Class Notes: 6/19/2016
John 8:44; Rev 12:9; The doctrine of how the lie becomes the public lie of public opinion part 5
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; aka how satan uses public education, the media and the political class to deceive the nations.
We noted that contrary to the progressive allegation that Christianity teaches "tolerance" the fact is that Jesus does not tolerate sin or evil and He will condemn all unbelievers in the lake of fire when He returns at His second advent in the mean time he does not condemn them but they are already condemned. John 3:18,36;
The fact that He has unconditional integrity love for them personally and actually went to the cross and died a substitutionary spiritual death where their sins were judged and rejected because of His intolerance for their sins does not negate the fact that they will be condemned if they remain unbelievers.
The only reason they are not condemned and immediately and consigned to the lake of fire is that satan's appeal trial has not yet concluded neither satan or any of his followers have been condemned to the lake of fire because the process of consigning them there does not begin until Jesus' second advent.
Anyone who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God is never condemned. Rom 8:1;
We also noted that God's Word clearly instructs believers to reject error in every category, opinion, belief, behavior, or practice. Paul gives an example of this by using those who preach a false gospel and believers who accept, tolerate and approve of it.
2Cor 11:3; I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived (exepatao: to deceive, beguile, dupe) Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
Just as Satan used treachery to deceive Eve by distorting God's Word of truth with half truths, so also the false teacher deceives his naive student by alleging his premises are biblical when, in fact, they are not.
God's Word commands believers to reject and be intolerant of lies and half truths. 1Thes 5:21-22;
2Cor 11:4; For if (ei: Protasis of a 1st class condition: and it is true) one (a Judaizer) comes and preaches another Jesus (a false legalistic Jesus) whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit (a changed disposition due to false teachings)...
... which you have not received, or a different gospel (faith plus circumcision or anything else) which you have not accepted, then ( the apodosis) you bear this beautifully ( present middle indicative of anechomai: you submit to *believe, tolerate, accept as true or approve of ) it (the false gospel) with tolerance, acceptance and approval.
Paul slams the Corinthian believers with sarcasm. The Greek word "anechomai" could be paraphrased in English as "you bought their lies hook, line, and sinker." The question is why were they deceived by the lie?
They succumbed to the lies and deception because the Judaizers were able to appeal to their emotions. Their emotions clouded their rational doctrinal judgment
The Judaizers' false message was eloquently and cleverly presented and took advantage of the Corinthian believer's lack of capacity to analyze it's content from a doctrinal frame of reference.
Those who reject truth are condemned to believe the lie with the result that their thoughts become inverted and they are unable to recognize the truth even when it is presented in fact they will even go so far as to oppose the truth. Rom 1:21-22,24;
This is exactly what has happened in the USA where the people have bought the progressive's lie because the progressive's lie appeals to their emotional sentimentality
Progressive liberal human do-gooderism appeals to the emotions whereas doctrinal conservatism appeals to rational thought. People who have no capacity for rational thought are always emotional so they have a tendency to fall for and be deceived by their emotional response to the liberal's lies.
When a population loses "rational doctrinal thought" that is comprised of a grasp of reality based on clear understanding of the immutable truths contained in God's Word then evil men will fill that void by appealing to their emotions and deceive them into believing deceitful lies and propaganda that are designed to assuage their doubts, fears, and desires. Phil 3:18-19;
They use deception to deceive and enslave the benighted and confused population. The best way to gain this kind of control over a population in order to enslave them through propaganda, lies and deceit is to focus on the children who are easily deceived because they have not yet learned enough doctrine to establish a doctrinal frame of reference.
This principle was recognized by Glaucon in Plato's The Republic, book 5:
where Socrates: says "Such is the tale (the "Noble Lie"); is there any possibility of making our citizens believe in it?"
Glaucon replies: "Not in the present generation; there is no way of accomplishing this; but their sons may be made to believe in the tale, and their sons' sons, and posterity after them."
The Federal Department of Education and the National Education Association have managed to fulfill Glaucon's prophecy in our country over the last two generations.
They have accomplished it by distorting the establishment principles of God's Word, which they hate, infusing it with lies and half truths and then using it as a weapon against innocent children who don't know any better unless their parents had enough doctrine to teach them.
They have capitalized on the children's "tabula rasa"*or "blank slate" to sell their lie rather than teaching them truth and how to objectively search for truth on their own.
This is why college campuses are now so locked down with progressive ideology that the students demand they be provided with "safe spaces" to hide in when anyone attempts to present an opposing view and why their teachers work to suppress any "politically correct" speech.
When an entire population has been propagandized into believing the lie rather than the truth the conspiracy has to be satanically inspired because satan is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44;
Satan's desire and intent is to "be like the Most High." Such an ambitious undertaking requires sophisticated organizational skills to bring the diverse and multicultural peoples of this world into a status quo of love, peace, and harmony.
Not only for the generation in which it would allegedly be accomplished but each succeeding generation must also be amalgamated into this restoration of Eden's pristine perfection.
To do this requires the elimination all divine viewpoint including establishment and doctrinal viewpoint and replacing it with the communist socialist progressive, collectivist social liberation theology vision.
The communist progressive "long march through the institutions" has accomplished the task of transforming the population from a well educated upwardly-mobile, spiritually-astute, traditionalist- oriented electorate into a mind-numbed, Balkanized mob of narcissists who are self-absorbed, ignorant and unable to effectively function in a free society.
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