Protestant: "Thou dost protest to much."
(Personal note.)

Dean Gotcher

"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 2:16

"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 16:15

Protestant: "Thou dost protest to much," refusing to compromise (dialogue) in order to "get along."

"Protestantism [where righteousness, i.e. doing the Heavenly Father's will supplanted man's sensuousness, i.e. "lusting" after the things of the world, with the believer refusing to dialogue, i.e., refusing to finding common ground, i.e., "build relationship" with those 'justify' their self, i.e., their lusts, insisting upon fellowshipping with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ, basing their thoughts and actions upon the Word of God instead] was the strongest force in the extension of cold rational individualism." (Max Horkheimer, Vernunft and Selbsterhaltung, i.e., Reasoning and Self Preservation, i.e., Lust Preservation—Max Horkheimer was a Marxist)

The modern age was the result of the Protestant Reformation—freedom of the conscience, private convictions, private property, and private business, along with our unalienable rights, i.e., individualism, all under God—resulting in limited, Constitutional government recognizing and protecting local control, i.e., the father's/Father's authority over his family, property, and business. Instead of negating the King, i.e., the father's/Father's authority our founding fathers made the father of the home King, i.e., King over his family, property, and business, limiting the power of government so he could rule over his kingdom, raising his children up in the admonition of the Lord, establishing the Father and His authority, i.e., "rule of law" over the affairs of men. Local control begins in the home with the father's/Father's authority establishing doing right and not wrong according to his/His commands, rules, facts, and truth, engendering a guilty conscience in the children for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., for lusting after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (dopamine emancipation) that the world, i.e., the current situation and/or people are stimulating. Beyond the home (father away from it) local control is diminished with relationship with the world breaking it down. What drew people of the nations to America (the "American Dream") was the establishing of laws that restrained you from infringing upon your neighbors rights (of private convictions, property, business, i.e., unalienable rights) as it restrained him from infringing upon yours, as it restrained the government from infringing upon your and your neighbors rights as it restrained you and your neighbor from infringing upon its. Representative government is dependent upon the representative, as a child sent to the store by his father to buy his father's goods, re-presenting his constituents will, not his self interest, i.e., his lusts of the 'moment' that the world, i.e., the current situation and/or people are stimulating, which requires him to have a guilty conscience when he does not do (or is thinking about not doing) the father's/Father's (his constituent's) will, i.e., for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., for lusting after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates instead. "Despotism ... predominates in the human heart." (George Washington, Farewell Address) While philosophy/philosophers might seek to claim those rights, they can not, i.e., they, 'justifying' the human heart, i.e., man's lust for pleasure and hatred toward restraint can only negate them—what we now see happening all around us (called post-modernism). Without considering where you will spend eternity all you have is men's opinions, i.e., that which is "of the world," i.e., "the lust of the flesh," "the lust of the eyes," and "the pride of life," with "What can I get out of this person and/or situation for my self," i.e., lust and "What will happen to me if they reject and/or turn on me," i.e., fear of men directing (controlling) your thoughts and actions ("And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:18). Anyone teaching "history" that does not base it upon God's Word, evaluating man's actions from the Word of God, establishing God's Word over/above the carnal nature of man is denying his student's the truth, he is making lust (dopamine emancipation) and the world that stimulates the lesson of the day instead of doing God, the Father's will.

"... it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23

"Then answered Jesus and said unto them, 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

"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 Priesthood of all believes: putting no man between you and God, i.e., between you and the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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

"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

"... and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 1:3

As Martin Luther warned:

"We do not become righteous by doing righteous deeds but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds." (Luther's Works: Vol. 31, Career of the Reformer: I, p. 12) 'Creating' a "healthy" environment can not result in a "healthy" person, unless you make lust, i.e., "human nature" the law of the land, i.e., your definition of "healthy."

"I greatly fear that the universities, unless they teach the Holy Scriptures diligently and impress them on the young students, are wide gates to hell. I would advise no one to send his child where the Holy Scriptures are not supreme. Every institution that does not unceasingly pursue the study of God's word becomes corrupt." (Luther's Works: Vol. 1, The Christian in Society: p. 207)

"Miserable Christians, whose words and faith still depend on the interpretations of men and who expect clarification from them! This is frivolous and ungodly. The Scriptures are common to all, and are clear enough in respect to what is necessary for salvation and are also obscure enough for inquiring minds ... let us reject the word of man." (Luther's Works: Vol. 32, Career of the Reformer: II, p.217)

"In vain does one fashion a logic of faith, a substitution brought about without regard for limit and measure." (Luther's Works: Vol. 31, Career of the Reformer: I, p. 12)

"My advice has been that a young man avoid scholastic philosophy and theology like the very death of his soul." (Luther's Works: Vol. 32, Career of the Reformer: II, p.258)

