People Believe A Lie Because ...

Dean Gotcher

... they have something to gain from it.

"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world [be approved of men], and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:26

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4

"And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' themselves, i.e., their love of "self" and the world, i.e., their love of the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (dopamine emancipation), which the world stimulates over and therefore against the Father's authority] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie [that pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the Father's will]: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth [in the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ], but had pleasure in unrighteousness [in their "self" and the pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates]." 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life ["human nature"], is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:16

Karl Marx, who hated the father's/Father's authority, simply reworded "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life," "all that is in/of the world" as "sensuous needs," "sense perception," and "sense experience." "Sense experience ["all that is in/of the world," "the pride of life"] must be the basis of all science." "Science is only genuine science when it proceeds from sense experience ["all that is in/of the world," "the pride of life"], in the two forms of sense perception ["the lust of the eyes"] and sensuous need ["the lust of the flesh"], that is, only when it proceeds from Nature ["all that is in/of the world"]." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3) He thus, full of "the pride of life," made man's sinful nature, i.e., man's love of the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates and his hate of restraint, i.e., hate of the father's/Father's authority, academically accepted as the means by which to evaluate ('justifying') "human nature" (aufheben). Marx wrote: "Once the earthly family [with the children having to submit to their father's authority, i.e., having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do their father's will] is discovered to be the secret of the holy family [with the Son, and all following Him having to submit to His Heavenly Father's authority, i.e., having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do His will], the former [the traditional family with the children having to trust in and obey the father] must then itself be destroyed [vernichtet, i.e., annihilated] in theory and in practice [in the children's personal thoughts and social actions—no longer having "fellowship" with others based upon the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth (customs, traditions, doctrine) but, through dialogue, "building relationship" upon common "'self interests'" (everyone's carnal desires of the 'moment,' including the affirmation of men) instead, which is the hallmark of Common-ism]." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4)

All psychologists reject the father's/Father's authority (despite what they might say or believe). They all base their 'reasoning' upon "sense experience," making your carnal nature, through dialogue, the medium from (and through) which to evaluate life (good and evil) from. You discuss your behavior (with an authority figure) from established commands, rules, facts, and truth you dialogue your behavior from your "feelings," i.e., your "sense experiences" of the past and present and "thoughts" of the 'moment' which are stimulated by the world around you. This is nothing different than what the Serpent did with the woman in the garden in Eden—"helping" her, through dialogue ("How do you feel?" "What do you think?"—in a "positive" environment, i.e., "You won't die," void of the "negative" environment, "You will die"), 'discover' her 'true' "self," with Adam following after her. What we all have in common (the basis of Common-ism) is our love of pleasure ("lust of the flesh," "lust of the eyes," "and pride of life) and hate of restraint, that which dialogue, i.e., "self" 'justification,' i.e., dialectic (dialogue) 'reasoning' seeks to 'liberate' from the father's/Father's authority—making us one and the same (in nature). "In the dialogic relation of recognizing oneself in the other, they experience the common ground of their existence." (Jürgen Habermas, Knowledge & Human Interest, Chapter Three: The Idea of the Theory of Knowledge as Social Theory) "There is evidence in our data that once a change in behavior [once the child sets aside (for the 'moment'), i.e., suspends, as on a cross, his father's/Father's position, i.e., his father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth—for the sake of "group approval," i.e., affirmation] has occurred, a change in beliefs is likely to follow." "It is usually easier to change individuals formed into a group than to change any one of them separately." "The individual accepts the new system of values and beliefs ['liberation' from the father's/Father's authority, i.e., 'liberated' to be his "self" again, i.e., carnal, i.e., of the world only—as he was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life—only now 'justifying' it] by accepting belongingness to the group." (Kurt Lewin in Kenneth Benne, Human Relations in Curriculum Change) "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." (Kurt Lewin in Wilbur Brookover, A Sociology of Education)

Karl Marx filtered everything through "the group," i.e., through "human relationship"—where compromise of truth (for the sake of relationship) resides. Dialogue requires everyone to suspend, as on a cross, any established commands, rules, facts, and truth that gets in the way of their "feeling 'good'" about their "self," i.e., being affirmed by "the group." This makes all thought and action subject to social(ist) behavior, i.e., compromise for the sake of initiating and sustaining human(ist) relationship—based upon the carnal nature ("lusts") of men. All behavior therefore, as Karl Marx preached and taught, becomes subject to social(ist) evaluation, making man, as the Serpent stated in the garden in Eden, like God—knowing "good and evil" according to his nature—in man's case, according to his carnal nature, making himself "good" (God) in his own eyes. Karl Marx wrote: "It is not individualism [the child being personally held accountable for his actions (before the father), humbling, denying, dying to his "self" in order to do the father's will as a man is personally held accountable for this thoughts and actions (before God), humbling, denying, dying to his "self" in order to do the Father's will ] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him [gets in his way, preventing, i.e., inhibiting or blocking him from being his "self," i.e., carnal, i.e., of the world only]. Society [man's carnal nature, i.e. "human nature," i.e. man's "self interests" ("lusts") of the 'moment' (that which all men have in common)] is the necessary framework through which freedom [from the father's/Father's authority] and individuality [to "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates—without having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, so he can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity] are made realities." (Karl Marx in John Lewis, The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx) "To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual [reconciliation therefore is not between man and God, i.e., the Heavenly Father but between man and his carnal (sinful) nature—the lie being man is "good" (God) or can become "good" (God) if properly "educated," doing "good works" for men—making him "feel good" about his "self," 'justifying' his carnal (sinful) nature]." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right')

