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(Part Two, Part Three—I have also divided Part 2 and Part 3 into 31 and 36 sections respectively for easier bite size reading.)
Have we arrived at the time where God does not want people to hear the truth because, "Reasoning" from their "feelings" of the 'moment'—using dialectic 'reasoning' to "'justify' their 'self,'" "'esteeming' their 'self'"—believing a themselves, they deserve what is coming their way? "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Timothy 2:11, 12
The "lie" being, because pleasure "feels good" it must be the standard for "good," making pleasure the 'drive' of life and therefore its augmentation the 'purpose,' resulting in man deceiving himself, becoming delusional, believing that he is or can become "good" by doing "good works," with "good works" including the removal (negation) of all that gets in the way of pleasure, i.e., manifesting man's hate of restraint, killing the innocent and the righteous. "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 "Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked." Exodus 23:7
Since man in not righteous, i.e., good in and of himself, his "good works," i.e., his love of pleasure and hate of restraint can not engender righteousness, i.e., doing right and not wrong according to the Father's will, only unrighteousness, i.e., doing his will instead. Instead, righteousness, the work of the Lord in us, engenders good works (doing right and not wrong, according to the Father's will).
In man's effort to remove the barriers to pleasure ("good"), i.e., including the removal or negation of Godly restraint—doing right and not wrong according to the Father's will—he manifests the wickedness of his heart, i.e., his hatred toward God and His authority, i.e., resenting His restraints. With man blinded by his "Reasoning" ability, i.e., his ability to 'justify' his "self," i.e., to 'justify' his love of pleasure and hate of restraint (via dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., via dialogue), he responds to God's threat of judgment upon him, i.e., God's authority, i.e., the system of authority itself) as being "irrational" and therefore "irrelevant," rebelling (rioting) against it, promoting unrighteousness and abomination, i.e., "human nature" as the way of life only, instead.
Faith (love of the Father, i.e., righteousness, i.e., doing right and not wrong according to the Father's will) comes with a price, the rejection of men (rejection by "the children of disobedience"). Sight (love of the world, i.e., sensuousness, i.e., approaching pleasure and avoiding pain, i.e., love of pleasure and hate of restraint) comes with a price, the rejection of God (rejection by the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ). "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:15-17 "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness [who make 'truth' subject to their "feelings"];" Romans 1:18 "Let no man deceive you with vain ["self interest"] words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience." Ephesians 5:6 "And through covetousness ["self interest"] shall they with feigned words [generalizations, "double speak"] make merchandise ["human resource"] of you ;" 2 Peter 2:22 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6
Instead of parents, i.e., fathers training their children up to do right and not wrong no matter the situation—with the children refusing to yield to the temptation of compromising their father's commands, rules, facts, and truth in order to apprehend pleasure and/or avoid pain—they are now concerned about their children having a "better life," i.e., living a life of pleasure. "Prior to therapy the person is prone to ask himself, 'What would my parents want me to do?' During the process of therapy [dialogue] the individual comes to ask himself, 'What does it mean to me?'" (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)
The eyes are stronger than the ears. Faith comes by hearing (through preaching and teaching—and discussion at the discretion of the one in authority). Once perception (the dialoging of opinions) takes over, faith "withers away." "Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied." Proverbs 27:20
Once people learn to 'Reason' from their "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., from their desires (love of pleasure) and dissatisfactions (hate of restraint), it is difficult, if not impossible, for them to hear the truth. It is why when you speak (preach) the truth in a world of 'change,' i.e., in a world where everyone is taken captive to their "feelings," i.e., their desires, i.e., their "self interests" of the 'moment,' you become the enemy, i.e., you become labeled as being "negative," divisive, hateful, intolerant, maladjusted, a lower order thinker, narrow minded, prejudiced, judgmental, unadaptable to 'change,' a resister to 'change,' not a "team player," "irrational," "unreasonable," "in denial," a "dinosaur," a "fundamentalist," an "isolationist," an "extremist" etc., and treated as "irrelevant." "For the preaching of the cross [denying your "self," enduring the rejection of "the group," and following after the Son who was obedient to His Heavenly Father in all things commanded, by faith doing the same] is to them that perish [to those who Reason dialectically, i.e., who 'justify' themselves before men] foolishness;" 1 Corinthians 1:18
