The Mirror.

Dean Gotcher

Dialectic 'reasoning' (self justification) in consensus is simply our ability to look into a mirror and admire ourselves with others reminding us what we look like (being "positive," i.e., making us "feel good" about ourselves, as they do it) as we remind them what they look like (being "positive," i.e., making them "feel good" about themselves as we do it), resulting in everyone admiring (justifying, i.e., "feeling good about") themselves (collectively), in consensus rejecting anything which is not "of and for" themselves, i.e., not "of and for" the flesh and the world, i.e., not "of and for" that which is visible in the mirror. The dialectic 'logic' being. Don't fight against the believer, i.e., those who are not "of and for self" and the world, i.e., not "positive," respond to them as being irrational, i.e., not in touch with their "feelings" of the 'moment' and the world (the mirror) which is stimulating them, i.e., not "reasoning" through their (and your) "feelings" of the 'moment,' and therefore they will become irrelevant, i.e., not worth listening to, and will either succumb to dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., to seeing themselves in the mirror of the world as you, or go away in silence—or be removed if they persist in their way of thinking. Those admiring themselves in the mirror are looking into the mirror, i.e., the Facebook of their own death, i.e., that which is of their flesh and the world only, which is passing away. "There is a way that seemeth right [is pleasurable] unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25 Bracketed added. "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 2:16, 17

"Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied." Proverbs 27:20

"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

"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure, including the pleasure which comes with the approval of men, is the standard for "good"], and desperately wicked [striking out (in hate) at anyone restraining it from having the pleasure(s) it desires in the 'moment']: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 Bracketed added.

"Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 16:5

"... every one of us shall give account of himself to God." Romans 14:12

When you look into your mirror today, what do you see—someone who is "of and for themselves" and the world (vain), i.e., seeking the approval of men, or one who has been redeemed, approved of God, walking by faith, saved by His grace, filled with your Heavenly Father's love and joy, preparing yourself, in prayer and in anticipation, to do His will, by His strength. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8, 9

"And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God." 1 Peter 1:17-21

"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? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2017