The "church" has rejected the Word of God:
Turning instead to the wisdom of men.
I took the bible with me to church and opened it and began to read from it and a fight broke out.
For the sake of "unity," I was told to set it aside ("for the moment") and take part in experiencing the dialoguing the men's opinions instead ("experiencing God").
"The ideas of the Enlightenment taught man that he could trust his own reason as a guide to establishing valid ethical norms and that he could rely on himself, needing neither revelation [the Word of God] nor that authority of the church [Jesus Christ] in order to know good and evil." (Stephen Eric Bronner, Of Critical Theory and Its Theorists)
"Experiencing God" is the "church" experiencing itself becoming at-one-with itself, becoming, as God, 'righteous' in and of itself.
"Neither the Bible nor the prophets neither the revelations of God – can take precedence over my own direct experience." "When the individual is inwardly free, he chooses as the good life this process of becoming." "The major barrier to mutual interpersonal communication is our very natural tendency to judge, to evaluate, to approve or disapprove, the statement of the other person, or the other group." "... he lives openly and freely in relation to others, guiding his behavior on the basis of his immediate experiencing – he has become an integrated process of changingness." (Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person)
"The more enlightened the religious institutions get, that is to say, the more liberal they get, the greater will be the advantage for an enterprise run in an enlightened way." "Enlightened economics must assume as a prerequisite synergic institutions set up in such a way that what benefits one benefits all." "Enlightenment management and humanistic supervision can be a brotherhood situation." (Abraham Maslow, Maslow on Management)
The Lord has not called us to "enlightenment" (to love the things of this world, living according to our will) but rather to righteousness (to love Him, living according to His will).
"As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." John 15: 9-14
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2012-2015