"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 16:5
"Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil." Proverbs 16:5-6
"For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3
"Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts." Proverbs 21:2
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25
"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
"Equality" is sodomy (in thought and in action). All becomes "equal." It does not matter whether it is a man, a woman, a child, an animal, or an object (I don't want to be crass, but to make it clear what I'm explaining, any object with an opening (or semblance of) will do as long as it does not procreate―does not interfere with the augmentation of pleasure, i.e. as long as it does not result in an accountability to anything or anyone in the future who will inhibit or block the augmentation of pleasure), it all becomes the same, "equal" in the act of "pleasure," in the praxis of "equality," i.e. engendering a "feeling" of "oneness" with the environment, i.e. with the situation in the 'moment' (negating the division, the difference, the tension, i.e. negating the negativity of the situation thereby 'liberating' the sensation of pleasure, creating a 'moment' of "oneness," a sensation of pleasure in "oneness," i.e. in consensus—where man, the world, the beast, the object become, in the 'moment,' "one," i.e. all that there is in the 'moment'). What Immanuel Kant meant by "purposiveness without purpose" and "lawfulness without law" ("Zweckmässigkeit ohne Zweck; Gesetzmässigkeit ohne Gesetz") was that the object in and of itself (the person in and of himself, as an individual only, i.e. external to the 'moment' of pleasure) was not the "purpose" of life or the source of the "law" of life, but that the "purpose" and the "law" of life is the sensation of pleasure the person engenders in others (engendering pleasure for oneself by engendering pleasure in others, where the creation of pleasure, "enjoyment," "lust" in the world, for all people is the end of all things), i.e. the sensation of "beauty" and "freedom" a person experiences from having relation with (from coming into contact with and having affirmation from) the object (if it can not engender pleasure, i.e. if it inhibits or blocks pleasure or has no potential for the augmentation of pleasure for others, it has no value or worth other than the pleasure of destroying, i.e. "recycling," using what is left over for the 'purpose' of pleasure).
Herbart Marcuse, explaining the "aesthetic imagination," i.e. Kant's "purposiveness" and "lawfulness" of life (the hyphen "-ness," or in German the "-keit," meaning "quality" not "quantity," a "feeling" rather than an object for reproduction, to increase and multiply) making all things one in sensation, bringing object and subject together as one in the sensation of pleasure in the 'moment,' "enjoyment" being the intent) put it this way: "Whatever the object may be (thing or flower, animal or man), it is represented and judged not in terms of its usefulness, not according to any purpose it may possible serve, and also not in view of its 'internal' finality and completeness." (Herbart Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: A philosophical inquiry into Freud) In other words, it is not the object that has value or determines value, in and of itself, but the "quality" (the sensation of pleasure) the object contributes to life, gives life 'purposiveness' and 'lawfulness' (beauty and freedom), i.e. meaning. When the meaning of life is determined by the 'drive' of "human nature" to be at-one-with the world in pleasure, depravity becomes the 'purpose' of life and abomination the law of the land. "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." "And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." I John 2:15, 17
When man esteems himself as being "equal" with God, having a high opinion of himself as thought he were God ('right' in and of himself, according to his "human nature," all that he has that is of the world), he becomes an abomination, i.e. he becomes his own God of carnality and depravity, i.e. "lusting" after "diversity, i.e. deviancy in unity" (only able to find unity in deviancy), placing human nature," the carnal nature of man, sensuousness, over and against the righteousness of God (glorifying himself, i.e. his works, rather than God). They can never be the same, i.e. righteousness, God's works, and unrighteousness, man's works, can never be "equal." In essence what God told man, "Mine. Not yours."regarding His garden in Eden and His tree of knowledge of good and evil, can not be equal with "Ours. Not just yours," how man treated that which was not theirs but Gods. Those of "equality" say, as the two in the garden in Eden, "The kings horses are the peoples horses." (Karl Marx)
Making ourselves equal with God, 'righteous' in and of ourselves (using our carnal "human reasoning" to 'justify' our carnal "human nature"), we have now become a people of abomination (the leadership of abomination only reflecting the heart of abomination of the people). Man's 'righteousness' is not of God's righteousness and God's righteousness is not of man's 'righteousness.' They are anathema to one another. One is from above (not equal with man), spirit, holy, and pure, the other is from below (equal with all men), of the flesh, unholy, depraved, seeking "oneness" with the world, "lusting" after its pleasures, only able to find "equality" there. All that man has in "equality" with man is what he has in common with all men, his sinful nature, i.e. that which is the foundation of common-ism AKA communism AKA socialism AKA democracy. "Not feeling at home in the sinful world, Critical Criticism [carnal man 'justifying' his carnal "human nature" over and against the righteousness of God] must set up a sinful world in its own home." (Karl Marx, The Holy Family)
