Monday, September 25, 2006:
How do we know that Jesus is the truth and that syncretism-up is the conflation?
I know, because selfishness beat me down and I fought back and won only a temporary false victory. My own fighting back seemed to save me at the time, but it also turned me into a more selfish creature. That selfishness ate away at me and made me sick. It was unnatural to me. It was desensitizing me and sensitizing me in the wrong way.
The worldly world was wrong before I arrived. It had worked it disease upon all the other human beings who were here when I got here. That disease instantly attacked me, just as it does everyone. My particular circumstances in conjunction with me predisposition resulted in my finally becoming agoraphobic, suffering from cascading panic attacks. I am a recovering agoraphobiac.
Is that giving away a weakness to the enemy? No. The truth weakens the enemy. Within this context, weakness is strength.
Selfishness devours souls. It tempts. When one caves into it, one falls. It is a freefall into darkness until one listens to God saying that it was selfishness that caused it and only unselfishness will reverse it.
We are judge constantly by one another. Who's better. Who's the right one to lead. Until we see it, we are conditioned to judge ourselves by the standard of the worldly world, the current, prevalent, standard as of Monday, September 25, 2006. That standard is a mess. It is killing people. It is killing souls.
That standard is competition rather than cooperation. That standard is violence, greed, and depravity rather than peace, giving and sharing all freely, and sexual purity. That standard is the deception, the filthiness, that is what is called the noble lie rather than real truth. That standard is what causes all the diseases rather than health.
Will this truth save the world? Yes. However, you must understand that the term "world" is contextual too, as is everything. The world it will save is the world to come, the world of the new earth and heaven.
Some will bristle that this is tautological. We've dealt with that before, but just to remind ourselves, something that is tautological is something that is redundant and circular at the same time. Again, everything can be viewed as tautological. Again, logic is circular. The truth is redundant even as it is infinite and absolute.
What is best? Whom do you believe? Do you believe George W. Bush that his war is right and just? Then what of the innocent he killed? The innocent were sacrificed by him for the greater good? How far removed is that from child sacrifice to Moloch? How far removed is that from the priests practicing cannibalism or from pedophiliac orgies in some temple?
Are we saying that George W. Bush is sacrificing to Moloch or practicing cannibalism or is a pedophile? It is clear that whether he realizes it or he is sacrificing the innocent due to the evil condition within and without his heart.
Have we all fallen to evil, to sin? Yes. We must forgive each other and ourselves as God forgives us. To change to head toward God though we must first recognize that we have been headed in a different direction.
We must do that without over shooting our course correction. Jesus is the example of how not to over steer. He did not become arrogant. That's a miracle.