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Biblical Spirituality - The True Nature of Reality
The Search for Wisdom, Knowledge, Truth, and the Spiritual

What is Your Worldview?

© Copyright - Robert A. Pritchett - January 6, 2007

(From the book - Mental Systems / Human Systems 
– Tools for Life featuring CELS*Thinking)

This discussion is important, perhaps the most important part of this book. And because this section is so important, I want to give you the best possible chance to understand this information. Why? Because your life depends on it. The lives of your friends and family depend on you understanding this information correctly. Why even your community, city, state, and country depend on you understanding this information correctly. Notice that I said understand, but not necessarily agree. Of course, I think that you should ultimately agree with the positions that I'm about to present. But even if you don't, at least you will understand the spiritual basis for “Mental Systems/Human Systems”. You can believe anything that you want — and you do! But what I am asking is that you suspend your disbelief, and any mental resistance or hostilities that you may find arising within yourself while you are reading and studying this section. You can always reject this information later, but if you truly want to understand the spiritual basis of MS/HS, you must at least, temporarily, try very hard to resist the conditioning that you have acquired in this subject area, conditioning that would tend to make you negative and rejecting of this specialized knowledge. 

 

And, of course, we are all conditioned to accept or reject certain ideas, concepts, values, and behaviors. But conditioning can work for or against an individual (another word for conditioning is training). This is why I'm asking you to read this entire chapter, and then ask yourself if this knowledge is logical within itself? Do the events and human behaviors seen in everyday life seem to support or disprove this spiritual perspective? Are there any observable examples of this Worldview being either true or false? I think and believe that this information is true, unique, important, and even liberating, and will help you to get your head and heart together, and will help you to change your life for the better. But even if you reject this presentation, you will still have some insight and understanding into the spiritual source of the energy powering the workings of Mental Systems/Human Systems. And if you later discover that you need more help and power, more inner peace, joy and happiness—remember this chapter and its message! 

 

The primary and simple fact of this present reality is — Planet Earth is at war!  

 

The battles are raging in the spiritual dimension, but often their effects, violently and tragically, break into our physical world, causing fear, despair, madness, murder, crime, heartbreak, and misery. The battle is between the Lord God Almighty and His representatives, and God’s former Archangel, now named Satan, and his representatives.  Planet Earth is at war and two of the major battlegrounds are the human mind and the human heart. Moreover, just as when two nations fight, these battles are being fought on multiple levels, by multiple players. Humanity is locked into a seven-day experiment, to prove once and for all, to the entire universe, that God’s Way is the Best Way, and Jesus Christ — representing what human beings were always intended to be — is God’s Way. We as human beings have the ability to make any decision we want and to do most anything that we want, and then physical world manifests the consequences of our decisions and actions. When we keep God’s Ten Commandments, the world manifests those results. And when we break God’s Ten Commandments, the world manifest those results. (Just imagine if everyone on Earth just kept “Thou shalt not steal”?) Each day of this seven-day experiment is one thousand years. At the conclusion of this span of time, the Lord Jesus Christ will return to Earth to rule, with His Father, and with His Church. Once you understand this, then you will have little difficulty interpreting the reasons, motives, and purposes of all you see and experience.  

 

Not very long ago the term "Cold War" was a part of everyone's vocabulary. The United States and the old Soviet Union were locked into long, on-going, everything-but-shooting hostilities. They opposed each other's United Nations initiatives; they opposed each other's economic plans; they misrepresented the other's interests and intentions to the world. They had huge arsenals of nuclear weapons pointed at each other. And even though there was little, if any, shooting going on — except when they were fighting each other thru their proxies — the effects of these hostilities were painfully real, expensive, inconvenient, and dangerous. But what pitted these two countries, with all of their resources, against each other?  It was their ideas and philosophies, two different worldviews and the respective parties dedication to them.

 

Why are some people considered heroes, while others are considered villains? Why are some people friends? Why are some people enemies? It's because of what they say and do, and who they are. But why do people say and do what they say and do? It's because of what they think and “understand”. But why do they think and “understand” what they think that they understand? It's because of their personal philosophies, because of what they believe, because of how they were raised, their values, and their personal discipline. But it is their beliefs that are the dominant governor or controller of their being and their behaviors. Even if they are only doing what they've been told to do, they are doing that because they believe it's the right thing to do, or they believe that they must do it, or else. People believe what they want, with or without evidence to support their beliefs. 