"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." Romans 3: 20-29 Bold added. "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" Romans 5:12 "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." 2 Corinthians 5:10
The Marxist Norman O. Brown, in explaining Freud, explained man's quest for "equality" in this way: "... self-perfection of the human individual is fulfilled in union with the world in pleasure." "Eros is fundamentally a desire for union with objects in the world." "Eros is the foundation of morality." "What the child knows consciously and the adult unconsciously, is that we are nothing but body." "Infantile sexuality is the pursuit of pleasure obtained through the activity of any and all organs of the human body [touching, seeing, muscular activity, pain, etc.]. "Infants have a richer sexual life than adults." "Normal adult sexuality, judged by the standard of infantile sexuality, is an unnatural restriction of the erotic potentialities of the human body." "Adult sexuality, restricted by rules, to maintain family and society, is a clear instance of repression; and therefore leads to neurosis." "The repression of normal adult sexuality is required only by cultures which are based on patriarchal domination." "In man, infantile sexuality is repressed and never outgrown;" "Our repressed desires are the desires we had unrepressed, in childhood; and they are sexual desires." "Therefore the question confronting mankind is the abolition of repression - in traditional Christian language, the resurrection of the body." "Freud takes with absolute seriousness the proposition of Jesus: 'Except ye become as little children, ye can in no wise enter the kingdom of heaven." "Psychoanalysis declares the fundamental bisexual character of human nature." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)
Welcome to the true meaning of Obama's Health Care Package (and "Education Nation"), i.e. equal health ("equality of opportunity") for all (the true meaning of "Sustainable Development"). There is no such thing as a "Christian psychologist or Christian social-psychologist," since psychology and sociology (social-psychology AKA Transformational Marxism) is founded upon the carnal nature of man, upon "human nature," the carnal "child within." The social-psychologist, James Coleman (who earned his PhD under the Marxist Paul Lazersfeld, and who's work, "Equality of Opportunity," was used by the Supreme Court to 'change,' 'liberalize' our education system), wrote: "For equality of opportunity to exist the family as a unit [the Father ruling, the desire of the wife being to her husband, with the children obeying their parents in the Lord] must be weakened [in essence negated or annihilated]." (James Coleman The Adolescent Society) He followed after the thinking of Karl Marx who wrote: "Once the earthly family [the Patriarchal family where the Father rules] is discovered to be the secret of the holy family, the former must itself be annihilated [vernichtet] theoretically and practically [in the thoughts and the actions of the children]." (Karl Marx, Theses On Feuerbach #4)
Freud, 'purposed' in the same 'quest' for "equality" as Karl Marx, wrote: "'It is not really a decisive matter whether one has killed one's father or abstained from the deed,' if the function of the conflict and its consequences are the same [there is no longer a "top-down" order in the family, with the Father restraining the child's carnal actions]." (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization) Warren Bennis, seeking a world of "equality" wrote: "Any non-family-based collectivity [who use the dialectic system of "equality"] that intervenes between parent and child and attempts to regulate and modify the parent-child relationship will have a democratizing [liberalizing] impact on that relationship regardless of its intent.... once the parent can in any way imagine his own ["top-down"] orientation to be a possible liability to the child in the world approaching, the authoritarian family is moribund, regardless of whatever countermeasures may be taken." (Warren Bennis, The Temporary Society) The Marxist, Theodor Adorno, knew that "equality" could not take place without negating the authority of the traditional family system. "Confronted with the rigidity of the adult, one turns naturally to the question of whether the prospects for healthy personality structure would not be greater if the proper influences were brought to bear earlier in the individuals life, . . ." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality)
Hegel believed that "equality" resides within the nature of the child, 'liberated' from the "top-down" system of the traditional home. "The child [the carnal "child within" (unrestrained by parental authority) where the child (whose nature is of sensuousness and spontaneity) seeks union with the world in pleasure], contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality." "On account of the absolute and natural oneness [equality in carnality, depravity, "human nature"] of the husband, the wife, and the child, where there is no antithesis of person to person or of subject to object [there is no "top-down" order of righteousness restraining, judging, and condemning the carnality of "human nature"], the surplus is not the property of one of them [there is no private as in "Mine, not yours"], since their indifference is not a formal or a legal one [thus all become one according to the carnal nature of man]." (George Hegel, System of Ethical Life) The idea being: The sooner you can get to the children, to help them to see the world through "their" eyes, prior to parental direction, i.e. the less they are exposed to parental authority ("top-down" thinking and acting, and become "at risk"), the healthier the child (and society) will become.
