Christianity And Politics.

Dean Gotcher

Christianity is a political system based upon a particular paradigm, i.e., a specific way of thinking and acting toward our "self," others, the world, and authority. Christianity is based upon a father's/Father's authority system, called a Patriarchal paradigm. The Patriarchal paradigm is based upon those under authority humbling, denying, dying to their "self" in order to right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth, doing the father's/Father's will.

The father's/Father's authority system (which is reflected in traditional education) is based upon 1) preaching commands and rules to be obeyed as given, teaching facts and truth to be accepted as is, by faith, discussing any questions those under authority might have regarding the commands, rules, facts, and truth (at the one in authorities discretion, providing he wills to do so, there is time, those under authority are able to understand, and are not questioning, challenging, defying, disregarding, attacking authority), 2) blessing or rewarding those who obey and do things right, that they might continue to obey and do things, 3) correcting and/or chastening those who disobey and/or do things wrong, that they might learn to humble, deny, die to their "self" and obey and/or do things right, and 4) casting out or expelling those who question, challenge, defy, disregard, attack authority, in order (as in "old" world order) to keep order.

While dad and mom are not perfect, they may be (or may have been) down right tyrants, their office, given to them by God, who is perfect, in which to serve Him, is perfect. While the Lord comes between the father and the son, the mother and the daughter, etc., he did not negate the office of the Father's authority itself. He only made His Heavenly Father the Father over all, having faith in Him, in obedience doing His Father's will. This political system is reflected in how we are trained up to think and act in the traditional home, knowing right and wrong from being told., having a guilty conscience when we do wrong, disobey, sin, resulting in us repenting, asking for forgiveness.

"Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby." (Hebrews 12:5-11)

"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

"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

"Jesus saith unto him, 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

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels." Luke 9:23-26

"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matthew 5:48

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matthew 7:21-23

While the Patriarchal paradigm is reflected in government, both on earth and in Heaven, when they conflict with one another the Christian is accountable to the authority in Heaven over the authority on the earth. Christianity is not to establish a Heavenly government (kingdom) on earth (called a "Theocracy") which would require physical force (the use of the sword) over the people, but is to be a witness of the one in Heaven.

"Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence." John 18:36

"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 the Patriarchal paradigm that affected the way our nation was established, reflected in the term "founding fathers." Rejecting the King as an authority figure, as a father ruling over the people, our "founding fathers" made the individual citizens, i.e., the fathers of the home the fathers of the nation (Kings of their home, allowing no one to come between them and their children), sending their "children" (representatives—re-presenting their established commands, rules, facts, and truth) to the store (congress) to buy their goods with their money, no longer sending them to the store (congress) if they (the children) spent their (the father's) money on their "self," i.e., on their own "self interests." It was not that the elected official is of one particular faith that he is voted into office, although that might be an issue to the constituent. It is that he recognizes the right of the individual, i.e., the father to raise up his children with his belief and standards, maintaining "rule of law," i.e., the Patriarchal paradigm as a way of thinking and acting, regarding "self," others, the world, and authority as the way of thinking and acting for the nation. Differences in positions between the fathers (constituents) is resolved by majority vote and 'limited' government, where the legislative, executive, and judicial branches are divided between one another, preventing despotism ("which predominates in the human heart," i.e., man's "lust" for power).

"Despotism" ...."that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart." "The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism." (George Washington, Farewell Address)

"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure 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, taking pleasure in doing the father's/Father's will instead of yours], and desperately wicked [hating 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 ("self interest") blinds you to it, i.e., gets in the way. Like a drug, pleasure (dopamine emancipation) 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 pleasure (dopamine emancipation)—making you not just wicked but "desperately wicked."

