"Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
ABSOLUTES AND ABSOLUTISTS
Absolutism declares the existence of Absolutes which are moral and spiritual doctrines involving the existence of axiomatic principles or values that are timeless, unchanging, complete, not doubted, unencumbered, unconditional, self-evident, and not relative.
Christianity, by embracing the Holy Bible as the inerrant word of God, establishes the doctrines of Scripture as the axiomatic basis of moral and spiritual Absolutes. Scripture describes God as Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient with infinite mercy, justice, and love; and Christians accept the birth, life, death, resurrection, and person of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Holy Bible. Therefore, Christian faith acknowledges Christ to be the divine son of God of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As defined in Scripture, the Christian is saved from eternal condemnation for his sins by the Grace of God through the acceptance, in faith, of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, believing that He is the Son of God, that He came into the world to save sinners through His atoning death on the cross, that He established victory over death by His bodily resurrection and ascension to Heaven, and that He will come again to judge the world, such that those who believe on Him will spend Eternity in Heaven with Him and God the Father Almighty.
Christians are Absolutists, acknowledging God's Law as supreme over all mankind and that God created and exclusively governs the universe and all that dwells therein. For the Christian Absolutist, "Absolutes" are the Biblical Truths which WHILE THEY CAN BE DENIED BY NON-BELIEVERS, CAN NEVER BE CHANGED. These Truths are infallible, ultimate, immutable, eternal, inalienable, intrinsic, and unchanging. That Christ is the Rock of Salvation is an Absolute. That Christ is the Alpha and the Omega is an Absolute. That Christ's declaration: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father but by me," is an Absolute. His goodness, grace, mercy, love, truth, word, justice, atonement, commandments are Absolutes. That mankind is governed by God, accountable to God, and will, one day, stand before Christ on the Day of Judgment is Absolute. Christ's statement, "He that is not with me is against me," is an Absolute.
A Christian who believes otherwise is not a Christian.
RELATIVISM AND RELATIVISTS
Relativism denies the existence of moral and spiritual Absolutes and declares that all values are relative, differing according to circumstances, persons, cultures, conditions and all other such variables. So denying the existence of Absolutes, Relativists reject God, any such supreme authority or judgment, and the Holy Bible in its entirety. While declaring there is NO Absolute Truth, the Relativists ironically attempt to define and promote their own brand of "truths." Their acknowledged "constant" is "change."
Relativists, by various labels -- Socialists, Communists, Humanists, Satanists, Secularists, Internationalists, Marxists -- share common goals: undermine, dismantle, and deny God's Absolutes, replace His authority over mankind with the supreme authority of the "STATE," reject personal accountability to a supernatural God, elevate societal welfare while subordinating individual excellence and achievement, and control the world's people and resources. Occasionally, Secularists admit the existence of non-Biblical Absolutes (referred to as "Physical Absolutes") such as the Law of Gravity, or like George Orwell's portrayal in 1984 of his concept of an Absolute, "two-plus-two-equals-four." Secular Absolutes, however, are likely to be ascribed to an obscure source like "Nature's Law" (or some other concocted semantical digression from the God of the Bible). Relativists, to advance their agenda, promote "Social Absolutes," which they say, must emanate from man's law, and violation of which evokes man's judgment--not God's. Samples of politically-correct social Absolutes of the day, according to the Relativists, include "tolerance," "compromise," "accommodation," and "separation of Church and State."
AMERICA'S ABSOLUTISM vs. THE NEW WORLD ORDER'S RELATIVISM
The recorded history of America shows that this country and its government was established squarely on the Absolutist philosophy of Christianity. From the Mayflower Compact, through the Declaration of Independence to the United States Constitution, the people of America were to be governed by the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the established Republic . . . a government founded on law, specifically, the Absolutes of the Holy Bible. While present day Humanists (represented by the various and sundry "isms" referenced above would have us believe otherwise to further their agenda, by denying the facts of America's Christian founding, they do not change the truth.
Today, Biblical Absolutes are under strategic, pernicious, worldwide, scientifically designed attack, as never before. The great 19th century preacher, Charles Spurgeon, commented, "Those who do not know God should be afraid, for they have an angry God above them, a guilty conscience within them, and a yawning hell beneath them." Possibly, compelled by deep-seated spiritual emptiness and terror of Judgment, Relativists persistently and relentlessly challenge every Biblical Absolute in every sphere of society, seeking to move America from a God-based Absolutist culture to a man-based Relativist culture.
