Your opinion does not count.
Dialoguing your opinion to a consensus with others (dialectic 'reasoning') is not academics. It is spiritual. It is of the spirit of Antichrist.
Hegel wrote: "There cannot be two kinds of reason and two kinds of Spirit; there cannot be a Divine reason and a human, there cannot be a Divine Spirit and a human, which are absolutely different. Human reason — the consciousness of one's being is indeed reason; it is the divine in man, and spirit, in so far as it is the Spirit of God, is not a spirit beyond the stars, beyond the world. On the contrary, God is present, omnipresent, and exists as spirit in all spirits." (G. W. F. Hegel, Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion) "For it, namely reason, is itself the essential fact, the spirit, the Divine Spirit." (G. W. Hegel in Friedrich)
"So let us reach for the world that ought to be — that spark of the divine that still stirs within each of our souls." (Obama in his speech while receiving the Nobel Peace prize, December 12, 2009)
Your opinion, how "you feel" and what "you think," will not count on the day of judgment.
"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in they name have cast our devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:22, 23)
What makes you think your opinion counts today.
"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
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 12:1
Your opinion, how "you" feel and what "you" think, i.e. your opinion on how the world "ought to be," is only of the world, is only of sight, is only of the flesh, and is not of God. Either your faith is in the Word of God or your trust is in the opinions of men, i.e. in the flesh of men, including yours.
"Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD." Jeremiah 17:5
For example, when Jesus asked Peter:
"Peter, who do you say that I am?" "And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16: 15-18 According to our Lord Jesus Christ, the truth, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God" did not come from Peter, it was not the result of an opinion, how Peter "felt" or what he "thought" at the 'moment,' but, as Jesus stated, came from "my Father which is in heaven." It is therefore "upon this rock I will build my church," i.e. upon the authority of my Heavenly Father, fulfilled in Christ, "the Son of the living God," revealed by the Spirit of God, and not the opinions of men, that the true assembly of believers are to be grounded upon, which "the gates of hell shall not prevail against."
Those who resist the truth, i.e. those who "love a lie" (the lie being that man is "good" or can "become good" through his socialist efforts, even in the name of the Lord), can not accept the Word of God "as given" by God. They can only "share it" in a way, i.e. tainted with "human reasoning," i.e. as an opinion, i.e. how they "feel" and what they "think" (which makes it not the Word of God), which will meet with "the approval of men" (with consensus, i.e. in agreement with the flesh, i.e. with the approval of the flesh). It is why all consensus meetings (even in the "church"), are based upon the opinions of men, getting all participants to 'willingly' dialogue their opinions, i.e. share how they "feel" and what they "think" regarding a social (socialist/human relationship) issue, to where all can "agree," i.e. come to a "feeling" of "oneness," negating faith in the process.
"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
You either trust in and therefore 'reason' from, i.e. evaluate yourself and the world according to your own carnal nature, the nature of man, or you trust in (having faith in) and evaluate yourself and the world from the Word of God. They are not one and the same. One is from above, of the spirit, of God, the other is from below, of the flesh, of man. The seduction, deception, and manipulation of man can only come by him making his opinion, i.e. his "feelings" the "ground" from which to determine "right' and "wrong," "good" and "evil" from. His understanding can only be that which is of the world, materializing him, i.e. making him into "human resource," turning him into one of Pavlov's dogs, "willingly" (along with "the group," i.e. "the pack") serving and protecting his master, i.e. the facilitator of 'change' of the "new" world order, the "lord and savior" of his flesh, from the Word of God ('redeeming' him from the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ's authority, 'reconciling' him back to the world).
"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." Proverbs 3:5, 6
Therefore your opinion, i.e. your understanding, i.e. your "thinking" through your "feelings" (and the "feelings" of others), i.e. your "human wisdom" (dialectic 'reasoning') can only lead you in the way of the world. Your opinion, i.e. your "thinking" through your "feelings" is the only way the spirit of the world, the "prince of the power of the air," has to seduce, deceive, and manipulate you into becoming at-one-with the world and the world at-one-in you, i.e. uniting you with the world and the world in you in consensus, i.e. united as "one" in the 'moment,' united upon a "feeling" of "oneness"—"proud in heart" that you, in concord or agreement with all men of 'reason,' i.e. thinking and acting according to "human nature," are "God," in "control" of the world—in sin, i.e. in abomination.
"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
If you love men's opinions of the Word of God, making God's Word an opinion amongst opinions, then you love your own sin (your "human nature," i.e. your flesh) over and against the righteousness of God.
