Dean Gotcher

Every one of us have backpacks, carrying with us our associations (those who identify with us, i.e., with our desires and dissatisfactions and we with them, i.e., with their desires and dissatisfactions).  Parents "check out" the backpack of their child's friends (who they associate with) in order to protect their child (and their family) from what their "friend" have in their backpack, i.e., in order to protect their child and their family from what they believe is wrong, i.e., the problems their child's friend will bring into their child's life and the life of the family.  Who the child "builds relationships" with indicates what they have in their own backpack.  It is not an issue of skin color (prejudice), which is wrong when it is done, but an issue of doing right and not wrong, under God (which those of dialectic 'reasoning' define as "prejudice").

When you marry someone, you are not just marring them, you are also marring their backpack, i.e., you (along with your family) are inheriting all of their, their family, their friends, and their associates problems.  The conflict between you and your parents (before you married your spouse) might have been you trying to keep them from checking out your "friend's" backpack.  It may still be going on today.

In the same way, facilitators of 'change' ("educators") today, as psychotherapists, are checking out your child's backpack in the classroom.  They are doing this in order to "help" your child get ride of the problem they see in your child's backpack, you and your authority, i.e., your authority to check out your child's friends backpacks, judging your child's friends and associates according to your standards (which you raise your children on).

When pleasure (the child's nature) becomes the way of life, superseding doing right and not wrong (parental authority), then all children must be 'liberated' from parents who check out their friends backpacks ("prejudice").  Whoever checks backpacks out rules over life—with your parent's checking out your "friends" backpack (in order to see if they are in agreement with their standards) and those of the world checking out your backpack (to "help" you get rid of your parent's standards, negating your parents authority in your life).

If you don't check out your children's' friends backpack, they will check out your child's backpack, getting rid of you.

God, your Heavenly Father, knows what is in your (and your friends) backpack, judging you (and them) according to His standards.  Don't worship what is in your backpack, or in your friend's backpack, i.e., worshiping the pleasures of this life, dying in your sins, but worship the Lord God Himself, being filled with His Joy, Peace, and Love, inheriting eternal life instead.  What is in your backpack?

"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.  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.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."  1 John 2:15-18

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