The Heart Of The Problem.

Dean Gotcher

"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing  right and not wrong according the Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., having to set aside pleasure, i.e., having to humble, deny, die to "self" in order to do God the Father's will], and desperately wicked [hating God the Father and His authority which "gets in the way," i.e. which prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks it from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 Those of dialectic 'reasoning,' as a children of disobedience 'justifying' their "self" can not see their hatred toward God the Father as being evil because their love of "self," i.e., their love of pleasure—which the world stimulates—is "in the way," blinding them to the truth of the deceitfulness and wickedness of their heart.

Our framing fathers 'limited' the power of government because they understood the nature of man's heart. Without restraint "encroachment" and "despotism" ends up ruling over the citizens.

"The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them." (George Washington Farewell Speech)

Socialism will never work because of the heart of the socialist, i.e., the 'liberal' who sees his "self" as God, knowing right from wrong according to his carnal nature, i.e., his love of pleasure and hate of restraint. Being as God, accountable to no one above his "self," he can not see his "self" as being wrong. Without having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, he destroys any and all who get in his way, showing no mercy or grace.

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2019