how it affects government.
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9
Our heart ties us to our "self" and the world, rejecting the love (restraints) of the father/Father.
"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." (George Washington, Farewell Address)
"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 If pleasure is the standard for "good" then restraint is "evil," 'justifying' the child's rejection of the parent's, i.e., the father's authority, i.e., 'justifying' man's rejection of God, i.e., the Father's authority. Without repentance the child's heart can not be changed—the child can not come to know the Father's love for him or her. "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. 1 John 2:15 Repentance, or the rejection of it, not only affect the child, it affects the home, the neighborhood, the village, the state, the nation, and the world as well. This is why those "of and for the world," i.e., "of and for self," are doing all they can to convince the child that he does not need to repent, except to them (for letting the Lord get in the way of pleasure).
The heart is deceitful in that it establishes "pleasure" as the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will, and wicked in that it establishes anyone who inhibits or blocks it (you from having the pleasures of the 'moment' you desire) as being "evil," resulting in you, as a defiant child, hating and striking out against the father/Father and his/His authority. Marxism exists because Karl Marx is in you, i.e., in your heart, waiting, with the "help" of a facilitator of 'change,' to be 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority. "Group psychotherapy" is the merging of Karl Marx with Sigmund Freud (and visa versa), 'liberating' man's heart from parental/Godly restraint, i.e., negating the father's/Father's authority in all participants so that they can of and for the world, i.e., "of and for self," i.e., of and for their carnal nature only. The role of the facilitator of 'change,' i.e., the group psychotherapists is to "help" you 'liberate' your "self" from the father's/Father's authority, negating the father's/Father's authority in your feelings, thoughts, and actions, as well in your relationship with your "self," others, and the world, thus feeling no guilty in questioning, challenging, disregarding (perceiving anyone not in touch with your "feelings of the 'moment'" as being "irrational" and therefore "irrelevant," i.e., of no worth or value when it comes to things of importance in your life), defying, and/or killing the father (including those who support, i.e., who submit, i.e., who humbly and deny their "self" before him/Him and honor and respect his/His authority, doing his will in all things commanded). Psychology is based upon the heart of man: "Freud noted that patricide and incest are part of man's deepest nature." (Irvin Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy)
The leadership of a nation reflects the heart of the people. The Lord is not interested in the nation. He is interested in you. The lord is looking at your heart to determine what to do with the nation. Is the nation worth "saving?"
People ask me where we are as a nation. I tell them there is water on the deck of the ship and unless you are on a submarine, or rather in a submarine, that is bad news. To put it into perspective the Lord said, "My kingdom is not of this world." The scriptures declare, "The Kingdom of God is not by perception," "is built upon the preaching of the Word," "is added to by the Lord," and is "within you." It is you, setting your affections (heart) upon the things above, doing the Father's will and not on the things below, focusing upon your "self," others, and the world that affects, i.e., changes you, the nation, and the world. Otherwise the nation, i.e., the cares of the world affects, i.e., 'changes' you, making your thoughts and actions subject to your hearts deceitful and wicked ways.
The gospel message condemns the killing of anyone for the faith. Only those in the apostate "church," in their effort to "help" God create his kingdom here on the earth ("immanentizing the escaton"), i.e., subject to the deceitfulness and wickedness of their heart, have done that. Only at the Lord's return will judgment be brought by Him upon those who have rejected Him, which includes all the nations. "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." Romans 12:19
Even George Washington, in his farewell address, addressed the issue of man's heart. "It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution, in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. 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. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for, though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time yield." (George Washington, Farewell Address)
Putting the dialoguing of men's opinions to a consensus into praxis (into social action), which is being used in government (as it is in all fascist of society, including the "church"), 'liberates' the heart of those in government from their constituents (as well as from Godly restraints), making their heart's desires, i.e., their "self interests" of the 'moment,' i.e., deceitfulness and wickedness the standard from which to determine right from wrong today.
"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)
If you do not give your heart to the Lord, this is all you have to work with: "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Luke 12:34 "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders," Mark 7:21 "O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." Matthew 12:34
"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." Psalms 51:10 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17 "That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." Ephesians 4:22-24
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2017