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The Meaning of Change.

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Dean Gotcher

If you want to make change (from one position to another) permanent (not readily adaptability) then reasoning must be subject to the duality of right-wrong (either-or) where commands, rules, facts, and truth are established, i.e., are preached and taught by the Lord God, the parents, the teacher, the boss, etc., to be accepted "as is," by faith.  If you want to make change readily adaptable (ever subject to changing) then "reasoning" must be subject to the pleasure-pain spectrum of "human nature" ("more or less), i.e., subject to our "feelings" of the 'moment' (stimulating the dialoging of our opinion , i.e., our talking to ourselves about our desires of the 'moment' and our dissatisfaction with restraint (resentment toward the restrainer), and then, given the opportunity, sharing our desires and dissatisfactions, i.e. our opinion with others later) which are ever 'changing,' i.e., subject to the ever 'changing' situation or environment we find ourselves in—with the situation or environment being manipulated by the facilitator of 'change,' seducing, deceiving, and manipulating us into "willingly" participating in the process of 'change.'

A promoter of the latter form of 'change," i.e., Carl Rogers (a Marxist, i.e., a Transformational Marxist—those who mix Marx with Freud and Freud with Marx to create psychoanalysis and psychotherapy) stated it this way:

"Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed." "The more that the client perceives the therapist as empathic, as having an unconditional regard for him, the more the client will move away from a static, fixed way of functioning, and the more he will move toward a fluid, changing way of functioning." "Consciousness, instead of being the watchman over a dangerous and unpredictable lot of impulses, becomes the comfortable inhabitant of a society of impulses and feelings and thoughts." "Individuals move not from a fixity through change to a new fixity, though such a process is indeed possible. But [through a] continuum from fixity to changingness, from rigid structure to flow, from stasis to process."  (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person : A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)

The Transformational Marxist, Theodor Adorno, a member of the "Frankfurt School" a group of Marxists who came to America in the early thirties, who's works were foundational to the development of "contemporary education" in America today wrote: "A natural step in the present study, therefore, was to conceive of a continuum extending from extreme conservatism [where people are facts and truth based, yet still influenced by feelings] to extreme liberalism [where people are feelings based] and to construct a scale which would place individuals along this continuum." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian PersonalityBloom's Taxonomies, sighting Adorno's work as their "Weltanschauung," grades teachers, students, staff, parents, etc., along this spectrum)  In other words: the more you are feelings ("affective") based, i.e., the more you are 'liberated' from being facts and truth based, i.e., the more you are 'liberated' from parental authority, the healthier you are mentally, physically, and socially.

"The good life is not any fixed state. The good life is a process. The direction which constitutes the good life is psychological freedom to move in any direction [where] the general qualities of this selected direction appear to have a certain universality." "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." "the whole emphasis is upon process, not upon end states of being … to value certain qualitative elements of the process of becoming, that we can find a pathway toward the open society."  (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person : A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)

This form of 'change' is not from God but is from "the prince of the power of the air," i.e., the serpent, i.e., the master facilitator of 'change' who made his first appearance to man (via. the woman) in the garden in Eden, i.e., helping two "children" 'liberate' themselves from the father's/Father's (God's) authority system (Hebrews 12:5-11 and Romans 7:11- 25), making them subject to their flesh and the world which stimulates it, with Satan, the master facilitator of 'change' in control.  Genesis 3:1-6

The Lord, by His blood which He shed on the cross to cover our sins, 'redeems' us from such "reasoning," in his resurrection from the grave 'reconciling' us to His Heavenly Father, imputing His righteousness to us, by our faith in Him, that we might be eternally established (spend eternity) with/in Him, in His Joy, Peace, Love, and Glory instead of in hell with those who chose the pathway of 'change,' loving their carnal nature and the world instead.

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.  Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence [desires], and covetousness, which is idolatry:  For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:  In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.  But now ye also put off all these:  anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.  Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him."  Colossians 3:1-11

"For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him?  Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?  But we have the mind of Christ."  1 Corinthians 2:11-16