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Knowing Truth is a being problem, not a thought problem


The problem with philosophy and the related social ‘sciences’, to include a lot of what is called theology, is that they seek to reduce truth to something manageable by thought and to make thought the power that pushes action.

You can go through many patterns of thought, many different vocabularies as a fallen men and still not know truth. It is its own prison to be deceived you can figure out truth.

No matter how often you see the reality that the lie of free will is a lie and is nonsense, merely seeing that reality doesn’t change your being or even Finally stop you from being re-deceived in short spurts of your daily life. All you have is despair without a non-metaphorical change of being.

God says you can’t put new wine into old wine skins. Old wine skins grow brittle over time and have already stretched to accommodate the last new wine that was in them. New wine requires a new wineskin.

Matthew 9:16-17  But no one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment, for its filling up takes from the garment and a worse rent takes place. Nor do men put new wine into old skins, otherwise the skins burst and the wine is poured out, and the skins will be destroyed; but they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved together.

Belief in such a thing as faith is not faith. Having faith ..that you have faith is not faith. What God gives as Himself requires a change of being. Jesus Christ is truth.

John 14:6  Jesus says to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father unless by me.

Philosophy by itself will never satisfy for exactly the same reason of any other false science. All one has to do, despite the vocabulary of “compatibalist versus incompatiblist” and like is insert “philosophy” in the following comment to understand.

“Evolutionist Richard Lewontin in The New York Review, January, 1997, page 31:

We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of the failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so-stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.”

A tacit agreement to never mention the Name of Jesus Christ, but to set forth as philosophical possibilities all that He has Said and Says in order to bring in new thoughts to be processed by a philosophical engine is anti-Christ and always throws those who think they do Christian-“ity” a favor by so doing back into despair.

You can argue with someone over the reality of trains while you are tied to the track. There can be intricate discussions and witty returns. There can be an audience that gives and withholds applause. But in the end, just because you made the other person give up the notion that trains don’t exist doesn’t get you or them off the track.

What has happened is that a spell, a piece of witchcraft was allowed to get out into the open and masquerade as intelligence and a path, at the least, to make money and/or ‘thing’ with which to defend one’s interest or even nation by its means. It has tied up the youth of many, the whole lives of many because it particularly masquerades as Smart Technology that not just everyone can understand and it appealed/appeals to pride and vanity.

Those who are saved out of it are few. Those that are usually have the characteristic that they never liked it because they did not understand it to begin with: God didn’t tell them when He first started saving them, He just caused them to have a distrust of evil even though everyone else was saying it wasn’t evil. God caused us to fail to understand the words of Satan the way Satan said they ought to be understood.

Only later did we understand:

Proverbs 28:26  He that confideth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

There was always just enough interference of God with what everyone else said made perfect emotional sense to save us. We were trying to trust in our hearts but He would no allow it. Then we understand:

Psalm 57:2  I will call unto God, the Most High; unto *God that performeth all for me.

That lack of trusting in our hearts cost us what those who do trust in their hearts get as a reward from each other.

Job 23:13-17  But he is in one mind , and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, that will he do.  For he will perform what is appointed for me; and many such things are with him.  Therefore am I troubled at his presence; I consider, and I am afraid of him.  For *God hath made my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me;  Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he hidden the gloom from me.

It is not true that God puts everything together as a compatible situation: God specifically puts us in the world in order that we not make sense to the wicked. While He does that, He maintains the pride and vanity of their hearts in them and causes war between us. That is a being problem, not a thinking problem.

Matthew 10:32-42  Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, *I* also will confess him before my Father who is in the heavens. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will *I* also deny before my Father who is in the heavens. Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law; and they of his household shall be a man’s enemies. He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me. And he who does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.  He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.  He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me. He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man’s reward.   And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

John 3:3  Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born anew he cannot see the kingdom of God.

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1 Corinthians 2:11-16  For who of men hath known the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? thus also the things of God knows no one except the Spirit of God. But *we* have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we may know the things which have been freely given to us of God: which also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, communicating spiritual things by spiritual means .  But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him; and he cannot know them because they are spiritually discerned; but the spiritual discerns all things, and *he* is discerned of no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, who shall instruct him? But *we* have the mind of Christ.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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