"In a deductive argument, the truth of the premises is supposed to guarantee the truth of the conclusion;
in an inductive argument, the truth of the premises merely makes it probable that the conclusion is true."
Garth Kemerling 2002.
Inductive reasoning is the process of coming to a conclusion by reasoning from the evidence at hand (depended upon prior experience or experimentation), where particular instances can be arranged (manipulated) to produce a generalized (uncertain or probable) conclusion. While inductive reasoning may be recognized as a scientific method, used to find out about rock, plants, and animals, to taxonomize and thereby better utilize them, to use this method, to "taxonomize" mankind so he can be better utilized in a global economy is evil. It is the means to buying and selling souls. To define the essence of mankind through this method, as done by Georg W. F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and socio-psychologists today, is wicked.
Inductive reasoning is grounded in the universe and can only recognize cosmic-sensuous manifestations as an outcome―it can only recognize that which is observable and repeatable. When used correctly, inductive reasoning brings the scientist either to a termination―where the evidence at hand results in a now known law, previously established by God, or it continues to be a never-ending theory. To materialize mankind is to destroy the device God placed in man so he could know God as his creator―faith.
"That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." 1 Corinthians 2:5
"For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." Romans 1:17
"For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." Romans 12:3
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." 1 John 5:4
"By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith." Hebrews 11:17
"And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:" Philippians 3:9
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6
"... nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8b
INDUCTIVE―DEDUCTIVE CYCLICAL REASONING RESULTS IN A SUBJECT-OBJECT SYNTHESIS
When mankind replaces the Object, God, by making himself the object―the evaluator-justifier―he can never come to know himself as the object of God's love. This is man deceived. By his own self deception, he will only see himself as a product of, or at one with, the universe. The result of such reasoning is the same result Eve came to in the garden of Eden, at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, the first materialistic, socialistic, humanistic, inductively reasoned praxis of mankind. The inductive procedure is recorded in Genesis 3:1-6 and the resulting behavior of self-justification is recorded in Genesis 3:7-13.
This process (inductive reasoning) can only work with what is observable, and comparable (material-sense perception). As Eve "saw" that the tree was "good for food," she already knew of trees which were good for food. The same would be true for the trees which were pleasing to her eyes, being pleasurable to the senses (aesthetic). Despite God already describing all trees in the garden as being good for food and pleasing to the eyes, she was not investing her time at this tree to re-enforce deductive reasoning. The "THOU SHALT NOT," contrast, would be included in that discourse, and stop the process. With the "And the women saw ..." this was a subjective inductive-deductive evaluative moment.
The last descriptive of the Gnostic tree, a tree desirous "to make one wise," could only be concluded by prior information regarding the tree itself. If there was any distinction, this was it, the distinction between using deductive reasoning or inductive reasoning to determine one's actions-praxis. Inductive reasoning would label one with such skills―being wise in the their own eyes and in the eyes of others. As Phil Worts said, "Eve was the first problem solver."
Your faith defends you; you can not defend your faith.
Use deductive reasoning and your faith defends you.
Use inductive reasoning to "defend" your faith and you will destroy your faith.
It is interesting to note that the liberals who vehemently attack the Bible, because it supposedly stated "the earth was flat and the universe rotated around the earth," are incorrect in their observations. "Religious" leadership embraced earlier secular inductively reasoned observations of the earth. The liberals can only blame religious men for having used liberal inductive-deductive reasoning to defend their "faith." When a Christian applies deductive reasoning to understand the Word of God, he ends up declaring his faith; when he applies inductive reasoning to understand the Word, he ends up destroying his faith.
When man applies deductive reasoning (God's position on human experiences), God is the Object. When man applies inductive reasoning (man interpreting God through his experiences), man, mankind, the creation is the object. When the Christian applies deductive reasoning, God is the justification. When man applies inductive reasoning, man in the light of his experiences―enlightenment― is the justification. "Church Growth" uses inductive reasoning. It is both apostate and heretical. Apostate in that it dialogues on what God calls an abomination (Theoretical Discourse + Abomination = Apostasy,) and heretical in that it uses and promotes the inductive-deductive cyclical reasoning method to "know" God. Remember 1 Timothy 6:20.
For a detailed explanation of the difference between Inductive and Deductive reasoning and the use of Inductive reasoning to 'change' society see the articles:
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning Part I: To Compare or to Contrast that is the question. Understanding the New World Order.
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning Part II: Inductive Reasoning and Karl Marx. Attacking the Patriarchal Family.
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning Part III: Inductive Reasoning and Hilda Taba.
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