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Spritual metabolism. Part 2. Without metabolism, there is no life.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

To learn – aor-act-ind – manthano = to learn from someone who has the authority to teach.

To receive – aor-act-ind – paralambano = implies agreement, approval and therefore acceptance.

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As the physical heart, the physiological pump processes the blood, so the right lobe processes knowledge or doctrinal information.

NAS – 1CO 8:1Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.

Virtue-love, the filling of the Spirit with the metabolization of Bible doctrine –
GAL 5:6b but faith working through love.

JAM 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

You cannot grow from what you know, you can only grow from what you truly understand.

Understanding is epignosis, knowledge is simply gnosis.

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The Doctrine of Spiritual Metabolism. Point 1. Definition.

a. Metabolism = the system of physical and chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life.

HEB 4:12 For the word of God is living and active

Without spiritual metabolism, there is no spiritual life or spiritual energy.

a. Metabolism = the system of physical and chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life.

b. In metabolism some substances are broken down to yield energy for vital processes while other substances, necessary for life, are produced.

ACT 20:32 “And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up.”
HEB 5:11 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

c. Metabolism = the chemical changes in the living cells by which energy is provided for vital processes and activities.

PSA 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, That Thy word has revived me.
PSA 119:107 I am exceedingly afflicted; Revive me, O Lord, according to Thy word.
PSA 119:93 I will never forget Thy precepts, For by them Thou hast revived me.

d. Metabolism = the intake and the absorption of food, plus the process of respiration by which oxygen is made available to the tissues for the multiple chemical transformations needed for the physical body to function properly.

1. Anabolism – anabole = the process of building up.

2CO 10:8 For even if I should boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I shall not be put to shame,

2. Catabolism – katabole = the process of tearing down.
2TI 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season {and} out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

Metabolism as a medical term includes all the body processes by which matter, either organic or inorganic, is utilized for growth, repair, and maintenance.

2PE 3:18 but grow by means of the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
PSA 19:7 The doctrine of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
PSA 40:11 Thy lovingkindness and Thy truth will continually preserve me.

The metabolic processes by which oxygen is supplied to the neurons of the brain is how you think.

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