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;" 1 Timothy 4:1
Jesus, when tempted by the devil, spoke the Word of God "It is written...." Walking in faith, He thought and acted according to His Heavenly Father's will, i.e. "Because dad 'said so.'" The woman in the garden in Eden, when "helped" by the devil (the master facilitator of 'change,' i.e. of temptation), spoke her opinion, how she "felt" and what she "thought" according to her "feelings." Walking by sight, she thought and acted according to the "wisdom" of men. Through her use of dialectic 'reasoning' she 'justified' her flesh over and against the righteousness of God. In a meeting of consensus, where we are asked to share our opinions, i.e. dialogue amongst one another how we "feel" and what we "think," we are being "asked" to put Genesis 3:1-6 into praxis (into socialist action), negating the way of Christ, i.e. we are "asked" to negate Hebrews 12:5-11 (negate obeying His Father and respecting His Father's authority even to death) and negate Romans 7:14-25 (negate the "guilty conscience" for disobedience, preventing the "guilty conscience" from turning us to Christ for the only answer—'redeeming' us from His Heavenly Father's wrath upon us for our sins, 'reconciling' us to His Heavenly Father).
"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 [consensus] 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
Spirit and flesh, faith and sight, the Word of God and the opinions of men, the Father and the children can never be equal. Man's use of dialoguing his opinions to a consensus negates faith, replacing it with "fables," making 'reality' only that which is of sight, i.e. only that which is of the imagination of men's hearts, making 'reality' only that which is of the world and of the law of sin (of the flesh, i.e. of "human nature" only). It is impossible to have faith and 'reason' dialectically. It is impossible to keep your faith and use dialectic 'reasoning.' It is impossible to be justified by God, i.e. walking in faith in Him, thinking and acting according to His will, i.e. living according to His Word, being lead by the Holy Spirit, and 'justify' your "human nature," i.e. using "human reasoning" to 'justify' yourself and the world, i.e. thinking and acting according to the ever 'changing' opinions of men, i.e. of the 'moment,' "esteeming" or 'justifying' yourself (approving your flesh) in your own eyes, through the eyes (through the approval) of others.
"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
The very praxis of dialoguing your opinion, with other opinions, to a consensus negates faith. It is why the classroom environment was changed in the 50's and 60's from the teacher preaching and teaching truth and facts to be learned by the students "as given," giving students commands to be obeyed without question, chastening any student who did not do his homework or did it incorrectly with a bad grade, spanking any student who behaved badly, expelling any who disrespected authority, which engendered the "guilty conscience," i.e. the "top-down" "voice of the Father" regarding right and wrong thinking and acting (engendering faith and righteousness, restraining sensuousness and self 'justification'), which inhibited or prevented 'change,' to where the classroom environment today has facilitators of 'change,' encouraging (requiring) their students to dialogue their opinions (how they "feel" and what they "think") to a consensus regarding socialist issues, using the "group grade" to seduce, deceive, and manipulate the students into producing "group commands" and "group chastening," punishing "the group" for any student who does not work with, resists working with, or fights against the group (who refuse to "think" for themselves, i.e. refuse to "think" according to their own "feelings" and the "feelings" of others, i.e. refuse to "question authority"), thus giving "the group" a bad grade for their actions or lack thereof, which engenders within the "cooperative" students the "super-ego," i.e. the "equality" "voice of "the village," i.e. the "voice of 'the children of disobedience,'" regarding right and wrong thinking and acting, i.e. searing their conscience (negating faith and righteousness by 'liberating' sensuousness, 'liberating' opinions/theory over and against truth/belief, treating truth/facts/belief as an opinion amongst opinions), which initiated and sustained the 'change' process. It is a formula being used around the world today to 'liberate' man from faith, so that he can become united as "one" upon sight, i.e. create worldly peace and socialist harmony based upon his own carnal sinful "human nature," i.e. with that which he has in common with "all that is in the world."
"Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8
The Antichrist controls the world through the opinions of men.
"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
"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." " And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:15, 17
Do not seek after the opinions of men (seeking after "the approval of men"), but live by faith in the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ, for your soul sake.
"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds [Greek, praxis]; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." Colossians 3:1-11
"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it." Luke 9:23-24
"Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls." 1 Peter 1:6-9
It is only by God's Grace, receiving that which we do no deserve, by His Word, receiving that which we can never know on our own, through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, obeying His Heavenly Father's will unto death, 'redeeming' us from His Father's wrath upon us for our sins, 'reconciling' us to His Heavenly Father, and by Faith, accepting the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ into our hearts, that we have hope of eternal life, i.e. man's hope only being in "happiness," i.e. in pleasure, i.e. of the mind of the flesh, i.e. of the world, in defiance to the Heavenly Father, leading to eternal death.
"For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak." John 12:49
"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
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9
"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
"And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins." John 8:23-24
"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
"No servant 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." Luke 16:13
On the day of judgment your opinion will not count. What makes you think it counts today. Therefore, the facilitator of 'change,' i.e. he or she who is "helping" you to share your opinion, i.e. encouraging you to share how you "feel" and what you "think" in the 'moment,' is not a servant of God and, when it comes to matters of life, does not count.
"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
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." Mark 8:36-38
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