Ducem sequi

Spiritual truth is like somatic pain; evaded by all manner of means, naturally. It takes the power of God to accept and endure. Repentance is where one learns oneself truly—as a woeful languisher. Agony recherche radiates pain from the inside out—rebirth, no less. Thank the King of kings, Lord of lords, for He alone is worthy. The precious shed blood of the Lamb amends.

We don’t judge, but we form precise judgments involving behavior of ourselves and others predicated on God given conscience. There is but one Judge, Jesus Christ. Here is key insight; surpassing Islamic, Catholic, and Mormon doctrines, for example. The previously mentioned devotions establish finite individuals at the center, whereas God/Man, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, is the essential focus of Christian fidelity. We do not indeed rely supremely on the Christian bible, but the vital power of the unobserved Spirit of God for revelation who certifies the bible’s veracity. Note the distinction between revelation towards one mortal at one peculiar time, such as Islamic faith, against revelation towards mortals one by one and at various times in each lifespan, bridging centuries as with Christian enterprise. Christianity appeals to foreknowledge of the individual. Conversely, all worldly creeds approximate an impassive, deadpan generalization.

There exists a universe of souls alleging they are Christian, yet claiming scripture is unreliable because of human intervention (as though finite creatures could frustrate almighty God’s purposes, even to consign a steadfast written record). Therefore, earthly life forms hail as supreme authorities on what’s right. The choice is yours; faith becomes tailored to suit the individual’s tastes irrespective to whether another person may chance to align themselves with the crucial matter of salvation. The same device leaves no room for the power of the Holy Spirit (who reveals cardinal truth), and negates the personal sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Furthermore, this stratagem lacks anything remotely associated with true repentance.

Proverbs 3:5-7

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

People feel obligated to the regulatory experts for the leisure’s which all-encompassing organization has produced. Translation of raw labor into a wide-ranging, profit oriented industry is a scheme revealed to so-called “enlightened ones” who worship Lucifer. The spurious concept of answering to and dutifully performing tasks set by proprietors circulates as virtuous—a formal accusation of the imagination. Mediocrities touting themselves as somebodies while looking up to perceived authority figures like toddlers; accepting every word without applying substantive reflection and analysis. Shame on those who may challenge or indeed insinuate malpractice radiates from the supra-structure. Truly, all humans are susceptible to Satan’s wiles. However, the prevailing attitude amongst individuals is they are impervious to any deception (thanks to the secular godly apparition of tellievision). Therefore, no internal examination required—outside appraisers instantly rebuffed—responding on impulse, dominated by instincts like neoteric beasts. The plain teaching of scripture:

Jeremiah 17:5

Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Proverbs 146:3

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

A literal sense of this portion of scripture I maintain; holding all matters to the light of the Spirit of God; arresting time and exercising diligence. Days not lost binging on worldly delights, distractions from real thought and evaluation. One may listen to music, view tellavision, and watch movies and such, but with devout temperance, otherwise we wind up regularly suppressing conscious (we are to improve, build upon conscious). Those with weak consciouses are clinically psychotic and this is the increasing danger with spellbinding electronic entertainments, or diversions. Hence, the pattern from others is living, even Christian life is unforced; no continuous striving for truth, no existent warfare against the wiles of Satan and his perfidious host—every day is an eat al fresco. During the advent of TV (1938-1948) it was customary for hosts to turn it off upon arrival of guests. Not so today; just one example of diminished regard for actual people and rising popularity, devotion towards virtual reality instead. Not at all uncommon to witness people walking (perhaps with their dogs), driving strollers, travelling on trains and buses, in the company of associates and family members with mobile phones touching their noses, wallowing in imitation. A counterfeit, far more inviting than that which is genuine. As the world goes, so go the people.

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Colossians 3:2

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Normalities focus exclusively on their tiny microcosm of the world, leaving the higher things solely to elected officials. Representatives regulate cities, states, nations according to their aspirations linked with like-minded personages. The hoi-polloi think small, while the management thinks big. Individuals within the mass look not towards leaders amongst their own class, they look outside, or up to perceived authorities. It is the same dynamic among any synthesis of people—follow the leader. Professionals and laypersons look towards the leadership class within their spheres—the minority. The minority view prevails; controlling what is appropriate and propelling its standard towards mainstream circles via mass media. The hordes instinctively accept, drawing no awareness of the majority viewpoint, which consequently languishes on the periphery. Due diligence means searching, examining the leading minority, and trailing majority views regarding any matter which equates to independent thought (thinking outside the rectangular box) before reaching a definite conclusion; not rushing to judgment, altogether relying on the bare word of a minority of so-called experts. Simply not adequate to deem what but one must calculate, include the why into their considerations, and this fundamental application wants among inhabitants who eerily suppose certain prominent people speak ex-cathedra, which is utterly naïve. The commentator may not believe everything they announce, and it is the same in all fields when we recognize the whole of any domain. They present it because it’s their job and would not stand potential ridicule and scorn, even loss of status, if they spoke against the leadership—professionals and laypersons are the same in this respect.

Follow the leader (only not so close).

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