"And he said unto them, 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 heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 ["deceitful" in that it thinks that the pleasures of the 'moment,' i.e., the "lust" of the flesh and eyes are the standard for "good" and "wicked" in that anyone restraining it (getting in pleasures way) is perceived as being "evil" and therefore must be resented, hated, and removed, i.e., negated] "Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil." Proverbs 16:5-6
Are You A Marxist?
"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
"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." Matthew 12:50
"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9
"Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." "For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak." John 5:19, 30; 12:47-50
All of philosophy, sociology, psychology, i.e., "group psychotherapy," anthropology, etc., is dedicated to 'liberating' the child, i.e., the child's carnal nature ("human nature") from the father's/Father's authority, negating the father's/Father's authority in the child's mind, i.e., negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong, i.e., for disobeying the father'/Father, making all children "normal," i.e., "children of disobedience." While the earthly father is not perfect, he may be a down right tyrant, the office he serves in is perfect, given to him by God to serve Him in, i.e., under His authority, training up his children in the admonition of the Lord. (Hebrews 12:5-11) Dialectic 'reasoning' is the child murmuring, i.e., 'justifying' his "self," i.e., 'justifying' his desire for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' and his dissatisfaction with who or what is getting in his way (the way of pleasure), i.e., dialoguing with (murmuring within) his "self" over and therefore against the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth—something you do every day (possibly all day long) if you are not humbling and denying (reproving, correcting, rebuking) your "self," i.e., dying to your "self" daily, i.e., doing the father's/Father's will instead. Marxism and psychology, i.e., "group psychotherapy," with its facilitated (dialogue/opinions/consensus/synergistic) meetings, is all about you, negating the father's/Father's authority within you, i.e., negating your guilty conscience for doing wrong, so that you can sin with impunity, i.e., so you can be your "self" with no sense (or fear) of judgment (damnation). Dialectic 'reasoning' is in essence the praxis of "self 'justification'" (Genesis 3:1-6), negating the father's/Father's authority (Hebrews 12:5-11), thereby negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong, i.e., for sinning (Romans 7:14-25)—who needs a savior when sin (damnation), i.e., disobedience or rather obediance to the Father is no longer an issue.
Marxism is all about the 'liberation' of "self," i.e., the child's carnal nature from the father's/Father's authority, 'liberating' society from the "fear of God." Merging Marx and Freud ("group psychotherapy," i.e., the consensus process) only made Marxism more subtle, i.e., "user friendly" (replacing a violent revolution with a "velvet" revolution). We have become a Marxist nation ("building relationships upon self interest"—with "self interest" transcending, i.e., usurping, i.e., negating the father's/Father's authority, i.e.., local control, rule by law, sovereignty, parental authority, private property, private business, inalienable rights, nationalism, under God) more than we know or are willing to admit. "There is no fear of God before their eyes" pretty much sums up our current "Facebook" intoxicated, addicted, i.e., possessed (Marxist) generation. (Romans 3:18) After all, being "liked," "friended," etc., (affirmed) is intoxicating, as well as addictive, in a world of conflict and tension (chaos). Removing "bullies," i.e., associated (incorrectly) with those defending the father/Father and his/His authority—who loves his children, but not their actions when they do wrong—only guarantees that the children (in adult bodies)—who by nature hate anyone who gets in the way of pleasure—will rule the day, destroying and killing (negating) anyone who gets in the way of progress, including unborn children and the elderly, having no guilty conscience while doing (or having others do) their evil deeds (praxis).
