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  • 1.Bible Teacher Pastor Leon Emmanuel

2. The first principle one we use all the time. 1. Help us to move from known to unknown. 2. Help us to move from the simple to the complex. If you neglect the foundations: 1. Biblical understanding will incorporate some unusual ideas, 2. Leads you to wrong imagination The foundational teachings must be kept in heart and if you loos it you have to learn again. (Heb.5:11-6:1-8, 1king.5:17,7:10) , themelios : something put down 3. Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation ... Doctrine of repentance from dead works. (2) Doctrine of faith toward God (2) Doctrine of baptisms. (2) Doctrine of laying on of hands. (2) Doctrine of resurrection of the dead. (2) Doctrine of eternal judgment. (2) ......And this will we do, if God permit. 4. 1. The significance of the Hebrew word Dm (nacham): God is said "to change His mind" or "repent" about something in the context of the following passages: Genesis 6:6; Exodus 32:14; Judges 2:18; 1 Samuel 15:35; Psalm 90:13; Jeremiah 15:6; 42:10; Amos7:3, 6. 2. Since God is immutable and does not change, these expressions are anthropopathisms which are designed to explain divine acts of discipline in terms of human attitudes and expressions. Hence, anthropopathisms are used for the communication of divine attitude and policy in man's languagethe language of accommodation. 5. 3. The Greek verb getavogco (metanoeo), translated "repent, means a complete change of mind and has no emotional con-notation. 4. Since metanoeo and nacham are transitive verbs, they must have a subject and an object. Hence, the subject changes his mind about some object in the context. 5. The salvation use of metanoeo: In each case, the unbeliever is the subject, while the Lord Jesus Christ is the object. In a few cases, God the Father is the object of repentance (change of mind) because He is the author of the divine plan, Operation Grace (Matt. 12:41; Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3, 5; 15:7, 10; 16:30-31; Acts 17:30; 20:21; 26:20; Heb. 12:17; 2 Pet. 3:9). Note: The unbeliever does not repent toward sin, but toward the Savior. 6. 6. Salvation repentance is defined as a change of attitude toward Jesus Christ prior to or coterminous with salvation. A. The unbeliever cannot understand spiritual phenomena (1 Cor. 2:14), so the Holy Spirit acts as a human spirit in the percep-tion of the Gospel (John 16:8-11; 2 Tim. 2:25). B. The Holy Spirit makes the Gospel both yvciiatg (gnosis) and kniyvcoatg (epignosis) in the soul of the unbeliever thereby facilitating his change of attitude. 7. The verb, metanoeo, is also used for believers in phase two in the following manner: A. Change of attitude toward human good (Heb. 6:1) B. Change of attitude in reversionism toward doctrine (2 Cor12:21; Rev. 2:5, 16, 22; 3:19) 7. 8. The Greek verb, iletailg Aoilat (metamelomai), is also trans-lated "repent," which is incorrect. This verb has an emotional connotation, indicating "regret" or "feeling sorry for something one has done." 9. Four uses of metamelomai: A. Regret of a previous action (Matt. 21:29). B. Regret of Judas Iscariot (Matt. 27:3). Such regret occurred under emotional revolt; regret has no spiritual connotation or advantage. C. No regrets on God's part regarding salvation and spiritual gifts (Rom. 11:29). D. No regrets on the Father's part regarding the appointment of Christ as High Priest (Heb. 7:21). 8. 10. The noun, getaivota (metanoia), meaning "change of mind" is used in the following passages: Acts 20:21, Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; Hebrews 6:1, 6; 2 Peter 3:9. 9. Dead work is called Operational death. Operational death is any form of Christian service apart from the filling of the Holy Spirithuman good produced by the carnal believer (1 Tim. 5:6; Heb. 6:1; James 2:26) Any Adam and self wrong motive works are dead works. The work we do with out Faith is a DEAD WORK. Example: Adam and Eve, Cain, Nimrud Jesus examples.. 10. Faith defined in Heb.11:1-2, 2.cor.5:6-9 Faith comes by hearing of the word of God: Rom.10:17 If you believe and have faith you have to confess: Justification by faith not works ( Rom.4:1-8) Abraham :believes God and it was credited to him as righteousness. Gen 15:6 The Worker: Justification is a gift not earned: Davids Blessed Man Transgressions are forgiven Sins are covered Sins are not counted against him 11. Everyone expresses faith in something Faith in the physical world. When we sit, sleep Faith in the spiritual realm: 1. Humanist- Himself 2. Christians- Jesus Christ ( Toward God) Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. What faith is and what faith does is totally deferent. 