Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Wed.,October Nov. 4 , 2009††

http://fbcweb.org/Audio.html†††

 

Salvation (Jn 14:6; 1 Tim 2:4); the SL (1 Tim 2:4; 1 Jn 1:5-9), spiritual maturity (1 Tim 2:4; Eph 4:16)

 

GODíS COVENANTS Ė Part 19:The Mosaic Covenant, Part 11:

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Laws of Divine Establishment

(Messiah & A.C. #265)

 

A.†† Laws of Divine Establishment.††††

††††††††††† #1. Vol, Gen 2:16-17; Lev 25:10; Jer 34:13, 17; 2 Cor 3:17; Jn 8:34; Rm 8:21; Col 4:1.

††††††††††† #2Marriage, Gen 1:26-27; 5:1-2; 1 Cor 7:2-4; Heb 13:4; Eph 5:22-33.

††††††††††† #3:Family.

††††††††††††††††††††††† a)†† Family is the place for personal provisions, Mt 7:9-11; 1 Tim 5:8.

††††††††††††††††††††††† b)†† Family provides leadership, 1 Cor 11:3; Eph 5:23; Ex 20:12; Col 3:20.†††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† c)†† Family provides guidance, Eph 6:4; Prov 4:1-2, 10-11; Dt 6:5-7; 11:18.

††††††††††††††††††††††† d)†† Family provides personal security.

††††††††††††††††††††††† e)†† Family provides individualism.

††††††††††††††††††††††† f)†† Threats to the family.†††

††††††††††† #4:Limited government, Gen 9:6; Rom 13:1-5; 1 Pet 2:14-15; 1 Tim 2:2.

††††††††††† #5:Nationalism, Gen 10:5; Dt 32:8; Acts 17:26-28.††† ††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† a)†† Avoid entanglement in foreign nations.

††††††††††††††††††††††† b)†† National sovereignty must never be compromised.

††††††††††††††††††††††† c)†† National integrity must be maintained in foreign matters.

††††††††††††††††††††††† d)†† Compassion for other nations must be on biblical grounds.

††††††††††††††††††††††† e)†† Consistency in national policy of supporting freedom in other nations.

††††††††††††††††††††††† f)†† Total Rejection of communism.

††††††††††††††††††††††† g)††† Peace through military victory,

††††††††††††††††††††††† h)†† Support for Israel.

B.†† Rejection of natural law & the 5 stages of national and personal rev. Rom 1:18-25.

 

C.†† Rejection of Law and the 5 stages of national discipline, Lev 26.

††††††††††† 1.†† Cycle #1, Lev 26:16-17:defeat in battle.

††††††††††† 2.†† Cycle #2, Lev 26:18-20, economic destruction.

††††††††††† 3.†† Cycle #3: Lev 26:21-22, increase violence, crime, and terrorism.

††††††††††† 4.†† Cycle #4: Lev 26:23-26, disease, military defeat.

††††††††††† 5.†† Cycle #5: Lev 26:27ff,removal of nation.

 

D.†† Rejection of Godís Truth always leads to reversionism.

††††††††††† 1.††† The single greatest issue in life is truth,1 Tim 2:4-7; Eph 4:12-16; 2 Thess 2:10-13; Jn 3:21; 14:6; 17:8, 17; 18:37; Rom 1:18-25; Heb 11:6.

††††††††††† 2.††† Only in truth can man find meaning, success and happiness, 3 Jn 1:2-4.

††††††††††† 3.††† Reversionism at its core is always about rejection of Truth.†††

††††††††††† 4.††† National reversionism is about society rejecting of truths of DE.

††††††††††† 5.††† Unbeliever reversionism is about the rejection of truths in natural law.

††††††††††† 6.††† Believerís reversionism is all about the rejection and relativizing of Godís truth.

††††††††††† 7.††† Anytime truth is rejected it is exchanged for some lie, Rom 1:25.

††††††††††† 8.††† Characteristics of Reversionism.

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Bible doctrine is relativized.

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† Priorities are reversed.

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.†† Life dominated by the OSN - with accompanied degeneracy.

††††††††††††††††††††††† d.†† Life of reaction and distraction.

††††††††††††††††††††††† e.†† Life of FSH, 2 Tim 3:4.

††††††††††††††††††††††† f.††† False value system: personal comfort, affluence, pragmatism, utilitarianism.

††††††††††††††††††††††† g.†† Societies which have rejected Godís truth and absolutes have always been willing to give up their freedom for expediency.

††††††††††††††††††††††† h.†† Historically no society which has rejected the absolutes of the Bible has ever survived major crises without turning to an authoritative government for security.

††††††††††††††††††††††† i.†† As nations increasingly become unstable by rejecting laws of divine establishment, they seek international organizations for security Ė even if that means the violation of their own constitutions.

††††††††††††††††††††††† j.†† As the memory of the Biblical base for laws of divine establishment grows ever dimmer, freedom will continue to disintegrate regardless of which the party is in office.

††††††††††††††††††††††† k.When principles are gone, there remains only expediency at any price.

††††††††††††††††††††††† l.†† Without absolutes and universals man is doomed.

††††††††††† ††††††††††† m.The only hope for any nation or society is the existence of a remnant of mature believers living out Godís universal truths.

††††††††††††††††††††††† n.††† The Biblical truths with their attendant virtues, values, and absolutes demand absolute commitment.

††††††††††††††††††††††† o.†† Commitment to truth is the antithesis to pragmatism and utilitarianism.††

 

E.†† Lawlessness and reversionism in the last days of the Church Age, 2 Thess 2:3, 7.

††††††††††† 1.Lawlessness, 2 Thess 2:3, 7.

††††††††††† 2.Religious ascetic reversionism, 1 Tim 4:1-3.††

††††††††††† 3.Rejection of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, 2 Pet 2:1-3

††††††††††† 4.Religious hucksterism, 2 Pet 2:15.

††††††††††† 5.Denial of the Return of Jesus Christ, 2 Pet 3:3-4.

††††††††††† 6.†† Hedonistic, narcissistic, emotional, ďreligiousĒ Christianity, 2 Tim 3:1-5

††††††††††† 7.†† Rejection of sound doctrine, 2 Tim 4:3-4.

††††††††††† 8.†† Self-confident in self-improvements and attainments, Rev 3:15-16.

 

F.Protection against the lawless/reversionistic influences of our day.

††††††††††† 1.Continue living out the spiritual life, 2 Tim 3:10.

††††††††††† 2.Focus on your future with the Lord, 1 Jn 3:2-3.

††††††††††† 3.Do not be surprised at the testings in life, 2 Tim 3:12.

††††††††††† 4.†† Keep growing in doctrine, 2 Tim 3:14-17; Mt 4:4. This keeps you in the right framework of life and the right foundation of life.††

††††††††††† 5.†† Focus on Godís plan for your life, 2 Tim 4:6-8.

††††††††††† 6.†† Do not be distracted by believers in KD, 2 Tim 4:10.

††††††††††† 7.Continue to lean on the Lord for strength,2 Tim 4:17-18.