Ichthys' SR4 - Satan's World System

Overview

Link: YouTube playlist of study recordings

There is a Google Doc for posting questions you have about things covered in the video lessons. If you post the questions for a given lesson early enough in the week (before Friday morning, say), I’ll probably be able to come prepared to answer them when we record the Q&A video for that lesson.

Lesson 1: Introduction to SR4 - Satan’s World System

Video:

Link to wider playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcqAebKsBWy-0I_RPPIU0S1jdywU7ZNw4

Link to Q&A video for this week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqtCDR-RVjc

Download video:

https://archive.org/download/bibledocs-sr4-1-video/SR4_1_%20Introduction%20to%20SR4%20-%20Satan%27s%20World%20System.mp4

Download audio:

https://archive.org/download/bibledocs-sr4-1-audio/SR4_1_%20Introduction%20to%20SR4%20-%20Satan%27s%20World%20System.mp3

Download slides:

https://www.bibledocs.org/video-series/ichthys-sr4-satans-world-system/lesson-1-slides.html

See transcript:

https://www.bibledocs.org/video-series/ichthys-sr4-satans-world-system/#lesson-1-transcript

Summary:

This week I introduced the new video study we will be having on SR4 - Satan’s World System, a study on https://www.ichthys.com discussing the driving spiritual realities that lay veiled behind this world’s physical veneer. In coming weeks we will start making points directly from the study, but this week was more of a conceptual introduction.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:10 - Outline
  • 01:24 - Why do this study in particular?
  • 02:45 - Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
  • 05:00 - Satan the puppet-master
  • 09:54 - The outline for SR4 on Ichthys
  • 17:04 - Steven’s high-level introduction
  • 18:13 - Recap

Lesson 1 content

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Lesson 1 transcript

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Lesson 1 Q&A: Level of depth; calling many Christians deceived – too harsh?; why God allows Satan control

Video:

Link to wider playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcqAebKsBWy-0I_RPPIU0S1jdywU7ZNw4

Link to lesson video for this week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnIpsUyhN10

Download video:

https://archive.org/download/bibledocs-sr4-1qa-video/SR4_1%20Q%26A_%20Level%20of%20depth%3B%20calling%20many%20Christians%20deceived%20--%20too%20harsh_%3B%20why%20God%20allows%20Satan%20control.mp4

Download audio:

https://archive.org/download/bibledocs-sr4-1qa-audio/SR4_1%20Q%26A_%20Level%20of%20depth%3B%20calling%20many%20Christians%20deceived%20--%20too%20harsh_%3B%20why%20God%20allows%20Satan%20control.mp3

Download slides:

https://www.bibledocs.org/video-series/ichthys-sr4-satans-world-system/lesson-1-q-a-slides.html

See transcript:

https://www.bibledocs.org/video-series/ichthys-sr4-satans-world-system/#lesson-1-q-a-transcript

Summary:

Talking in-depth about Satan’s world system has enough practical benefit that it is worth spending time on as an area of study. Satan’s web of lies and deceit is far from unsuccessful in leading us humans away from the truth – quite to the contrary, the system is devastatingly effective at preying upon our fallen natures to turn us against the Lord. It may seem harsh to speak in terms of most humans being deceived, but the truth is the truth. God didn’t give Satan this control as some sort of gift, but Satan usurped it. God allows Satan this temporary control over the material world only because He uses the situation to test us and refine our faith; God’s plan is perfect and unswerving, and the situation in no way caught Him by surprise. God could crush Satan instantly with the smallest movement of His finger, so we have nothing to worry about– we have the Omnipotent Creator of the universe on our side. All we have to do is have faith.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:54 - Is this much depth really necessary? (In talking about Satan’s web of lies and deceit in the world)
  • 03:40 - Are many Christians really so helpless? (In terms of being deceived by Satan’s lies)
  • 10:25 - Isn’t this too harsh? (Saying that many people really are deceived)
  • 12:38 - Why doesn’t God just defeat Satan already?
  • 20:10 - Did God give Satan control? Is that phrasing really appropriate?

Lesson 1 Q&A content

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Lesson 1 Q&A transcript

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