Wilhelm Reich, probably more clearly than any other, wrote about the agenda of "equality," where man's carnal nature would take over control the world, removing any remnant of righteousness from the face of the earth, for the sake of "humanity." "The more gratifying one's sexual life is, the more fulfilling and pleasurable is one's work." "It is necessary to establish not only the best external conditions of work, but also to create the inner biologic preconditions to allow the fullest unfolding of the biologic urge for activity." "Hence, the safeguarding of a completely satisfying sexual life for the working masses is the most important precondition of pleasurable work." "Sex-economy sociology was born from the effort to harmonize Freud's depth psychology with Marx's economic theory." "Since work and sexuality (in both the strict and broad senses of the word) are intermately interwoven, man's relationship to work is also a question of the sex-economy of masses of people." "Every effort must be made and all means employed to guard future generations against the influence of the biologic rigidity of the old generation." "The principle weapon on the arsenal of freedom is each new generation's tremendous urge to be free. The possibility of social freedom rests essentially upon this weapon and not upon anything else." "Every physician, educator, and social worker etc., who is to deal with children and adolescents will have to prove that he himself or she herself is healthy from a sex-economic point of view and that he or she has acquired exact knowledge on human sexuality between the ages of one and about eighteen." "… the education of the educators in sex-economy must be made mandatory." "Work and sexuality derive from the same biologic energy." "Psychoanalysis is the mother, sociology the father, of sex-economy." "The child's and adolescent's natural love of life must be protected by clearly defined laws." "Those forces in the individual and in the society that are natural and vial must be clearly separated from all the obstacles that operate against the spontaneous functioning of this natural vitality." "It is the elimination of all obstacles to freedom that has to be achieved." "Natural sociability and morality are present in men and women. What has to be eliminated is the disgusting moralizing which thwarts natural morality and then points to the criminal impulses, which it itself has brought into being." "Sexually awakened women, affirmed and recognized as such, would mean the complete collapse of the authoritarian ideology." "the right of the woman to her own body." "The termination of pregnancy is at variance with the meaning of the family, whose task it precisely the education of the coming generation – apart from the fact that the termination of pregnancy would mean the final destruction of the large family." "The preservation of the already existing large families is a matter of social feeling; . . the large family is preserved because national morality and national culture find their strongest support in it." (Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism)
Reich's writings are like reading the bible of social-psychologists. Abraham Maslow, in his Journals, wrote: "So it looks as if nudism is the first step toward ultimate fee-animality-humanness. It's the easiest to take. Must encourage it. Only trouble is, I feel uneasy allying myself with nuts, fringe people, borderline characters, e.g. as in this number of ANKH; the tipoff―there are only young, shapely, & beautiful bodies." "Yet nakedness is absolutely right. So is the attack on antieroticism, the Christian & Jewish foundations. Must move in the direction of the Reichian orgasm." "This movement can be dignified and Apollonian & can avoid pornography & neurosis & ugliness. I must put as much of this as is possible & usable in my education book, & more & more in succeeding writings."
While most people, when they hear the word "equality," think of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (those things we are equally born with), they do not realize that with a 'change' in paradigm, from a "top-down" patriarchal paradigm, where life comes first (from the giver of life, God), then liberty, then the pursuit of what is actually a clear conscience (the most precious property of all), to a heresiarchal paradigm of 'changingness,' the order is reversed, with the pursuit of happiness (pleasure) coming first. That being the case, anyone who inhibits the pursuit of pleasure, or "represses" "human nature" from finding oneness with the world in pleasure, is inhibiting liberty. Life is therefore not worth living (the life of the resisters of 'change,' the restrainer of "human nature" the barrier or obstacle to pleasure having no 'right' to life) since the 'purpose' of life is "equality" based upon the "enjoyment" of the pleasures of this life. In this way of thinking and acting, the "human rights" of pleasure from below must negate the inalienable rights of life from above if man is to fulfill his 'purpose' in life. The taking of life, of the innocent, i.e. the unborn and elderly, is a result of this 'change' in paradigm from above (righteousness) to below (sensuousness). God has not called us to "equality" (carnality and death) but to righteousness (holiness and life), with the issue of life (eternal life) coming first (with freedom from the flesh and joy of the spirit following). God has called us out of "equality" with the world, from being a child of carnality, to being a child of His, a child redeemed by His only begotten Son's blood, shed on the cross for our sins, redeeming us from the world, i.e. from judgment and eternal damnation.
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:12
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4
Romans 6: 1-26
"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2012-2015