Diaprax Chart

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart"  <=   Proverbs 3:5  => "lean unto thine own understanding."
John 5:30, 12:49, Matthew 12:50, 7:21, 23:9 Isaiah 55:8, 9  Genesis 3:1-6
Thesis Antithesis Synthesis
The father's position (on issues) and authority establishes the thoughts and actions of the family. The conflict and tension between the father's position and the children's feelings (desires) of the 'moment,' with the father's position influencing the children's thoughts and actions, engendering a "guilty conscience" in the children when they disobey. The children's feelings of the 'moment' (their desire to relate with the world around them in the 'moment') rules over their thoughts and actions, as well as influences their relationship with one another. The children, in consensus with one another's feelings and thoughts, through dialectic 'reasoning,' 'justify' their feelings and thoughts over and therefore against the father's position and authority.  Making the father's position irrational and therefore his authority irrelevant, the children have no "guilty conscience" for disobedience, since obedience to the father is now irrational and therefore irrelevant.
Tradition Transition Transformation
Patriarchal Paradigm Matriarchal Paradigm Heresiarchal Paradigm
The father's/Father's authority. The mother's desire for peace and harmony. The children's desire for self-justification.

Preach and Teach

  1. Giving command and rules to be obeyed, rules and truth to be accepted as is (by faith)
  2. Blessing those who obey or do what is right,
  3. Chastening those who disobey or do things wrong,
  4. Casting out those who question and challenge authority.

Dialogue with self about what you want to do in the 'moment' and your resentment toward restraint.

Dialogue with others to a Consensus, i.e. to a "feeling" of "oneness."

Putting consensus into social action (praxis), negating the father's/Father's authority from self and society in the process.


An established position displaces the feelings of the 'moment'—engendering rejection of those of differing or apposing position.

 Conflict between established positions and the feelings of the 'moment'—desire to relate with those of differing or apposing position and retain the established position.

The feelings of the 'moment'—relationship with others supersede established positions which divide.

Hebrews 12:5-11 Romans 7:22-25 Genesis 3:1-6


Doing right and not wrong.


Approaching pleasure and avoiding pain.


Justifying sensuousness over and against righteousness.

faith, belief, obedience, and chastening for disobedience. doubt, questioning, disobedience, and permissiveness. seduction, deception, and manipulation.
Consciousness Self-consciousness Self-justification

Justification is in the father's/Father's authority.

Attempting to justify self against the father's/Father's authority yet retain the father's/Father's approval.

Justification is in relationship with others, over and against the father's/Father's authority.

Position Relationship Justification
Knowing Feelings Thinking
"Is" and "Not" "ought" "Seem to"
The husband's/Father's position and authority. The wives'/mother's/children's desires of the 'moment.' The children/wife/mother submit to (the husband/father abdicates or is removed by) the facilitators of 'change' (the children of disobedience), who seduce, deceive, and manipulate them (for the sake of the "common good" ), while living off their inheritance.
Resisting 'change.' Desiring 'change.' Initiating and sustaining 'change.'
Intolerant of ambiguity (of deviancy). Imagination of the heart is tolerant of ambiguity (of deviancy). Tolerant of ambiguity (of deviancy).
Honors the husbands and father's/Father's position and authority, establishing it in and over society. Questions the husbands and the father's/Father's position, in the 'light' of the desires of the 'moment.'  His position is irrational in the 'light' of the feelings of the 'moment.' Challenges the husband's and the father's/Father's authority in order to live in the 'moment, negating the father's position and authority from self, the "community," and society in the process.  His position is irrelevant in the ''light' of the issues of the 'moment.'

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2015