"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds." Colossians 3:9

The Dialectic lie.

Dean Gotcher

The dialectic lie is that you can 'justify' yourself, i.e. 'justify' your "lusting" after the things of this world (your "self interest" and your "relationship with the world,"  i.e., your "lusting" after the pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates) and not be held accountable to a "higher authority," i.e., to the father's/Father's authority, as a child is held accountable before his parent's (the earthly father) or man is held accountable before God (the Heavenly Father, and His Son Jesus Christ), for his thoughts and actions. 'Justifying' your carnal feelings, thoughts, and actions, with others approving (affirming) them is intoxicating, addictive, and possessive, since it is natural (easy) for you to accept other's approval (affirmation) of them, i.e., you, which makes you "feel" right, i.e., "good" in your own eyes (making pleasure, i.e., the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' you desire the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will). "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness [doing right and not wrong according to 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," desires of the 'moment'], have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3

The dialectic idea (lie) is: "If everyone is doing it and/or approving it (affirming it) then it must be right," i.e. "normal." "Human relationship" built upon "self interest," i.e., you and others 'justifying' the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which you and they desire, i.e., affirmation makes you feel "good," making you "good" in your own eyes. The truth is: 'justifying' your "self," i.e. your "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' you desires in a group setting, with group approval (affirmation), does not make it right or you good. The question is (which is missing in the consensus, i.e., "self" 'justifying' 'moment'): "Where you will spend eternity?" Are you a child of God, 'justified' in Christ, doing the Father's will, or a child of the devil, 'justifying' your "self" before men, doing your will instead? "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 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do." John 8:44

The dialectic lie is also telling someone else you are "there for them," i.e., you are "there to help them," when in truth you are there for your "self," i.e., for what you can get out of the situation for your "self."  Not only does this make all facilitators of 'change,' i.e., "psychotherapists" liars, it makes all who participate in the dialectic process they propagate liars as well, resulting in everyone 'lying' to one another, seducing, deceiving, and manipulating, i.e., affirming each other for their own "self"-ish gain. "Building relationship upon self interest" in the name of unity and peace, i.e., consensus (affirmation) makes all participants dedicated to the lie, that pleasure, including (and especially) the pleasure that comes with the affirmation of others, is the standard for "good," instead of doing God, i.e., the Father's will. Affirmation, i.e., the approval of others, approving your (and their) carnal desires of the 'moment' is not only intoxicating, it is addictive, i.e., possessive as well, blinding you to the fact you are being used by them, as pimps use women and/or men and pedophiles use children, for their own pleasure and gain. When you hear the phrase "This is not about you," what you are really hearing (from the person saying it) is: "It is all about me," i.e., "My 'self.'" Listen to their conversation following. It is all about their "self," how "they" can "help" you (become your "self," i.e., a "self" 'justified' liar as well) if you will let them join with you, i.e., let them "help" you make a "better life," not only for your "self" but for others (themselves) as well, i.e., "We are all in this together," getting you to participate with them in some group, community, global, i.e., worldly project, resulting in them, as a facilitator of 'change,' i.e., a "group psychotherapist" using you as "natural resource" for their own pleasure and gain. The idea being: if we all do it by nature, i.e., 'justify' our "self," then it is "OK" if we do it together, i.e., 'justify' (affirm) each other, making it, i.e., "self" 'justification, i.e., our natural inclination to "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates, right, i.e., "good" (thus no longer needing a savior), making all who are "negative," i.e., who judge and condemn us for our carnal thoughts and actions wrong, i.e., hateful and evil.

Consensus (affirmation) is a room full of liars, i.e., the seduced, deceived, and manipulated, seducing, deceiving, and manipulating (affirming) each another. All are in it for their "self" while telling each other they are in it for them, lying to one another that they care, when in the end it is about their "self" that they truly care about. They will even lie to you saying that is not true. Man's praxis is "self" preservation, 'justifying' his "lusting" after the pleasures of the 'moment,' i.e., "lusting" after that which is of the world, including the affirmation of men, engendering the pride of life. In this praxis man lies not only to his "self" but to others as well, denying the fact that he and they will be judged by God for their dialectic, i.e., "self" 'justifying' thoughts and actions (theory and practice)—'justifying'/esteeming/exalting their "self," i.e., 'justifying' their "lusting" after the things of the world, including (and especially) the affirmation of men. "Bypassing the traditional channels of top-down decision making, our objective centers upon transform public opinion into an effective instrument of global politics." "Individual values must be measured by their contribution to common interests and ultimately to world interests.... transforming public consensus into one favorable to the emergence of a stable and humanistic world order." "Consensus is both a personal and a political step. It is a precondition of all future steps." (Ervin Laszlo, A Strategy for the Future: The Systems Approach to World Order)

So, the next time you are asked by a facilitator of 'change,' i.e., the "group psychotherapist" to be "positive" and not "negative," know this: you are being asked to become a liar, affirming the "goodness" or potential "goodness" of not only your "self," but the "goodness" of the one who is asking you to be "positive" (affirming them), as well as the "goodness" of all who follow after him (affirming him), following in his dialectic lie—'justifying' "self," your fellow man, including him. "Working together for the 'common' good,'" "Building relationship upon self interest." "Making the world safe for Democracy" used to be called Communism. But then Communism was defeated when the Berlin wall came down, or was it? The truth is, the Berlin wall came down not because Communism was defeated but because Communism had succeeded—in everyone's praxis of the consensus process, i.e., in the dialectic process of "self" 'justification,' i.e., in the praxis of lies.

"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds [the Greek word for "deeds" is praxis]; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him."  Colossians 3:9, 10

"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

"Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil."  Proverbs 16:5-6

 "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

"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. 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. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."  1 John 2:15-18

"For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."  Romans 7:22-25

"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." Galatians 2:16

"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 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 3:16-18

"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."  Mathew 6:24

"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

"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, neither indeed can be."  Romans 8:6-7

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

"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."  Matthew 10:28

"Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men."  1 Corinthians 3:18-21

"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." 1 Corinthians 15:50  "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother."  "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 12:50; 7:21  "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9  "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."  Matthew 6:9, 10  "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

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  "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 6:12; 2:2, 3

"I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat." 1 Corinthians 5:9-11

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."  2 Thessalonians 2:3-12

"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."  "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."  Revelation 20:10, 12-15

"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

"And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."  Galatians 4:6, 7

The truth is: "[e]very one of us shall give account of himself [his "self"] to God." Romans 14:12

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2015, 2017