Karl Marx wrote: "Once the earthly family is discovered to be the secret of the heavenly [Holy] family, the former must be destroyed [Vernunft, annihilated] in theory and in practice." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis # 4) The "earthly family" and the "Holy Family" both have a "top-down," "do right and not wrong," Patriarchal paradigm (Father's authority way of thinking and acting). According to Karl Marx, if you negate the earthly father's authority the Heavenly Father's authority is negated in the process, since the Heavenly Father's authority is engendered by the earthly father's authority, i.e., by the children learning to trust (have faith in) and obey the earthly father. Marx wrote: "The life which he [the child] has given to the object [to the father, by having faith in and obeying the father] sets itself against him as an alien and hostile force [goes counter to his carnal nature, i.e., "human nature"]." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3)
Sigmund Freud wrote: "'It is not really a decisive matter whether one has killed one's father or abstained from the deed,' if the function of the conflict and its consequences are the same." (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization) Sigmund Freud's history is a history of children uniting as one (in consensus) killing and devouring (annihilating) the father because he established rules preventing them from having incest with themselves and their mother, casting out the deviant who disobeyed him, preventing them from becoming "normal." Freud noted that patricide and incest are part of man's deepest nature." (Irvin Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy)
Georg Hegel wrote: "The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality of the relationship; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality which produces itself once again as such."(Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life) Only when the child is 'liberated,' i.e., learns how to 'justify" his "self," i.e., learns how to 'liberate' his "self" from the affects the father's/Father's authority has had upon him, i.e., having a "guilty conscience" for doing wrong, can the child be "of and for" his "self," i.e., become as all children, "of and for" their carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment' and the world which stimulates them only, i.e., innocent, i.e., can he become as he was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, and truth came into his life—with the treat of punishment (judgment) for disobedience. If you start (the meeting) with the child's desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment (with his opinion) the father's/Father's authority (the preaching and teaching of the truth, to be accepted as is, by faith) is negated. If you start with the father's/Father's authority, the "guilty conscience" for doing wrong prevails, and 'change,' i.e., the child's opportunity to be his "self," i.e., to be 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority is inhibited or blocked.
"Bypassing the traditional channels of top-down decision making [the father's/Father's authority], our objective centers upon transform public [the child's] opinion into an effective instrument of global politics." "Individual values must be measured by their contribution to common interests and ultimately to world interests transforming public consensus into one favorable to the emergence of a stable and humanistic world order." "Consensus is both a personal and a political step. It is a precondition of all future steps." (Ervin Laszlo, A Strategy for the Future: The Systems Approach to World Order)
The Marxist, i.e., Transformational Marxist (those who merge Karl Marx, i.e., "the group" with Sigmund Freud, i.e., "the individual," and visa versa, 'creating' "group psychotherapy," making "the individual" and "the group" one and the same, i.e., "of and for" the world only—in consensus negating the father's/Father's authority in themselves and the world) Theodor Adorno wrote: "God is conceived more directly after a parental image and thus as a source of support and as a guiding and sometimes punishing authority." "The conception of the ideal family situation for the child [is] uncritical obedience to the father and elders, pressures directed unilaterally from above to below, inhibition of spontaneity and emphasis on conformity to externally imposed values." "Authoritarian submission was conceived of as a very general attitude that would be evoked in relation to a variety of authority figures—parents, older people, leaders, supernatural power, and so forth." "Submission to authority, desire for a strong leader, subservience of the individual to the state, and so forth, have so frequently and, as it seems to us, correctly, been set forth as important aspects of the Nazi creed that a search for correlates of prejudice had naturally to take these attitudes into account." "The whole socioeconomic picture of the parents, and possibly of the grandparents, the status achieved as well as that aspired to, had to be understood in order to throw light on the security or the tensions existing within the family." "The power-relationship between the parents, the domination of the subject's family by the father or by the mother, and their relative dominance in specific areas of life also seemed of importance for our problem." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality) All teachers are "certified" and schools are "accredited" today based upon their use of "Bloom's Taxonomies," which are based upon Theodor Adorno's Marxist ideology.
