When Love is Hate:
When love of the institution is hate of the individual.
When love for the "fellowship" of man (love of the social) is hate of the soul of man (hate of the individual).
The dialectic process bases its existence upon the commonality of man, where 'reason' finds that which he has in common with himself and his fellow man, i.e. "human nature," i.e. man's "lust" of the flesh, eyes, and the pride of life (man's ability to become conscious of, evaluate, and then control the world in augmenting the pleasures of the flesh and the eyes, 'justifying' his "human nature"), and his ability to praxis that which he has in common with all men, i.e. using social action to remove all that which inhibits or blocks his becoming at-one-with himself and the world around him. In the forming of "institution," 'driven' by man's common "need", his desire for identity with the collective, the pleasure of "the approval of men," and 'purposed' in removing that which is of pain, of that which inhibits or prevents social 'change,' i.e. removing that which inhibits or blocks the initiation and sustentation of "community," i.e. the institution of "oneness," he 'discovers' and puts into praxis the conditions which must be utilized to remove that which inhibits, blocks or prevents institutional, i.e. community living. This defines "church growth" where the individual believer is sacrificed for the formation and preservation of social unity. Something Jesus never advocated, instead, leaving the ninety and nine (protected from the wolves of the world), going after the one.
While the "contemporary church" might claim it knows love, it advocates hate, i.e. hate of the soul of man. The reason Jesus came was not only to 'redeem' man from eternal damnation but also to 'reconcile' him to His Heavenly Father. Rejecting the gospel message, instead creating its own social gospel, the church has simply provided the platform for leadership of the nations to continue their sacrifice of inalienable rights (individual rights, under God) though the 'justification' of "human rights," i.e. the right of the institution (of social 'purpose') to sacrifice the individual for the social cause (the cause of social unity, the negation of individualism under God—as we will all stand before God, as individuals, and be judged for our unrighteous thoughts and our unrighteous acts, unless our sins are covered by the blood of the Lamb of God). So we find ourselves today. While Jesus advocated fellowship, where two or three come together in his name, his name is not of social cause, but of individual salvation from social cause, redeemed man from the ways of the world. This is lost in the preservation of social relationship, the initiation and preservation of the institution for the "goodness" of man and society, where relationship of man with man defines what is "good," negating the true meaning of the name of the Lord, the saving of the soul of a man, 'redeeming' him from eternal damnation and 'reconciling' him to His Heavenly Father, i.e. that, and only that, is what the fellowship has in common. It is at the cross of Christ and not the opinions (feelings and thoughts) of men where worship has its true meaning. To worship the feeling of worship (a 'moment' of "oneness"), is what the world does, it is not what the bride of Christ does, instead worshiping the Lord and Him alone, hating the flesh and the world which seeks to absolve it, even in the institution called the "church." In it's use of dialectic 'reasoning,' building community upon the tolerance of "human nature," the apostate church becomes the whore (eating, i.e. 'purposed' in devouring, i.e. annihilating, the true church, the "called out ones," whose souls are before God and God alone), riding upon the beast, the dialectic government which must devour (annihilate) the apostate church as well, if there is to be a "new" world government of lawlessness (where man rules without the fear of God and love of His word, loving himself, i.e. humanity, "human nature" instead), that upon which we now stand.
Martin Luther's hymn A Mighty Fortress, lays out the real problem with man who depends upon his own strength and "wisdom," even in doing God's work, refusing to recognize the real issue of life as being spiritual, treating it as social, therefore becoming deceived by and dependent upon the "Prince of Darkness" (Satan's Genesis 3:1-6 process of 'change') in their work
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God's own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God's truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.
