Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Why does He still find fault? Part 3.
Friday, August 7, 2009
9. The omniscience of God, the reality of divine decrees, doctrines like foreordination and adoption of the elected ones, does not preclude or hinder or even contradict the function of the justice of God when He condemns and when He judges.
MAT 25:41b, “Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;”
Prin - REV 20:10 and MAT 25:41 indicate that Satan will spend eternity in the lake of fire and he will have company according to REV 20:12-15, those members of the human race who rejected Christ as Savior.
Judgments such as this and others like 2PE 2:4 which says,
For if God Himself did not spare the angels when they sinned [those are the sons of God in GEN 6:2], but He incarcerated them in Tartarus with chains of darkness [zophos - black clouds and a mist], keeping them for judgment;
JUD 1:6, And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under thick darkness [zophos- black clouds and a mist] for the judgment of the great day.
10. Foreordination or predestination does not hinder, coerce or cancel the function of the free will of man. God never tampers with man’s free will and neither can man tamper with God’s judgements.
11. Omniscience, foreordination and predestination acknowledge the free will of man and the principle of self-determination in human history.
JER 2:19, ”Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the Lord your God, And the dread of Me is not in you,” declares the Lord God of hosts.
12. ROM 9:19, “Why does He still find fault?” also reveals that the basis of the imputation of divine righteousness to those who believe in Christ frees the justice of God to have the right to condemn those who do not believe in Christ.
13. On the basis of the potential of the imputation of blessing in time to the target of imputed righteousness, God also has the right to administer punishment and discipline to both the unbeliever and the believer.
Others have suffered far worse than you, to say nothing of what TLJC went through--all that bloodshed which represents His spiritual death or His separation from God.
We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God’s training so we can truly live?
Later, of course, it pays off generously, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.
14. On the basis, then, of the perfect character of God the integrity of God has the right to find fault with sin, human good, and evil.
Elihu functioned as a human judge rebuking Job’s three so- called friends for their unsupported accusations against Job. Elihu sees Job’s mistake which was the attempt to vindicate himself at the expense of God’s plan.
God selected your parents, your nationality, your gender, and even your environment.
How can you say, Job, that you are pure and without sin concerning this suffering and yet turn around and say that God has found fault with you and He counts you as His enemy.
This implies that God was somehow being cruel to Job, when in reality, God is honoring Job with the highest form of suffering for blessing that can exist in the human race.
The evil that Job has turned to is the fact that he has been clinging on to his morality rather than operating in his virtue, which he has, but is not operating in at the present time!
One of the great sins, especially of the sophomore believer or the adolescent believer is the distortion of doctrine.
15. Therefore, the integrity of God and the entire essence of God can never be compromised by finding fault or judging or condemning or disciplining or punishing any portion or any individual in the human race.
As soon as people are in a reality situation where they know they are being discipline or being judged then the old sin nature instinctively screams out “Unfair!”
16. The link between divine judgement or divine blessing is not subject to critical scrutiny on the part of mankind -- mankind who possesses neither the facts nor the doctrine to be critical.
The less you know of the truth the more critical you are of the truth.
Therefore the more the scar tissue, the greater the arrogance.
Critical people, when they are ignorant of the facts, are always arrogant.
Because they had the habit of finding fault they did not want anyone else to find fault and they even criticized God for finding fault. “Why does He still find fault?”
The second debater’s question: “For who hath resisted His will?”
It begins with the inferential use of the postpositive conjunctive particle gar used here in order to bring out the inferential concept.
The nominative masculine singular from the interrogative pronoun tis correctly translated “who,”
followed by the perfect active indicative of the verb anthistemai which means to stand against, to oppose, to resist.
The dative singular indirect object from the noun boulema, which refers to will. It also connotes plan or project or purpose, goal or intention.