It is not so hard to understand once you are
willing to accept the truth
Once you start with the premise that you are good or neither good nor bad, i.e. the environment you are raise up in determining that for you, you are in the domain of dialectic 'reasoning,' where "human nature" ("sense experience") is the foundation from which to determine what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil. Only when you are willing to accept the truth that your heart is wicked, as wicked as wicked can be, and that you are deceived when you trust in it, is there hope that you might come to know the truth. With man, subject to his hearts desire, there are a variety of responses, all subject to his "hearts desires." All wicked and deceitful. With God there are only two. Good and evil, i.e. His way and our way. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9
Our way, being of the flesh, i.e. of "human nature" can only lead us in the way of unrighteousness. "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Isaiah 64:6 "There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: their feet are swift to shed blood: destruction and misery are in their ways: and the way of peace have they not known: there is no fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God." Romans 3:10-19
While you might learn all the philosophical language of the dialectic process, i.e. to impress (deceive) yourself and others, all you will learn is the gnostic pattern of Genesis 3:1-6, i.e. man's use of dialectic 'reasoning' to 'justify' his heart (his carnal desires), 'justifying' himself as being "good," i.e. as being like God, 'righteous' in and of himself. "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man." Mark 7:21-23
To 'justify' your heart (the heart of the child, i.e. the heart of man) you must lean to your own understanding, i.e. you must study (become conscious of) your own life experiences (your feelings and thoughts) in the "light" of the sensuous 'moment.' History, to those of dialectic 'reasoning,' is not a study of the events of the "past," i.e. of the events prior to your birth (to be memorized and applied correctly), determining for you how you are to think and act in the "present," but rather are the events of your own life experiences, i.e. of your own "past," to understand why you think and act the way you do in the "present," for the 'purpose' of 'change,' i.e. 'changing' the way you think and act, i.e. 'changing' your paradigm from the paradigm of the "past," i.e. living according to the will of God (or the Father) above "human nature," restraining it and you, to the paradigm of the "present" and "future," with you thinking and acting according to "human nature," subject to the things of this world, i.e. 'changing' with the 'changing' times below only, i.e. "Adaptable to 'change,'" "Tolerant of ambiguity."
Karl Marx wrote: "The philosophers [those dissatisfied with the way things are, thinking about how they "ought" to be] have come up with many different views of the world, the objective however, is change." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis # 11)
People thing philosophy is heady, i.e. some subject studied in some ivy covered buildings. It is not. It is you, dissatisfied with the way things are, thinking about how they "ought" to be (how life "ought" to be in the "present"), thinking about how you can free yourself from your Father's restraints, i.e. the restraints of the lessons of the "past," so that you (the "child within") can "enjoy" the things of the "present." According to philosophy, it is the child, his nature, which therefore must become the ground from which the "present" is to be patterned and the "future" is to be created. The problem was how to keep the child in place without him taking on the characteristics of a Father figure, restraining "human nature" to initiate and sustain his own world order and prevent 'change.'
To understanding this 'change,' it might help to think about how the classroom environment has 'changed' from having a teacher up in front of the classroom preaching and teaching truth and facts to be memorized and applied correctly by the students, with the student(s) being chastened for not learning (by bad grades), or spanked for bad behavior, or "kicked out" of school for disrespecting authority, i.e. the "old" "top-down" world order, to where it is now an environment where the teacher is in "partnership" with the student's, through the dialoguing of opinions 'discovering' "truth" and facts, i.e. with the students feeling free to question authority, i.e. the "new" world order of "equality." I am not saying teachers are not to discuss things with their students, they are, but that it is necessary to know what, when, where, and how it is to be done to maintain a top-down system, i.e. to prevent anarchy and revolution from taking place (dialogue engenders "equality," discussion initiates and sustains a "top-down" system). Wilber Brookover, referring to Kurt Lewin's work on "group dynamics," wrote: "The child takes on the characteristic behavior of the group in which he is placed. . . . he reflects the behavior patterns which are set by the adult leader of the group." "A new world is not built by changing the 'old' to the 'old' [the child continuing to think and act according to the teachers (the Father's, the King's, the bosses, or God's) authority, according to that which divides the world]..., but ... by freeing the child to build his generation from his new blueprint [to build the "new" world order from "human nature," according to that which the child has in common with all the children of the world and which all the children of the world have in common with him, which can be used to unite the world]." (Wilbur Brookover, Socialization in the School) Getting the Father's authority out of the classroom (and therefore out of the child's thoughts and actions) was key to the process of 'change.'
