The Simplicy Of Faith And The Subtlety Of Deceit.
"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
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17
It is the Father who tells man what is right and what is wrong behavior, holding him accountable to what he has been told., i.e., to doing right and not wrong according to the Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth, requiring him to humble, die to, control, discipline, capitulate his self, i.e., to deny his lusts in order to do His will. The same is true for the earthly father.
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:7
"And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Genesis 2:16, 17
Immediately after creating man (in His own image) God told him what was right and what was wrong behavior, something he did with nothing else in the creation. No animal can read or write a book, can be told or tell others what to do (it can not be evolved). Being told requires faith in the one telling. The faith Adam and the women in the garden in Eden were required to have is the same faith required of us today. We will be judged according to our obedience to what we are told. This is the reason the Lord Jesus Christ responded with "It is written" and not his opinion ("I feel" and "I think") three times in the temptations in the wilderness. Our opinion will not count, i.e., is of no worth on judgment day.
". . . It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6
"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
Deceit is based upon your carnal nature, i.e., your natural inclination to lust after pleasure (dopamine emancipation) and resent being restrained, i.e., to hate missing out on pleasure. While faith comes by hearing, i.e., accepting and doing what you are told by faith deceit comes by your feelings, i.e., your lusting after, i.e., coveting the pleasures of this life. Faith requires an act on your part, i.e., your humbling, denying, dying to, controling, disciplining, capitulating your self ("dying to your self early" James Borchart) in order to walk in faith, i.e., do right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth while deceit will take you over (by supprise) without you even knowing—knowing to late (after it is done)—since lust is such a big part of your life, waiting to be 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority. Apart from faith, i.e., being told deceit, i.e., lust (that which comes naturally—thinking and acting according to your carnal nature) is all you have.
"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." James 1:14, 15
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23
"The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Psalms 14:2, 3
Who we turn to for direction, directly effects our thoughts and actions. Whoever defines terms for you controls your life.
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." Psalms 1:1, 2
"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
Trusting in man is trusting in your carnal nature, i.e., is trusting in lust, i.e., is trusting in your self interest, i.e., is trusting in your sinful nature, i.e., is trusting in "What can I get out of this situation and/or object, people, or person for my self." Without faith in God we are self seeking, even when doing thing for others, wanting their praise.
"They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak." Psalms 12:2
"The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity." Psalms 94:11
"Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity." Ecclesiastis 12:8
"Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity." Psalms 62:9
The way of the world is to "prevent someone who KNOWS from filling the empty space" so man can think upon the things he lusts after without having a guilty conscience. (Wilfred Bion, A Memoir of the Future) It is the law that divides. Seperating us from the world and our natural inclination to become at-oned-with it through lust.
"I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet." Romans 7:7
We are forced to chose between one or the other, i.e., between the Father or our carnal nature.
"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." Matthew 6:24
"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" Romans 6:16
"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
Making behavior subject to our carnal nature makes us "children of disobience" before God.
"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 we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:3-7
We are born into sin, having no choice in our self. The only choice we have is a result of the Father, giving us a choice between our flesh and the Father, i.e., seeking and obeying one or the other. It is a simple choice yet difficult because of our propensity to lust.
"Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon." Isaiah 55:7
"By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil." Proverbs 16:6
"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
". . . it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23
Even the Son of God, Jesus Christ did the Father's will, not his, calling all to do the same.
"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 5:30; 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
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Mathew 5:48
"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
"I and my Father are one." John 10:30 "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 10:32, 33 ". . . he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; . . . Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake." John 14:9-11 ". . . for my Father is greater than I." John 14:28 "He that hateth me hateth my Father also." John 15:23 ". . . the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?" John 18:11 "And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" "Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done." Luke 2:49; 22:42 "And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost." Luke 23:46 "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." "for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." John 14:16, 17, 20, 26, John 16:7
". . . 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
"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 if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." Galatians 1:10
The child/man and the father/Father: without being told and being held accountable to doing what you are told there is no father's/Father's authority.
"And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 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. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby." Hebrews 12:5-11
The Father's law (being told) or our law (which is subject to the flesh).
