Preacher: Lionel Letcher | Series: Nature of True Spirituality (2018-2019) | Genesis 3:6 reveals that sin begins internally.
Side note: Genesis in Chinese characters
Isaiah 14:12-14 reveals that the sin of Lucifer began internally.
Adam and Eve's choice to sin was without prior conditioning.
From the internal; the heart, came the external; sin
That which has been created ex nihilo (out of nothing), has objective, external reality and reveals the intelligence, character and personality of God.
The "creation" is termed theologically as General Revelation
The internal nature of man and the external universe reveal the existence of God in a general sense.
The Bible is God's Word - It is the Special Revelation of particulars about God and salvation that cannot be known simply by observing the external world.
God thinks and then brings forth into the external world
Man thinks and then brings forth into the external world
The creation is not an extension of God's essence
Man's acts in the external world are not an extension of his essence.
Man is affected (internally), by the external world
From the internal world of thought, man is a ble to affect the external world.
God brings forth from nothing because He is infinite.
False religions and philosophies are NOT entirely lies.
- They are counterfeits
- They appeal to man at an emotional, sensual of intellectual level
True Spirituality is first formed in the inner man - the realm of the thought-life
2 Corinthians 10:1-6
True Spirituality requires being dead to all things and being alive unto God
All fruit in the Christian's life comes from the presence of the Holy Spirit in the inner man.
Love is inward.
The external world affects people internally.
True Spirituality is lived in "Active Passivity".
Man has limits - he is finite