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The superiority of the new spiritual species, the Church, over the new racial species, the Jew.

Sunday, June 23, 2002

a. Israel was added as the new racial species. The Jew is racially different from all the descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

b. The Church or the new spiritual species - the new creation, 2CO 5:17.

“Kaine ktisis” does not mean that you have been renovated, but it means you have been created a brand new creature.

He is not created from a sweet personality, from living morally, or being good or witnessing, praying, or serving.

The new creature is not a gradual improvement of the old, Adam.

It is a brand new nature within, not a spark to ignite the old one.

God has put something in us which was never there before, a brand new nature, a nature which cannot sin, 1JO 3:9.

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.

ROM 7:17 So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin [the sin nature] which indwells me.

ROM 7:20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not wish, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

GAL 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.”

The Christian is not the old man improved.

“You must be born again” Born - gennao = to procreate or regenerate.

Again - 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, EPH 2:11-22.

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.

Racial, cultural, social, and sexual, GAL 3:26-28; EPH 2:11-12; 1CO 12:13ff.

The application of this doctrine is tolerance for all believers, especially for baby believers and adolescents.

(1) Between carnal and spiritual believers - the absolute concept of Christianity.

(2) Between winner and loser believers - the relative concept of Christianity, based on spiritual momentum or retrogression.

The reason for the new spiritual species is the continuation of the great power demonstration of the hypostatic union into the Church-age.

1CO 3:5 “the Lord gives opportunity to each one.”

COL 4:5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

We have the same assets and divine power available to us as Jesus Christ, yet we are imperfect.

a. The new spiritual species is created by the baptism of the Spirit at salvation.

b. The new spiritual species is forever protected from liability at the last judgment; you cannot lose your salvation, ROM 8:1.

c. The new spiritual species possesses eternal life, 1JO 5:11-12.

d. The new spiritual species possesses a double divine righteousness: imputed perfect righteousness of God the Father, ROM 3:22, and perfect righteousness with Jesus Christ through positional sanctification, 1CO 1:30.

e. 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.”

f. Being a new spiritual species is not progressive.

g. Being a new spiritual species is not an emotion or an experience.

h. Being a new spiritual species is not related to any form of human works or human merit.

i. The new spiritual species of the Church-age is both justified and sanctified, ROM 3:24; 1CO 1:2, 30; HEB 10:10,14.

j. The new spiritual species is unique to the Church-age, never existed in any previous dispensation, nor will it exist in any future dispensation.

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