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 [when the child's "natural inclination" to become at-one-with the world in pleasure in the 'moment' is 'liberated' from his Father's authority, i.e. when his Father no longer has authority to make "human nature" subject to His will, i.e. "repressing" it, the child ("human nature" unrestrained by righteousness) becomes the 'drive' of and the 'purpose' for life]." (George Hegel, System of Ethical Life)
As Karl Marx stated it: "The more of himself man attributes to God [the more the child obeys his Father, holding onto the lessons of the "past"], the less he has left in himself [the less he has to be himself, i.e. carnal, living in the present unrestrained by the "past"] ." [This is where the "Less is more." phrase comes from.] "The only practically possible emancipation is the unique theory which holds that man is the supreme being for man [that the child's nature, i.e. his opinion (his "feeling" and "thought") is the foundation from which to determine right and wrong, good and evil from, i.e. the standard for man's thoughts and actions]." (Karl Marx) "The only emancipation ... is the emancipation of man [of man from God, i.e. of the child from the Father, i.e. of the flesh from the spirit]. The head of this emancipation is philosophy [how the child "feels" and what he "think" in the 'moment'],...." "Philosophy is not outside the world; it simply has a different kind of presence in the world [in the child's imagination, i.e. how the world "ought" to be according to his "human nature," what he has in common with all the world]. The world is its ground; it is the spiritual quintessence of its age. The world is the object of its enquiry and concern.; it is the wisdom of the world." "Marx calls philosophy the activity of applying free reason, and divides it into two phases, theory and praxis [the child's thoughts, i.e. thinking upon the things of the world, and his actions, i.e. his "natural inclination" to be-at-one with the things of the world, in pleasure, in the 'moment']." (Joseph O'Malley Ed. of Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right') Rod Paige, on national news, stated: "We must bring theory [the child's thoughts] closer to practice [closer to his actions]." (Rod Paige was our secretary of education under president Bush Jr.)
Karl Marx wrote: "Once the earthly family [the earthly father's authority] is discovered to be the secret of the heavenly family [the Heavenly Father's authority], the former must be destroyed [annihilated] in theory and in practice [the Father's authority must be negated in the child's personal thoughts and in his socialist actions through the dialoging of opinions to a consensus (to a "feeling" of "oneness") being put into social action, i.e. praxis, negating the Father's authority of the "past"]." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis # 4)
"The value of a thought is measured by its distance from the continuity of the familiar. It is objectively devalued as this distance is reduced." (Stephen Bronner, Of Critical Theory and its Theorists) In other words, the closer the child's thought is to his own action, i.e. i.e. his "natural inclination" to be-at-one-with the world, i.e. to 'change,' the greater the value of his thought. The closer his thought is to his Father's standards, i.e. 'unchanging,' the less value his thought has. Therefore the history of the "past," the Father's authority 'restraining' "human nature," must be negated (rewritten or destroyed, i.e. recycled) for the sake of the history of the "present," initiating and sustaining the 'liberation' of the "sense experiences" of "human nature," 'justifying' the heart of man as being good or right based upon his "willful" participation in the process of 'change,' negating the effects of the "past" upon his life (the Father's authority) for the sake of the "present" and the future" society. The Father can stick around as long has he abdicates his God given authority to give commands to his children, under God, and chasten them (restore them to right thinking and acting) when they disobey.
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 [the "father" no longer functions with a father's authority in the home, with the family now dialoging opinions to 'discover' what is right and what is wrong behavior for the 'moment']." (Sigmund Freud quoted in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: A philosophical inquiry into Freud)
Every cycle of dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e. every consensus meeting or "sense experience" of 'change,' every "counseling" session, every "youth group," every facilitated meeting, etc, helps man (the child) accomplish that end, i.e. man (the child) becoming himself without God or a higher authority telling him what is right and wrong, good and evil, i.e. man (the child) being able to now decide that for himself, according to his own "human nature" and the "'changing' times," i.e. the Zeitgeist, what is right and wrong, good and evil.
