Being Told Vs. Experiencing It For Your Self.
(Personal note.)

Dean Gotcher

"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

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

 "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4

The soul KNOWS by being told. The flesh knows by "sense experience," i.e., stimulus-response. No animal (being subject only to stimulus-response and impulses and urges, i.e., the world) can read or write a book, i.e., be told or tell other's what is right and what is wrong behavior. When God created Adam, a living soul he told him what was right and what was wrong behavior, i.e., what he could and could not do. It was the first and major facilitator of 'change' who convinced Adam he could know right from wrong behavior via. "sense experience"—deciding for his self, i.e., according to his carnal nature, i.e., according to his lusts what was right and what was wrong behavior, i.e., what he could and could not do.

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 14:12

"The words 'seem to' are significant; it is the perception which functions in guiding behavior." (Carl Rogerson becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)

"Sense experience must be the basis of all science." "Science is only genuine science when it proceeds from sense experience, in the two forms of sense perception and sensuous need, that is, only when it proceeds from Nature." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3)

Karl Marx simply redefined "the lust of the flesh" as "sensuous need," "the lust of the eyes" as "sense perception," and "the pride of life" as "sense experience," making the child's carnal "Nature," i.e., that which is "of the world" the only basis from which to know right from wrong behavior. "Behavioral 'science" is built upon the same foundation.

"Experience is, for me, the highest authority." "Neither the Bible nor the prophets, neither the revelations of God can take precedence over my own direct experience." (Carl Rogerson becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)

"Prevent someone who KNOWS from filling the empty space." (Wilfred Bion, A Memoir of the Future)

If "sense experience," i.e., only that which is "of the world" is to become the foundation from which a person is to determine right and wrong behavior he can not hear and receive the truth which he has to be told.  He can only be, as one of Thorndike's chicken's, Skinner's rat's, Pavlov's dog seduced, deceived, and manipulated, i.e., turned into "human resource" to be used by the facilitator of 'change' for his own carnal pleasure (lusts) and gain ("Make me 'feel' 'good' [like God, only God is good] and I will follow you."). Death is simply God's way of telling you "You are not God." The soul is eternal. The flesh is not. Where you spend eternity depends upon whether you accept God as God, by faith letting Him direct your steps, i.e., tell you right from wrong behavior, with you doing His will or you are God, deciding right from wrong behavior according to your carnal desires, i.e., your lusts of the 'moment' that the world is stimulating, doing your will instead.

"For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." Romans 1:7

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17

"But without faith it is impossible to please God: 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

Accepting and applying commands, rules, facts, and truth by being told requires faith. Faith is a key feature of the father's/Father's authority: the preaching of commands and rules to his/His children to be obeyed as given, the teaching of facts and truth to his/His children to be accepted as is, discussing with his children any questions they might have regarding the commands, rules, facts, and truth being preached and taught—at the father's/Father's discretion (providing he/He deems it necessary, has time, the children are able to understand, and are not questioning, challenging, defying, disregarding, attacking his/His authority)—rewarding and/or blessing the child who obeys and does right, chastening and/or correcting the child who disobeys and does wrong (that he might learn to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline, capitulate his self and do right and obey), and casting out any child who questions, challenges, defies, disregards, attacks his/His authority.

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them [they can read and write books]; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead [all the laws of nature are established by God, i.e., absolute, not subject to the carnal desires (lusts/imaginations) of man, i.e., relative]; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." Romans 1: 18-25

By making God (God's Word) subject to your carnal desires (opinion/lusts), faith (being told) is replaced with sight ("sense experience"), leaving you dead in his sins. We have now become a nation which can not be told (right from wrong behavior). Unless "the people" can get something out of it for their self, i.e., to satisfy their lusts it is of no worth, you are not worth listening to, i.e., you are in the way, needing to be silenced, censored, and/or removed.

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4

Facilitators of 'change,' i.e., psychologists, i.e., behavioral "scientists," i.e., "group psychotherapists," i.e., Marxists (Transformational Marxists)—all being the same in method or formula—are using the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus (affirmation) process, i.e., dialectic 'reasoning' ('reasoning' from/through the students "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., from/through their "lust" for pleasure and their hate of restraint, in the "light" of their desire for group approval, i.e., affirmation and fear of group rejection) in the "group grade," "safe zone/space/place," "Don't be negative, be positive," "open ended, non-directed," soviet style, brainwashing (washing the father's/Father's authority from the children's thoughts and actions, i.e., "theory and practice," negating their having a guilty conscience, which the father's/father's authority engenders, for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process—called "the negation of negation" since the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience, being negative to the child's carnal nature, is negated in dialogue—in dialogue, opinion, and the consensus process there is no father's/Father's authority), inductive 'reasoning' ('reasoning' from/through the students "feelings," i.e., their natural inclination to "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment'—dopamine emancipation—which the world stimulates, i.e., their "self interest," i.e., their "sense experience," selecting "appropriate information"—excluding, ignoring, or resisting, i.e., rejecting any "inappropriate" information, i.e., established command, rule, fact, or truth that gets in the way of their desired outcome, i.e., pleasure—in determining right from wrong behavior), "Bloom's Taxonomy," "affective domain," French Revolution (Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité) classroom "environment" in order (as in "new" world order) to 'liberate' children from parental authority, i.e., from the father's/Father's authority system (the Patriarchal Paradigm)—as predators, charlatans, pimps, pedophilesseducing, deceiving, and manipulating them as chickens, rats, and dogs, i.e., treating them as natural resource ("human resource") in order to convert them into 'liberals,' socialists, globalists, so they, 'justifying' their "self" before one another, can do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., "lust" with impunity.

"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." Jeremiah 6:16, 17

Home schooling material, co-ops, conferences, etc., are joining in the same praxis, fulfilling Immanuel Kant's as well as Georg Hegel's, Karl Marx's, and Sigmund Freud's agenda of using the pattern or method of Genesis 3:1-6, i.e., "self" 'justification,' i.e., dialectic (dialogue) 'reasoning," i.e., 'reasoning' from/through your "feelings," i.e., your carnal desires of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the world (including your desire for approval from others, with them affirming your carnal nature) in order to negate Hebrews 12:5-11, i.e., the father's/Father's authority, i.e., having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline your "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will, negating Romans 7:14-25, i.e., your having a guilty conscience when you do wrong, disobey, sin, thereby negating your having to repent before the father/Father for your doing wrong, disobedience, sins—which is the real agenda.

"And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' their "self," i.e., 'justify' their love of "self" and the world, i.e., their love of the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (dopamine emancipation) which the world stimulates over and therefore against the Father's authority] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie [that pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the Father's will]: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth [in the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ], but had pleasure in unrighteousness [in their "self" and the pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates]." 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2021