"Building Relationships on Self Interest."
The issue of Adam and the woman eating the fruit of "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" was not that they 'discovered' that they were different (physically, i.e., man and women) but that they were the same (emotionally, i.e., naked), establishing "sense experience," i.e., love of pleasure and hate of restraint, i.e., "human nature," i.e., the child's carnal nature, i.e., "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life" as the standard for life, which makes us all the same in the flesh, over and therefore against established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., the father's/Father's authority that makes us different—based upon obedience and disobedience, i.e., doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., chain of command, with the children being accountable to their parents, the wife being accountable to her husband, and the husband, wife, and children all being accountable to God, i.e., the "Father" for their/our thoughts and actions. By starting with the children, i.e., "sense experience," i.e., love of pleasure and hate of restraint, as the master facilitator of 'change,' i.e., the first psychotherapist did in the garden in Eden, "equality," based upon the carnal nature of man, i.e., "common-ism" negated the father's/Father's authority, i.e., the Patriarchal chain of command. This is the essence of "common-ism" aka Communism (socialism, 'liberalism,' Marxism, "group psychotherapy," etc.,), "self interest," i.e., the child's carnal nature (love of pleasure and hate of restraint, i.e., negating the father's/Father's authority) unites, doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth (doing the father's/Father's will) divides.
"In the dialogic relation of recognizing oneself in the other [through dialogue 'discovering' each others common love of pleasure and hate of restraint i.e., 'discovering' each others common "self interest"], they experience the common ground of their existence [common-ism is created]." (Jürgen Habermas, Knowledge & Human Interest, Chapter Three: The Idea of the Theory of Knowledge as Social Theory)
"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)
"Self" and "Interest" are the same in nature. Both make pleasure, including the pleasure which comes with approval, i.e., affirmation the 'drive' and the 'purpose' of life. Since pleasure, i.e., our natural desire to enjoy, i.e., "lust" after it, is common to us all, we can all readily identify and relate with it.
"Persons will not come into full partnership in the process until they register dissatisfaction [with that which gets in the way of pleasure, i.e., restraint]." (Kenneth Benne, Human Relations in Curriculum Change)
What we all have in common, in the flesh, is not only our natural desire to "enjoy," i.e., "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates, but also our natural dissatisfaction with, resentment toward, hatred toward anyone who gets in its/our way. The one follows (precipitates) the other. Like two "friends" looking for gold, the "relationship" works until they 'discover' gold, since the one "friend's" "self interest," i.e., love of pleasure (what he could do with all the gold—his "better" use of the gold) could cost the other friend his life. Socialism, liberalism, common-ism works, i.e., sounds good and has lots of followers until it fails, i.e., until those who gain power (upon everyone's else's common "self interest") decide their "self interest," i.e., love of pleasure is what everybody else should serve and protect—for their own "good," i.e., in the name of "the people" of course—removing any who disagree, i.e., who get in the way. When they state "It is not about you." they are in fact declaring it is "all about them," i.e., their "self interest" of the 'moment,' i.e., their "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates. Being intoxicated with, addicted to, and possessed by the affirmation of men, i.e., "lust" for power (and the carnal pleasures which come with it), i.e., blinded by their love of "self," i.e., their love of pleasure, they can not see their hatred (toward anyone who gets in the way of pleasure) as being evil, they can only see their hatred toward them, i.e., their removal of them as being "good," i.e., for the "common good," i.e., i.e., for the "good" of "the people," i.e., for their own "self interest," which is "good" in their eyes. They can not see it any other way.
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25
"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will], and desperately wicked [hating whoever prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks it from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' it desires]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9
"Self interest," i.e., "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (dopamine emancipation), which the world stimulates, blinds man to the wickedness of his heart, i.e., his hate of restraint. Seeing his "lusting" after pleasure as being 'justified,' i.e., "good" in his eyes he can not see his hate of restraint (and the restrainer) for what it really is, wicked, i.e., desperately wicked—since he will do whatever it takes to get rid of whatever/whoever is standing in the way of pleasure. When 'justified' (affirmed) by others he becomes as a drug addict—intoxicated, addicted, possessed—someone who can not be reasoned with, since his 'reasoning' has been taken captive to the affirmation of others, affirming his (and their) "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world and "the group" stimulate.
