Teaching by Lois Bergsma
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The Attributes of God Part 8

Sovereignty (Part 3) Man’s Responsibility

Intro 10-22-09

1 – What sovereignty of God involved

2 – Introduced 2 views in church today

      Calvinism – Arminianism

 

10-29-09

1 –Gave 8 rules of interpretation

2-  Looked at Rom 9

 Jacob/Esau

Hardening Pharaoh’s heart

Potter/Cay

 

11-05-09 Today

            Salvation unconditional?

            Eternal Security?

 

I  From Genesis to Revelation

Salvation always conditional

Abrahamic Covenant

  • Gen. 4:37 – Cain
  • Gal. 3:16
  • John 4:22
  • Gen.12:1
  • Heb 11:15
  • Luke 14:33
  • Gen 17:11
  • Eph. 5:28
  • Col. 1:10
  • Gal 5:16
  • I Jn. 1:6
  • I Jn. 2:6

 

Abramic covenant demanded faith & obedience

Rom 8:9 – believed

Gen 2:18 – obeyed

 

Covenant made with Israel at Sinai

  • Ex 19:5

God’s covenant originated with himself

From His love-grace-mercy. Man cannot earn or merit anything even with obedience & faith

But – to enter covenant blessings there are conditions

 

Old Testament

Believe/obey – in

Disobey – cut off

Scripture does not allow man to separate belief from obedience.

 

New Testament

#1. Jesus – Never hinted at easy believism

Luke 14:28

Matt 6:15

John 15:5,6

John 8:31

John 8:51

I  John 2:6

Matt. 10:22

 

#2.Paul

I Cor 9:24-27 and 10:1-12 K.J.

I Cor 15:1-2

Col 1: 21-23

Heb. 3:12-14

 

#3. James

1:12   1:22   1:26

 

#4. Revelation of Jesus

Rev 2:2-5

 

What is the key to a continuing faith?

 

#1. I Pet.5:8 NIV

 

Christian Life – warfare –wrestling match whether we are fighting: world, flesh, devil

ROOT PROBLEM IS

Pride – Love of self-Opposite of Love

 

Matt. 22:37-40

Satan comes as angel of light

Twists the words of Jesus to Love Self

2 Tim. 3:1-6  K.J.

 

#2. Believe the Word (Absolutes)

I Cor.6:4-11

 

#3. Which is actually #1

Love God = neighbor

I Cor. 13

Gal.5:22-26

 

God does not command what we are not able to obey

2 Peter 1:3  Col. 1:27 Rom. 5:5

John 15:5   Gal 2:20