Dean Gotcher

"To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual."
(Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right')

"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 2:16

"Preventing anyone who KNOWS from filling the empty space" is the act of preventing truth, i.e., the consequence of a persons thoughts and actions from spoiling their "fun." (Wilfred Bion, A Memoir of the Future)  Millennials, "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates, "know," i.e., think it is 'true' if/when it makes them "feel good." Utopia based upon nihilism, i.e., 'living' in the "eternal present" (which lasts only as long as their next breath) is all they "know," i.e., is all they have going for them. "There-and-then," after their last breath, God (who gave them all their breaths, from the "there-and-then" at their birth via the creation to the "there-and-then" at their death) will hold them accountable, judging them according to their thoughts and actions in the "here-and-now," whether they, having faith in Him, did His will or "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates, did their will instead. The problem with millennials is that, blinded by the "eternal present," i.e., blinded by their "lust" for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates, "there-and-then," i.e., accountability for their thoughts and actions never enters their mind.

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools," "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 1:22, 28, 32

"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:7

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

"It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverb. 3: 5-6

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2019