"There is no fear of God before their eyes" sums up our current generation—taken captive to dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., to "self 'justification,'" "justifying themselves before men" in the consensus process. (Romans 3:18, Luke 16:15) Individualism, under God, i.e., man concerned about pleasing God, i.e., Protestantism is now replaced with man concerned about pleasing man, i.e., socialism. As Max Horkheimer (a Marxist) noted in his book, Vernunft and Selbsterhaltung [Reasoning and the Preservation of Self]: "Protestantism was the strongest force in the extension of cold rational individualism [individualism, under God, i.e., personal accountability before God, i.e., the "priesthood of all believers" before God]." The Marxist Norman O. Brown wrote: "Human consciousness can be liberated from the parental complex only be being liberated from its cultural derivatives, the paternalistic state and the patriarchal God." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)
It is better to stand alone with the truth, i.e., to be rejected by "the group" for speaking the truth (denying your "self," i.e., denying your carnal desires of the 'moment,' i.e., your "self interest," picking up your cross, i.e., enduring the rejection of others, i.e., the rejection of "the group," and following after Jesus Christ, who is the only way, the truth, and the life, be saved, i.e., 'redeemed' from judgment and damnation—by the Son's obedience to His Heavenly Father in all things commanded and death on the cross "to be the propitiation for our sins"—be 'reconciled' to the Father—by the Son's resurrection, with His righteousness being imputed unto you according to your faith in Him, and be saved, receiving eternal life) than to belong to a crowd of liars (deniers—of the truth, i.e., in denial of the deceitfulness and wickedness of their heart and God's judgment upon them for their sins—and Why-ners—wanting their way, i.e., to do wrong, i.e., to sin with impunity), i.e., than to be approved ('justified,' i.e., "affirmed") by "the group" (for not speaking the truth, making it "feel good," and be damned, receiving eternal death). "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Mathew 10:28
Fellowship is a byproduct of faith in the Father and the Son. If it is built upon "self interest," i.e., upon pleasure and the approval (affirmation) of men, it is of sight and only of the world, even when done in the name of the Lord. "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matthew 7:22 , 23"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity [depart from "self interest" (since we are bought with a price and made a new creature in Him)]." 1 Timothy 2:19 "And truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 3:1
It is not that the believer gets up in the morning desiring to be rejected by men. It is that the believer—preaching and teaching the truth, that man might repent and be saved—exposes man's love of self and hate of restraint, resulting in the believer being rejected (persecuted and martyred, i.e., silenced) by men. "The world cannot hate you [those who are of the world]; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil." John 7:7 "If the world hate you [for speaking the truth], ye know that it hated me [the truth who you speak of] before it hated you." 1 John 15:18 "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." Matthew 10:22
God is perfect (righteous in and of Himself) and therefore loves perfection (righteousness) and hates imperfection (unrighteousness—God does not hate man, only his praxis of unrighteousness, judging him according to his praxis of "self 'justification,'" i.e., 'justifying' himself in his sins, i.e., refusing to repent). When God created man, hate was already there in the flesh (in unrighteousness—since man is not God, i.e., righteous in and of himself, needing God Himself in order to be righteous). When the facilitator of 'change' came into the garden to "help" man (via the woman) 'liberate' his love of the flesh, i.e., imperfection (unrighteousness, i.e., thinking and acting apart from God, i.e., aufheben, i.e., 'Reasoning' from his own nature, i.e., according to the flesh, i.e., according to the pleasure of the 'moment' or absence of it i.e., pleasure, equivalent to pain—only God is good, "there is no good in the flesh," with man becoming unrighteous because of his love of the flesh, i.e.,loving pleasure "more" than God), he 'liberated' man's hate of perfection (hate of righteousness) in the process, making man as a god, 'righteous' in and of himself, according to his own flesh, i.e., according to his carnal nature, i.e., thinking and acting according to his "self interest" only. Jesus came in the form of a man, in the flesh, sent from the Father, of the Spirit, and by his obedience to the Father overcame the works of the flesh, imputing His righteousness unto "whosoever believeth upon him," 'reconciling' him to the Father. It is why the Apostle Paul wrote: "Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing," but only the "law of sin" and death, with his answer being "Jesus Christ our Lord." Apart from Hebrews 12:5-11, i.e., the love of the Father and Romans 7:14-25, i.e., having a guilty conscience for sinning, i.e., for disobeying the Father, and repenting, being redeemed by the Son and reconciled to the Father, all we have is "self 'justification,'" i.e., Genesis 3:1-6, i.e., the praxis of sin.