Among today's Relativists, as listed above, are powerful international political, academic, financial and industrial elitists, committed to establishing a world government and a New World Order. Necessarily devoid of allegiances to God, family and country, their New World Order will solidify elitist control of the world's people by "maximizing productivity of human capital." America, however, was founded on the concept of LEX REX, i.e. the LAW IS KING, meaning the Law of God is supreme, in contrast to the opposite concept, REX LEX, meaning the KING IS THE LAW, explained and preached by Samuel Rutherford in the his seventeenth century book, LEX REX, THE LAW, THE KING. Since Rutherford's book was politically incorrect (to say the least) it was judged as "full of seditious and treasonable matter" by Charles II and his government. The book was burned and Rutherford was banished to Aberdeen, in what one might say was just another attempt to eradicate the Biblical Truth that God is the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
It is readily apparent that the REX LEX concept is an attempted legalism to allow despotic tyrants to impose their wills on the people, while enforcing their personal concepts of right and wrong, while LEX REX subordinates everyone, kings and subjects, citizens and governments, to the Supreme Law of God. That principle, woven meticulously into the entire fabric of the Constitution of the United States by its Christian designers, has guaranteed more freedom for more people for longer than ever in recorded history. Emphasizing the uniqueness of our LEX REX philosophy of government, John Quincy Adams stated that the American Revolution "united into one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity " BUT, Thomas Jefferson added, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
Today . . . , is America "indissoluble," and is it "vigilant?" National commitment to Biblical Absolutes has crumbled before our eyes, victim of the "new" Humanist Absolutes of compromise, accommodation and consensus. "Sanctity of life" is reduced to "choice." The sin of homosexuality is, merely, an acceptable "alternative lifestyle." Pre-marital sex is condoned and abstinence is shrugged off as "unrealistic, rigid and inflexible." Legalized abortion permits the murder of as many as two million unborn babies annually, while the polls disclose that 40% of the public is bored by "too much media time" on the President's amorality. The President shuns the National Day of Prayer, yet welcomes homosexuals and lesbians to the White House. Other polls report that people believe traditional character values of honesty and integrity aren't particularly significant. Suicide, infanticide and euthanasia are increasingly acceptable and promoted options. Crime, divorce, fornication, blasphemy, sodomy, rape, incest, and child molestation continue to rise, while America's exploding Humanist culture denies the existence of SIN! Life has become a series of nonconsequential "choices" between anybody's and everybody's world view, all of which are accommodated as equally valid. Against this societal backdrop freedom is defined as the license to do anything one wishes as long as one can "handle it and get away with it." Are you not compelled to agree that America has reached that state described in Scripture, when " . . . every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes." Deuteronomy 12:8
HOW DID WE GET HERE FROM THERE?
What caused this dramatic change, this paradigm shift? And how should Christians respond? Paul says in Ephesians we are to fight spiritual warfare by putting "on the whole armor of God . . . and when we have done all, to stand." What is "all?" Is it to read and study God's Word, pray, speak out, write letters, attend church? Yes, of course. Yet, society continues to sink ever deeper into the quagmire of degeneracy and spirals downward into sin. So, what more can be done? Once again God speaks to us through his prophet, Hosea, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee . . . seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."
Inexplicably, Christians and their leaders have ignored the most powerful and deceptive weapon of Satan and his followers . . . a weapon that can be found at the heart of every attack against Biblical Absolutes. While God's enemies have studied, perfected and utilized this weapon for, at least the past hundred years, God's people have barely glanced at the "PROCESS" by which our culture has been restructured and led down the slippery slope into moral relativism and amorality.
This article is intended as an earnest plea to Christians everywhere to examine the methodology, the "PROCESS" used in the attack against them and the tenets of their faith. When finally comprehended, the tactical strategy of the "PROCESS" becomes self-evident, visible, and its awesome success at changing society and one's world view is understood. BUT, unless Christians direct immediate in-depth attention to its examination and study, it will be impossible to slow down, let alone, stop and reverse the accelerating descent of our God-based society into total chaos. Is it possible for Christians and their leaders to lift themselves out of their brainwashed lethargy and complacency and become knowledgeable in the weaponry of their enemies and return to the vigilance of their forefathers? We shall see if it is too late!
THE "PROCESS OF THE DIALECTIC"
I. AN ABBREVIATED DEFINITION:
The Humanistic Process for change, defined by the term "Dialectic Process," (commonly referred to as "the Hegelian Principle" after the German philosopher, G. W. Hegel) is now firmly embedded in all facets and levels of society. The "PROCESS" specifies that the intended alteration of any targeted Absolute, issue, principle, or problem, (referred to as the Thesis) shall be brought about by setting up an arbitrarily devised opposite (referred to as the Antithesis) followed by the insistent demand that a consensus, compromise or accommodation (referred to as the Synthesis) be accepted. Each accomplished Synthesis then becomes a new Thesis, for which a new Synthesis is demanded. The movement of governing societal viewpoints from the original Thesis to the left or right is determined by the strength, ability, and conviction, the tenacity if you will, with which the proponents of either the Thesis or Antithesis hold to their respective points of view in the struggle to resist or reject the offered consensus. Like a gigantic tug-of-war for the hearts, minds, and souls of men, women, and children, the "Dialectic Process" becomes a devastating defeat for those who let go of the rope, fail to dig in their heels, and release the rope from the heaven-bound anchor to which it was originally secured. Notice that once the "PROCESS" is put into motion, our enemies devise one succeeding "cycle"of Thesis - Antithesis - Synthesis after another until a society once based on Facts and Absolutes is abolished.