12. Justification is by faith through the grace of God. Rom.3:21-22; 4-5, Eph.2:8-10, 2.Cor.13:5, Jn.5:24; 6:44,10:10; 17:3; Act.17:30, Matt.7:21-23 We have to have faith that JESUS CHRIST: 1. Come with flash: 1.Jonn.4:1-3, 5:1-2 2. Dade for our sin. Rom, 10:9; 1.Cor.15:1-7 3. Come again to resurrect saints and rule. Faith with out work is dead: James: 2:18-26, Rom.4, Rom.8:23 Justification Sanctification Glorification 13. Misconceptions Not the ability to manipulate God (health and wealth) Not adhering to a set of beliefs 2 Tim 1:12, That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. If your beliefs are not founded on the right person it does not matter what else you believe. Not a blind leap into the dark Not just sincerity Faith has beginner and ender. Heb.12:2 Jesus 14. Heb 11:1-3, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.(NKJ) True faith is confident obedience to Gods word in spite of circumstances or consequences. Two-fold: 1. substance of things hoped for 2. the evidence of things not seen 15. Substance- hupostasis. Means, to stand under or support Faith is the foundation that gives the believer the confidence to stand. NLT- It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. Example: John, pole and our Fathersetc Evidence- elegchos- proof, conviction This inward conviction enables the believe to believe things not yet seen, that God performs what he has promised 16. Faith Caused Abel to Worship God Heb 11:4, By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead. He chose the choicest lamb as an offering and brought it the place of sacrifice. True faith looks for an opportunity to worship! 17. Faith Caused Enoch to Walk with God (5-6) Heb 11:5-6, By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Gen 5:21-24- Hebrew walked- closely and continually with God Key- he pleased God 18. Faith caused Noah to work for God Heb 11:7, By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. 120 years 450x75x45 Preached to a people whose hearts and minds were only on evil continually: 2.Pet.2:5 Only 7 responded 19. Heb 11:6 ``But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.`` 20. 1. Principles. A. God is One in essence: the Oneness of God or the glory of God refers to His essence (John 10:30). B. The Trinity is One in essence, but three separate person-alities. C. All of the characteristics of divine essence are eternally resident in God, but not all are manifest at one time. 2. Examples of how divine essence is manifest. 1. In salvation: love 2. In God's plan: omniscience and sovereignty 3. In God's will: sovereignty 4. In faithfulness: immutability and veracity 5. In God's revelation: veracity and omniscience 6. In judgment: righteousness and justice. 7. In resurrection: eternal life. 21. 3. The characteristics of the essence of God. A. Love: the most important overall concept in the essence of God. 1.God is eternal and unchangeable love. God's love never diminishes or increases (1 John 4:8b; 4:16). 2. God's love exists with or without a created object be- cause God loves his own perfect character (Ps. 33:5). 3. God's love needs no response, no reassurance, no dem-onstrations of faithfulness from its object. 4. God's love can never be compromised because it oper-ates on His righteousness, His absolute perfection, and His justice, His absolute fairness. 22. 5. The love of God is expressed in three categories: a. Divine self-love: Each member of the Trinity loves His own righteousness and loves the other two members of the Godhead, who possess equivalent right-eousness. b. Divine personal love: God personally loves every be-liever because we possess the perfect, imputed right-eousness of God (Rom. 8:39; cf., 2 Cor. 5:21). c. Divine impersonal love: God loves every unbeliever with impersonal love (John 3:16) because His love depends on His own righteousness and justice, not the merit or attractiveness of the object. B. Sovereignty. 1. God is the Supreme Being of the universe (Deut. 4:39; 1 Sam. 2:6- 8; 1 Chron. 29:11; 2 Chron. 20:6; Ps. 83:18; Isa. 45:5-6; Acts