We are either servants of our own "self," i.e., of our own "self interest," engendering "self preservation," doing our will or servants of our creator, i.e., God, humbling and denying our self, doing His will. "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Luke 16:13 Life is either "of and for" sensuousness, i.e., "of and for self," i.e., approaching pleasure and avoiding pain or righteousness, i.e., doing right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's will.
According to those possessed with (blinded by) dialectic 'reasoning,' basing 'reality' upon the carnal nature of the child (approaching pleasure and avoiding pain, i.e., "of and for" sensuousness), unless the father/Father abdicates his authority (insisting upon children doing right and not wrong, i.e., being righteous), he must be negated (become perceived as being irrational and therefore become irrelevant in the feelings, thoughts, and actions, and in the relationship children have with one another and the world), if children (the next generation of citizens) are to become "healthy," physically, mentally, and socially. According to those possessed with dialectic 'reasoning,' without an emphasis upon the social nature of the child, i.e., his desire for approval (affirmation of his carnal nature), the child, i.e., the child's carnal nature (under the father's/Father's authority system) remains "repressed" and "alienated," i.e., abnormal (neurotic). Karl Marx wrote: "It is not individualism [under the parent's, teacher's, boss's, ... God's authority] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him. Society is the necessary framework through which freedom and individuality are made realities." (Karl Marx, in John Lewis, The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx)
When you are silent in the midst of unrighteousness, not reproving, correcting, or rebuking unrighteous thoughts and actions (in yourself, in others, and even, and especially in the "church")—for the sake of approval and unity, i.e., in order to initiate and sustain relationship, i.e., out of "fear" of preventing the building of relationships or the loosing of them, i.e., out of the "fear" of being rejected (the word "witness," i.e., standing for the truth to the death means being rejected, i.e., martyred by "the group")—unrighteousness and abomination ("human nature") becomes the "norm," i.e., man's carnal nature ("self interest") becomes the law of the land, creating a world of "lawfulness without law" ("Gesetzmäßigkeit ohne Gesetz"), where the law of the flesh ("self interest") occupies man's thoughts and actions ("theory and practice") without Godly restraint, i.e., where man can do wrong without having a guilty conscience., i.e., can sin with impunity. (Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgment). Your silence gives consent—since faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, silence (not speaking the Word in the midst of "human nature") gives consent to "human nature," i.e., to that which is antithetical to the Word of God.
It is one thing to be working in the midst of the unbelievers, sharing (preaching and teaching) the truth when the opportunity arises, getting the work done (of course). It is another thing if you are required to set aside your position, i.e., to be "positive" (according to the flesh), i.e., not being allowed to speak (preach and teach) the truth, i.e., to be "negative" (according to the flesh) while working in the midst of unbelievers, for the sake of unity. One is freedom of the conscience. The other is freedom from the conscience. The role of the facilitator of 'change' is to engender the latter, 'creating' worldly peace and socialist harmony, i.e., 'creating' a "new" world order of people in denial of sin itself or embracing it as the way of life.
