Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Spiritual metabolism. Part 11. Metabolized doctrine will give you permanent values with all other values suservient to them.
Friday, September 10, 2004
REV 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.
2PE 3:10 – what endures the destruction of the universe establishes the true eternal values of life and the highest priorities you should have as a member of the royal family of God.
Metabolized doctrine will give you permanent values with all other values subservient or compliant with them.
2PE 3:11 – this challenge is based upon you believing there will be a time of the destruction of the entire universe at the termination of human history – at the end of the Millennium, the future 1000-year reign of our Lord on earth, REV 20:2-7; REV 21:1.
Holy conduct – dative plural adjective – hagiais – a” + noun anastrophais – a*nastrofai” = a dedicated to God life-style
Godliness – eusebeias – eu*sebeivai” = living the spiritual life.
“A dedicated to God life-style living the spiritual life.”
2PE 3:12 – “looking for” – prosdokao = looking forward.
LUK 9:25 “For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?”
Proginosko = “to know in advance.”
Verse 17 – “be on your guard” = with metabolized doctrine, we have an instant red alert system in our soul.
“Be on your guard” – pres-mid-imp – phulasso = to be on your guard, to be on alert.
This is a command to be alert and have proper discernment concerning cosmic Christianity.
The issue is – do you, as a believer, put the Lord before people?
You cannot handle your problems and people problems unless you have metabolized doctrine.
Before we can have good relationships with people we must have a good relationship with God.
1JO 3:8 – cosmic believers are the agent of the devil.
1JO 3:10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his fellow-believer.
It provides discernment. This gives you the ability to hold your ground against public opinion, against the herd.
EXO 23:2 “You shall not follow the majority in doing evil,”
MAT 7:13-14, Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.
The majority of the cosmos is always wrong and there will be a minority which is always right.
REV 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world;
Metabolized doctrine also provides objectivity in friendship as you switch from conditional love to unconditional, or personal to impersonal love.
Aor-pass-part – sunapago = to seduce; to be carried away – not carried away in an antagonistic way; carried away in a congenial way.
EPH 4:14 – they lie in wait to deceive and they do not even know they are under deception.
Sunapago = to be influenced by people, to be attracted to people, to think more of people than you do of doctrine = to think more of people than you do of Jesus Christ.
Aorist tense – there are points of time deliberately designed to lead you astray from Bible doctrine.
Passive voice – the believer receives the action of the verb, even the mature believer.
Participle – denotes Satan’s purpose.
Error – plane = deception or deceit.
Those whom you love present a blind side unless you have metabolized doctrine for a red alert system to protect you.
“Unprincipled” – athesmos = heretical or phonies, or those who are putting on an act, like the stereo-type Christian.
To fall – ekpipto = to drift off course.
To drift off course from your own – idios – adjective meaning a private person, a believer-priest.
Steadfastness – sterignos = a secure position or a firm hold; more than steadfastness – it means your support system.
“To drift off course from your own support system.”
The “draw toward God” must be stronger than the draw toward those whom you love.
Satanic wisdom, human viewpoint, false doctrine, and religion characterize the believer who rejects spiritual metabolism.
“But” – particle de – used to emphasize the contrast with the previous verse.
But grow” – pres-act-imp – auzano = to grow, to increase, to progress.
Joseph Thayer – in this passage it means to become greater with a substance, which is grace and knowledge.
En + locative of charis = in the sphere or the location of grace.
Grace is God doing all the work and providing everything for us to execute His plan.
PHI 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who has begun in you an absolute good work will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.
PHI 2:13 for it is God [the Holy Spirit] who is at work in you, both to will [give you motivation] and to work [He gives you the ability to execute] above and beyond His good pleasure.
1. The formation and the preservation of the canon of Scripture – the Bible.
Canon – Greek term Canon = rule or standard of measurement.
The words of Scripture are God’s own.
Man simply transmitted what he received.
2. The divine authorization of the local church as a classroom.
3. The provision of a certain pastor for the communication of doctrine.
4. The filling of the Holy Spirit and spiritual phenomena understood, so that it can be metabolized.
5. The provision and the privacy of the royal priesthood for receiving doctrine.
6. Logistical grace support to sustain your life so that you can fulfill the divine commands.