(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

"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure, i.e., lust is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will], and desperately wicked [hating anyone preventing, i.e., inhibiting or blocking it from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' it lusts after]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 It can not see its hatred toward the father's/Father's authority as being evil, i.e., "wicked," i.e., "desperately wicked" because it's lust for pleasure is standing in the way, 'justifying' the hate.

"To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right') In other words "Lust, i.e., enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world, i.e., the current situation and/or people are stimulating, over and therefore against the father/Father's authority that gets in the way reconciles us to the world." "Self is actualized in lust and the world that stimulates it."

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

"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;" 2 Corinthians 10:5

"I can do what I want." leads to "What can I get out of this situation and/or this person or these people for my self?" resulting in "What will happen to me if they reject and turn on me?" This is the pathway of "human 'Reasoning,'" resulting in you fearing man instead of God (the result of your lusting after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world, i.e., that the current situation and/or people are stimulating instead of doing the Father's will). You might think ("Reason") that you are in control of you life when you can "do what you want," when in truth "what you want," i.e., lust is in control of you. Apart from the Father's authority, i.e., fear of God all you are is lust, i.e., "of the world," 'justifying' your self, i.e., your lusts before men.

"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

Aufheben is the act of picking something up, including the Word of God to analyze it from your own understanding, i.e., from your own "sense experience." You can make no money from preaching and teaching the Word of God as is (at least not much). You can from your opinion, i.e., your interpretation of it, making men dependent upon you to understand it. Rejecting the Word of God, Karl Marx wrote: "The philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways, the objective however, is change." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #11; Inscribed on Karl Marx's tomb so it must be important).

"This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish." James 3:15

In the process of 'change' all is evaluated from your carnal nature, i.e., from "the lust of the flesh," "the lust of the eyes," and "the pride of life," making all things, including the Word of God subjective, i.e., an opinion, i.e., subject to your lusts of the 'moment' that the world is stimulating (your lust for the pleasure that comes from the world and your lust for the affirmation of men—that 'justifies' your lusts). This is all the result of you not fearing God, i.e., not doing the Father's will, doing your will, i.e., fearing man instead. It is where the world, including the "church" is today, having rejected the Word of God, i.e., the Father's authority, turning to the opinions of men, i.e., their lusts, i.e., "What can I get out of this situation and/or this person or these people for my self?" instead.

"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)

When you bring dialogue, i.e., your opinion into an environment defining/establishing right and wrong behavior you make behavior subject to your lusts of the 'moment' that the world is stimulating. There is no Father's authority, i.e., fear of God in dialogue, in an opinion, or in the consensus (affirmation) process. There is only your lusts of the 'moment, i.e., your self interests making/establishing policy. The facilitator of 'change' has this one agenda in mind, and only this one, replacing fear of God with fear of man so he can rule without having a guilty conscience (without being held accountable for his carnal thoughts and carnal actions), with your affirmation, i.e., listening to, following after, supporting, and protecting him, i.e., praising and worshiping him as your God.

"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

When it comes to rocks, plants, and animals you can facilitate 'change' all you want (the laws of nature will tell you whether you are right or wrong) but when it comes to man all you are doing is 'justifying' man's carnal nature, establishing lust over and therefore against the Father's authority, i.e., establishing your self over and therefore against the Word of God. Bring dialogue ("Reasoning") into the "church" and that is all you have. "Reasoning" from your feelings, i.e., from your "sensuous needs" of the 'moment' and your "sense perception" of the situation makes everything an opinion, i.e., subject to 'change,' i.e., subject to the environment, i.e., to the world, i.e., to the situation and/or the person or people that are present, stimulating your feelings in the 'moment.' Doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., lusting after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates is 'justified' in "human reasoning," 'justifying' your flesh, negating (rejecting) that reasoning that comes from God. Which reasoning you use (men's opinions or the Word of God) to establish right and wrong behavior determines where you, i.e., your soul will spend eternity.

"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, i.e., no established aka absolute command, rule, facts, or truth to be accepted as is, by faith and obeyed), 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., can "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates, 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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