Concerning becoming a "stakeholder":
Becoming a partner in crime against private business and the Middle Class
Private means nobodies else's business but yours, a "Mine, not yours" attitude. When everybody has "equal" input into and outcome of a private business then it is no longer private business but public business ("the peoples" business). This is the hallmark of communism,. "What is mine (ours) is yours and what is yours is mine (ours)" being the outcome. As Karl Marx put it: "The King's horses are the peoples horses." Being a "stakeholder" is taking that which is not yours to take, i.e. someone else's private business. "Taking ownership," just like being a "stakeholder," simply mean's you are willing to participate in the crime. It is what the consensus process is all about, negating that which is private by augmenting "the people," i.e. "the group," i.e. "the collective" over and against the individual, calling it "equality." The dialectic idea being, as long as everybody "feels good" then its not a crime, its just the way "the people" (the "We, working for Us") do business.
The scriptures warn us not to remove someone's property marker, that those who do so would be cursed: "Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen." Deuteronomy 27:17 In the consensus process, the ideology of Rousseau is instead put into practice (praxis―that private ownership of land, i.e. individualism, is the cause of crime, engendering social discord) : "The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said 'This is mine,' and found people naive enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody." (Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality) This is your battle cry if you have become a "stakeholder," taking "ownership" of another man's business, cursing yourself and your children and the people of the land. "For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof." 1 Corinthians 10:26
As God put two Cherubims at the entrance to His garden in Eden (declaring that the garden is "My garden, not your garden," the first declaration of right of private property), preventing two rebellious children and their children (and their children's children) from taking it for themselves, so you to have private property to protect, i.e. your very own soul, unless you decide to negate it (sell it) to the praxis of consensus, to the way of the world, for the pleasures of the 'moment,' for "the approval of men." "If thou doest well [love and honour your Father, honoring him from that which is his], shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well [disrespect your Father, loving yourself and the pleasure of this world more than Him], sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire [the world will seduce you because of your "human nature," i.e. your "natural inclination" to be at-one-with it in the pleasures of the 'moment'], and thou shalt rule over him [rule over the world and the souls of men, purging the world of righteousness, negating anyone who prevents or inhibits you from your "natural inclination" to live in sin]." Genesis 4:7
As Cain, those of the consensus process, in unison, cry "Am I my brother's keeper," taking his land, his home, his children, his life, and his very own soul, if they can, making him and that which is his theirs, in the collective sense. It is interesting to note that not until Enos (Seth's son) was born, did man again "call upon the name of the LORD." Could it be that Seth (unlike Cain) honored his Father, not becoming a "stakeholder," taking "ownership" of his father's land. Just remember this, if you live by consensus, you will die by consensus, choose where you will spend eternity: with your "friends" in hell, who loved the pleasure of this world more than God, or with your friends in heaven who love God more then the pleasures of this world. In the end there are only those two choices, consensus with the world (taking "ownership" of, being a "stakeholder" in the praxis of sin) will only land you in hell, in the "land" of torment and eternal death. It is your business to decide. Not to decide is to decide, in that you are condemned (having "ownership" in, being a "stakeholder" in hell) already, unless you are in Christ.
"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
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:19-21
"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." John 3:17-18
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