"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
"Every one that is proud in heart [who 'justifies' his "self," i.e., who 'justifies' his carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment,' i.e. who establishes "self," i.e., "human nature" as being equal with, therefore above or greater than, therefore against God, i.e., the Father's authority, thus negating the Father's authority, i.e., the fear of God in his thoughts and actions] is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 16:5
The dialectic (dialoguing of opinions to a consensus) process, i.e., the "building of relationship upon self interest" is common-ism. The Berlin wall did not come down because Communism was defeated. It came down because Common-ism had succeeded. Almost every institution is, with the "help" of "group psychotherapists," facilitators of 'change,' Transformational Marxists, putting "self" 'justification, i.e., the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus, i.e., the "building of relationship upon self interest," i.e., common-ism into praxis, negating the father's/Father's authority, i.e., negating doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process—so all can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity, i.e., so all can do wrong, disobey, sin with no sense of guilt, i.e., so all can do wrong, disobey, sin with no sense of accountability (like the first two liberals did in a garden called Eden, blaming someone else or the situation when things went "badly," i.e., "throwing someone else under the bus" when they got caught, refusing to "own up" to their own wrong doing, disobedience, sin, i.e., repent, ask for forgiveness, and turning from their wicked ways, obey the Father instead).
"Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD." Jeremiah 17:5
"Let no man deceive you with vain words ["self" 'justifying' words, i.e., words which you want to hear, i.e., words which make you "feel" "good," like God (only God is good), 'justifying' your "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' including the affirmation of men, and your resentment/hatred toward restraint/the restrainer]: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them." Ephesians 5:5-7
"And through covetousness [your "self interests"] shall they with feigned words [plastic words (Greek), seduce, deceive, and manipulate you with words you want to hear, which 'justify' your "self interest"] make merchandise of you [turn you, as "natural resource," into "human resource" so they can use you for their own carnal pleasures, casting you aside as trash when you are no longer of use (of value) to them, as you cast others aside as trash, i.e., those who were of no use to you, i.e., those who got in the way of your "self interest" of the 'moment,' i.e., those who got in the way of your desire to be affirmed in the consensus meeting]:" 2 Peter 2:3
"And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' themselves, i.e., 'justify' their love of "self" and the world, i.e., 'justify' their love of the pleasures of the 'moment,' i.e., 'justify' their "self interest" 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
"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
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24
The father's/Father's authority, i.e., 1) preaching, commands and rules to be accepted as given and obeyed, teaching of facts and truth to be accepted as is by faith, and discussing of any questions or misunderstanding (at the one in authority's discretion, providing they deem it necessary, have time, those under authority are able to understand, and are not questioning, challenging, defying, disregarding, attacking authority), 2) blessing or rewarding those who do what is right, obey, do not sin (or repent, ask for forgiveness, and obey), 3) chastening or punishing those who do wrong, disobey, sin, so they might learn to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline their "self" and do right, obey, not sin, and 4) casting out any who question, challenge, disregard, defy, attack authority, in order to maintain order, is antithetical to the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus, where the children of disobedience think all should think and act like them i.e., their way, "lusting" after the carnal things of the world, hating the father/Father and his/His authority since he/He and it gets in their way, i.e., makes him feel guilty, i.e., "bad" for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., for being "human," i.e., for "lusting" after his own carnal "self interests." Common-ism is the praxis of "building relationship" upon what we all have in common, i.e., "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life," i.e., that which "is of the world" only, hating the Father and His authority who/which "gets in the way."
"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
"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. 1 John 2:15
"And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:16
God has a solution: "Come to the Father, through Jesus the Son."
"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
"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
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9
You can not love the Father, i.e., have the love of the Father in you until you, following after Jesus, get "self" and the approval of men (affirmation) out of the way.
"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works." Matthew 16:24-27
You "build relationship" upon "self interest," i.e., that which is of the world, which we all have in common, i.e., unrighteousness, which is of sight (which comes by "sense experience" only). You fellowship on what you agree is right, i.e., that which is of the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, that which comes from above, i.e., righteousness, which is imputed to us through faith (which comes by hearing the Word of God).
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
"[A]nd truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 1:3
"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," 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)—seducing, 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
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