All That Is Of The World:
the child's carnal nature.

Dean Gotcher
(personal note)

"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

The child is not in love with the object that stimulates pleasure, i.e. dopamine emancipation in him. He is in love with the pleasure, i.e., the dopamine the object stimulates, i.e., emancipates, hating anyone who inhibits or blocks dopamine emancipation. In fact hate or anger stimulates adrenaline in the brain that stimulates dopamine emancipation"If you don't give my what I want, i.e., dopamine emancipation, I will hate you and get it anyway." This is the heart of the carnally minded child, "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' i.e., the dopamine emancipation that the world, i.e., the current situation and/or people are stimulating, hating missing out on dopamine emancipation, i.e., hating restraint therefore hating the restrainer, i.e., the father's/Father's authority that gets in the way.

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." "And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:15, 17

"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure ("lust") is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will, i.e., having to set aside your carnal desires of the 'moment,' i.e., having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline your "self" in order (as in "old" world order) to do the father's/Father's will, i.e., in order to do right and not wrong according the father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth], and desperately wicked [striking out against the father's/Father's authority that "gets in the way," i.e. that prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks you from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9

You can not see your hate of restraint as being evil, i.e., "wicked" ("desperately wicked") because your love of pleasure, i.e., your "self interest" gets in the way, blinding you to it. Like a drug, pleasure (dopamine emancipation), i.e., "self interest" which the world stimulates blinds you to your hatred toward restraint, i.e., blinds you to your "wickedness" which is being expressed toward those who are preventing (or trying to prevent) you from having access to the drug, i.e., to dopamine emancipation when you are doing wrong, disobeying, sinning—making you not just "wicked" but "desperately wicked" in your effort (doing "whatever it takes") to attain dopamine emancipation, keep it, or get it back.

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

In other words: "Lust, i.e., dopamine emancipation reconciles us to the world." Cookies are "good" to the child, stimulating dopamine emancipation, but when the child is told not to eat them and he does, he establishes "lust," i.e., dopamine emancipation over and therefore against doing the father's/Father's will.

The carnal nature of the child is:

1) to approach pleasure (see dopamine cycle), and
2) to avoid pain, including the pain which comes with missing out on pleasure, i.e., dopamine emancipation.

a) since the heart is deceitful ("above all things"), thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" (instead of doing the father's/Father's will), enjoying the carnal pleasure(s) of the 'moment' is the standard for "good" to the child ,
b) thus the child hates restraint, i.e., hates missing out on the carnal pleasure(s) of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates, making the father's/Father's authority the standard for "evil"

3) to dialogue with his "self" his desires and dissatisfactions, justifying his "self," i.e., 'justifying' what he wants to do in the 'moment,' i.e., his "self interest" and his resentment-hatred toward restraint, making his "self" "good" in his own eyes—stimulating dopamine emancipation either way, the anticipation often creating the most dopamine emancipation (think of Christmas morning, many toys being cast aside soon after being excitedly opened). "Self interest" is revealed through dialogue with others. Their affirmation (of your "self interest") is not only intoxication, but, like a drug, is addictive and possessive as well—why compromise of (suspending, as upon a cross) established commands, rules, facts, and truth is so easily done in order to initiate and sustain relationship with others who we 'like' or have something to gain from, i.e. who we want approval (affirmation) from.

(Picture, PowerPoint, The Child's Carnal Nature.)

"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 16:5

The carnal nature of the child is antithetical to the father's/Father's authority system, i.e., doing right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., doing the father's/Father's will without question, i.e., by faith. The child is, by nature, caught between "doing his own thing" or "doing the father's will" when he comes into contact with (or thinks upon) that which creates pleasure within him, which conflicts with the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, or truth. While children do know right from wrong, having peace when they do what is right, they tend to gravitate toward pleasure, which the world stimulates, "peace" then being enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' without fear of reprimand. It is the condition known as cognitive dissonance (where a child is caught between his belief, i.e., his father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., doing right and not wrong, and his desire for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates, i.e., his "feelings" of the 'moment') that those of 'change' seek to initiate and sustain, knowing that the child is more than likely already dialoging with his "self," his love of pleasure and hate of restraint, questioning, challenging, defying, disregarding, attacking the father's/Father's authority—if not in action, at least in though. ... continued. 

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