 

Some people who hold questionable beliefs may be able to point to some "facts" that support their beliefs, and yet ignore other "facts" that tend to disprove their beliefs.  And the "facts" are always changing. Some things that were once believed to "true" — yet with the subsequent advancements in science, knowledge, research, and experience — are later found not to be true. At one point in human history it was a “fact” that the Sun revolves around the Earth; we now "know" that this is not “true”, don't we?

 

As to the origin of all things — the explanation of how and why the world, life, and the universe came into existence — in Western thought there are two basic belief systems, and an attempt to create a third, hybrid explanation.

 

Explanation #1:

 

God — the all-powerful, all-knowing, only-wise, Supreme Being, the cause of everything else — created the universe and all that is in it, and placed two human beings, Adam and Eve, into the Garden of Eden, on this reconstructed planet Earth. This is known as “Biblical Creation”.

 

Explanation #2:

 

That all of the matter and energy in the universe has always been here, and has always existed. And in this current epoch of time, approximately 9 to 18 billion years after the "Big Bang" explosion, the existing characteristics of matter and energy (as described by the laws of physics, but primarily by the force of gravity) has assembled stars, galaxies, planets, birds, bees, flowers and trees, and, of course, us human beings — all without the guiding hand of a supreme being. A concept called “Natural Selection” has given us this tremendous variety of life that is found everywhere down here on the ground. It is a deeply held belief that the same processes are at work around other stars, making other “earths”. This is called the theory of evolution.

 

Explanation #3:

 

The hybrid view is that God created the matter and energy, but then used the "Big Bang" and evolution to create the universe and this planet over thousands and millions of years. How God was involved in this version of the evolutionary process is not exactly clear.  

 

Now the Biblical Account of Creation has been under relentless and vicious attack ever since the Scopes Trial of the 1930's. But before Charles Darwin's publication of the "Origin of the Species", it was widely believed, even in scientific circles, that “the heavens declare the glory of God”. And that humans, animals, plants, planets, stars, and energy, were all created by an all wise, all-powerful, Supreme Being, that most people call God. But today we are teaching children and students that the unobservable, un-proveable concepts of evolution and natural selection are the real the reasons for the order and interdependence that we see in the world. Perhaps I'm being a little unfair here, but what we are being asked to believe (and not ask too many questions about) is that matter and the passage of huge amounts of time are all that is necessary to produce everything that we see in the cosmos and every living thing down here on planet Earth. Is this logical, Mr. Spock?

 

Evolution’s true believers often play fast and loose with the definition of words, but a plant or animal who adapts to changes in its surroundings or food supply, is not the same thing as, what the theory claims, a plant evolving into an animal, or a snake into a bird. And, in fact, evolution is a theory in crisis. For years, the true believers have claimed that all of the various lifeforms gradually evolved from lower lifeforms into more complex lifeforms. But this assertion gave rise to the problem of all of those "missing links”, those transitional lifeforms between reptiles and birds, or fish and animals. Now the gradual theory of evolution has fallen out of favor. The new and improved Theory of Evolution called "Punctuated Equilibrium" claims that periodically, for reasons unknown, a large number of new life forms just “pop up” on the stage of life. Isn't that interesting? A large number of life forms popping into existence at the same time — sort of like – Biblical Creation???

 

By contrast, the Biblical, Judeo-Christian Worldview is that the God of the Bible created the world in six days, believed to be 24-hour days, by His divine power to speak things into existence. And the order that He spoke things into existence is interesting. Even scientists, who do not profess a belief in the Biblical of the origin of things, agree on the order that things came into existence (but not when or how long it took things to happen). I invite you to read the Genesis account in the first three chapters of the Old Testament in the Christian Holy Bible or the Jewish Torah. 

 

But why is the Genesis account so important? Because if the universe, galaxies, stars and planets, flower and trees, birds and bees, etcetera, were designed and created by a super-intelligent, super-powerful being — and we can learn about this eternal, divine being, His laws, His ways, and the secrets He’s imbedded into existence — then maybe we can use this knowledge to change ourselves, our lives, and our world. Maybe we can even ask for and expect some assistance from this all-powerful being who most call God.  However, consider the converse position: If the universe, galaxies, stars and planets, flower and trees, birds and bees, etcetera, are results of a random and unpredictable, unexplainable, unrepeatable explosion, the "Big Bang", then who will help us in our struggles with and against Nature — and ourselves? And then who has the answers to the questions:

 

 What is the meaning and purpose of Life?

