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Karl Marx: Sense Experience

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Dean Gotcher

"Sense experience must be the basis of all science." "Science is only genuine science when it proceeds from sense experience, in the two forms of sense perception and sensuous need, that is, only when it proceeds from Nature." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3) Sensuousness, i.e. "feelings," i.e., emotions, i.e., opinions become the basis of science when it involves "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"—the idea being, through the used of the "scientific method" on personal-social issues, that which is external to nature is removed (negated), making "lust" a "norm," i.e., an accepted part of "human nature." In this way of thinking, anyone restraining ("repressing") "human nature" is creating an unhealthy environment for the growing child. 1 John 2:16 History, according to Karl Marx, as well as Sigmund Freud, is not what the past generation passes onto the next to learn and apply in their lives, i.e., commands, rules, facts, and truth but is how the next generation has "felt" throughout its own life, i.e., from childhood to the present, making "sense experience" the foundation from which to discover "truth." i.e., determine what is right and what is wrong. Carl Rogers wrote: "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) This makes "sensuous needs," i.e., "the lust of the flesh," i.e., what the woman in the garden of Eden observed of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that it was "good for food," "sense perception," i.e., "the lust of the eyes," i.e., "pleasing to the eyes," and "sense experience," i.e., "the pride of life," i.e., "desirous to make one wise" the foundation from which to determine what is good and what is evil. This is antithetical to the Son of God's response in the wilderness, where when he was tempted to depend upon "sensuous needs," i.e., "lust of the flesh," "sense perception," i.e., "lust of the eyes," and "sense experience," i.e., "pride of life" to resolve his "dilemma," i.e., impending death by responded with "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God," "it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve," and "It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God" instead, keeping faith in place. It is why the Marxist Jürgen Habermas could conclude: "If the 'restoring of life' of the world is to be conceived in terms of the Christian revelation [where children, men, and women, as the Son, have faith in and obey the Father, doing the Father's will], then Marx must collapse into a bottomless abyss." (Jürgen Habermas, Theory and Practice) Georg Hegel's, Karl Marx's, and Sigmund Freud's solution was very simple, negate the father's authority in the home and you negate the Father's authority in the world. From the garden on there has been no other plan. It is what education in the "group grade" classroom is all about, using "Bloom's Taxonomies" in order to initiate and sustain 'change' (continuous chaos).

The individual's desire for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world is stimulating, including, and especially the affirmation of men (which is intoxicating, addictive, and possessive), and his (or her) dissatisfactions with whoever is preventing him from having and enjoying it is the common denominator of philosophy, sociology, and psychology, i.e., "group psychotherapy," making the child's carnal nature the ground from which to determine right from wrong, good from evil, making the father's/Father's authority (the resister/barrier to 'change') evil—turning children into whiners, i.e., "victims" when they do not get their way. The moment you make man's feelings, real or imagined, i.e., his opinion, i.e., theory the basis of science ("behavior science"), you materialize him, making him of and for the world only, i.e., "of and for self" only—classifying anyone exposing and opposing the "scientific method" from then on as being "unreasonable," "irrational," "irrelevant." True science deals with the laws of nature, which are established, observable, and repeatable. All that the "science" of human behavior does is 'liberate' children/mankind from faith in the father/Father, its intended 'purpose,' negating the fathers/Father's authority in their thoughts and actions so they can do wrong, disobey, sin with no sense of guilt, i.e., without having a guilty conscience, so they can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity. "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 "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions [Gr, antithesis] of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith." 1 Timothy 6:20, 21

In the beginning all children have a measure of faith (in the father/Father). Jesus Christ, taking a child and setting it before him, stated that all must become as little children (having faith in the father/Faith) in order to enter into the Kingdom of God. As in the garden, all it takes is someone to come between the father/Father and the children, "help" the children make their "feelings of the 'moment,'" i.e., their desire for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates and their resentment or dissatisfaction with restraint the foundation from which to evaluate themselves, others, the world, and the father/Father, to make them of and for the world only. By turning faith, i.e., doing what the father/Father declares into sight, i.e., expressing how he feels and what he thinks about life, he makes himself God, judging right from wrong according to his carnal nature, losing his faith in the process. Put another way, the only one knowing what you are talking to your "self" about, i.e., your desires and dissatisfactions in the 'moment' is God. Leave God out and you become God (at least in your mind, i.e., according to you "sensuous needs," "sense perception," and "sense experience"). "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 As the Lord said "Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8 "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 "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." "Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit." 1 John 4:9, 13 "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14

    "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
   "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

In establishing "sense experience" as the basis of knowing, i.e., the means whereby to discover "truth," man negates faith in God, excluding it from any discussion, only accepting it as an opinion (of the "mentally ill"), needing to be removed, i.e., labeled as being "irrational," "unreasonable," "irrelevant" in the "light" of man's carnal desires of the day, when it gets in the way. By rejecting faith, which comes from the Word of God, i.e., "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God," man makes himself the judge of truth, 'justifying' his carnal thoughts and actions in the process. When he does it with others, in consensus, he affirms himself, i.e., his carnal nature over and therefore against the Word of God. "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

By fiat, carnal man, using his carnal reasoning, , i.e., 'justifying' his "self," establishes his carnal nature over and therefore against the will of God. As Georg Hegel explained it: "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." (Georg W. F. Hegel, Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion) "For it, namely reason ["self" 'justification'], is itself the essential fact, the spirit, the Divine Spirit." (G. W. Hegel in Carl Friedrich, The Philosophy of Hegel)

Clearly understanding the message of the gospel, Karl Marx wrote: "The unspeculative Christian also recognizes sensuality as long as it does not assert itself at the expense of true reason, i.e., of faith, of true love, i.e., of love of God, of true will-power, i.e., of will in Christ. Not for the sake of sensual love, not for the lust of the flesh, but because the Lord said: Increase and multiply." (Karl Marx The Holy Family) By making the heart of man, i.e., his "feelings," i.e., his "sense experience," i.e., "sensuality" the focus of the church (in order to "grow the church") Marxism was able to enter the church through psychology, removing the church as a barrier to globalism and world domination, doing so in the name of "the people," i.e., in the "name of the Lord." America is not being invaded and overtaken by a foreign power, its enemy is the man behind the pulpit, preaching and teaching the "wisdom of men," i.e., the opinions of men instead of the Word of God, professing to be wise, becoming a fool, taking all who listen to and follow him down the pathway that leads to death. "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." Galatians 1:10

Rejecting the truth that "The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will], and desperately wicked [hating whoever prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks it from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' it desires]: who can know it?" i.e., following after the teachings of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud, the "church" has made mankind the object of worship, with worshiping the "sense experience" of worship being the name of the game (they will keep coming back for more). Jeremiah 17:9 "And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' themselves, i.e., their love of "self" and the world, i.e., their love of the pleasures of the 'moment' 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

"And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' themselves, i.e., their love of "self" and the world, i.e., their love of the pleasures of the 'moment' 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

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2017, 2018