While we are persuaded, i.e., brought under conviction to repent, i.e., to be changed into the image of God (turning from our carnal thoughts and actions to the Lord Jesus Christ, i.e., to doing right and not wrong according to His Father's will, i.e., righteousness) through the preaching and teaching of the truth, i.e., having faith in "every word which proceedeth from the mouth of God"), we are seduced, deceived, and manipulated by 1). our "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., by our love of pleasure and hate of restraint, 2). the situation that stimulates them, engendering our perception or opinion, and 3). the facilitator of 'change' who manipulates it, i.e., the situation and therefore manipulates our perception or opinion. of it. When the facilitator of 'change' "asks" you ("the group") to be "positive" and not "negative" you are ("the group" is) being manipulated. He is getting you ("the group") to leave the deceitfulness and wickedness of man's heart and the wrath of God upon the "children of disobedience," out of the so called "discussion," i.e., getting you to set aside "doing right and not wrong" in order for you ("the group") not to hurt someone's "feelings," 'justifying' your ("the groups") carnal desires ("self interest") of the 'moment' in the process—making you ("the group") one, i.e., carnal, i.e., "of and for self" and the world only, not only in your consensus with "the group" but in your praxis (social action) as well. While God redeems man from his carnal nature, reconciling him to Himself—with man receiving eternal life after death, dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., man "justifying himself before men," 'redeems' himself from God, 'reconciling' himself to himself and the world, leaving himself in his sins—receiving eternal damnation after death. "Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15
We do not like being manipulated—seduced, deceived, and manipulated that is. The following is about those who seduce, deceive, and manipulate all who come under their influence, using them as "natural resource" for their own pleasure and gain, i.e., for their own "self 'justification.'" It is about how the process of 'change' is done—turning "either-or," i.e., "Either you are right or you are wrong" (position, based upon commands, rules, facts, and truth which somebody has given you, absolute) into "more or less," i.e., "You are more right than wrong" (relationship, based upon your "feelings" of the 'moment' in relation to the current situation, relativity). You preach and teach "either-or," i.e., "right-wrong," i.e., commands, rules, facts, and truth, giving you your position. You dialogue "more or less," i.e., your "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., your opinion. The facilitator of 'change' manipulates you into abdicating your position by getting you to set aside the preaching and teaching of commands, rules, facts, and truth in order to "get along," leaving you with your opinion, leaving him with your inheritance.
To participate in the process of 'change' is to be like Esau who sold his birthright (his position in the future) for a bowl of soup and some bread (for his "feelings" of the 'moment'—Genesis 25:34)—setting aside the rewards of the future for the "felt needs," i.e., "sensuous needs" and "sense perception" of the 'moment,' something Jesus refused to do in the wilderness (Luke 4:3)—or to be like Pavlov's dog—seduced by meat, deceived by adding the ringing of a bell (to the eating of meat), and therefore manipulated to respond to (salivate at) the ringing of a bell—or Thorndike's chickens, or Skinner's rats. In other words, bait and switch.
The key to understanding dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., the "Reasoning" of the facilitator of 'change' is to know that your participation in dialogue (sharing your "self interest" of the 'moment') with him and/or with others turns all positions, i.e., commands, rules, facts, and truth into an opinion, making them (and you) subject to 'change,' i.e., subject to the 'changing' situations of life, i.e., the situation of the 'moment' and the facilitator of 'change' who is manipulating it, establishing your "feelings," i.e., your perception of the 'moment' over and therefore against commands, rules, facts, and truths which you have been taught in the "past"—as the woman in the garden in Eden "saw," i.e., perceived "knowledge of good and evil" (according to her nature, i.e., according to the law of the flesh, i.e., according to the 'moment') as being "good," "pleasing," and "desirous," choosing 1). her carnal desire, i.e., her "self interest" of the 'moment,' 2). the world that stimulated it, and 3)."Reasoning" ("self 'justification,'" i.e., 'justifying her "self")—doing her will—over and therefore against God and His authority—not doing the "Father's" will. By seducing you into dialogue, i.e., into sharing your opinion of the 'moment,' i.e., sharing your "feelings" (your "desires"—there are always two desires, 1). your desire for the pleasure of the 'moment' and 2). your desire for approval or affirmation from others in having it, i.e., satisfying it—and "perception"—how you see the situation, i.e., seeing the situation in the "light" of—blinded by—your "feelings" of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the situation) of the 'moment' with him and/or with others, i.e., with "the group" in response to the current situation, i.e., revealing your "self interest," i.e., your desire (for pleasure) and dissatisfaction (with restraint), the facilitator of 'change' is able to deceive you into believing that he has your "best