"For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 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 7:14-25
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatian 5:19-21
The child under the father's/Father's authority:
"He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes." "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." "Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell." Proverbs 13:24; 22:15; 23:14
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6;
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth." Ephesians 6:1-3
"Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding." "He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding." Proverbs 4:1; 15:32
"Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:5-7
"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4 Nurture entails chastisement aka correction. Admonition entails focusing upon the Lord, thus making the child's thought and actions desires to do His will.
Reject the law and "the people are destroyed," you are "rejected," and your children are forgotten, resulting in the children oppressing the people.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Hosea 4:6
"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12
"... and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death." Mark 13:12
The sum total of Marxism, i.e., those "of (and for) the world" is the negation of the guilty conscience, which is the result of the father's/Father's authority, i.e., law and the father's/Father's enforcement of it, making law subject only to the carnal nature of the child/man. As was done in a garden in Eden is being done today, with evil and judgment coming our way.
"... the central problem is to change reality.… reality with its 'obedience to laws.'" (György Lukács, History & Class Consciousness: What is Orthodox Marxism?)
"This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish." James 3:15
"O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen." 1 Timothy 6:20-21
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25
"For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3
"Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied." Proverbs 27:20
"Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it." Jeremiah 6:10, 13-19
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened." "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, . . ." "Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, . . ." Romans 1:21-24
"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." Romans 1:28-32
". . . God is not in all his thoughts." Psalms 10:4
". . . there is no fear of God before his eyes." Psalms 36:1
Man's "good" is lust. God's good is His Word.
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, . . ." Excerpt from James 1:17
"Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness." Luke 11:35
". . . he is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." 1 John 2:22 Antichrist is he who "denieth" the law, which condemns him and his need for a savior since he can not save his self.
"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world [which is temporary], and lose his own soul [which is eternal]? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:26
"And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:18
The choice is ours to make, to have faith in the Father and His Word or depend upon sight, i.e., that which is "of (and for) the world."
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13, 15
"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
Making lust the law of the land requires the praxis of "behavior science," i.e., the excussion of the Father.
"Sense experience must be the basis of all science." "Science is only genuine science when it proceeds from sense experience ["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 ["is of the world"]." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3)
"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)
While Carl Rogers included Karl Marx in this list (which I left out) he did so because, to the "transformational" Marxist the agenda was not to just teach, i.e., inculcate Marxism, as "traditional," hard line, National, i.e., "traditional" Communist do (thus retaining the "top-down" father's/Father's authority system) but for the students to "experience" being Marx themselves (to "sense experience" lusting after the things of the world without being judged, condemned, cast out).
When we "lean to our own understanding," evaluating our self, others, the world, and authority (aufheben) through our feelings (through our senses, i.e., through our "sensuous needs," "sense perception," and "sense experience"—which are based upon "What can I get out of this situation and/or object, people, or person for my self") we negate the father's/Father's authority in our mind, making us subject to the lusts of the 'moment' that the world, i.e., that the current situation and/or object, people, or person is stimulating, making us subject to those "of (and for) the world" who seek to seduce, deceive, and manipulate us (as one of Thorndike's chickens, Skinner's rats, and Pavlov's dog) in order to use us (as human resource) for their own pleasure.
"And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you." 2 Peter 2:3
"For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches [giving you words you want to hear, i.e., words that 'justify' what you are lusting after] deceive the hearts of the simple." Romans 16:18
By 'discovering' what you are lusting after, i.e., what you are coveting the facilitator of 'change' can offer to "help" you "actualize" it (thus gaining your truth) in order to use you for his own gain.
"If we have the power or authority to establish the necessary conditions, the predicted behaviors [our potential ability to influence or control the behavior of groups] will follow." "We can choose to use our growing knowledge to enslave people in ways never dreamed of before, depersonalizing them, controlling them by means so carefully selected that they will perhaps never be aware of their loss of personhood." "We know how to change the opinions of an individual in a selected direction, without his ever becoming aware of the stimuli which changed his opinion." "We know how to influence the ... behavior of individuals by setting up conditions which provide satisfaction for needs of which they are unconscious, but which we have been able to determine." We can achieve a sort of control under which the controlled though they are following a code much more scrupulously than was ever the case under the old system, nevertheless feel free. They are doing what they want to do, not what they are forced to do." "By a careful design, we control not the final behavior, but the inclination to behavior—the motives, the desires, the wishes. The curious thing is that in that case the question of freedom never arises." (Rogers)
"Building relationship upon self interest" makes you a friend of the master facilitator of 'change' and all who follow after him.
"Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? [this is a neurolinguistc construct (an imbedded statement in a question, sensitizing a person to their lusts, when it comes to right and wrong behavior, beginning the process of liberating a person's lust out from under their fear of judgment, i.e., out from under the father's/Father's authority)—which is one of the most powerful forms of hypnosis] And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it [she revealed her lust], lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die [removing the "negative," i.e., fear of judgment (which was not a lie regarding the here-and now, i.e., the tree itself did not kill her—or Adam—but a lie regarding the there-and then, with God removing her—and Adam—from having access to the "tree of life" for their disobedience, then, after death both coming to judgment, i.e., inheriting eternal life or eternal death)]: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise [evaluating (aufheben) from her senses, i.e., from her understanding she made her self god, i.e., the establisher of right and wrong behavior], she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." Genesis 3:1-6 (emphasis added)
By 'discovering' what the woman in the garden lusted after (to touch the "thou shalt not" tree) and 'liberating' her from fear of judgment, condemnation, and being cast out the master facilitator of 'change,' i.e., the master psycho-therapist "owned" her.
". . . whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4
If you are "a friend of the world," i.e., concerned about your "social life" and the "social life" of others, i.e., not concerned about where you and they will spend eternity after death (we all die) you will end up in the lake of fire that is never quenched, prepared for the master facilitator of 'change' and all who follow after him.
"Concerning the changing of circumstances by men, the educator must himself be educated." (Karl Marx, Thesis on Feuerbach # 3)
All "educators" are certified and schools accredited today based upon their use of what are called "Bloom's Taxonomies" i.e., Marxist curriculum in the classroom which is based upon the same method the master facilitator of 'change' used on the woman in the garden in Eden. When it comes to establishing right and wrong behavior by starting with the child's feelings a.k.a. the "affective domain" the father's/Father's authority is negated in the mind of the child, making his or her carnal nature, i.e., "the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life," i.e., sin, i.e., coveting, i.e., self interest the law of the land.
"The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality of the relationship; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality which produces itself once again as such [once he is 'liberated' from the father'/Father's authority to become as he was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life (separating him from his "self" and the world), "of and for self" and the world only]." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life)
"There are many stories of the conflict and tension that these new practices are producing between parents and children." (Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 2: Affective Domain)
"Bloom's Taxonomies" are ". . . a psychological classification system" used "to develop attitudes and values . . . which are not shaped by the parents."
By 'discovering' what student's are lusting after and allowing them to freely dialogue it with one another, without fear of being judged, condemned, cast out they are 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority, i.e., from having to do what they are told.
"The affective domain is, in retrospect, a virtual 'Pandora's Box.'" "In fact, a large part of what we call 'good teaching' is the teacher's ability to attain affective objectives through challenging the student's fixed beliefs. . .." "It is in this 'box' that the most influential controls are to be found." "The affective domain [the student's natural inclination to "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world (including "the group") stimulates and hatred toward restraint] contains the forces that determine the nature of an individual's life and ultimately the life of an entire people." (Book 2: Affective Domain) "Pandora's Box" a.k.a. the "affective domain" is a "box" (or jar) full of evil, which once opened can not be closed.
"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?'" (Rogers)
The facilitator of 'change' establishes "human nature," i.e., "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life," i.e., only that which is "of the world" over and therefore against the father's/Father's authority in order for him to lust after the carnal pleasures of the moment (dopamine emancipation) that the current situation and/or the people or person is stimulating without having a guilty conscience (which the father's/Father's authority engenders), with "the people" or "the person's" affirmation, i.e., approval. Perceiving his self as being the personification of "the people," who, like him lust after the carnal pleasures of the moment the world stimulates, the facilitator of 'change,' i.e., the psychotherapist, i.e., the Marxist sees it his duty to 'justify' "the people's" natural inclination to lust after pleasure and hate restraint in order to 'justify' his natural inclination to lust after pleasure and hate restraint. By 'justifying' their lusts, i.e., their self interests he "owns" them, i.e., they will follow after, serve, protect, defend, praise, worship him. When you question his actions he will respond with "It is not just about you," really meaning "It is all about me, so I can lust after pleasure without having a guilty conscience, with your affirmation. If you refuse to affirm me, i.e., my lusts or get in my way 'the people' will remove (negate) you (since having 'justifying' their lusts I now 'own' them). It appears I must keep an eye on you from now on for my 'good.'" The meaning of "sight based management."