The thing is, your "ought" is you, i.e. your hearts desire, 'justifying' yourself (your heart) as being "good," therefore it is you deceiving yourself into believing that you are able to tell good from evil, that you are able to lean upon your own understanding, i.e. upon your own "sense experiences, i.e. upon your own "feelings" and "thoughts" (what you have in common with all the world, i.e. your "natural inclination" of approach pleasure and avoid pain, 'justifying' pleasure as the foundation from which) to know the truth. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverb. 3: 5-6
We are all as children under a Father, either in obedience to His will (at least desiring to be) or in defiance. But because we are of flesh, we are all subject to disobedience (to defiance), therefore, being of the world, we have all sinned. "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 2:17 The "pride of life" is our perception that we can "control" our own lives, thinking and acting according to our own "natural inclinations," augmenting pleasure and attenuation pain, not only of the body (of the flesh) but also of the mind (of the mind's eye, i.e. of the imagination). The truth is, without the Father's restraint, our bodies (our flesh) controls us (our actions), i.e. the environment augmenting pleasure (drawing us, i.e. drawing our flesh to be-at-one with it) "controls" our thoughts (our imagination of how the world "ought" to be) and our actions (to create the world the way it "ought" to be). Therefore, whoever "controls" the environment (augmenting pleasure, or giving us the hope of pleasure) "controls" us (seduces, deceives, and manipulates us), i.e. "controls" our thoughts (our imagination) and our actions (our social action).
It is why God (figuratively speaking "the Father") judged the world and will again do so. Prior to the Flood: "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." After the Flood: "... the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth;" (Genesis 6:5; 8:21) Not much had changed. It took time to re-"group" to the Tower of Babble, where God broke it up again through language—the preaching and teaching of truth (right and wrong) divides while the dialoguing of opinions (the language of "I feel" and "I think") to a consensus ("We feel" and "We think") unites—until now, i.e. the universal language of opinions, i.e. how "We feel" and what "We think" in the given 'moment' is now back. "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." Luke 17:26-30
The issue of life is not between man and man (flesh and flesh). It is between man and God, the created and his creator, the child and his Father (the flesh and the spirit). Dialectic 'reasoning,' by switching the two, focusing upon man, the created, the child, the flesh, negates God, the creator, the Father, the spirit in the thoughts and actions of the children, negating Romans 7:14-25 (the "guilty conscience"), negating Hebrews 12:5-11 (the Father's authority which engenders it).
With a Father, as with God, there is an either-or (good and evil, right and wrong as established by the Father). With the child (man) there is a spectrum from "the children of obedience" to "the children of disobedience," with the dialectic solution to the duality of either-or as being every child progressing in the direction of the latter, i.e. in his 'liberation' from his Father's authority through us use of dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e. self-'justification.' It is along this continuum of children progressively advancing, i.e. 'liberating' themselves from their Father's authority, that dialectic 'reasoning,' serves it 'purpose,' i.e. the purging of the Father from the child's thoughts and actions, making the child "normal," i.e. like God himself. As the child moves from belief-action, where his actions (his carnal desires of the 'moment') conflict with his belief (his Father's standards), to theory-practice, where this carnal thoughts are in agreement with his carnal actions, the child advances himself down the continuum of 'change,' progressively becoming himself again, as he was before his Father's first command and threat of chastening.