 What happens to us when we die? 

 Will we be rewarded? 

 Will we be judged? 

 Why? 

 

First, understand that the consequences of whose story the society and its individuals accept, internalize, and live by, are very, very high. Not only does it affect people's thinking and behaviors, but it also affects the way the society spends money, what ideas are taught and promoted, what behaviors are acceptable and rewarded, and whose life and liberty will be protected. Make no mistake, in a society and world that divides people into groups of winners and losers (and to the winners go the spoils of war), the battle about whose story the society gets to hear about, learn about, and celebrate, is serious, violent, on-going, intense, and fundamental. Even now, in modern day America, if you are in academia and dare to hold Biblical/Genesis Creation beliefs, it can have an extremely negative effect on your career. 

 

Since the Scopes “Monkey” trial, the Theory of Evolution has become the official philosophy and belief system of the Scientific, Academic, Governmental, Entertainment, and the National news and media outlets. And these groups, representing what I call the “American Intelligentsia”, speak with one voice to the rest of society declaring that the “Theory of Evolution” is the only "legitimate" story for the origins of all things — and they do not gladly suffer presentations of, or discussions of, an alternative viewpoint (although the original Genesis account is correct).

 

What do I mean? Once the “Theory of Evolution” is acknowledged to be illogical (and it is) then the natural questions to ask will be "why did you (the American Intelligentsia) teach, push, and defend a false theory?" And if they say that they didn't know it was a false theory, then question is "Why, with all of your scientific equipment and machines couldn't you see that years ago?  And why should we believe you and your equipment and machines about other stuff — like global warming, or the ozone layer, or climate change?" They fear irreparable damage to their credibility and their pride. Remember, science is done by scientists, and scientists are human.  And humans say and do things for common human reasons, which include service to humanity, service to one's self, service to one's God, and for envy, for jealousy, for strife, for fame, for glory, and for money. 

 

There was a Prell Hair Shampoo TV commercial airing a few years ago that offers a comedic insight into the human heart. A nice-looking man wearing a suit was knocking on the door of a New-York-looking apartment. A light-red-hair woman answers. The man holds up a bottle and asks if she had tried new Prell. The woman huffs with disgust and declared she that didn't use it because it was harsh to her hair, and then she slams the door. But the man is persistence; he knocks on the door again. The woman cracks the door open again and waits. “But Prell has been improved”, the salesman tells her, and was now “gentle to the hair”. He offers her the shampoo. She refuses and slams the door, again. The man knocks on the door again and pleads the shampoo's case. “Just try it”, he insists. The woman takes the bottle and slams the door again. Later in the commercial the woman return and throws the door wide open.  She's now bouncy and ecstatic about how soft and shiny Prell had made her hair. Then her mood suddenly changes with that realization. She looks mournfully off into the distance and confesses, "You were right and I was wrong."  And with her voice quivering with regret she laments, "all these years, I was wrong." 

 

The commercial was funny — you had to be there. But what the woman was doing is what millions of others would rather die than do; she admitted that she was wrong, and she then reflected on the negative costs of pride in her life. Pride and the unwillingness to “lose face” have been responsible for the waste of millions of dollars, for fights, for wars, for lying, for cheating, and for murder. Can you seriously imagine a panel of scientists, appearing before the world’s TV cameras admitting that they had supported, spread, defended, and worshiped a theory that has not only been proven wrong, but has been known to be wrong for years?  Pride! 

 

In The Beginning . . .

 

To understand where we are and why, we must begin at the beginning. And even after nearly 2,000 years of western civilization the question of the “Genesis” of all things is still with us. Isn't it strange that in a country with the right to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom from government control of religion, guaranteed in its constitution, in a country with the word “God” throughout all of its establishment documents, that you cannot present the Biblical account of Creation in our public school classrooms? The forces of Political Correctness (PC) will only allow children to be taught that we evolved from pond scum. Using the power of the State, we are brainwashing American students into the religious faith of the Theory of Evolution. We tell children for twelve to sixteen years that they evolved from apes and other animals, and then we wonder why they act like animals. Now there are so many problems with the Theory of Evolution that it would take too much time and space to mention them all. However, it is important to delve into three different aspects of this topic make some important points.