"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
"Bypassing the traditional channels of 'top-down' decision making [negating the father's/Father's authority while establishing policy and/or making law] our objective center's upon transformation public opinion into an effective instrument of global politics." "Individual values must be measured by their contribution to common [lust] 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)
"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 its lust for pleasure is standing in the way, 'justifying' the hate. (Mark 7:21-23) When you question the facilitator of 'change's' actions he will respond with "It in not just about you," really meaning "It is all about me, so I can lust after pleasure without having a guilty conscience, with your affirmation. If you refuse to affirm me, i.e., my lusts or get in my way 'the people' will remove (negate) you (since having 'justifying' their lusts I now 'own' them). It appears I must keep an eye on you from now on for my 'good.'" The meaning of "sight based management."
"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, establishing it 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."
"Once the earthly family [where children learn 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 and those who follow him humble, deny, die to, control, discipline, capitulate their 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 persons personal thoughts and in his social actions]." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4)
"It is not individualism [the child, humbling, denying, dying to, controlling, disciplining, capitulating his "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him. Society [the child's desire for approval from others, requiring him to compromise in order to "get along," i.e., in order to "build relationship"] is the necessary framework through which freedom and individuality ["freedom" from the father's/Father's authority and "freedom" to "lust" after pleasure without having a guilty conscience] are made realities." (Karl Marx, in John Lewis, The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx)
Psychology is based upon the same ideology as Marxism, i.e., the negation of the father's/Father's authority in the individual thoughts, directly effecting their actions.
"... 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." "'It is not really a decisive matter whether one has killed one's father or abstained from the deed,' if the function of the conflict and its consequences are the same [the father no longer exercises his authority in the home]."(Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: a psychological inquiry into Freud)
"Freud commented that only through the solidarity of all the participants [as a result of the dialoguing of their opinions to a consensus] could the sense of guilt [the guilty conscience for disobeying the father/Father] be assuaged [be negated]." "Self-perfection of the human individual is fulfilled in union with the world in pleasure." "According to Freud, the ultimate essence of our being is erotic." "Eros is fundamentally a desire for union with objects in the world." "Eros is the foundation of morality." "The foundation on which the man of the future will be built is already there, in the repressed unconscious [in the carnal nature of the child]; the foundation has to be recovered [the child has to be 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority]." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)
"Marxian theory needs Freudian-type instinct theory to round it out. And of course, vice versa." "Third-Force psychology is also epi-Marxian in these senses, i.e., including the most basic scheme as true-good social conditions ['liberation' of "self" from the father's/Father's authority] are necessary for personal growth, bad social conditions [submission of "self" to the father's/Father's authority] stunt human nature,... This is to say, one could reinterpret Marx into a self-actualization-fostering Third- and Fourth-Force psychology-philosophy. And my impression is anyway that this is the direction in which they are going now." "The whole discussion becomes species-wide, One World." "This is a realistic combination of the Marxian version & the Humanistic. (Better add to definition of "humanistic" that it also means one species, One World.)" (Abraham Maslow, The Journals of Abraham Maslow)
When it comes to establishing right and wrong behavior by moving communication away from discussion (where the father/Father has the final say) to dialogue (where the persons feelings of the 'moment' are in control) the father's/Father's authority is negated, 'liberating' the person to lust without having a guilty conscience, i.e., fear of judgment, condemnation, being cast out.
"In an ordinary discussion people usually hold relatively fixed positions and argue in favour of their views as they try to convince others to change." (Bohm and Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity)
Discussion emanates from established commands, rules, facts, and truth. Discussion divides upon either being/doing right or being/doing wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., KNOWING from being told, which is formal, i.e., judgmental. The father/Father retains his authority in discussion, i.e., has the final say, i.e., "Because I said so," "Never the less," "It is written." Majority vote retains the father's/Father's authority system although the father might lose out on the particular issue at hand.