The father's/Father's authority is reflected in discussion—where doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth are the issue (concern), right being doing right, obeying, not sinning according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, wrong being doing wrong, disobeying, sinning according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth. The child's carnal nature is reflected in dialogue—where doing right and not wrong according to the child's carnal desires ("self interest") of the 'moment,' which the world (situation) stimulates, is the issue, right being what makes him "feel" "good," i.e., like God, wrong being what "hurts" his "feelings," i.e., makes him "feel" "bad," i.e., like a sinner. There is no father's/Father's authority in dialogue, only the child's carnal nature—what all children have in common—making them "equal," i.e. "of the world" only. In a discussion you must suspend, as upon a cross, your "feelings," i.e.,  your "self," i.e., your "self interests" in order (as in "old" world order) to hear and receive the truth. In dialogue, you must suspend, as upon a cross any established command, rule, fact, or truth that prevents dialogue, in order (as in "new" world order) to "build relationship" upon their and your common "self interests"—the basis of common-ism.

"In an ordinary discussion people usually hold relatively fixed positions and argue in favour of their views as they try to convince others to change." (Bohm and Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity)

"A Dialogue is essentially a conversation between equals." "The spirit of dialogue, is in short, the ability to hold many points of view in suspension, along with a primary interest in the creation of common meaning." (Bohm and Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity)

"The guilty conscience is formed in childhood by the incorporation of the parents and the wish to be father of oneself." "What we call 'conscience' perpetuates inside of us our bondage to past objects now part of ourselves:" (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)

By making "feelings," via dialogue, the means by which to know right from wrong, the child's carnal nature ("self interest") usurps the father's authority in making decisions. It is why politicians move communication away from discussion (the father's aka constituents language) to dialogue (the language of the children) when they are confronted with the compromises they are making or have made while in office.

"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 [once he is 'liberated' from the father'/Father's authority to become as he was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life (separating him from his "self" and the world), of (and now for) "self" and the world only]." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life)

"In the dialogic relation of recognizing oneself in the other, they experience the common ground of their existence." (Jürgen Habermas, Knowledge & Human Interest, Chapter Three: The Idea of the Theory of Knowledge as Social Theory)

The change of language (communication) from discussion (established commands, rules, facts, and truth) to dialogue ("self interest") has removed the father's (constituent's) voice (authority) in government, replacing it with the voice of the children. This is Marxist in structure, known as a Heresiarchal paradigm (change), where facilitator's of 'change' usurp the father's authority through the use of opinions (which have no father's authority) being dialogued (which has no father's authority) to a consensus (which has no father's authority), replacing the authority of the father with the child's carnal desires ("self interests") of the 'moment' which the world (situation) stimulates, which the facilitator of 'change' manipulates. The motto of the French Revolution and all socialist revolutions following was based upon "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité," i.e., there is no father's/Father's authority in an opinion, everyone is entitled to their opinion, there is no father's/Father's authority in dialogue, in dialogue all are equal according to their carnal nature ("self interests"), and there is no father's/Father's authority in consensus, all are united as one in consensus, united in negating the father's/Father's authority from the face of the earth, doing so without having a guilty conscience.

"Once the earthly family [with children having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do their father's will] is discovered to be the secret of the Holy family [with the Son, Jesus Christ, and all following Him having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do His Heavenly Father's will], the former [the earthly father's authority system, with children having to trust in (have faith in) and obey the father (their parents)] must then itself be destroyed [vernichtet, i.e., annihilated, i.e., negated] in theory and in practice [negated in the children's personal thoughts and social actions—resulting in their no longer "fellowshipping" with one another based upon the father's/Father's (their parents/God's) commands, rules, facts, and truth but, through dialogue, "building relationship" with one another based upon their common carnal desires, i.e., "self interests," i.e., "lusts" of the 'moment']." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4)

"Authoritarian submission [humbling, denying, dying to, controlling, disciplining "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will] 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." "God is conceived more directly after a parental image and thus as a source of support and as a guiding and sometimes punishing authority." "Submission to authority, desire for a strong leader, subservience of the individual to the state [parental authority, local control, Nationalism], 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 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 [how to 'liberate' children from parental authority, man from God's authority, mankind from Nationalism aka Fascism, etc., so they can be their "self," i.e., "actualize" their "self," no longer seeing their "self" as being subject to a higher authority other then to their carnal desires of the 'moment']." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality)

