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Mar 08, 2015

Theology 101 Pt 12

Speaker: Barry Teague

Series: Theology 101

HOLINESS

not only separate from all that is unclean and evil but also that He is positively pure!

Isa 6:2,3 Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and withtwohecoveredhisfeet,andwithtwoheflew. Andonecalledouttoanotherandsaid, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.”

Rev 4:8 And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME.”

Applic:
Sinners must be separate from Him unless a holy way can be found to make them holy! Holiness becomes the standard for the believer’s life

OBJECTIONS

Obj: God cannot be both loving and holy at the same time.

Ans: God’s love can be expressed even toward those who reject it

APPLICATION

Rom 3:24-26 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith.This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

2Cor 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1Jn 1:7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

IMMUTABILITY

God is unchangeable and thus unchanging

Mal 3:6 “For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Jam 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

OBJECTIONS

Obj: If God is immutable, how can it be said that He repents?

Gen 6:6 The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

Jonah 3:10 When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.

Ans: Anthropomorphism

APPLICATION

Mal 3:6 “For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

2Tim 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

INFINITY

He has no bounds or limits

I Kgs 8:27 “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!

Acts 17:24-28 “The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; and aHe made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’

Job 11:7-9 “Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty? “They are high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know? “Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.”

OBJECTIONS

Obj: If God is infinite, there could be nothing else.

Ans: Finite creatures are not more than God; they are simply other than God.

APPLICATION

Ps8:1 OLORD,ourLord,howmajesticisYournameinallthe earth, who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!

Rev 4:11 “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”