 

The Theory of Evolution has been constructed in attempted to replace the Genesis account of Creation. But because the Genesis account of how everything began does not attempt to present and explain all of the processes in operation in everyday life, many pseudo-Intellectuals dismiss it out of hand. But it is the discovery of, the explanation of, and the use of those processes that is our travail and relief, our mountain to climb, and our slope to ski down, our curse and our blessing. And as King Solomon of ancient Israel wrote, "...I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith" -- Ecclesiastes 1:13 (KJV). The Genesis account tells us that God create mankind in His image and likeness. But what is a man? Are we our bodies, or are we our souls?

 

Science can sometimes tell you “How” but never “Why”

 

The “Big Bang” segment of the Theory of Evolution says that an explosion set our present reality into motion. With nothing more than the discovered and currently known processes of universe (the laws of physics and chemistry), the galaxies, quasars, stars, and planets were formed, proponents say.  Now they never say why the universal forces, or even ordinary matter, acted the way that it did and now does.  No, all that they can do is tell us that events must have happened the way that the theory speculates. Now they cannot tell you why bird, bees, and animals developed eyes that only respond to a very narrow bandwidth of the electro-magnetic spectrum. No. They cannot tell you how and why plants developed photosynthesis, the ability to draw energy directly from sunlight. No. They cannot tell you why charged particles, like electrons and protons, behave as they do everywhere else in the universe — except in the nucleus of an atom (normally like-charges repeal each other and unlike-charges attract). No. They can't tell you where the “life force” comes from — or even duplicate it. Nope. But they will tell you that God had nothing to do with it.

 

By contrast, consider a reality where an all-powerful Being designed and constructed this universe according to His will and purposes. The important concept here is design. If you understand that an automobile was designed and that the designer had certain goals in mind, then by cooperating with that design you can get the maximum benefit out of that car. If a designer and manufacturer created a vehicle to be a dump truck, you could still take it and race it on a track. Sure, you could go around and around the track. But to get the maximum benefit out of the truck, you should use it to haul heavy loads. I submit to you that the universe was designed and constructed, and to get the maximum benefit out of the universe, we must discover the design and designer. But more importantly, we need to recognize that we, ourselves, were designed by God. Your hands were designed (notice how they compliment each other). Your feet were designed. Your heart was designed. Your brain was designed. And your mind was designed (however, it is you who now operates it). 

 

It is important that you accept the Design model of the universe over the evolutionary model because, think about it, if everything is based on chaos and “lucky” random chance, how can you ever hope to control enough parts of this reality to make a difference in life? Something that is designed, unless it is broken, responses to the correct operation of its controls. This world was designed, its order is enforced. That’s why we can use our understanding of the laws of physics and chemistry to build our technologically based society. 

 

The Spiritual-Philosophical basis of Mental System/Human Systems is based on the orthodox, traditional, Christian view of the Holy Bible. Now I know its not Politically Correct to even mention the Bible as the source of anything good, let alone it being the source of ultimate truth and wisdom — but that is exactly what I am claiming. There are several primary reasons why the Biblical Cosmic view of the world and universe is rejected by some (especially the American Intelligentsia), including:

 

(1) - They reject the Bible as a historical account of past events. This is an ignorant view because it can be corrected by educating oneself to the hundreds, and thousands of archeological finds that have verified many to most of the events discussed in the Bible. Sure, there have been books written that claim that the Bible is a book of superstitions. But a fair and objective person would also read some of the books that have researched the Bible and verified that the Biblical accounts are, indeed, accurate. 

 

(2) - The discussion of invisible beings, God, Satan, Angels and Demons, is just too far-fetched to believe.  This objection is one of the most interesting ones of all.  In the first place, we live in a world and Universe, where most of the processes of existence are, well, invisible.  Can you see gravity, ozone, air, pollen, heat, cold, magnetism, germs, viruses, electrons, protons, neutrinos, electricity, or spoken words? The list goes on and on.  Consider the discovery of microorganisms. In the 1800s, Louis Pasteur's experiments first proved the existence of bacteria that caused milk to go bad. Now these bacteria had always been causing milk go bad, but their existence and activities were only proven in the 1800's. Sooo, it took a revolution in thinking and technology to prove the existence of something that has always been there. However, people deny the existence of good and evil spirit beings, even in the face of strange and troubling activities and behaviors among humans. The American Intelligentsia has no problems or mental reservations about spending millions, even billions, of taxpayers' hard-earned money to look for "intelligent" life way out there in space, even when there is no proof whatsoever, that there is life out there; but then they will tell you that you are a fool to believe in the Devil, even after some human monster commits some heinous crimes that were previously unimaginable. (Why is humankind always suffering under some kind of freedom-denying, dignity-erasing, poverty-spreading philosophy; how do these evil tyrants keep rising to power? With the help of evil spirits, devils, and demons who attempt to influence and control human thought and behaviors, for ill. We'll come back to these questions later.)

