Concerning "church growth"
After spending five years in research, studying over 600 social-psychology books (to better understand how the dialectic process works and how it was being applied in America) I went to a local church to see if I could share this information there. After sharing with the minister what it was and how it worked, his response was "I use this process. It is how I get my way with the board." Needless to say he did not invite me to share there, as I am not allowed to share in most churches today. (If you are interested in hosting a meeting or attending one, see our schedule, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The dialectic process is how the "church" is being "grown" today, "emerging" from "the people" instead of being built upon the word of God. Martin Luther King Jr. defined the dialectic process this way: "The philosopher Hegel said that truth is not found in the thesis nor the antithesis but in an emerging synthesis which reconciles the two." (Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love) Therefore, according to those who use dialectic 'reasoning,' to "grow" ('change') the "church" (and the world), truth is not to be found in the "thesis," i.e. in what God (or the Father) says above, nor in the "antitheist," what man says (or the children say) below, but in the "emerging synthesis" of God's words and man's words finding "common ground," in man's 'quest' for "unity," i.e. "reconciling the two" by negating their differences (negating the Father's or God's "top-down," "above-below" order), engendering socialist harmony and worldly peace (even doing it in the name of Jesus), i.e. creating a "new" world order based upon "equality."
"But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels." Psalms 81:11, 12
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings." Jeremiah 23:16-22
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." Psalms 118:8
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