perception and metabolization of Bible doctrine.
Thinking, the application of metabolized doctrine to experience.
Solving, understanding and using the problem-solving devices.

SSE is that virtue and integrity developed from living in the Predesigned Plan of God (PPOG) whereby the believer's confidence is based on Bible doctrine which he has learned through perception, metabolization and application.

Under it, you are free from legalistic bullying, people dependence distractions, flattery, counseling, and dependence.

With it you solve the problems of inadequacy, peer pressure, role model arrogance, fear, and you never feels threatened by just or unjust criticism.

Three have to deal with MAS. Three have to deal with the sins of the tongue. And one is overt which is murder.

PRO 6:17-19, Haughty or arrogant eyes = MAS a lying tongue = SOT hands that shed innocent blood murder = OVERT . A heart that devises wicked plans = MAS, Feet that run rapidly to evil = MAS,   A false witness who utters lies = SOT, And one who spreads strife among brothers = SOT.

In Roman society, no one judged or punished the servant of another Roman, and you and I have no right to judge another believer who is the servant of God.

Then as a part of the RFHC we are told that because every believer is a Royal Priest, 1PE 2:5,9, that they have the right to make their own decisions in regard to what they consider to be important without our interference.

The point is that God has not delegated the prerogative of judging other believers to the arrogant, self-righteous, legalistic, weak believer.
He seeks to gain strength and power by putting down or discrediting other believers.

God indicted Job with this principle when he said in JOB 40:8 "Will you really annul or disregard My judgment? Will you condemn Me so that you may appear to be justified?

2C0 5:16-17, Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

The believer is only authorized to judge himself under the rebound technique of 1JO 1:9.

Verbal sins are the biggest violations of the royal family honor code, and result in triple compound discipline.
For example, in MAT 7:1-2 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.  For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you".

First, you are disciplined for your verbal sins, Secondly, you are disciplined for your mental attitude sins which motivated the verbal sin, and Thirdly, the sins which you name in judgment or slander.

There are four laws of Christian behavior.
1. The law of liberty: 1CO 8:4, 8-9, The law of liberty is directed toward self.

2. The law of love: 1CO 8:13. The law of love is the function of impersonal love toward all believers, including legalists.
The law of love says to refrain from your liberty as a Christian when it leads a weaker believer astray.
The legalist seeks to establish tyranny over those who drink in moderation.

3. The law of expediency: 1CO 9:16-23; 10:23.  The law of expediency is especially directed toward the unbeliever.

Every believer is a minister of reconciliation and must refrain from doing things, not because they are wrong, but because they prevent some unbeliever from seeing the true issue of salvation.

4. The law of supreme sacrifice. The law of supreme sacrifice is directed toward God and relates to several of the problem solving devices of the PPOG--personal love for God the Father and occupation with Christ.
The standards of aristocracy do not condone gossip, maligning and slander.
Do not condone the violation of privacy and sticking your nose into the affairs of others.
Do not condone a passive slothful relationship with TLJC.
Do not condone acting independently of God and the PPOG.
Do not condone coming short of God's righteousness.
Do not condone immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed.
Do not condone putting aside doctrine and loving each other.

Do not condone arrogance, jealously, implacability with revenge motivation.
Do not condone sowing discord or strife between the brethren.
Do not condone the rejection of Bible doctrine from one's right Pastor.
Do not condone stealing money or being dishonest for monetary gain.

Do not condone emotional sins such as fear, worry, anxiety, anger and hatred.
Do not condone legalism, self-righteousness, and rejection of authority.
Do not condone morality as a substitution for Christianity.
Do not condone blessing from God through human good or dead works.

Do not condone blessing from God through human achievement or self sacrifice rather than grace.
Do not condone discrediting any Pastor who communicates Bible doctrine.
Do not condone thinking evil and presumption.
Do not condone distraction and withdrawing from Bible doctrine.
Do not condone apathy, indifference, and wrong priorities toward the plan of God.

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