 

(3) - What about other religions and philosophies such as Buddhism or Islam? At the heart of this question is the mistaken belief that all religions or philosophies are equal. To disprove the equality of all religions, all that is necessary to do is to prove that at least one is false.  And the easiest case to see is with any religion that practices human sacrifice. It's interesting to note that throughout history that there have been many religions, philosophies, and cultural practices that have, for the lack of better words, tortured and killed women. Don't you think that God loves women enough, and is fair enough to not want them living in perpetual fear and pain? The answer to this point is not politically correct, but it's right.  Would not the Judge of the Universe judge right? Would not the Supreme intelligence of all of the galaxies have His own opinion about what He will accept or will not accept?  If God has His own opinion about reality, then if we are wise, we will align our thinking with His. Reality is what God says that it is. 

   

(4) - The Bible has been tampered with, changed, and manipulated by many persons, for various reasons, down through the ages, so therefore, it cannot be trusted. And because of evil and selfish humans, the Holy Bible’s information and message was made-up, captured, and changed; and the uncorrupted versions have been destroyed or hidden away — and there's nothing that God can do about it. This position is based on what I call the “Weakling God Theory”. It is based on the assumption that God sent His Word into the world but was unable to protect it from the machinations of human beings. That’s right, evil human beings, to make their lives easier and to excuse themselves from criticism, inserted language such as “thou shalt not steal”, “thou shalt not kill”, “thou shalt not covet”, “thou shalt not commit adultery”, and “love your neighbor as yourself”, into the Bible to deceive and mislead mankind. That just does not make sense, does it? Or consider the converse position, which says that God is in control and actively protects His messages to us. The real reason God sent His Word into the world was to show His love and concern for us, among other things. Consider the following points:

 

a.  God chose human beings who both loved and feared Him to write down the information that He wanted recorded.

 

b.  Being all-wise, all-knowing, and all-powerful, God took steps to insure that all generations would have access to His Word, unchanged, undistorted, and uncorrupted.

 

c.  To place His mark of approval on this version of His Word, the Holy Bible, that survives up to the present, the descendants of the people that He choose to write down His Word (the Jews) still exist. Their country, Israel, still exists, just as predicted in the Bible, and is still on the center stage of world affairs. Imagine what the American Intelligentsia would say if the Torah or the Bible was written by a no-longer-existing group of people? Was this the spiritual basis for the Jewish Holocaust, the devil seeking revenge against the people who wrote the Bible, and revealed how to defeat him?

 

Why does every discovered group of people on the planet have a belief in a God? Why do more than 90 percent of Americans still believe in God, even after being continually exposed to the Evolutionary message that we are only animals, evolved from pond scum? It's because our Creator has built into us this knowledge, this craving, this desire into our being and consciousness. Consider this logical meditation:

 

If God truly cares about mankind, if God really wants to have a relationship with us humans, if He really wants to establish a truly meaningful communications with us humans, He would have to use the following communication methods:

 

a.  He would have to appear before us directly and communicate with us. "I am the Lord your God and I want to have a relationship with you. Here are the terms for the relationship."

 

b.  He could send a representative saying, "I am from the God of the Universe and I'm here to tell you that your Creator wants to have a relationship with you. And here are His terms".  

 

c.  He could call us up on the telephone, or break in on a radio or TV broadcast to speak to us saying, "I am the Lord your God and I want to have a relationship with you. Here are the terms for the relationship”.

 

d. He could send us a letter announcing Himself, telling us what He wants us to know about Him, about ourselves, about our past, present, and our future. And, by the way, here are the terms for the relationship.

 

Well, it turns out that God has used all of the above methods to reach out to humans. But the letter that He wrote to us is the Torah and the Holy Bible. But why use something so primitive, so low-tech as the written word? Well, anyone who has ever played the telephone-relay game at a party, will instantly understand why God had His Communications written down. Telephone-relay is the game where one player starts a message around a circle by whispering it into the ear of a player next to her. Then that player whispers the same message to the next player. When the message makes it back to the player who originated the message, they compare the returning message to the original one — they are never the same, and most times they are not even close. By having His communications written down, God is able to insure that every generation has access to the original message. But how do we know that the message we now have written down is the same as the original one?

