Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Wed., Nov 11, 2009††

http://fbcweb.org/Audio.html†††

 

Salvation (1 Cor 7:23; Rom 8:30);SL (Jn 8:31;14:23; 1 Jn 1:5-6), spiritual growth (Col 1:9-13; Pro 1; Rv 3:21-22)

 

GODíS COVENANTS Ė Part 21:The Mosaic Covenant, Part 13:

Divine Establishment,  Freedom, and Government Health Care 

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A.†† Laws of Divine Establishment (DE).††††

††††††††††† 1.God has ordained certain laws for the survival of the human race.

††††††††††† 2.The laws of DE are designed for believer and unbeliever.

††††††††††† 3.These laws directly affect freedom, civilization, authority, evangelism, spiritual growth, and perpetuation of the human race.

††††††††††† 4.The laws of divine establishment define freedom in terms of privacy, property and authority.

††††††††††† 5.Therefore, the five divine institutions, volition, marriage, family, limited government, and nationalism are the basis for the laws of divine establishment.

††††††††††† 6.††† God provided the laws of DE to protect and bless both individuals and nations, Dt 28:1-13; Prov 14:34.

††††††††††† 7.†† The issue for the people of a nation who are suffering on the cycles of divine discipline is always to return to the Lord by returning to His those universal truths of DE, Rom 2:14-15; Lev 26:14, 18, 21, 23, 27.

 

B.The Five Cycles of Divine Discipline, Lev 26.

 

C.†† Each believer has a ministry of salt (preservation) in his nation, Mt 5:13.

 

D.†† Divine Institution #1 Ė Volition, Freedom!

††††††††††† 1.There is no freedom apart from Truth, Lev 18; Jn 8:32; Rev 12:9; Jn 8:44.†††††††††

††††††††††† 2.†† Assault on Truth and modern manís presuppositional framework.

††††††††††† 3.†† Assault of Truth & psychological determinism (Freud).

††††††††††† 4.†† Assault on Truth & sociological determinism (B.F. Skinner).

††††††††††† 5.†† Assault on Truth & genetic determinism (Francis Crick).

††††††††††† 6.†† Assault on Truth & economic determinism (Karl Marx).†††††††††

††††††††††† 7.†† Assault on Truth & the media.

††††††††††† 8.†† As a society rejects Truth, freedom is lost.

††††††††††† 9.†† Rejection of Truth results in the rejection of the rule of law.

††††††††††† 10.Fascism, Socialism, and communism illustrate how societies reject truth andsubstitute rex lex for lex rex, and become lawless.

††††††††††† 11. America is somewhere between capitalism and socialism.

††††††††††† 12.Freedom, not security, is the greatest human gift.

 

E.††† Freedom, Government, and the health care.

††††††††††† 1.The function of government is to punish the criminals,Rom 13:1-7; 1 Pet 2:14-15; Gen 9:6.

††††††††††† 2.Health care is not a government function, cf. Lk 10:25-37.†††

††††††††††† 3.What has made America great and attract tens of millions is freedom.

††††††††††† 4.Individual liberty depends upon a foundation of other values.

††††††††††† 5.Every modern dictator has been an advocate of national health care.

††††††††††† 6.Government planning is incompatible with individual liberty.

††††††††††† 7.In a country where the sole physician is the State, opposition means death.†††††††

††††††††††† 8.In government health care, physicians end up becoming employees of state.††

††††††††††† 9.Government health care system is immoral.

††††††††††† 10.Government health care systems end up collapsing individual conscience.

††††††††††† 11.Intended and unintended consequences of government health care.†††

††††††††††† 12.Government health care has always deteriorated health care.††††

 

F.Divine institution #2 Marriage.

††††††††††† 1.†† Marriage is a divine institution, Gen 1:26-27; Mat 19:5; 1 Cor 7:2-4; Heb 13:4.

††††††††††† 2.The husband and wife relationship was designed by God to be a unit.

††††††††††† 3.†† Marriage is to be held in the highest honor, 1 Cor 7:1-4; Heb 13:4.

††††††††††† 4.†† Marriage is the basis for stability in society.

††††††††††† 5.The greatest issue for the husband is spiritual love, Eph 5.

††††††††††† 6.†† The greatest issue for the wife is submission, 1 Pet 3:1ff; Eph 5:22.

 

G.†† Divine Establishment #3:Family.

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

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

††††††††††† 3.†† The divine institution of family provides guidance and instruction (Eph 6:4; Prov 4:1-2, 10-11; Dt 6:5-7; 11:18-21).

††††††††††† 4.††† The divine institution of family provides for personal security.

 

H.Divine Institution #4:Limited Government, (Gen 9:6; Rom 13:1-5; 1 Pet 2:14-15; 1 Tim 2:2)

 

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

 

J.†† Consequences of rejection Godís Truth on any level (DE or spiritual): Reversionism.††

††††††††††† 1.††† The single greatest issue in manís life is truth,1 Tim 2:4-7; Eph 4:12-16; 2 Thess 2:10; Jn 3:18-21; 14:6; 17:17; 18:37; 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 of natural law.

††††††††††† 6.††† Believerís reversionism is all about relativizing Godís truth

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

††††††††††† 8.††† Characteristics of Christian ďreversionism.Ē

 

K.†† Lawlessness and rejection of Truth 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