interest" in mind, when in actually it is his "self interest" he has in mind, thus making it easier for him to manipulate you into switching your 'loyalty' (your desire for approval) from the One (who gave you your position—"right-wrong"—i.e., your parents, teacher, ..., the laws of nature and natures God—as in math, "There is only one right answer. All other answers are wrong.") to the many, i.e., to "the group" (with individuals who might have values and beliefs, i.e., commands, rules, facts, and truth that are antithetical to one another but are willing to set them aside, i.e., compromise them for the sake of 'actualizing' their common "self interest" of the 'moment'—as in "There are no wrong answers"—in consensus, "justifying themselves before men"). "Every one that is proud in heart [justifying his "self" before men] is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 16:5
By manipulating the situation, i.e., by "encouraging" all participants to be "positive" and not "negative," giving everyone the "right" to express their "feelings," i.e., their carnal desires, i.e., their "self interests" of the 'moment without their parent's or God's commands, rules, facts, or truth, i.e., without "right-wrong" and the fear of chastening or being cast out for doing wrong or disobeying, i.e., without the father's/Father's authority system getting in the way, the facilitator of 'change' guarantees that the outcome will be "of and for self," i.e., "of and for" man's carnal nature only, engendering an attitude of "self 'justification,'" i.e., an attitude of hostility toward authority, leaving the participants with the false perception that they can do wrong, i.e., sin with impunity. "Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment." Ecclesiastes 11:9
The tension (antithesis) between desire, i.e., "self interest"—what all men have in common with one another—and restraint, i.e., God's authority—which divides man from man, i.e., between those who have faith in Him and obey Him and those who do not—is overcome, according to dialectic 'reasoning'—the "Reasoning" of the facilitator of 'change'—when man is able to 'justify' his "self," 'liberating' his "self" from the authority of God, i.e., establishing his "self interest" over and therefore against God and His authority, with the "help" of the facilitator of 'change.' By moving communication between men away from the preaching and teaching of commands, rules, facts, and truth, which are to be accepted as given, i.e., by faith toward the dialoguing of men's opinions—which has no authority structure within it, only man's "self interest" of the 'moment,' making all things "equal" between men—man is able to establish his identity upon what he has in common with all mankind, i.e., his "self," i.e., his "self interest," i.e., his desire for the things of this world and his dissatisfaction with restraint, overcoming the tension between desire and restraint ('liberating' desire, i.e., his carnal nature and negating restraint, i.e., the father's/Father's authority system—except that restraint which would engender or augment more pleasure).
The system of tension between "self" and restraint, according to dialectic 'reasoning,' begins in the home, i.e., between the child's nature, i.e., the child's desire for pleasure, and the father's/Father's authority system which restrains it. According to dialectic 'reasoning,' the father's/Father's authority system is 'created' by the child when the child accepts the father's commands, rules, facts, and truth as is, by faith, and obeys him, thus 'creating' God. Therefore the dialectic agenda is to negate the father's authority system in the home, 'liberating' the child so he can be his "self" again (thinking and acting as he was, according to his carnal nature, before the father's first command, rule, fact, or truth and the threat of punishment for disobeying or doing wrong came into his life), i.e., only of the world, thereby negating God's authority system over man, 'liberating' man so that he can be his "self" again, i.e., only of the world. The "trickery" is done by 'shifting' communication (in the classroom, workplace, government, church, home, etc., i.e., in the garden) from the preaching and teaching of commands, rules, facts, and truth to be accepted as is, by faith, which would reinforce the father's/Father's authority system (Hebrews 12:5-11), engendering a guilty conscience for doing wrong (Romans 7:14-25), to the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus (Genesis 3:1-6), which negates the father's/Father's authority system in the participants, negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong in the process.
In a meeting, when you mix the dialogue of opinions, i.e., "feelings" with the preaching and teaching of commands, rules, facts, and truth, treating them as "equals," the dialogue of opinions, i.e., the "feelings" of the 'moment' wins out, negating the effect the preaching and teaching of commands, rules, facts, and truth has upon the participants and the outcome. This applies in the political realm, where elected officials—focused upon their common "self interest" as a result of facilitated meetings—work together as one (in consensus) against—perceiving as irrational and therefore treating as irrelevant—those in the "community" who stand in the "communities" (their) way, giving the "disgruntled" a chance (three minutes) to share ("vent," i.e., preach and teach their position) in the town hall meeting, in order to give the community the perception that they (the elected officials) are being "fair," listening to all sides when they have already made up their mind.