   "The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will], and desperately wicked [hating whoever prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks it from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' it desires]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 We can not see our dissatisfaction with, resentment toward, hatred toward authority as being "wicked" since our love of the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates blinds us to our hate. With "self," i.e., love of pleasure and hate of restraint thus standing in the way, we can not see the father's/Father's love for us, restraining us for our own good—only perceiving it as being hate.
   "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth." "If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons." "Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us." "For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness." Hebrews 12:5-11(excerpts)
   "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 16:15
   "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

"Experience is, for me, the highest authority." "Neither the Bible nor the prophets, neither the revelations of God can take precedence over my own direct experience." (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy) There is no such thing as a Christian psychologist. Psychology ("behavioral science") is all about psychotherapists, facilitators of 'change,' as pedophiles, pimps, seducing, deceiving, and manipulating men, women, and children into depending upon their "feelings," i.e., their carnal nature to determine right from wrong, good from evil—instead of from the father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth. "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 come to ask himself, 'What does it mean to me?'" (ibid)

Psychology, through the praxis of 1) "force field analysis," i.e., finding out your paradigm, i.e., your way of thinking, acting, and relating with others by placing you in an environment of dialogue, thereby pressuring the didactic, deductive, patriarchal thinkers to reveal their paradigm—resisting 'change,' i.e., refusing to compromise, i.e., trying to cut off dialogue, attacking those who question, challenge, defying, disregard, attack established commands, rules, facts, and truth instead, i.e., being "negative" (by demanding others do right and not wrong according to their, i.e., their parent's established commands, rules, facts, and truth), i.e., being intolerant of ambiguity—2) "unfreezing, moving, refreezing" all in participation by 'creating' a "safe place/zone/space" where you and others can share (dialogue) your and their opinions, i.e., your and their "feelings," i.e., your and their desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment' without fear of judgment, i.e., fear of the father's/Father's authority, in an "open ended" (we can talk about anything) "non-directive" (I am not going to tell you what you can or can not say or do, unless it prevents dialogue, i.e., is patriarch in nature—insisting upon everyone doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth) to where a common "self interest" amongst all participants can be 'discovered,' with all participants from then on being pressured (through fear of being rejection by "the group") into putting your common "self interest," i.e., love of pleasure and hate of restraint, called consensus, into "group action," called praxis, and 3) "group dynamics," where your desire for approval from others (affirmation) pressures you to unite upon your and their common love of pleasure and hate of restraint, i.e., your and their common "self interest," making you willing to question, challenge, defy, disregard, attack, even in the group setting, any authority, i.e., the patriarchal in nature who get in the way of your and others desire for approval (affirmation) by "the group"—creating children (for example), when they get home from the "group grade" classroom, who challenge, question, defy, disregard, attack their parent's authority, i.e., the father's/Father's authority system without having a guilty conscience. (Kurt Lewin) "There are many stories of the conflict and tension that these new practices are producing between parents and children." (David Krathwohl, Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 2: Affective Domain) The lie (you will not be held accountable for your thoughts and actions) is perpetrated through the praxis of dialoguing opinions to a consensus, where the father's/Father's authority is negated in order (as in "new" world order) to initiate and sustain "worldly peace and socialist harmony," i.e., "all that is of the world only"—so that all, as the master facilitator of 'change' wanted it, can die in their sins (be damned, like him, i.e., spend eternity in hell with him—where there will be no pleasure, since all "good things," including pleasure come from the Father; like a father giving his child a toy to play with, to get pleasure from, with the child loving the toy, i.e., loving pleasure more than the father, rejecting the father's restraint, i.e., rejecting the father's love for him, turning against the father instead, resulting in the father taking the toy, i.e., pleasure, i.e., his gift to the child away from him because of his wicked ways—you only put the children who love you in your Will, all the rest, who reject you, are left out. Since God is the giver of life (life comes from nowhere else), when you run out of what he has given you in this life, if you reject Him, you reject the gift of life He has for you in the future, facing the torments of eternal death, since your soul is eternal, in the lake of fire that is never quenched. God does not hate you, he hates sin, judging you according to whether you are holding onto it or onto Him. It is one or the others, i.e., either you are God, living in sin, judging Him, or He is God, pure, holy, righteous, judging you. On the day of judgment your opinion, that you are God, 'justifying' your "self," i.e., 'justifying' your sinful nature, i.e., believing a lie, i.e., rejecting the truth will not count. You have nothing to "bring to the table." He alone is the giver of life. Die to your "self," choose Him, and live).

Jesus Christ, in contrast, stated: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." "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." "For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak." John 5:19, 30; 12:47-50

"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." Matthew 12:50

"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

"For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them." Ephesians 5:5-7

"For they being ignorant of God's righteousness [doing the Father's will], and going about to establish their own righteousness [thinking and acting according to their own carnal nature, i.e. their "felt" needs, i.e. pleasures, enjoyments, "lusts," carnal desires of the 'moment'], have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness [who make the truth subject to their "feelings," i.e., their carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment'];" Romans 1:18

"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25

"O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23

"Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness." Luke 11:35

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." 2 Corinthians 11:14

"And this is the condemnation, that light [the true light, the Son of God] is come into the world, and men loved darkness [their "self," "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates] rather than light [doing the Father's will], because their deeds were evil [were "of and for self"]. For every one that doeth evil ['justifies' a lie in his thoughts and in his actions] hateth the light [hates the truth], neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved [he can not have what he "lusts" after]. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:19-21

"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:24, 25

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

"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 [exalt his "self"]." Ephesians 2:8, 9

"That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 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. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." John 2:15-18

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9

"Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD." " Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is." Jeremiah 17:5, 7

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7

"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

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2018