"It is not individualism [the child having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline his "self" in order to do right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth, having to stand alone against "the group" when they are doing wrong, disobeying, sinning] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him [makes him "neurotic"—caught between doing the father's/Father's will and doing his own will instead, when his will, i.e., his carnal desires of the 'moment' and the father's/Father's will, i.e., doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth are in conflict with one another]. Society ["human relationship based upon self interest," i.e., "building relationship" with others based upon the child's carnal desires, i.e., one's "self interest," i.e., finding one's identity, i.e., "self" in the other, i.e., in "the group," i.e., in society] is the necessary framework through which freedom [from the father's/Father's authority] and individuality [to be "of and for self" and the world only] are made realities." (Karl Marx, in John Lewis, The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx)

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways, the objective however, is change." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #11) Inscribed on Karl Marx's tomb.

All children are "philosophers," 1) dissatisfied with how the world "Is," where they are subject to their parent's authority, not being able to do what they want when they want, 2) thinking (dialoguing with their "self") aka imagining how the world "Ought" to be, where they can do what they want, when the want, and 3) how it "Can" be once the father's/Father's authority is no longer in their way. The problem, according to Karl Marx, et, all, is that once children grow up and have children of their own they tell (force) their children to do right and not wrong according to their established commands, rules, facts, and truth, telling them what they can and can not do, getting in their way, i.e., preventing them from "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates, i.e., preventing them from being their "self," i.e., preventing 'change.'

"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 16:15

It is in the consensus process that the father's/Father's authority is usurped by the child's carnal nature, making laws subject to the children's "self interests" over and therefore against doing right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., "rule of law." In the consensus process the child's carnal nature ("self interest") usurps the separation of the branches of government, uniting the children in negating the father's/Father's authority, i.e., the Patriarchal paradigm from the face of the earth.

"Bypassing the traditional channels of top-down decision making, our objective centers upon transforming public 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)

When children gain access to the father's credit card they take the father into debt without having a guilty conscience, oppressing the people in the name of "the people," i.e., their "self." While you can talk to (and change the mind of) a child (representative) with a guilty conscience, i.e., who still recognizes the father's/Father's (the constituents) authority you can not to a child ("representative") who has 'justified' his "self," establishing his "self" ("self interest," i.e., "lusts"over and therefore against the father's/Father's (the constituent's) authority. He can not go into discussion where he will have to admit he was/is "wrong" (when confronted with the facts and/or the truth), having to repent, i.e., suspend, as upon a cross, his "self interests" in order to do his constituents (the father's) will.

"The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil." Psalms 36:1-4

When Christians vote for a politician in a secular world, they vote for a paradigm that will protect their paradigm. The "bill of rights" reflects that paradigm, i.e., private convictions, private property, private business under God, on earth. Destroy the Patriarchal paradigm (which Christ did not do) and you destroy the soul. The "church" has been brought into dialogue, 'changing' the language of the "church," making it sympathetic to the Heresiarchal paradigm, i.e., apostate, negating the Father's authority, i.e., the Patriarchal paradigm. As the "church" goes, the nation goes. It is all about the paradigm.

"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 student's "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., their love pleasures and their hate of restraint, in the "light" of their desire for group approval and fear of group rejection) in the "group grade," "safe zone/space/place," "Don't be negative, be positive," soviet style, brainwashing (washing the father's/Father's authority from the child's thoughts and actions, i.e., "theory and practice," negating their having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process—called "the negation of negation," since the father's/Father's authority, and the guilty conscience which it engenders, is negative to the child's carnal nature), inductive 'reasoning' ('reasoning' from/through the students "feelings," i.e., their "lusting" 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 information, i.e., established command, rule, fact, or truth that gets in the way of their desired outcome—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)—seducing, deceiving, and manipulating them as chickens, rats, and dogs, i.e., treating them as natural resource ("human-ist resource") in order to convert them into 'liberals,' socialists, globalists, so they, 'justifying' their "self" can do wrong, disobey, sin 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 desires) 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 2019