"It is usually easier to change individuals formed into a group than to change any one of them separately." (Kurt Lewin in Kenneth Benne, Human Relations in Curriculum Change)
Discussion maintains fellowship around an accepted command, rule, fact, or truth, with the focus being upon doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth wherease dialogue initiates and sustains relationship around common "feelings" and desires, i.e., self interests, i.e., lusts, with the focus being upon compromise (setting aside established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., suspending the truth, as upon a cross) in order to "get along," i.e., in order to have the approval of men, i.e., in order to 'create' "worldly peace and socialist harmony," i.e., in order to have access to and control of the "cash flow." "Top-down decision making," i.e., the father's/Father's authority, i.e., "prejudice" is negated in dialogue. Under the father's/Father's authority system you can dialogue all you want about what you have been told you can do. You can not dialogue about what you have been told you can not do. If you do the father's/Father's authority is under attack, i.e., is negated since there is no "can not" in dialogue—except telling others what they can not do, you can not tell others what they can not do. Anyone insisting upon discussion, i.e., holding onto established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., bringing the father's/Father's authority system into a room that is using dialogue to establish right and wrong behavior, i.e., to make law is going to be martyred.
"A dialogue is essentially a conversation between equals." "The spirit of dialogue, is in short, the ability to hold many points of view in suspension, along with a primary interest in the creation of common meaning." (Bohm and Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity)
Dialogue emanates from the child's (and the facilitator of 'change's, i.e., the psychotherapist's, i.e., the Marxist's) "feelings," i.e., from his "I feel" and/or "I think," i.e., from his opinion, which is informal, i.e., non-judgmental, i.e., open-ended. The child (and the facilitator of 'change,' i.e., the psychotherapist, i.e., the Marxist) retains his carnal nature in dialogue, i.e., has the final say against authority, i.e., against absolutes that get in the way of his natural inclination to lust, i.e., against the father's/Father's authority (system). There is no father's/Father's authority in dialogue, in an opinion, or in the consensus process. There is only the child's (and the facilitator of 'change's,' i.e., the psychotherapist's, i.e., the Marxist's) natural inclination to "lust . . ." being 'justified.' Dialogue moves opinions to a consensus, negating the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience it engenders in the process.
Perceiving his self as being the personification of "the people," who, like him lust after the carnal pleasures of the moment the world stimulates, the facilitator of 'change,' i.e., the psychotherapist, i.e., the Marxist sees it as his duty to 'justify' "the people's" natural inclination to lust after pleasure and hate restraint in order to 'justify' his natural inclination to lust after pleasure and hate restraint. By 'justifying' their lusts, i.e., their self interests he "owns" them, i.e., they will follow after, serve, protect, defend, praise, worship him. When you question his actions he will respond with "It is not just about you," really meaning "It is all about me, so I can lust after pleasure without having a guilty conscience, with your affirmation. If you refuse to affirm me, i.e., my lusts or get in my way 'the people' will remove (negate) you (since having 'justifying' their lusts I now 'own' them). It appears I must keep an eye on you from now on for my 'good.'" The meaning of "sight based management."
'Change' is best done in "the group."
