You can't get here from there.
Where are you going to spend eternity?
With your friends (in Christ) in heaven or with your "friends" (of the world) in hell?
"That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 1:3
"And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence." Luke 16:26
"Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out." Luke 13: 23-28
Marx's lie, that the King's horse is the people's horse, is Satan's lie, that Adam and the women (and therefore all men) would not die from eating of the "Father's tree" (becoming like God, righteous in and of themselves, deciding what is right and what is wrong according to their carnal nature—that "Mine, not yours" was no longer a right, i.e. a right granted to man by God, or as Marx saw it, a right granted to God, i.e. religion, by man, i.e. a right granted to the Father by the children, rejecting God's "My garden, not your garden," patriarchal way of thinking and acting—with God driving Adam and the woman out of His garden, preventing them from having access to the Tree of Life, i.e. eternal life, even though He created and established it for them.
What the Lord said to the Scribes and Pharisees, that they were of their Father the devil, was true—because of their disregard for God's authority over and judgment of man, because of their lack of faith in God, i.e. teaching that man could live without living "by every word which proceeded from the mouth of God," living instead according to "human reasoning.'
"A half truth ... is false since the missing half changes the content of the obvious fact." (Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization) It is the art craft of dialectic 'thinkers' to leave out righteousness (faith in and obedience to God above all things, an above-below paradigm or way of thinking and acting) from their conversation with you, regarding what you must do today, righteousness being an either-or way of thinking and acting (a redeemed or lost, heaven or hell, duality way of thinking and acting) while their way of thinking and acting is a spectrum of the flesh, of 'change,' i.e. avoiding pain and approaching pleasure, weighing the worth of life upon the amount of pleasure vs. pain a person experiences, life not having value in and of itself, a gift from above.
Therefore, for man, in his carnal thoughts and in his carnal actions (having rejected the Father's use of chastening to establish His authority and enforce His commands), there is no "gulf fixed" (there is no either-or) only a world of 'changingness,' i.e. a spectrum of ever 'changing' "felt" needs. This is why all men are blind, not able to comprehend the things of God, seeking instead friendship with the world, associating with that which they can (in their carnal minds) comprehend, thereby engendering the building of "human relationships" as being the 'purpose' of life rather than obedience to the Father, i.e. to God, thinking and acting according to His Word. "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." Romans 10:30
"And the light [the Father's will] shineth in darkness [man's carnal desires]; and the darkness comprehended it not." John 1:5 "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." 1 John 4:9 Through dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e. man 'justifying' his "human nature" as being the bases from which to live by, to decide what is right and what is wrong from, he makes "human reasoning" the "light" of the world. "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) "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." 2 Corinthians 11: 14, 15 "Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness" Luke 11:35
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;" "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened." "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;" "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." Romans 1:18, 21, 28, 32
The friends you chose to "hang around with" reflect your heart, either your carnal desires, which are from your deceitful and wicked heart (according to your carnal spectrum of "feelings, "from below) or your love for the Lord who is from above (an either-or, i.e. spirit-flesh, righteousness-unrighteousness, eternal life-eternal death choice—that is, man can either choose between a spectrum of opinions, i.e. how he "feels" and what he "thinks" in the 'moment,' which leaves him condemned, or choose Christ, i.e. inheriting eternal life).
You won't go any deeper into the Word of God than what your friends (or your minister) will allow you. For it will divide you between those who want to spend eternity with you in heaven and those who want to spend eternity with you in hell (if you decide to go with them, i.e. choose friendship with them, i.e. the world, instead of the Lord). On judgment day it will only be an either-or. In fact, from the beginning, from the garden in Eden, it has only been an either-or. While you are alive, still breathing, taking that next breath which God gives you (so that you can chose to follow Him and know Him and His Father instead of the world), you still have a choice. But after your last breath, where you spend eternity will be fixed. Don't let dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e. basing "good" and "evil" upon the spectrum of your "feelings" (the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, i.e. "the approval of men") get in your way, keeping you from eternal life. "He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." John 12:25
"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; ... but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15
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