The problems of life do not come from the leadership which rules over the land, but from the hearts of men. For the leadership simply reflects the heart of the people, revealing the type of ground, i.e. the gospel (the type of "good" news) upon which they want to stand, i.e. in this case upon the 'shifting' sands of 'change' where abomination rules instead of righteousness, the flesh and the opinions of men instead of the Word and the Spirit of God. But it has been that way since the garden in Eden. It is the fear of man which now rules over the land and not the fear of God. God has not given us that fear (having redeemed us from it), but instead has given us a spirit of love (not a seeking after the love of man but instead a loving of all men, even those who despitefully use us), power (not of the flesh, desiring to control the environment for the flesh, controlling man, but the power of God ruling over us, removing our lust of the flesh and our love for the approval of men, loving instead the Lord, desiring the approval of God), and a sound mind (a clear mind, no longer confused by the chaos or crisis of the 'moment,' i.e. under the influence and the anxieties of the world, being drawn to the world by the lust of our flesh and eyes). All which is good is only from Him (not from the fellowship of men worshiping man's, i.e. our feelings and thoughts, but instead from Him, His Spirit, assisting us, in the fellowship, in worshiping our Lord, our savior, our redeemer, our reconciler, our all in all, alone). Without His love, our love (for ourselves and mankind) which "seems to be" love, is instead hate, hate of God and His righteousness, as well as a hate of all who stand alone in Him. The hated are the redeemed (preaching and teaching the Word of God) in the midst of a world (and a church) seeking consensus with the world. The loved are those uniting upon that which they have in common, uniting upon the carnal nature of man, becoming as one in the "love" of man. Without the love of the Father and the hate of sin, the love of sin (the love of "human nature," the love of sensuousness, the love of pleasure, the love of the approval of man) and the hate of the father (the hate of righteousness―which is not of "human nature") is all that man can build the world (and the church) upon, it is the only gospel he has.
"As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ." Galatians 1:9-12
The institution, which is the fellowshipping of the saints, is not the byproduct of man's love for man (which is sensuous), but of man's love for God. It is God's love in man (a product of the Holy Spirit) which makes man able to love both God and man, not man's love for man, which can only be social, i.e. a product of the flesh. The hate of sin (the unrighteousness of the flesh) is the child submitting his will to the father's will (who chastens the child when the child follows his will and turns to the flesh, in disobedience to the Father's will). His love for the father turns him to hate his very own flesh, which draws him to love the world. The hate of God (the hate of the father) is the children united as one in the negation of the Father's will, making the children's will (men's opinions) the bases for love. It is here that the "church" has created and is now following another gospel, a gospel which is anathema to the Word and will of God, why it can hate the believer (refuse to listen to his warnings from the word of God, forsaking the assembling of themselves with the believer, no longer being believers themselves) and call it love. All for the sake of "church" (social) unity. Man's love for man can not make the world "a better place to live in," only God's love in man can, but then the world can not accept God's love, since it chastens and condemns the flesh of man, something man's love for man (his love of "human nature") hates.
I keep using these scriptures over and over again in response to the dialectic process, but they seem to be the best response to man (the apostate church) there is. "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." 1 John 2:17 "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24 "And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." Mark 8: 34-38 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6
It is why leadership in the church has become active in "saving" America and the World, both conservative and liberal, forsaking the preaching and teaching of the Word of God alone―to the saving of souls, instead seeking to "restore" the "good life" of the past or "create" a "better world" of the future (if there be such things). Any change, which both have forsaken, is a byproduct of God's work on and in the hearts of men alone. God, through His Word, is sending a message to the "church," not to turn to men, or to groups, or to a nation, or to social cause for salvation, but to Him alone. Are you listening? Who are you listening to? To Him (to His Word) or to the words (opinions) of men (yours included)? To mingle the two (God's Word and men's opinion), i.e. seducing, deceiving, and manipulating the "church" (the bride of Christ) to put aside righteousness (that which is only of God), to become at-one-with the world, i.e. the national, or social cause (like a whore), is the devil's art craft. It is not of God. Though those who are agents of 'change' might call it love (social, the dialoguing of men's opinions into a condition of "oneness," consensus), it is in truth hate. Hate of God and His Word. Hate of righteousness. It is hate of the believer, who refuses to put aside the preaching and teaching of God's word (as given) to the dialoging of men's opinions for the 'purpose' of 'change,' i.e. to attain the approval of men, i.e. uniting as one to engender socialist harmony and worldly peace.
"For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." Matthew 13:55
"They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate." Titus 1:16
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