Immorality kills the Father in you
"The guilty conscience is formed in childhood by the incorporation of the parents and the wish to be Father of oneself."
(Norman O. Brown Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)
One thing those who think with dialectic 'reasoning' have in common is the negation of the Father and his authority, i.e. His authority to give commands to His children, commands not to be questioned (therefore His right of authority over them not to be questioned), as well as His authority to chasten them when they disobey Him, i.e. disobey His commands. It is the authority of the Father that creates the "guilty conscience," i.e. the Father in the child—when the Father is not physically present to restrain the child from that which he wants to do naturally, i.e. be immoral, i.e. be at-one with-the world (with nature) in pleasure, in the 'moment.' Dialectic 'reasoning' is the ability to 'justify' one's actions of immorality (praxis), in defiance to the Father's authority, negating the Father's authority within, i.e. searing the "guilty conscience" by 'justifying' "human nature," i.e. the flesh, the law of sin, as being "normal." Those of dialectic 'reasoning,' the ambassadors of immorality, i.e. the facilitators of 'change,' seek to negate Hebrews 12:5-11 (the Father's authority) so that they can negate Romans 7:14-25 (the "guilty conscience"). Without the Father's authority to chasten His children when they disobey Him (disobey his commands), there can be no grace and mercy, i.e. there can be no authority for Him to express his wrath (for him to show no mercy or grace) upon the "children of disobedience," i.e. rejecting and destroying (judging and condemning) those who refuse his chastening, i.e. refusing to accept His standards and live according to them,, i.e. refusing to accept and living according to His will.
"The new guilt complex appears to be historically connected with the rise of patriarchal religion (for the Western development the Hebrews are decisive)." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History) The fear of God, i.e. reverence (recognizing and honoring the Father's authority to chasten, i.e. to reprove or to destroy, i.e. display his wrath upon "the children of disobedience") is the beginning of knowledge. God's people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Knowledge is being aware of the Father's direction for your life. (Dialectic 'reasoning,' as revealed to us in Genesis 3:1-6, would say, "Why seek the Father's direction if there is no fear of chastening or condemnation from Him, for disobedience, and your direction leads to the pleasures of this life.")
Today we have men who call themselves "men of God" or "men of the word" who do not fear God or love His word. This has come about because of the introduction of philosophy, psychology, and sociology (men's opinions) into the fellowshipping of the saints, men, as individuals in Christ, turning the fellowship, in Christ, with men worshiping Christ in unity in spirit, into the fellowshipping of men as "one" in unity, where the relationship between men, how men "feel" and what men "think," becomes the 'purpose' for the "fellowshipping"—the individual believer (before God the Father) sacrificed to the group experience in the process. Karl Marx believed: "It is not individualism [the individual before God the Father, being held accountable for this thoughts and his actions by the Father, being judged according to the Father's standards} that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him. Society is the necessary framework through which freedom and individuality are made realities." (Karl Marx) Marx wrote: "The essence of man is not an abstraction inherent in each particular individual [the soul before God]." "The real nature of man is the totality of social relations." (Karl Marx, Thesis on Feuerbach # 6) Sigmund Freud believed: "The individual is emancipated in the social group." "Freud commented that only through the solidarity of all the participants could the sense of guilt be assuaged." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History) Carl Rogers (merging Marx with Freud, i.e. engendering social-psychology, Transformational Marxism) wrote: "Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed." "The more that the client perceives the therapist [the facilitator of 'change'] as empathic, as having an unconditional regard for him [as caring for him and his carnal desires], the more the client will move away from a static, fixed way of functioning [turn away from the Father's authority as being the standard for living], and the more he will move toward a fluid, changing way of functioning [accept "human nature," man's "natural inclination" to be at-one-with the world, in pleasure, in the 'moment,' as being the standard for living]." "Consciousness, instead of being the watchman over a dangerous and unpredictable lot of impulses, becomes the comfortable inhabitant of a society of impulses and feelings and thoughts." (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)
The focus of the "fellowship" becomes the "experience" (the sensation) of "oneness" over and against the authority of the Father (sensuousness, human feelings over and against righteousness, i.e. which can only be imputed by the Father to those of faith in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, doing His will, i.e. the Father's will, i.e. daily dying to themselves, i.e. denying themselves, picking up their cross and following after Jesus). The hallmark of dialectic 'reasoning' is the dialoging of men's opinions to a consensus, i.e. to a "feeling" or sensation of "oneness," where two or more find "common ground," 'justifying' themselves, their carnal human nature (immorality) based upon their "feelings" and "thoughts" ('reasoning') of the 'moment,' i.e. united as "one" in the light (enlightened) by the 'changing' situation of life, i.e. subject to the "sense experience" of life which they are having in the 'moment,' being at-one-with nature (the world) in pleasure, in the 'moment.' "In the dialogic relation of recognizing oneself in the other, they experience the common ground of their existence." "The revolution that must occur is the reaction of suppressed life, which will visit the causality of fate upon the rulers [upon the parents]." (Jürgen Habermas, Knowledge & Human Interest)
Thus all participants in the 'moment' of 'change' must become 'liberated' from the Father and his authority ('emancipated' from the top-down family structure, i.e. from the "guilty conscience") or the 'potential' for "oneness" in "human nature" can not be experienced (the Father's authority restraining immorality in the individual child preventing him from finding oneness with that which he has in common with the world, immorality). "We must return to Freud and say that incest guilt created the familial organization." "The repression of normal adult sexuality is required only by cultures which are based on patriarchal domination." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History) "In a democratic society a patriarchal culture should make us depressed instead of glad; it is an argument against the higher possibilities of human nature, of self actualization." (Abraham Maslow, Maslow on Management)
Thus for there to be worldly peace and socialist harmony, the Father as an authority must be negated, i.e. immorality must be 'liberated.' "One day, the brothers who had been driven out came together [came to consensus], killed and devoured their Father [committed patricide] and so made an end of the patriarchal horde [annihilating the traditional home with its patriarchal paradigm]." (Sigmund Freud, Totem and taboo) "Freud noted that patricide and incest are part of man's deepest nature." (Irvin D. Yalom, Theory and Practice and Group Psychotherapy) Without the patricide, i.e. the killing of the Father (his authority), the children can not become "united as one" with the world in pleasure, in the 'moment,' i.e. incest cannot be 'realized.'
