It is not that God and parents are against pleasure. It is that when pleasure becomes more important to the child than doing what the parent commands—doing right and not wrong according to their standards—when it lies outside, i.e., is antithetical to the realm of the parent's domain, i.e., establishing itself over and therefore against the restraints of authority, it becomes "lust" ("covetousness"), i.e., the mental occupation of the child, i.e., the catalyst for deceitfulness (with the child, being seducible, deceivable, and manipulatable, following after anyone or anything engendering, 'justifying,' and/or offering pleasure) and wickedness (producing hatred in the child's heart toward authority, i.e., toward anyone inhibiting or blocking him from having the pleasure he desires in the 'moment,' i.e., preventing him from having his way). It is the child's "lust" for pleasure and hate of restraint that is the catalyst for 'change.' 'Loose' the child's natural "lust" for pleasure and his hate of restraint and hatred toward the restrainer naturally follows. With the child's ability to 'justify' pleasure, i.e., using dialectic 'reasoning' to "'justify' himself" ("self" loves pleasure and hates restraint, worshiping you as a god, i.e., deciding right from wrong based upon your nature, i.e., your carnal desires of the 'moment,' i.e., your flesh), pleasure becomes the standard for "right," i.e., for "good" itself, turning good, i.e., doing right and not wrong (according to the parent's and/or God commands and rules, inhibiting or blocking the flesh) into evil and evil, i.e., "lusting" after the pleasure of the 'moment' (hating and negating anyone who inhibits or blocks it) into "good." Becoming "righteous" "in and for himself," thinking himself invincible, the center of the universe, as a god ("self" worships you as a god), nothing, in the mind of the child, becomes impossible that he sets his mind to do, i.e., that he imagines, especially if it is done collectively, i.e., with others of like mind (what I call the "Tower of Babel" syndrome, i.e., "We working for Us").
"We working for Us" is a gnostic construct, with its affective domain, i.e., the consensus process being put into praxis, i.e., into social action. It is the parent's chastening of the child (for doing wrong) that reveals to the child that he is not god and it is the parents casting the child out (for rejects their authority) that reveals to the child that the parents do not need him to "become" complete, i.e., to know themselves. The same is true for man—when God chastens or casts him out.
It is better to be chastened (and repent) instead of cast out (into hell). One restores while the other destroys. Dialectic 'reasoning'—rejecting God's, i.e., the Father's authority (choosing "human nature," i.e., "lust" instead)—takes all who use it down its pathway which leads to destruction and death. It is not how far down the pathway you have gone, with others being "worse" than you, i.e., farther down the pathway than you, or you being "better" than them, i.e., not as far down the pathway as them. It is that you are on the pathway of "self 'justification'" in the first place, "having stepped in it," that leads to judgment and death. God creates from nothing, man can only "create" by destroying. When man speaks of 'creating' a "new" world order of peace and affirmation, i.e., of "self 'justification'"—rejecting the Father's authority—destruction and death follow, at his hands first (on any who refuse to participate) and then at God's (on him and any who participate). "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2016