"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)
"There is no more important issue than the interrelationship of the group members." "To question the value or activities of the group, would be to thrust himself into a state of dissonance." "Few individuals, as Asch has shown, can maintain their objectivity [their loyalty to the father's/Father's authority] in the face of apparent group unanimity." (Irvin D. Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy)
"The individual accepts the new system of values and beliefs by accepting belongingness to the group." (Kurt Lewin in Benne)
"Change in methods of leadership [replacing the father's/Father' authority, i.e., having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline, capitulate your self in order to do right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., in order to do the father's/Father's will with the facilitator of 'change,' i.e., dialoguing your opinion with others, without fear of being judged or cast out, to a consensus, i.e., to a "feeling" or sensation of "oneness"] is probably the quickest way to bring about a change in the cultural atmosphere of a group." "Any real change of the culture of a group is, therefore, interwoven with the changes of the power constellation within the group." (Barker, Dembo, & Lewin, "frustration and regression: an experiment with young children" in Child Behavior and Development)
"A change in the curriculum is a change in the people concerned—in teachers, in students, in parents ....." "Curriculum change means that the group involved must shift its approval from the old to some new set of reciprocal behavior patterns." "... people involved who were loyal to the older pattern must be helped to transfer their allegiance to the new." "Re-education aims to change the system of values and beliefs of an individual or a group." "For actual changes in 'content' and 'method' we must change the people who manage the school program. To change the curriculum of the school means bringing about changes in people—in their desires, beliefs and attitudes, in their knowledge and skill . . . curriculum change should be seen as a type of social change, change in people. Curriculum change means a change in the established ways of life, a change in the social standards. It means a restructuring on knowledge, attitudes, and skills in a new pattern of human relations. Educators and others in the role of change agents must have a method of social engineering relevant to initiating and controlling the change process." (Benne)
"In the dialogic relation of recognizing oneself [one's lusts] 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)
"Only when the immediate interests [lusts, i.e., self interests] are integrated into a total view and related to the final goal of the process do they become revolutionary [overthrowing the father's/Father's authority, making what "the group," i.e., what the many below think (and will do for and to you) more important than what the father/Father, i.e., the one above thinks (and does and will do to you)]." (György Lukács, History & Class Consciousness: What is Orthodox Marxism?)
"Revolutionary violence [overthrow of the father/Father and his/His authority] reconciles the disunited parties [the children/"the people"] by abolishing the alienation of class antagonism [the father's/Father's authority over the children/"the people"] that set in with the repression of initial morality [lust]. … the revolution that must occur is the reaction of suppressed life [hatred toward restraint, i.e., toward authority], which will visit the causality of fate upon the rulers [the parents, the property owner, the business owner, etc., i.e., the father]. It is those who establish such domination and defend positions of power of this sort who set in motion the causality of fate [hate and violence toward them], divide society into social classes [parents over children, owners over workers, God over man, etc.,], suppress justified interests [lusts], call forth the reactions of suppressed life [hate and violence], and finally experience their just fate in revolution [violence against and overthrow of their right of person (individuality, under God), right of conviction (speech and religion), property, and business]." (Jürgen Habermas, Knowledge & Human Interest, Chapter Three: The Idea of the Theory of Knowledge as Social Theory) Jürgen Habermas, a Marxist amongst Marxists has established the language of the World Court.
The "educator," i.e., the facilitator of 'change,' i.e., the group psychotherapist does not have to tell the students to question, challenge, defy, disregard, attack their parent's authority when they get home from school, if they were not doing that already (telling them would be "old school," maintaining the "old" world order of being told even if it was done for the 'purpose' of 'change,' i.e., for the 'purpose' of creating a "new" world order), all they have to do is use a curriculum in the classroom that "encourages," i.e., pressures the students to participate in dialoguing their opinions to a consensus, 'justifying' their carnal nature, i.e., "lust" over and therefore against their parent's authority. Being told to be "positive" (supportive of the other students carnal nature) and not "negative" (judging them by their parent's standards) pressures students to 'justify' their and the other student's love of pleasure and hate of restrain, doing so in order to be approved, i.e., affirmed by "the group," resulting in "the group" labeling those students who, refuse to participate in the process of 'change' or who fight against it as being "negative," divisive, hateful, intolerant, maladjusted, unadaptable to 'change,' resisters of 'change,' not "team players," lower order thinkers, in denial, phobic, prejudiced, judgmental, racist, fascist, dictators, anti-social, etc., i.e., "hurting" people's "feelings" resulting in "the group" rejecting them—the student's natural desire for approval and fear of rejection forces him to participate. The same outcome applies to all adults, in any profession who participate in the process as well. Once you are 'labeled,' you are 'labeled' for life. In the soviet union, once you were 'labeled' "psychological," no matter how important you were in the past, your life was over, your career was done, your way of thinking (that there is absolute right and wrong) condemned you.
"To experience Freud 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)
"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 the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth. The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts." Psalms 10:3, 4
"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
". . . every one of us shall give account of himself to God." Romans 14:12
"Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment." Ecclesiastes 11:9
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; there is only the person's carnal desires, i.e., lusts of the past and the present being verbally expressed and 'justified'), 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, capitulate your "self" (your lusts) 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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