Once the facilitator of 'change,' as a "laboratory technician," 'discovers' your "self interest" of the 'moment' (getting you, through your dialoguing with him and/or with others, to reveal your desire for pleasure and dissatisfaction with restraint, i.e., your opinion) he is able to create the right environmental conditions that will draw you into his trap, seducing, deceiving, and manipulation you for his own pleasure and gain (having no guilty conscience in doing so, since he is only doing a "scientific experiment," getting you to use "higher order thinking skills," 'justifying' your "self," i.e., 'justifying' your "feeling" of the 'moment' in the current carnal situation, thus 'justifying' his theory that you are "human," i.e., "normal," i.e., that you will willingly sin, i.e., walk by sight and not by faith, i.e., become "healthy" physically, mentally, and socially when placed in the "right" environmental conditions). The scriptures instruct us to avoid such conditions, i.e., conditions which engender "situation ethics," i.e., which require compromise, i.e., setting aside (excluding) faith in order to participate, i.e., in order to "fit in," i.e., in order to be a "team player." "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions [antithesis] of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. " 1 Timothy 6:20, 21
True science deals with everything in the world except that which God form from the dust of the ground and breathed His breath of life into, i.e., the soul of man. When man uses the "scientific method," i.e., dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., the dialoguing of his opinion with himself and with others in order to know the 'truth' about himself and the world, he ends up 'justifying' his carnal nature, negating the authority of God in his feelings, thoughts, and actions, i.e., negating faith, making himself "of and for" the world only, only subject to that which is of sight.
The "facilitator of 'change," i.e., the seducer, deceiver, and manipulator of people uses "group dynamics" (explained in Part Two)—your desire for approval from others—in order to do "force field analyses" (ibid.), i.e., in order to 'discover' your 'loyalty' in the 'moment'—whether your 'loyalty' is to the One, i.e., holding yourself and others accountable to their commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., preaching to your "self" and to others about "doing right and not wrong," doing what the One has taught you, or whether your 'loyalty' is to the many, i.e., encouraging compromise, i.e., getting everyone to willing set aside "right-wrong" ("judgmental" or "prejudiced") thinking, willing to let the deviant have his say (without judging him) and freely participate—with "right-wrong" thinkers being fearful of the many rejecting them if they do not accept, i.e., "tolerate" him—in order to initiate or sustain relationship, i.e., with everyone dialoguing, i.e., sharing their "feelings" in the 'moment,' i.e., about what they are "thinking," or whether your 'loyalty' is somewhere in between, in order to know how best to "unfreeze, move, and refreeze" (ibid.) you, 'changing' ("shifting") you away from 'loyal' to the One to 'loyalty' to the many (and the process of 'change'). By getting you into dialogue, i.e., getting you to willingly share your desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment,' i.e., your "self interest" (along with everyone else), the facilitator of 'change' is able to "unfreeze" you from your preaching and teaching "doing right and not wrong" (to your "self" and to "the group") according to your parent's, teacher's, boss's, .... God's commands, rules, facts, and truth, and "move" you into seeking approval from the many. By your willing participation with others, "building relationship" with them based upon common "self interest," the facilitator of 'change' is able to "refreeze" you to 'loyalty' to the many, setting aside "right-wrong" thinking and preaching in order to "fit in."
When concern about the approval of the many, i.e., "the group" becomes more important to you than the approval of the One, you are by nature blinded to the consequences of your actions, i.e., blinded to the blessings and protection that come from the One, losing your identity to the common-ness (communism) of the many, i.e., to the "self interest" of "the group," who might not be interested in blessing and protecting you later on, if and when you get in their way, i.e., when you are no longer able to satisfy their "self interest" of the day—why we have "legalized" abortions and are moving towards euthanasia, i.e., limited health care for the elderly today. It is a process that works so well it will make your head spin, i.e., leave you speechless. It is the same procedure pedophiles use to gain the trust of children and pimps use to gain the trust of women, doing awful things to their victims.