Once it is realized that the Father's authority engenders the "guilty conscience" in the next generation—which restraints "human nature," i.e. restrains the socialist praxis of immorality—the Father's authority must be negated if socialist praxis, immorality is to become accepted as a way of life. "Social control is most effective at the individual level. The personal conscience is the key element in ensuring self-control, refraining from deviant behavior even when it can be easily perpetrated. The family, the next most important unit affecting social control, is obviously instrumental in the initial formation of the conscience and in the continued reinforcement of the values that encourage law abiding behavior." (Dr. Robert Trojanowicz, The meaning of "Community" in Community Policing)
Dialectic 'reasoning' of immorality, as Marx noted, needed a socialist framework if thought and action, i.e. if immoral, man was to become as "one," thinking and acting according to his own "human nature," freed of the Father's authority which restrained it, and thereby blocked or inhibited the actualization of socialist harmony and worldly peace. Only by finding that which people had in common, and focusing upon it alone, could man be changed from obedience to a higher authority, who restrained his immoral thoughts and actions, to where man would feel free in sharing his immoral thoughts and actions (his hearts desires) in a group setting. "... once you can identify a community, you have discovered the primary unity of society ABOVE the level of the individual and the family that can be mobilized to take concerted action to bring about POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE [bring about a world freed of a Father's authority]." (Dr. Robert Trojanowicz, The meaning of "Community" in Community Policing)
"Confronted with the rigidity of the adult [the Father's authority], 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, and since the earlier the influence the more profound it will be, attention becomes focused upon child training." "According to the present theory [according to dialectic 'reasoning'], the effects of environmental forces in molding the personality are, in general, the more profound the earlier in the life history of the individual they are brought." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality)
By dialoguing your opinion, i.e. how you "feel" and what you "think," with others of like feelings and thoughts, to a consensus, i.e. to a feeling of "oneness," you are freed from your Father's authority, you are freed from the gospel message of a son, the only begotten son of a loving Father who sent Him to obey His will, even unto death, who came to 'redeem' you from His Father's wrath upon you for your love of a life of immorality, for our disobedience against His will, with the Father raising Him from the grave to 'reconcile' you back to Himself, to spend eternity in His glory. You have instead embraced the "gospel" of immorality, where you are free to be yourself as you are, 'redeemed' from your Father's authority, 'reconciled' back to the world, to die in your sins.
'Justifying' your immorality, your "human nature," kills your Father within, sears your conscience (call it a super-ego all you want, it is simply a "group hug," the voice of the village, killing the Father's authority), so that you can be yourself again, as the world, dead in your sins. What those of dialectic 'reasoning,' the facilitators of 'change,' have in common is the augmentation of pleasure (the 'justification' of immorality) and the attenuation of pain (the negation of the Father's authority), so that all can sin again, without a guilty conscience. Karl Marx wrote: "Once the earthly family is discovered to be the secret of the heavenly family, the former must be destroyed [annihilated] in theory and in practice." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis # 4) Sigmund Freud 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." (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization) George Hegel wrote: "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." Max Horkheimer wrote: "The family is one of these social forms which ... cannot be changed without change in the total social framework." (Max Horkheimer, Kritische Theori) Theodor Adorno wrote: "Social environmental forces must be used to change the parents behavior toward the child." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality) That 'change' has taken place in this nation, even in the "church." Don't let it take place in you, i.e. in your heart. Don't let immorality reign in your life. Love the Father and His only begotten son for your children's and your own soul sake.
"Honour thy Father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth."
Ephesians 6:2, 3
"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." John 5:30 "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." "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." Matthew 12:50, 7:21 "And call no man your Father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9
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