Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
"Such an Opportunity".
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
1. Israel was added as the new racial species.
2. The Church is the new spiritual species.
The new racial species of Israel had to be perpetuated through procreation, while in the Church-age the new spiritual species of the Royal Family of God is perpetuated through regeneration or the baptism of the Spirit at the point of salvation.
Israel was created for a visible historical impact in the Old Testament (age of Israel) and in the Millennium through their client nation function. The Church was created for an invisible historical impact during the times of the Gentiles.
Each new species is a witness for the prosecution in Satan’s appeal trial which is coterminous with human history.
The Greek words “kaine ktisis” does not mean that you have been renovated, but it means you have been created a brand new creature.
The new creature is not a gradual improvement of the old, Adam.
God has put something in us which was never there before, a brand new nature, a nature which cannot sin, 1JO 3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because his seed [incorruptible seed] abides in him, and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
The Christian is not the old man improved.
“You must be born again” - born - gennao = to procreate or regenerate.
Again [not the normal word for again - palin - to restore or to repeat] -
anothen = something totally brand new from above or from a higher place.
The reason for the new spiritual species is the continuation of the great power demonstration of the hypostatic union into the Church-age.
As a result of the new racial species of Israel, Bible doctrine distinguishes between Jew and Gentile from Abraham to Christ.
As a result of the new spiritual species of the church or body of Christ, distinction between Jew and Gentile is removed during the Church-age,
The one new man is the new creature formed at salvation by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The new spiritual species of the Church-age formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit erases all racial distinctions between Jew and Gentile, plus all other racial distinctions in the Royal Family of God.
The application of this doctrine is tolerance for all believers, especially for baby believers and adolescents.
(1) Between carnal and spiritual believers, which is the absolute concept of Christianity.
(2) Between winner and loser believers, which is the relative concept of Christianity, based on spiritual momentum or retrogression.
We have the same assets and divine power available to us as Jesus Christ, yet we are imperfect.
(1) The new spiritual species is created by the baptism of the Spirit at salvation.
(2) The new spiritual species is forever protected from liability at the last judgment; you cannot lose your salvation, ROM 8:1.
(3) The new spiritual species possesses eternal life, 1JO 5:11-12.
(4) The new spiritual species possesses a double divine righteousness: The imputed perfect righteousness of God the Father, ROM 3:22, and the perfect righteousness we share with TLJC through positional sanctification,1CO 1:30.
1CO 1:30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,
(5) The new spiritual species has an inheritance protected by the omnipotence of God.
1PE 1:4 “We are guarded by the omnipotence of God through faith at the moment of salvation.”
(6) Being a new spiritual species is not progressive.
(7) Being a new spiritual species is not an emotion or an experience.