We are all deviants at heart by nature. "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 We are all born into sin, i.e., loving the pleasures of the world, living "in the 'moment,'" i.e., in defiance to the fathers' authority. We are all "philosophers," i.e., "vain speculators," dissatisfied with the way the world "is," i.e., not pleasing to our flesh, thinking about how it "ought" to be, i.e., pleasing to our flesh, making us "of and for" self and the world only. "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 2:15, 16. We are all lovers of the pleasures of the world, hating not only restraint but the restrainer himself, making us "children of disobedience," that is until we, by faith, turn to the Father, through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, and asking for forgiveness, repent of our sins, i.e., repenting of our love of the world and the things in it, enduring His chastening of us as a father who loves his children chastens them that they might do what is right. "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 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth," "If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement [rejecting the father's/Father's authority], whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards [of the world only], and not sons." Hebrews 12:5-11
When you dialogue within yourself, talking to yourself about your love for the things of the world and your resentment toward those who restrain you, you are a deviant at heart, i.e., a bastard if you reject any chastening for your deviant feelings, your deviant thoughts, and your deviant actions. When you are in a room full of people dialoguing their opinions amongst themselves, talking amongst themselves about their love for the things of the world and their resentment toward those who restrain them, you are in room full of deviants. It is in the preaching and teaching of the truth of the Word of God that we come to know the truth, not in the dialoguing of our opinions with others, coming to a consensus—where all that we can end up with is the praxis (individual-social action) of loving the world and hating the Father. A consensus meeting is a room full of deviants "loving" one another and the world, 'justifying' their carnal feelings, their carnal thoughts, and their carnal actions amongst themselves, 'purpose' in negating the preaching and teaching of righteousness, i.e., negating that which makes them "feel bad," i.e. negating the "guilty conscience, i.e., that which makes them feel "guilty" for their carnal ways, i.e. for being "normal," i.e., for being "of and for" the world only (living "in and for" the carnal 'moment' only), i.e., for being "children of disobedience," i.e, for being deviants.
"Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. "Be not ye therefore partakers with them." Ephesians 5:6, 7 "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." Ephesians 2:2, 3 "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them." Colossians 3:5-7
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2015