Part 2

Section 24

   God's love is not the same as man's love (1 John 2:15). God's love (and peace) is tied to his nature, which is spiritual, i.e., doing right and not wrong (with doing right and not wrong, according to His, i.e., the Heavenly Father's will being peace), man's love (and peace) is tied to his nature, which is flesh, i.e., approaching pleasure and avoiding pain (with man's augmentation of pleasure, including the pleasure which comes from the approval of men and the attenuation or negation of pain, including the pain which comes from being rejected by others, being peace), resulting in man deceiving himself, believing since his flesh "feels so 'good'" when it get's its way (especially when he receives the approval, i.e., the affirmation of men), he is righteous in and of himself, making himself righteous , i.e., "good" in his own eyes, turning God's love, with its restraints upon his nature, i.e., upon his flesh, into evil and his love, with its desires ("lusts" for pleasure, including the approval, i.e., affirmation of men) and dissatisfactions (hate of restraint, including the restrainer) into good. If you love the world you have to hate (destroy, i.e., kill, i.e., negate) the father/Father (and his/His system of authority) no matter how many times you say "I care" while doing it. Your "caring" just covers up (in your mind, i.e., in your perception) the wickedness of the deed (praxis). A "healthy" world (read "Health Care Package"), according to dialectic 'reasoning,' is a world 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority system, i.e., 'liberated from doing right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's will, so that man can be "of and for" himself, i.e., of the world (nature) only.
    Man's "peace," which is "of and for" this world, rejects God's peace, which is not "of this world." Christ Jesus has called no man to kill another man for His Kingdom, His Kingdom is not of this world. He has only called us to repent of our sins, i.e., to turn from our carnal desires and dissatisfactions, and follow after Him, preaching and teaching the Word of God that all men might repent of their carnal ways and come to know Him and His Heavenly Father's love for them. Any acts of violence by the "church" has been by the deeds (the carnal desires and dissatisfactions) of men, even when done in the name of the Lord. Man is only to defend himself, his family, his property, and his business from the thief, with government serving and protecting his right to do so. God, and He alone, will judge every man according to his deeds, ushering in His Kingdom by His own authority and power, that no man may boast, i.e., take pride in himself, i.e., glory in the flesh and in the praises of men. Religions of violence (using force, i.e., death or the threat of death by roaming "groups," i.e., gangs all the way up to the power of government to initiate and sustain its religion—from tribalism, to nationalism, to globalism) reveals man's heart, i.e., his 'loyalty' to this world, basing "good" upon his carnal desires ("lusts") and dissatisfactions (hate). Only those who accept that God (and God alone) will judge man (whether he will receive life or death for his thoughts and actions—the first death being in place already, because of man's sins, the second yet to come, for those who refused to repent, i.e., who refused to 1. turn from their carnal desires, i.e., their love of pleasure and hate of restraint [and the restrainer], 2. who, loving the pleasure which comes from the approval or affirmation of men, are unable to endure the rejection of man, and therefore 3. loving the pleasures of this life, i.e., including the approval of men, i.e., making "heaven" subject to (in common with) their fleshly desires, refuse to follow after the Lord Jesus Christ, i.e., doing His Heavenly Father's will), will seek for 'limited' government in this world, where government is civil, so that they can preach and teach faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, i.e., God's love, in peace (called freedom of the conscience, religion or belief, and speech—whereas dialectic 'reasoning' is freedom from the conscience, religion, and speech, replacing the preaching and teaching of truth with the dialoguing of men's opinions, treating belief as an opinion and truth as a theory, making them ever subject to 'change,' i.e., ever subject to man's carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment').

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2016