Concerning chastening:
Dialectic 'reasoning,' negating that which engenders parental authority (under God's authority)


Dean Gotcher

Chastening prevents dialogue, thus, according to dialectic 'reasoning,' it prevents "thinking."  Without the crises, i.e. the tension between the parent and the child, i.e. the conflict between what "is" and what "ought to be" (the "is" is initiated by the parent's "Can not," engendering the child's "Why?" an effort on the part of the child to get the parent into dialogue so the child can have his way), then the "is" is made ridged by the parent's "Because I said so," creating the "ought" in the child's mind, the precursor to "thought," as in "This is how the world 'ought' to be," i.e. according to my "human nature," the child's "natural inclination" to be at-one-with, i.e. find unity with the world in pleasure, in the 'moment'), and the "right" of the child to dialogue his opinion, i.e. his "ought" with the parent, i.e. freely sharing his opinion (how he "feels" and what he "thinks" concerning the issue) without fear of chastening , "thinking" can not lead to 'change,' i.e. 'change' being the negation of the parent's authority to preach and teach truth to their children, truth to be accepted without question, and chasten them when they disobey.  Chastening is not "child abuse," not to chasten the child (verbally and/or physically), when the child is wrong, is.  Just make sure, you the parent, are right, under God.

This is why we are a nation of abomination today, "Godly restraint" (the wall of separation between righteousness and unrighteousness) has been negated by the dialectic thought and action of dialectic minded parents and their dialectic minded children.  Most people in public office think and act according to dialectic 'reasoning.'  We support them with our tax dollars, so they can creat laws preventing us from chastening our children, according to dialectic 'reasoning,' "endangering abomination," i.e. the child's unrestrained carnal nature (restrained only if he "hurts somebody" whatever that means in the 'moment'), with the threat of righteousness (the Father's authority to rule over his home well, under God).  Those of dialectic 'reasoning' must start with and keep repeating to themselves and everyone they come across that man's heart is basically good (or has the potential of becoming "good," given the right education), and. not deceitful and wicked as God says, or they would "collapse into a bottomless abyss."

"If the 'restoring of life' of the world is to be conceived in terms of the Christian revelation [according to the Father's authority], then Marx [and "the children of disobedience"] must collapse into a bottomless abyss." (Jürgen Habermas, Theory and Practice)  This coming from a Marxist.  If they know what they are doing to us, then why don't we?  Maybe it's because they said "trust us," "we care about you" (while smiling), and we did.  It is better to be "a child of God," and be chastened, than to "be who you are," thinking and acting according to your "human nature," (thinking and acting according to dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e. justifying your carnal nature, i.e. your "natural inclination" to be-at-one with the world in pleasure, as being "normal") and face His wrath. (Colossians 3:5-7)

It is therefore imperative that the Father's authority, i.e. to give commands to his children and chasten them when they disobey, is negated if 'change' is to take place.  By finding "that unite of society" above the family, where the Father (or the parent's) are willing to compromise their standards to keep relationship with the community (where their "is" and "ought's" are unite with others outside the family, i.e. where "human nature" is 'liberated,' if only momentarily, from parental restraints in a social setting), the family structure can be undermined and 'change' can be made.  "... once you can identify a community, you have discovered the primary unity of society above the individual and the family that can be mobilized ... to bring about positive social change."  (Dr. Robert Trojanowicz, Community Policing  The meaning of "Community" in Community Policing"Positive social change" being 'change' (resolving conflict) without parental authority (the conflict being parental authority).

It is the "foothold" of compromise by the parent's, that those of dialectic' reasoning' seek, where the parent's are willing to 'silence' their conscience for the sake of socialist harmony and worldly peace, satisfying their flesh over and against the righteousness of God.  "For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom ['justifying' our carnal nature], but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you–ward." "To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Corinthians 1:12, 2:10,11  Of note:  all forgiveness, as in all action (for the believer), is "in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get an advantage of us."  When you leave Christ out of "your ways," Satan can "get an advantage of you."  "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."  Proverb. 3: 6

"This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:  Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness."  "But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another."  "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil."  Ephesians 4:17-27

Our fellowship with one another is in our Heavenly Father's authority, with Him directing our steps and chastening us (when necessary) when we go astray (for righteousness and eternity sake).

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2012-2015