"The sophists, nevertheless, rise proudly up, hold their ears, close their eyes, and turn away their heart just so that they may fill all ears with their human words, and alone may occupy the stage so that no one will bark against their assertion[s] ... The word of man is sacred and to be venerated, but God's word is handed over to whores ... the meaning of sin ... is dependent on the arbitrary choice of the sophists." (Luther's Works: Vol. 32, Career of the Reformer: II, p.216)

"... with the assistance of the mastermind Aristotle, they (Papal Church) decree further that the soul is "essentially the form of the human body" [which] make[s] it possible for them to hold fast to the human dreams and the doctrines of devils while they trample upon and destroy faith and the teaching of Christ. (Luther's Works: Vol. 32, Career of the Reformer: II, p.78)

"Here (Colossians 2:8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.") it is clear that Paul wants Christ alone to be taught and heard. Who does not see how the universities read the Bible? ... it has been so bothersome to read and respond to this filth." (Luther's Works: Vol. 32, Career of the Reformer: II, p.259)

"In short, philosophers know nothing about God the creator and man made of a lump of earth. Augustine says that he found all things in the Platonic books except this one thing, that the Word was made flesh. But Hermese Trismegistus composed that book .... That book reached Augustine and he was deceived by its persuasion." [foot note concerning Tristmegistus an Egypto-Hellenic theologian. (Augustine has an extensive discussion of Trismegistus in the City of God, viii, 22-27)] (Luther's Works: Vol. 34, Career of the Reformer: IV, p.143) "That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing." (The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, translated by Dennis W. Hauck.) "The Hermetic tradition was both moderate and flexible, offering a tolerant philosophical religion, a religion of the (omnipresent) mind, a purified perception of God, the cosmos, and the self, and much positive encouragement for the spiritual seeker, all of which the student could take anywhere." (Tobias Churton The Golden Builders: Alchemists, Rosicrucian's, and the First Freemasons.) This in rejection of "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

"These are dialectical phantasies or opinions, that man can without the Holy Spirit love God above all things. ... They likewise said that human nature is untainted. All these ideas come from ignorance of original sin." (Luther's Works: Vol. 34, Career of the Reformer: IV, p.187)

"Since he (Aristotle) teaches nothing other than that virtue is acquired by works, saying, 'By doing good we become good.' The Christian conscience curses this statement as bilge water of hell and says, 'By believing in a Christ who is good, I, even I, am made good: his goodness is mine also, for it is a gift from him and is not my work.' To sum up, in this you see the theology of all the schools condemned, speculative as well as practical, because they teach not Christ but human wisdom, which on their own admission they allege even creates the faith they call acquired faith. Woe to these lost and dreadful men of Sodom and Gomorrah!" (Luther's Works: Vol. 44, The Christian in Society: I, p.300)

"Do you now understand why I have said so often that neither our vows nor our works are necessary for righteousness and salvation. To those who believe in Christ there are no works so bad as to accuse and condemn us, but again, there are no works so good that they could save and defend us. But all our works accuse and condemn us. Christ's works alone protect and save us." "A [worldly] man acts not from a free conscience [salvation in Christ] but for gain, desire for glory, or fear of punishment." (Luther's Works: Vol. 44, The Christian in Society: I, p.301)

"Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:16, 17

"Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness." Luke 11:35 13

"The ideas of the Enlightenment taught man that he could trust his own reason as a guide to establishing valid ethical norms and that he could rely on himself, needing neither revelation nor that authority of the church in order to know good and evil." (Stephen Eric Bronner, Of Critical Theory and its Theorists)

"The Christian religion has been deeply affected by the process of Enlightenment and the conquest of the scientific spirit ["behavior science"]." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality)

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." 2 Corinthians 11:14, 15

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Ephesians 5:11

"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

"He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." 1 John 2:22

Protestant(ism), i.e., putting no man between you and God (the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ) has been swallowed up in dialogue (men's opinions, i.e., men 'justifying' their self, i.e., their lusts before one another), engendering apostasy. Instead of reading and studying the Word of God (weighing the Word of God with the Word of God alone) to show themselves approved unto God, everyone is running to the "Christian" bookstore, getting everyone's opinion of the Word of God, so they, 'justifying' their self, i.e., the lusts before one another can lust after the things of the world without having a guilty conscience. (Your opinion carries your lusts, not the Father's authority, with dialogue 'justifying' them.) Why are you so concerned about men's opinions when on the day of judgment they will not count, i.e., they will not determine where you will spend eternity? It is better to stand alone with the truth, i.e., with the Word of God than in a crowd with a lie, i.e., with the opinions of men (even if they call themselves "Christians"—ChrINOS, i.e., "Christians" In Name Only). That is what dying to your self (your lusts) daily, picking up your cross (enduring the rejection of others, even your friends for not affirming their lusts—in the parable of the soils the rocks are your friends—you will never go deeper into the Word of God than your friends, i.e., friendship with others, i.e., your desire for approval from others will allow you) daily, and follow the Lord, Jesus Christ, doing the Father's will in all things commanded, is all about. The Protestant Church (Reformation) has been swallowed up in dialogue, i.e., in men's opinions of the Word of God. As the "church" goes the nation goes—rejecting the Father and the Son, turning to the wisdom of men instead, replacing the authority of God's Word (righteousness) with the opinions (lusts) of men, this nation is preparing itself for judgment (God's wrath). "May anyone who comes between the father/Father and his children be eternally damned." (Steven Rae) As was done by the first (and master) psychotherapist, "behavior scientist," facilitator of 'change' in the garden in Eden, establishing lust, i.e., men's opinions over and therefore against the Father's authority, i.e., the Word of God.

