Class Notes: 6/8/2016
John 8:44;Rev 12:9 The doctrine of how the lie becomes the public lie of public opinion part 2
In our study of how the lie becomes so pervasive that it becomes the public lie per Jesus' statement regarding satan the "father of lies" who deceives the entire world John 8:44; Rev 12:9;
Last time we noted that when evil politicians in government attempt to govern with evil deceitful policies including socialism and communism they must use lies and deceit to control the people because their policies contradict the natural law of Divine Establishment truth.
In order to maintain their power the criminal politicians in government must use lies and deceit to suppress the truth.
This is why as the zeitgeist of the nation drifts off course from the first principles of truth including Divine Establishment, The Gospel, Bible Doctrine the truth and those who believe reject the lies and hold on to God's Word of truth come under assault by evil politicians who are trying to use lies to control the people and advance their hidden tyrannical nefarious agenda.
This is why the so called "progressive" politicians of both parties combined with the 4th estate (the media) that has become the 5th column are all deceitful liars who are spewing out propaganda and lies.
Jesus told his disciples that this would be the situation that they would face as they represented Him and communicated truth in the devil's world. John 15:18-20;
This is why the disciples told the Sanhedrin that they would not obey their evil mandates, instead they would obey God. Acts 5:29-33; of course that did not please the evil politicians so they sought to kill them.
There is "nothing new under the sun in the devil's world so these same dynamics are at work in the world today.
God's Word instructs us in Col 2:8; To be continuously on the alert so that no one would be able to carry us off as prisoners of war through the agency of anthropocentric academic speculation and deception without content (propaganda and disinformation) according to the principles of the world (satan's lie) rather than according to Christ (God's Word of truth).
This verse clearly explains the spiritual thought warfare that we face as members of God's Royal Family who represent Jesus Christ (the truth) behind enemy lines in the devil's world that is constructed, empowered and maintained by arrogance (the lie).
We see from this that the real battle is not against people who are simply pawns in the devil's spiritual warfare it is against the devil and his demons who invisibly rule the world through mind control. Eph 6:12;
This brings us to a study of the doctrine of how "the lie" becomes public opinion as the "public lie."
When the media and politicians communicate a lie that is presented as the truth long enough and loudly enough such that the general public believes it to be true the "public lie" is created.
The false communicators in media and government use their worthless rhetoric to confuse their target audience into believing a lie as true or into believing a truth to be a lie.
A tactic of false communicators is to use loud rhetoric sprinkled with buzzwords that leave the impression they have said something profound when in fact they have said nothing at all in their attempt to obscure their hidden agenda.
Worthless euphemistic phrases allow them to be perceived by the benighted as a people of wisdom while permitting them to avoid revealing what their true intentions are.
This is how unscrupulous politicians gain power over an unsuspecting population with carefully constructed phrases and euphonious words.
These carefully constructed rhetorical veils are designed to conceal while advancing their hidden agenda. If you actually knew what their agenda was you would be horrified and run away, but since the rhetorical veils deceive the benighted they support and ultimately grant power and authority to the evil politicians who then use it to destroy the very people who elected them.
These techniques that are used to change the way people think are not new. Satan has been in that business since he inspired the fall of Adam and the woman in the Garden of Eden.
The first use of propaganda in the history of mankind occurred in Gen 3:4; when the serpent, speaking to Ishah, refuted the Lord's penalty clause for eating the forbidden fruit with the lie, "You surely will not die!"
The woman believed Satan's lie and convinced her husband to join her in the rebellion even though he knew better, and they immediately learned they had been duped. Gen 3:7;
This is why Jesus identifies Satan as "a liar and the father of lies" in John 8:44;
The result was the fall of mankind, spiritual death, the creation of the OSN that locks mankind into believing satan's lie, total depravity, and the status of "no hope." Eph 2:12; 1Cor 15:22a; 1Cor 2:14;
The Lord provided the only resolution to these problems with his proclamation of salvation through faith in His future Messiahship that Adam and Eve accepted resulting in salvation and eternal life that was demonstrated by their being clothed in the skins of the animal sacrifice that represented Jesus' work on the cross. Gen 3:21; Heb 10:5; 1Cor 15:22b; 1Pet 1:3;
Satan deposed Adam as the ruler of planet Earth with the fall. And since then he has wrapped his patented lie in whatever presentation that is necessary to fulfill his hopeless mission to usurp God and become "like the most high." Isaiah 14:14,
In his effort to accomplish this objective, Satan has packaged his lies in ways that are alluring to the benighted who function in satan's deception of human viewpoint thinking.