It even works in the church. While preaching "a good sermon" from the pulpit in order to gain the "trust" of the "church" and then from time to time preaching "a good sermon" in order to silence "the opposition," i.e., the "resistors of 'change,'" the facilitator of 'change' is able to "unfreeze" the "church" by getting everyone to dialogue, i.e., to share their opinion of the Word of God in the "bible studies," cell groups, youth groups, church functions, board retreats and meetings, etc. He is then able to (more easily) "move" the "church" away from the preaching and teaching of the Word of God as is, i.e., weighing the Word of God with the Word of God, having to accept it as is, by faith, thus weighing the "church" from the Word of God, moving it to the dialoguing of men's opinions instead, so that its members can "feel" better about themselves and be less offensive to others—with those refusing to dialogue, i.e., insisting upon "church doctrine," i.e., that "church" decisions be based upon the "older" versions of the Bible, i.e., the King James, Geneva, Tyndale, etc., Bibles (those Bibles which are translated from the "Textus Receptus" Greek), thus holding the "church" to the "past," being labeled as argumentative, "hard headed," uneducated, outdated, divisive, unadaptable to 'change,' hateful, intolerant, hurtful to others, etc., getting in the way of "church" unity and progress, i.e., preventing "church growth." Then, by getting the "church" to work on projects which stem from the so called "bible studies," the facilitator of 'change' is able to "refreeze" the "church" on the dialoguing of men's opinions to a consensus, i.e., to a "feeling" of "oneness" (consensus), uniting the "church" upon "feelings" instead of upon faith, making the "church" readily adaptable to 'change.' With the facilitator of 'change' having done his job, seducing, deceiving, and manipulating the "church," the "church" has become "at-one-with" the world, subject to the opinions of men, i.e., willing to work with the world, making it a "better" place to live in (in sin).
The dialoguing of men's opinions of the Word of God—making the Word of God and the opinions of men equal—makes the Word of God subject to the opinions of men, negating the authority of the Word of God in the hearts, thoughts, and actions of men. You do not dialogue what you believe. That would make your belief an opinion among opinions, subject to 'change.' You preach and teach it, as is, by faith, instead. To add your opinion to a command, rule, fact, or truth would be equivalent to an engineer saying "I think it is safe to cross the bridge" (which he just built), 'changing' certainty into uncertainty (turning faith in commands, rules, facts, and truth to build the bridge, resulting in "It is safe to cross the bridge" into building it according to his opinion of the 'moment' resulting in "I think it is safe to cross the bridge."—Would you cross the bridge? or expect him to be hired to build the next one? In these days he probably would be hired).
By add the dialoguing of opinions to the preaching and teaching of "right and wrong," the preaching and teaching of "right and wrong," i.e., your faith will eventually "wither away," i.e., become negated (for the sake of "church" unity and growth, i.e., initiating and sustaining relationships). By adding theory to belief, you negate "belief-action dichotomy," i.e. you negate the Word of God reproving, correcting, rebuking, i.e., exposing and judging man for his wicked and deceitful thoughts and actions, warning him of judgment, i.e., needing a savior to save him from his "self" and damnation, leaving theory and practice, that which is of the world only, in its place. By adding the wisdom of men, i.e., "Reasoning" based upon man's "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., "self 'justification'" to the Word of God, faith is negated, i.e., is replaced with the opinions of men.
While God told "two children" in a garden not to eat of the fruit of the tree or else, leaving their feelings and thoughts to themselves ("private convictions"), the first and master facilitator of 'change' asked one of them how they felt, which led to thought, i.e., "Reasoning" based upon feelings and sight (which negates faith), which led to action (praxis), with both "building relationship" with one another based upon common "self interest," eating from the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, deciding what is good and what is evil according to their own nature, according to their own "feelings" (desires) of the 'moment,' in response to that which is of the world only, which stimulated them and the facilitator of 'change' who seduced, deceived, and manipulated them. This is the process of 'change' the facilitator of 'change' initiates and sustains for the 'purpose' of 'liberating' man from the authority of God.