"Self-perfection of the human individual is fulfilled in union with the world in pleasure." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)

"To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right') In other words, according to Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud it is "lust" that "reconciles" you to "the world," requiring you to negate the father's/Father's authority so you can "enjoy" lust without having a guilty conscience.

"Once the earthly family [where children have to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline, capitulate their self in order to do the father's will] is discovered to be the secret of the Holy family [where the son of God, Jesus Christ humbled, denied, died to, controlled, disciplined, capitulated his self in order to do the Father's will], the former must then itself be destroyed [vernichtet, i.e., annihilated, i.e., negated] in theory and in practice [in the children's thoughts, directly effecting their actions, i.e., their behavior toward their self, others, the world, and authority]." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4)

"... the hatred against patriarchal suppression—a 'barrier to incest,' ... the desire (for the sons) to return to the mother culminates in the rebellion of the exiled sons, the collective killing and devouring of the father." (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: a psychological inquiry into Freud)

"To experience Freud [to make dialogue, i.e., the 'justification' of lust, i.e., dopamine emancipation the means to determining right and wrong behavior] is to partake a second time of the forbidden fruit;" (Brown)

"... the 'original sin' must be committed again: 'We must again eat from the tree of knowledge in order to fall back into the state of innocence.'" (Marcuse)

"Experience [dopamine emancipation, i.e., lust which the world stimulates] 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)

"I have found whenever I ran across authoritarian students [those who adhere to the father's/Father's authority] that the best thing for me to do was to break their backs immediately." "The correct thing to do with authoritarians is to take them realistically for the bastards they are and then behave toward them as if they were bastards." (Abraham Maslow, Maslow on Management)

"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 ["What can I get out of this person and/or situation for my self (to satisfy my lusts)"]?'" (Rogers)

"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

Facilitators of 'change,' i.e., psychologists, i.e., behavioral "scientists," i.e., "group psychotherapists," i.e., Marxists (Transformational Marxists)—all being the same in method or formula—are using the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus (affirmation) process, i.e., dialectic 'reasoning' ('reasoning' from/through the students "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., from/through their "lust" for pleasure and their hate of restraint, in the "light" of their desire for group approval, i.e., affirmation and fear of group rejection) in the "group grade," "safe zone/space/place," "Don't be negative, be positive," "open ended, non-directed," soviet style, brainwashing (washing the father's/Father's authority from the children's thoughts and actions, i.e., "theory and practice," negating their having a guilty conscience, which the father's/father's authority engenders, for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process—called "the negation of negation" since the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience, being negative to the child's carnal nature, is negated in dialogue—in dialogue, opinion, and the consensus process there is no father's/Father's authority), inductive 'reasoning' ('reasoning' from/through the students "feelings," i.e., their natural inclination to "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment'—dopamine emancipation—which the world stimulates, i.e., their "self interest," i.e., their "sense experience," selecting "appropriate information"—excluding, ignoring, or resisting, i.e., rejecting any "inappropriate" information, i.e., established command, rule, fact, or truth that gets in the way of their desired outcome, i.e., pleasure—in determining right from wrong behavior), "Bloom's Taxonomy," "affective domain," French Revolution (Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité) classroom "environment" in order (as in "new" world order) to 'liberate' children from parental authority, i.e., from the father's/Father's authority system (the Patriarchal Paradigm)—as predators, charlatans, pimps, pedophiles, seducing, deceiving, and manipulating them as chickens, rats, and dogs, i.e., treating them as natural resource ("human resource") in order to convert them into 'liberals,' socialists, globalists, so they, 'justifying' their "self" before one another, can do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., "lust" with impunity.

"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." Jeremiah 6:16, 17

Home schooling material, co-ops, conferences, etc., are joining in the same praxis, fulfilling Immanuel Kant's as well as Georg Hegel's, Karl Marx's, and Sigmund Freud's agenda of using the pattern or method of Genesis 3:1-6, i.e., "self" 'justification,' i.e., dialectic (dialogue) 'reasoning," i.e., 'reasoning' from/through your "feelings," i.e., your carnal desires of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the world (including your desire for approval from others, with them affirming your carnal nature) in order to negate Hebrews 12:5-11, i.e., the father's/Father's authority, i.e., having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline your "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will, negating Romans 7:14-25, i.e., your having a guilty conscience when you do wrong, disobey, sin, thereby negating your having to repent before the father/Father for your doing wrong, disobedience, sins—which is the real agenda.

"And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' their "self," i.e., 'justify' 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

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