Without divine viewpoint thinking that can only developed after salvation from a serious study God's Word of truth the human soul is left vulnerable to the Satan's cosmic propaganda and deception.
The devil's world is full of false information aka disinformation or lies that are deliberately and often covertly spread through innuendo and accusation in order to obscure the truth, influence public opinion and maintain power. Rev 12:10c;
This disinformation is the propaganda that is used by false communicators and evil politicians to influence the benighted into agreeing with them and doing their bidding.
The English word propaganda is taken from the Latin word "propago" that means, "to spread." Its original use referred to causing animals and plants to multiply, breed, or propagate.
First used by Pope Gregory XV to present the idea of "spreading" and "multiplying" when he established a missionary arm of the Catholic Church.
The idea was legitimate in the sense that the church's objective was to "spread the Word" to foreign fields. "Planting churches," is a similar term that used by Protestant churches as metaphorical of the Latin word's original meaning to "propagate or spread animals and plants."
The propaganda efforts of the Catholic mission or of Protestant churches have the positive intent of "spreading" their Gospel message about Jesus Christ.
However, the word has also acquired several nefarious definitions that are also found in English dictionaries.
Propagandize: To spread a doctrine or theory by propaganda; to subject someone to propaganda.
Propaganda: Any organization or movement working for the propagation of particular ideas, doctrines, or practice. The ideas, doctrines, or practices spread in this manner. Any systematic, widespread, deliberate indoctrination: now often used in a derogatory sense, connoting deception, distortion or misinformation.
Propaganda: The systematic propagation of a given doctrine or of allegations reflecting its views and interests. Material disseminated by the proselytizers of a doctrine.
Propaganda: Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
Propaganda: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person. Ideas, facts, or accusations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause.
These definitions lead us to a conclusion that propaganda can be used for good or evil depending whither the information that is being communicated is the truth or a lie and whither the objective is to inform objectively for the purpose of granting freedom, independence and autonomy or subjectively with the objective of controlling and enslaving and advancing a tyrannical hidden agenda.
Propaganda is the systematic effort to manipulate other people's beliefs, attitudes, or actions by means of symbols, words, banners, and music with a relatively heavy emphasis on deliberate manipulation.
The evil propagandist has a specified goal or set of goals and to achieve these goals he deliberately presents a specific selection of "facts", arguments and half truths in ways he thinks will have the most effect and to maximize effects, he may even omit pertinent facts.
This distinguishes the nefarious heavy handed use of propaganda from normal casual conversation or the free and easy exchange of ideas where there no pressure to force the acceptance what is being communicated.
Believers are instructed to spread the Gospel message but never to pressure anyone into believing it. 2Tim 2:7; 1Cor 2:1-5; Believing is to be the product of one's free uncoerced volition.
An example of evil propaganda is the false "climate change" doctrine that has the hidden agenda of enslaving and plundering people through heavy taxes on energy in order to empower international agencies and transfer wealth from the so called "rich" nations to "poor" nations.
Those familiar with communism will recognize that, the term "propaganda" has another connotation in connection with the term agitation. The two terms were first used by the Marxist Georgy Plekhanov and later elaborated upon by Lenin in a pamphlet What Is To Be Done? (1902).
Lenin defined "propaganda" as the reasoned use of historical and scientific arguments to indoctrinate the educated and enlightened and he defined "agitation" as the use of slogans, parables, and half-truths to exploit the grievances of the uneducated and the unreasonable.
Lenin regarded both strategies as absolutely essential to political victory so he twinned them with the term "agitprop."
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