The Truth Project: Session 3 pt. 1 – Anthropology
Charles Spurgeon once said; “You cannot slander human nature, it is worse than words can paint it.”
T or F – Does evil exist?
Johnathan Edwards said that knowing God and knowing ourselves is some of the most important knowledge we could ever obtain.
Galatians 5:16-17, reveals the two natures of man.
16 So I say, walk by the _______, and you will not gratify the desires of the ________. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.
What are the 2 natures of man?
-The _______ nature
Pernicious Lie: The lie that man is basically ________ and that his greatest need is to self-actualize.
3 aspects of man
His __________ – His moral __________ – His _________
States or Modes of man
State/Mode 1 – Man was created ___________.
State/Mode 2 – ____________ man
Man is fallen, sin has entered and the consequences are passed on to __________ man.
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, in this way death ___________to all men, because all sinned.
The BIG problem.
Man cannot, on his ________, become __________ again.
How the Bible describes sinful /fallen/old man.
Evil – Genesis 6:5
Dead – Romans 5:12
Blinded – 2 Corinthians 4:4
In whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the l_____ of the g________ of the g______ of C______, who is the image of God.
Deaf – Jeremiah 6:10
To whom shall I speak and give warning that they may hear?
Behold, their ears are _______ and they cannot listen.
Behold, the _______ of the Lord has become a reproach to them;
They have no delight in it.
“Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, _____ to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and __________their ears from hearing.
Lost – Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man came to _______ and to save the lost.
“My _______ have been lost sheep…”
Rebellious – Proverbs 17:11a
“An evil man seeks only __________…”
For this is a rebellious people, _______ sons,
Sons who refuse to listen to the instruction of the Lord.
But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;
They have turned aside and _________.
Without hope – Ephesians 2:12
Remember that at that time you were ___________ from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God, in the world.
Haters of God – Romans 1:28-30
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a _________ mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
Desperately Wicked – Jeremiah 17:9
The _________ is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:
Children of the devil – 1 John 3:10
By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: ________ who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
In State/Mode 2, there are two things which can occur; _____________
State/Mode 3 – the New Man, redeemed
7 In Him we have redemption through His ________, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
“And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were _______, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.”
Redemption comes through Christ death on the cross. His shed blood pays the price for our forgiveness and grants to us ___________.
Descriptions of the New Man, the redeemed.
The Redeemed – Galatians 3:13
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the _______, having become a curse for us.
Saints – Romans 8:27
And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the __________ according to the will of God
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s h______ p______ (saints), to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God
Priest – 1 Peter 2:5&9
5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a h______ p__________, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own ___________, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Called Out Ones – 1 Peter 2:59
We are “called out” from the ________, to be God’s chosen race, a royal priesthood and a people for His own possession. We are furthermore “called out” from darkness and in His marvelous light.
The People of God – 1 Peter 2:10
For you once were n___ a people, but n___ you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
A Holy Nation – 1 Peter 2:9
Children of God – 2 Corinthians 6:18
“And I will be a gather to you, and you shall be s_____ and d__________ to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who _________ in His name,
Sons of God – Galatians 3:26
For you are all sons of God through _________ in Christ Jesus.
For all who are being _________ by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Beloved – Romans 1:7
To all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as __________: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Wearing white robes – Revelation 7:9
After this I looked, and behold, a g_______ m__________ that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
Born again, Born from above – John 3:1-7
3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if _______were not with him.” 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be b______ a_______.’