If you are more concerned about your children's social life (their "lust" for, i.e., "self interest" in the things of this world and their desire for the approval of, i.e., affirmation by other children/men, i.e., sensuousness, basing life upon their "sensuous needs" and "sense perception" of the 'moment'—Karl Marx, MEGA I/3) rather than their walk with the Lord (doing right and not wrong, i.e., doing the Father's will, i.e., righteousness, i.e., walking right before the Lord, in faith) then you are a Marxist, at least having a Marxist frame of mind (instead of having the mind of Christ). Children were once taught to control, discipline, humble, and deny their "self." They are now being taught to "esteem" their "self," with their parent's approval, joining in (even within the "church," i.e., in the "youth groups" and "cell groups" and the so called "bible studies" and "missions trips," etc.,). The Lord had "a group" (if you want to call it that), i.e., the εκκλησíα, i.e., the "called out ones," but he was and is even now the sole leader, in obedience to His Heavenly Father, i.e., doing his Father's will, doing all things His Heavenly Father commanded, demanding all who follow Him do the same. There is no "group grade," voice of "the village," on judgment day, only you before God, the Father, and his obedient Son, Jesus Christ, being personally held accountable for your own thoughts and actions. "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." Romans 14:12
Karl Marx wrote: "It is not individualism [where the individual is subject to an authority above him, be it parent, teacher, boss, etc., and/or God the Father] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him. Society [where the individual must be 'willing' to compromise or "set aside" pre-established principles (at least for the 'moment), suspending truth (as on a cross) in order to "get along," i.e. where he must be readily adaptable to 'change,' be tolerant of "ambiguity," i.e., sin in order to initiate and sustain "human relationship," i.e., "group" or "community" identity, i.e., "group approval," i.e., affirmation, finding 'common-ism' with others based upon his and their common "self interests," i.e., upon their common carnal "human nature," i.e., their desire for the things of the world, in the 'moment'] is the necessary framework through which freedom ['liberating' the mind and body from the father's/Father's authority system of doing right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth] and individuality ['liberating' the child's/man's carnal nature, i.e., 'liberating' him from having a "guilty conscience" for disobeying, so that the child/man can be as he was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life, prevented him from being who he is, of the world only] are made realities." (Karl Marx in John Lewis, The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx) Not believing in God, Karl Marx (as did Kant, Hegel, and Freud) saw the father's authority in the home as the engenderer (the prototype) of the Heavenly Father. As Karl Marx so clearly stated it: "The life [the authority] which he [the child] has given to the object [to the Father, by obeying him] sets itself against him as an alien and hostile force." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3) Therefore, according to his dialectic 'reasoning,' if you can get rid of (annihilate) the earthly father's authority in the home (in the thoughts and actions of the child), you can get rid of belief in God (in the thoughts and actions of man) in society.
"Protestantism [with its work ethic, i.e., doing your best as unto the Lord, and the priesthood of all believers, with everyone being personally held accountable for their thoughts and actions before God alone] was the strongest force in the extension of cold rational individualism." (Max Horkheimer, Vernunft and Selbsterhaltung, in Martin Jay ,The Dialectical Imagination: The History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research 1923-1950)
Our Heavenly Father sent His only begotten Son to die on the cross in our place, i.e., to 'redeem' us from His wrath upon us for our sins against Him (where we would spend eternity in the torments of Hell), raising His Son from the grave, thereby 'reconciling' us to Him that we might spend eternity with Him, in His Holiness and Glory. Dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., concern for your children's social life, 'redeems' your children from the father's/Father's authority, 'reconciling' them to the world.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." John 3:16-19
"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
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4
"And truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 3:1
Are you a Marxist? Your behavior toward your children (and those who would come between you and your children, including the dialectic 'reasoning,' contemporary "church") reveals what you (and they) are.
When we as parent's turn our focus from wanting our children to "do right and not wrong," i.e., doing the father's/Father's will, no matter the cost, to them "having a better life," i.e., to them "'feeling' good" about their "self," we change our marriage vows from "for better or for worse" to "for better or for worse, or until something better comes along," establishing our love of "self," i.e., pleasure over and therefore against the love of God, i.e., "the love of the Father," i.e., righteousness, i.e., doing the Father's will, promoting Marxism in the process.
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2016-2017