Doctrine of Worthless Mind

July 21, 2010


1.    Definition.

A.    The mind of the unbeliever who has rejected Jesus Christ as Savior, after having epignosis Gospel information has a worthless mind.

B.    This is tantamount to salvation maladjustment to the justice of God.  Such maladjustment demands judgment from the justice of God, involving blackout of the soul, the function of evil, and scar tissue of the soul.

C.    A worthless mind is a mind thinking evil, a mind where there is evil or demon influence.

2.    The worthless mind has rejected the Gospel.

2 Peter 2:20  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. (KJV)

2 Peter 2:20 (expnded translation) “For, if having escaped the defilement of the cosmos by means of epignosis of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled by them [false doctrines] and are overcome, the latter end [unbeliever reversionism] has become worst than the first [the unbeliever before reversionism].”

3.    The worthless mind is the status of reversionism known as blackout of the soul.  Romans 1:21 cf. Ephesians 4:17-18

Romans 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (KJV)

Ephesians 4:17-18
17    This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18    Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: (KJV)

4.    The worthless mind is judged by the control of evil.

Romans 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (KJV)

5.    The worthless mind is illustrated by the dog returning to his vomit.

2 Peter 2:21-22
21    For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22    But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. (KJV)

2 Peter 2:21-22 (expanded translation) “It is better for an unbeliever reversionist not to have understood the Gospel than to turn away from epignosis Gospel information.”

A.    The dog vomiting is analogous to the unbeliever rejecting evil from his common sense standards.

B.    Yet after rejecting the Gospel, the dog now returns to the vomit and accepts what he formerly rejected.

6.    The believer who rejects doctrine has a worthless mind.

A.    Revelation 3:14-20:  He is lukewarm.

B.    Hebrews 5:11-14:  He is unteachable.

C.    Galatians 5:4:  He is a casualty.

D.    Philippians 3:18:  He is the enemy of the cross.

E.    Revelation 2:4:  He has left his first love.

F.    1 Timothy 1:19:  He is shipwrecked.

G.    Jeremiah 9:25-26:  He is uncircumcised of heart.

H.    Hebrews 12:15:  He is falling from grace.