II. THE IMPORTANCE TO CHRISTIANS
Like the steady drip of water, the relentless imposition of the "Dialectic Process" on our culture has gradually eroded the traditional acceptance of Biblical Absolutes. Christians scratch their heads, wonder how this has happened, and when they raise the question, are blamed by their pastors for having "turned away" from God. Blaming those in the pews for the current state of society is like blaming Pavlov's dog for salivating. A response mechanism deliberately conditioned and manipulated by behavior modification experts and sophisticated strategies is NOT the victim's fault. On the other hand, the victims and their leaders can be properly blamed for having fallen asleep while the process was taking place. Once again, God addresses this blame when he speaks through his messenger, Ezekiel, "Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to ward the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand." Could the warning trumpet be sounded more clearly than when the Apostle Paul said, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked." Jesus tells us to be "in the world but not of the world." But this has been tragically misinterpreted by Christians to be some kind of Biblical mandate to withdraw into a psychological and physical ghetto. Possibly for some, these words of the Lord are an excuse for retreating from the field of battle. If it is true, as the British Statesman, Edmund Burke said, "that Evil triumphs when good men do nothing," then, by our retreat from the field of battle, we are permitting Evil to triumph. Do you really think God will continue to bless America, if we do nothing? Jesus has given us the parable of the nobleman who "went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come." Jesus told us to occupy until he comes!
Although the world may look the same as always to most people, it is not, for it reflects a whole new culture, with a new world view and the new language called the "Dialectic." QUESTION: Would it behoove Christians to learn this new language: Would learning it help to win souls for Christ? Would learning it help us to oppose Satan and his followers, or at least, allow us to remove the blindfold from our eyes and unshackle our hands and feet? Would it help us understand our children and other young people, who have been so severely handicapped by the "Dialectic Process" in the government schools? Would we be more effective in combating OBE, School-to-Work, Lifelong Learning, and Education 2000, which are all scientifically designed to complete the "PROCESS" of redirecting our children's "irrational" (faith-based) behavior? Would it assist missionaries serving in Europe and other places in the "Global Villages" to know why people, while hungrily accepting the Gospel of Christ, continue to lie, cheat and steal without inner conflict? Would this diabolical weapon of spiritual warfare motivate parents to remove their children from the government schools, and even from some so-called Christian schools that have been compromised unwittingly by the "Dialectic Process." For the Christian Soldier, the emphatic answer is YES! The "Dialectic Process" should be studied in every Christian school, every home school, every Bible study group, and every church Sunday school. It should be exposed from the pulpits and taught in the seminaries. Presently, few understand the "PROCESS," and our culture and our children are being "destroyed for lack of knowledge." They are being made vulnerable by uninformed pastors, teachers and parents. We can continue to fight the many peripheral consequences and manifestations of the "PROCESS," but until we confront the tactical weapon being used against us, at the heart of this spiritual warfare, we will win no lasting victories. Drawn into endless energy and resource-draining, skirmishes, we will never deliver a death blow to the jugular of the juggernaut that we face. Bewildered, exhausted and defeated we will always wonder why the battles are lost. "Two steps forward, one step back" is not found in Scripture. The Apostle Paul did not coin the phrase, "Patient gradualism," the Devil did.
Taking advantage of each day of our tomorrows, we must fight tirelessly as if it all depends on us, while, with hearts, minds, and eyes lifted upward, knowing that it all depends on Christ.
"FIGHT THE LORD'S BATTLES" (1 Samuel 18:17)
Dean Gotcher, founder of the Institution for Authority Research*, is among those who have tracked, studied and meticulously researched the "Dialectic Process" (Thesis-Antitheses-Synthesis of Hegel and New World Order amplification). He is author of The Dialectic and Praxis: (Diaprax), as well as a number of informational pamphlets on OBE, STW, and other government programs. Dean has addressed ministries and schools across the country. His delineation of the science of the "PROCESS" paints a crystal-clear picture of how things are now, how they got that way, where they are going, and why, in his opinion, there is no reversing the agenda. If there were ever a springboard for evangelism, this is it, as the acceleration toward the apocalypse of the ages takes place.
Lenin once commented that the greatest enemy of Communism is the Christian clergyman. Sadly, I doubt he would be particularly concerned about this "enemy" today, although I believe, in his time, such a premise was correct. Yet, IF TODAY, America's Christian clergy learned, understood, taught and preached the evils, intricacies, manifestations and inherent dangers of the "Dialectic Process," the extent to which all have been exposed and affected by this deadly disease of the mind, and most importantly, how Christians can identify and "strengthen the things that remain that are ready to die," then indeed, Lenin, his successors, and their New World Order counterparts would have reason to tremble.
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