"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
People can not think today because they, "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates, 'reason' from, through, and for their "feelings," i.e., their "self interests" ("lusts") of the 'moment' which the world or the situation stimulates—which blinds them to the truth. Refusing to reason from established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., from being told (refusing to meditate upon and reason from the truth, which deals with the soul), thus being able to say "I KNOW," they can only say "I think" and "I feel" when it comes to deciding upon ("knowing") right from wrong, making their opinion (and the opinion of others) the means to knowing the truth, blinding them from the truth—since truth is objective (established upon established commands, rules, facts, and truth) not subjective (subject to carnal desires, i.e., "lusts" of the 'moment' which the world or situation stimulates, which are ever 'changing'). Their agenda today is to "prevent someone who KNOWS from filling the empty space" so they can do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., "lust," i.e., live in the 'moment,' i.e., think according to and live in the "here-and-now," in the lie that they are not accountable (will not be held accountability) for their carnal thoughts and carnal actions in the "there-and-then," (since the "there-and-then" is now made subject to the "here-and-now," i.e., the "eternal present") blaming someone else or the situation (you) if something goes wrong (i.e., if they are caught) in the "here-and-now"—which to them is the only thing that counts—'justifying' their "self," i.e., their "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates (which includes being affirmed by others, i.e., by you with the same "lust" for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates) so they can do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., "lust" without having a guilty conscience (which the father's/Father's authority engenders, i.e., which learning to humble, deny, die to, control, disciple their "self" in order to do right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth engenders), i.e., so they can do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., "lust" (have "peace" with their "self" and the world) with impunity (with their carnal nature, i.e., "lusts" being affirmed by others, i.e., by you with the same "lusts"), engendering "worldly peace and socialist harmony" in their thoughts and actions. Reasoning (thinking) from/through/for your "feelings" blinds you to the truth which comes from KNOWING the Word of God (by being told the truth and accepting it by faith), turning you against God and the truth instead (deceiving your "self," believing you are doing "wonderful" things for the Lord, in His name).
"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 1:17
Thinking today can be summed up with "Make me 'feel' 'good,' i.e., like God (since only God is good) and I will listen to you, i.e., I will think upon ("feel") what you are saying—since it affirms my 'goodness'—but 'hurt' my 'feelings,' i.e., tell me I am not 'good,' i.e., a sinner, i.e., not God and I will not hear (think upon, i.e., reason from) a word you are saying, since it is unreasonable, irrational, and therefore irrelevant to me and all my friends." Reasoning (thinking) from truth is different than reasoning (thinking) from "feelings." In a discussion (reasoning from established commands, rules, facts, and truth you have been taught) you have to suspend, as upon a cross your "feelings," i.e., your carnal desires of the 'moment' which the world stimulates, i.e., your "self interests" of the 'moment' in order to hear and receive the truth. In a dialogue (reasoning from your "feelings" of the 'moment' which the world or situation is stimulation) you have to suspend, as upon a cross any command, rule, fact, or truth that "hurts" your and the other persons "feelings" so you and they can continue to dialogue, i.e., can continue to "build relationship" with (affirm) each other based upon your and their common "self interests," i.e., upon your and their carnal desires ("lusts") of the 'moment' which the world stimulates. It is why those of the world (even calling themselves "Christians") can not carry on a true discussion with you, pushing all communication to dialogue instead (even calling it discussion, falsely so called at that point), so they can be their "self," i.e., 'justify' their "self" doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., "lusting" after the things (pleasures) of the world with impunity (with your affirmation, i.e., with your participation in dialogue, i.e., "self" 'justification' with them).
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25
Right-wrong thinking (where you are judged and held accountable for doing wrong, when you are wrong) has to be replaced with right-badly thinking (where you only need to do things "better" the next time, when you "caught" doing "wrong") if "thought" today is to accepted, resulting in right-wrong thinking (reasoning from established commands, rules, facts, and truth which you have been taught, requiring you to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline your "self" in order to hear, receive, accept the truth, and do right by faith) being wrong, making right-badly thinking (reasoning from your "feelings" of the 'moment' which the world or situation stimulates, i.e., preserving and 'justifying,' i.e.,"esteeming" your "self," i.e., your carnal nature, i.e., your "sensuous needs," "sense perception" and "sense experiences," i.e., your lust of the flesh, " "lust of the eyes," and "pride of life") right (in your eyes). (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3)
"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 is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will, i.e., having to set aside your carnal desires of the 'moment,' i.e., having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline your "self" in order (as in "old" world order) to do the father's/Father's will, i.e., in order to do right and not wrong according the father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth], and desperately wicked [hating the father's/Father's authority that "gets in the way," i.e. that prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks you from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 You can not see your "self interest," which includes your hate of restraint, as being evil, i.e., "wicked" ("desperately wicked") because your love of pleasure ("self interest"), getting in the way, blinds you to it. Like a drug, pleasure (dopamine emancipation), i.e., "self interest" which the world stimulates blinds you to your hatred toward restraint, i.e., blinds you to your "wickedness" which is being expressed toward those who are preventing (or trying to prevent) you from having access to the drug, i.e., to pleasure (dopamine emancipation) when you are doing wrong, disobeying, sinning—making you not just wicked but "desperately wicked" in your effort to attain it, keep it, or get it back
"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," 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)—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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