According to dialectic 'reasoning,' the further down the pathway of 'change' the child goes, i.e. the farther he is from his Father's authority, the more he is becoming himself, i.e. "human." As Carl Rogers, in his book on becoming a person, wrote: "Consciousness [your ability to evaluate the world around you], instead of being the watchman over a dangerous and unpredictable lot of impulses [evaluating the world according to your Father's commands], becomes the comfortable inhabitant of a society of impulses and feelings and thoughts [evaluating the world through your own carnal nature]." "The individual increasingly comes to feel that this locus of evaluation lies within himself [with evaluation of the child's thoughts and actions increasing moving away from being concerned about "what his Father would say," to how he "feels" and that he "thinks" himself; As Rogers wrote: "Prior to therapy the person is prone to ask himself 'What would my parents want me to do?' During the process of therapy the individual comes to ask himself 'What does it mean to me?'" ibid.]." Therefore, according to Rogers, " Individuals move not from a fixity through change to a new fixity [from one faith to another], though such a process is indeed possible. But [through a] continuum from fixity to changingness, from rigid structure to flow, from stasis to process [from the either-or of the Father to the "I feel" and "I think" of the child]." "The good life is not any fixed state [as established by the Father]. The good life is a process [as first established in the garden in Eden, i.e. evaluating good and evil, right and wrong according to the child's own "feelings" and "thoughts," progressively 'liberating' himself from his Father's influence]." "The direction which constitutes the good life is psychological freedom [the mind freed of a "guilty conscience" for disobeying the Father] to move in any direction [where] the general qualities of this selected direction appear to have a certain universality [with the lust of the flesh, the eyes, and the pride of life being all that man has that is universal]. (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy) In a dialectic world you are being evaluated (as well as evaluating yourself and others) according to how far your (their) "feelings" and "thoughts" are from your (their) actions. The farther your "feelings," "thoughts," and "actions" are seperated from one another the more your belief (your Father's authority) is preventing you from being yourself, i.e. from being only of the world, i.e. of nature. Therefore, the 'drive' and the 'purpose' of counseling it to 'change' belief (an "I know") into an opinion (an "I feel" and "I think") so that all men can become "one," as "the children of disobedience,' thinking and acting according to their own carnal nature. With the Father (God), it is not how far down the road you have gone. It is the road you are on. One step upon the dialectic pathway and you have "stepped in it," you have disobeyed, i.e. you have sinned.
With psychology (merged with sociology—see Bloom's Taxonomies) capturing the education establishment in the 50's and 60's, the classroom was 'changed' from the Father's authority (obedience to authority, with chastening for disobediance) to the child's opinion (to "question authority," with no "guilty conscience"), making the issue of obedience and disobedience progressively moot in the thoughts and actions of the next generations. It was Hegel's dialectic ideology, that there is no wrong (according to anyone or anything higher than nature), that lead to the idea of progressive education. Hegel wrote: "When a man has finally reached the point where he does not think he knows it better than others, that is when he has become indifferent to what they have done badly and he is interested only in what they have done right, then peace and affirmation have come to him." (G. F. W. Hegel, in one of the casual notes preserved at Widener; source: Carl Friedrich, The Philosophy of Hegel) With the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ there is right and wrong, i.e. obedience and disobedience. Only in the obedience of Christ are you 'redeemed' from His Father's wrath upon you, i.e. for being a "child of disobedience." Only in Christ is there 'reconciliation' to His Father. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 13:6
As man is under God's authority so is a child under his father's authority. In structure, system, or paradigm they are both the same (patriarchal). Only that one is holy, righteous, and pure, the other is not, i.e. the earthly father being of flesh. While the earthly father is not perfect, the office of authority he holds, is, i.e. restraining the child from his carnal nature, teaching him that he is accountable to a higher authority than it. The child's mind (as men's mind), left to itself, is only capable of understanding the things of this world, i.e. according to how he "feels" and what he "thinks" in the 'moment,' i.e. according to the approaching of pleasure and the avoiding of pain, i.e. his understanding being based upon sensuousness. By placing anything between him and his Father, even his own understanding, he becomes an enemy of the father (man becomes an enemy of God), i.e. for establishing sensuousness over and against righteousness. "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 "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." 1 John 2:15, 17
It is as an individual under God (where a person is capable of thinking and acting according to his Father's will , i.e. not as a child without a Father, subject to his carnal impulses and urges of the 'moment') that a person can stand alone, no longer controlled by the world, i.e. living in the world but not of it. It is why Jesus came, that we might know His Father, that we would no longer lean to our own understanding, deceiving ourselves and all who listen to and follow us. "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9
Dialectic 'reasoning,' despite the highfalutin language, is nothing more than the praxis of fallen man, 'justifying' himself, attempting (as two in the garden in Eden) to negate his Father's authority in his love for himself and the things of this world. It is so simple it is hard to see, being to close to home (to personal) to look upon. It would kill you, psychologically, to do so.