Because of the facilitator's presence in the "church," instead of the "church" (or rather the assembly, fellowship, or congregation of believers—ἐκκλησία means "called out ones," i.e., a congregation or an assembly, not "church," which is subject to state authority—why King James wanted the word "church" used instead of congregation or assembly, keeping the "church" under his authority) being uncomfortable in and in conflict with the world and the world uncomfortable with and in conflict with "church," the world has become comfortable in and in harmony with the "church" and the "church" has become comfortable with and in harmony with the world. The scriptures are clear regarding this. "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?" 2 Corinthians 6:14, 15 "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4
When they accuse you of "forsaking the assembling" when you "come out from" their "church" of dialogue—there is no faith in dialogue, only an opinion, i.e.., a perception, which is of sight, i.e., of covetousness and lasciviousness—they speak not from the Word of God but from their "lusts," i.e., from their deceitful and wicked heart—their "exhorting" is not in the faith but in the assembling without faith. The scriptures declare: "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries." Hebrews 10:23-27 They leave out "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering" and "if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins" when they speak, hoping that by their not "hold[ing] fast the profession of our faith without wavering" and not "receiving the knowledge of the truth" (the dialoguing of opinions will do that, i.e., negate your faith and blind you to the truth) they and others will not be held accountable for their sins, i.e., that they and others can sin with impunity. They call themselves believers, when they are not, in order to seduce, deceive, and manipulate you. After all seduction, deception, and manipulation (the approval of men) has now become the only way they can think or else they would have "receive[d] the knowledge of the truth," repented, and "come out" of the apostate "church," i.e., the "church" of dialogue, i.e., the "church" of men's opinions themselves, assembling with those of common salvation, i.e., with those "hold[ing] fast the profession of our faith without wavering." "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." Jude 1:3 Jesus Christ alluded to the fact that there would not be faith when he came the second time.
To start a synagogue you have to have ten. When Jesus our Lord said "two or three" he changed everything. It is not the place or the number that matters. It is your heart before the Lord. It is from here, and here alone, in the Lord alone (just you and His Heavenly Father and Him—Jesus said "I and my Father are one," "If you have seen men you have seen my Father") that true fellowship between believers begins and ends. "And truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 3:1 Dialogue, i.e., "self 'justification'" will not bring you to the alter of God, i.e., to the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. It will only take you to the alter of men's opinions, to that which is "of and for self" and the world alone, apart from and antithetical to the Father, even if done in the name of the Lord.
All that is of the world is subject to stimulus-response and therefore manipulatable. All facilitators of 'change' are seducers, deceivers, and manipulators, trained to treat all who come under their influence as dogs, chickens, and rats, i.e., as "natural resource." Do not be fooled by their smiles and their "I am here to 'help' you." They have to disarmer you, i.e., gain your trust in them, seducing, deceiving, and manipulating you by saying they have your or the "communities" "best interest" in mind, when, in reality, all they have is their "self interest," i.e., their love of this world and hate of restraint in mind instead. Your desire for the approval of others, i.e., your "feelings" or carnal desires ("self interests") of the 'moment' (made manifest in the praxis of dialogue) will always take you captive to them. Denying your "self," picking up your cross, i.e., enduring the rejection of men, and following after Christ Jesus, in obedience to His Heavenly Father, is the only way. "Cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;" (2 Corinthians 10:5 7) for "the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:17
Continued in Part Two.
"The life which he has given to the object sets itself against him as an alien and hostile force." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3)
"God is conceived more directly after a parental image and thus as a source of support and as a guiding and sometimes punishing authority." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality)
"And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you ;" 2 Peter 2:22 Your carnal desires of the 'moment' allows those who say one thing ("We care about you and have your best interest in mind") but mean another ("We want to use you for our own pleasure and gain.") to turn you into "human resource."
When the children rule, the people are oppressed.
"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." Jeremiah 6:16, 17
"And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable." "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:4-5, 12
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine [Godly restraint]; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers [facilitators of 'change,' i.e., psychotherapists], having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables [unto their own imaginations]." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4
"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. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 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; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." Romans 1:21-32
"... and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death." Mark 13:12
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