There is only one hope for man. It is not found in the world, as Immanuel Kant proposed, with hope being found in happiness, happiness in pleasure, pleasure in the brain, and now we know pleasure in the brain is dopamine, 'liberated' or 'emancipated' when we come into contact with or think upon something of the world that is gratifying to our flesh. It is instead found in our Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ, His only begotten son, who, in obedience to His Father, even unto death, came to 'redeem' and 'reconcile' us, according to His Father's will—that we might know His Father's love. "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12 "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." Titus 2:11-14
Put nothing between your Heavenly Father and His only begotten Son and you, i.e. no man or institution (including the "church"). Your (and their) understanding will lead you astray from the truth. "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." 2 Timothy 3:7
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8, 9
It is called faith. Without faith in the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ, the righteousness of Christ can not be imputed to you by God. You can not have faith and 'reason' dialectically ('justifying" yourself). "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
By your use of dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e. filtering everything through your 'reasoning,' i.e. determining right and wrong, good and evil according to your own "sense experiences," i.e. how you "feel" and what you "think," you make yourself an enemy of God. The Lord has called us to repent, i.e. to trust in Him with all our heart and to no longer lean upon our own understanding. "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
The issues you face today are not between you and your neighbor. It is between you and your Heavenly Father. Dialectic 'reasoning' will make the former your 'drive' and your 'purpose,' negating the latter, leaving you dead in your sins. It is what the master 'facilitator' in the garden in Eden wanted, i.e. it is his hearts desire (to seduce, deceive, manipulate, and party with the children and even the "Lord Jesus Christ," as long as they don't bring up the Father). All those of dialectic 'reasoning' ('facilitators' of 'change') are as those Jesus spoke to in the Temple. "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44 "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." 1 John 2:22
The gospel message is: Without the Father there is no Son. Without the Son's obediance to His Father, there is no Father. It is the Father who, in His love for us, sent His only begotten Son to 'redeem' us from His wrath, to 'reconcile' us to Himself. It is the Father who sent his Son, who in obedience to His Father, even unto death, 'reconciled' us to Himself. It is the Son who obeyed His Father unto death, who 'redeemed' us from His Father's wrath upon us for our sin. Without the Father, there is no 'reconciliation.' Without the Son there is no 'redemption.' Without the 'redemption' there is no 'reconciliation.' Without the 'reconciliation' there is no 'redemption.' "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3: 16, 17
It is the so called "gospel message" of the Antichrist (the "savior" of "the children of disobedience," i.e. through their use of dialectic 'reasoning') to 'redeem' the children from the Father, to 'reconcile' them to the world, i.e. convincing them that they are "OK," i.e. that they are "good" when they do good works for society, even in the Lord's name, leaving them in our sins. While those in Christ do good works, "zealous" in doing so, they do it not for salvation but because of salvation, i.e. not to receive God's love but because of God's love for them, loving others as He loved them. "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 7:21 The sin is not between us and the Son. It is between us and the Father. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23 "That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 5:21 "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." Mark 8:36-38
Satan could talk to the Son with no sense of condemnation. It was the Son's dependence upon His Father, i.e. His "It is written," that brought Satan under condemnation and drove him away. The same is true for us today, i.e. "bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." " For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled." 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
Without this truth, that we are all wicked, i.e. that everyone we meet today, including our "selves," are unrighteous, that only God is righteous in and of Himself, can we come to know and understand, through His Word and His Holy Spirit, our Heavenly Father's love for us, i.e. sending His Son to cover our sins, i.e. the Son's righteousness making us righteous before His Father. Without Him and His Word, all we have is ourselves, the world, and our use of dialectic 'reasoning' to 'justify' ourselves, i.e. 'justifying' our unrighteous thoughts and unrighteous actions, condemning us to eternal death. It is your Heavenly Father's desire that you, deny yourself, pick up your cross, and follow His Son into eternal life. It is not so hard to understand once you are willing to accept the truth. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:23-27 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33 "And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes." Romans 3:17-18 "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, either indeed can be." Romans 8:6-7
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:" Romans 5:1 "And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled." Colossians 1:20-21
"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." Revelation 22:14, 15
For more on the dialectic process and its hate of the Father and its use to negate of the Father and His authority in the thoughts and actions of our children, read: The difference between the "old" and "new" world orders, What is the dialectic process? Your language reflects your culture, Are you reasoning from knowing (didactic) or 'reasoning' through feelings (dialectic)?
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