 

If it is necessary for us humans to know and understand the messages that the Bible contains, and if we need that knowledge to communicate with God and come into a relationship with Him, then it is necessary for God to protect His message from destruction, distortion, change, and corruption. Because it was necessary (and still is), then God did protect His communications and is protecting His Message from destruction, distortion, change, and corruption — because it is necessary. If God did not protect His message, yet held us responsible for acting on it, then He would be unfair, would He not? And if God could not protect His message, then He would not be God because God can do anything. Mankind has heard from God.

 

The “real” reason that many people reject the message of the Bible is because it means that they would have to change the way that they live, work, and think. They are engaged in activities that they enjoy and want to continue doing, and they don't want anyone to tell them that they are bad people for doing those things. And the last thing that they want is for some "Bible Thumper" to tell them that they are going to Hell. You are free to reject the message — but don't lie about the message.

 

So, Just What is the Message of the Bible?

 

The following is a summary of the message of the Holy Bible, God's communication to human beings of all generations.  Obviously I cannot address every point or issue that the Bible touches — the Bible contains hundreds and hundreds of pages — but this summary and condensation, hopefully, will provide a basic framework for reading and understanding the Word of God.

 

In the Beginning, God Almighty created the Heavens and the Earth. But He had also created a place from which He rules. And in this place, from which He reigns, the Bible calls Heaven. And the Lord God populated Heaven and Earth with an amazing variety of creatures including Angels. Angels are special spirits being that God has given various ranks and responsibilities. Apparently, Earth was in the section of the universe that the Archangel Lucifer reigned over. Lucifer was also in charge of leading the praise, worship, and adoration of the Lord God Almighty. Lucifer was an incredibly beautiful creature, who, when he breathed it would produce music. Lucifer was proud of his beauty and came to believe that he should be the one receiving the praise, worship, and adoration that was going to his Creator. Therefore, as Jesus Christ said, Lucifer invented the lie — before this no one had ever spoken an untruth — and so he deceived the angels under his command to rebel against the Almighty. It is believed that Lucifer told the angels under his charge the same type of lie he told Adam and Eve, that is, you would be better off listening to me than God. God sent another of his Archangels, Michael, to put down the revolt and to imprison the rebellious angels into the immaterial world of outer darkness. The book of Genesis, beginning with chapter one, verse two describes the re-creation of the planet Earth. God created Adam and Eve to take over control of the planet from Lucifer whose name was now changed to Satan (meaning adversary) and he is now called a devil or demon, instead of an angel. 

 

God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden, the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil. God said, "In the day that you eat of the fruit, you will surely die”. Satan saw and heard all of this and made plans to destroy these puny creatures to whom God had given his planet. So Satan used a serpent to speak with and seduce Eve. Satan tricked Eve into disobeying God by getting her to question what God had actually said, and then he re-interpreted God’s meaning and intentions. Curiously, instead of standing up for God’s Word, Adam just went along. God confronted Adam and Eve with their sin (disobedience: eating the forbidden fruit – from the tree of the knowledge of Good & Evil). Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent. God cursed the serpent for allowing Satan to speak thru it. And God also cursed Adam, Eve, the Earth, the environment, and the Universe, all for their crime (sin) of cooperating with His enemy and taking Satan’s word over His, and disobeying His commandment. The curse for Adam was that in sorrow and by the sweat of his brow would he eat. The curse for Eve was that in sorrow and pain would she bear children.  

 

However, God also promised Eve that one of her children would avenge her and Adam. One of Eve's descendants would crush the head of the serpent (Satan), while the serpent would only be able to bruise the man-child's heel. From that moment forward, Satan stepped up his attacks on humans, taking advantage of their now damaged and defective, fallen nature. Instead of us naturally being in tune with our God, having naturally Godly impulses, since Adam and Eve's failure, we have not been in tune with God, and our desires and impulses are naturally evil, that is, not Godly. Sin is the corruption and damage to our invisible selves and our DNA that causes us to do all types of hurtful, harmful, deviant things to ourselves and others. This is why all relationships in our lives are difficult and complicated — be they between parents and children, friends and neighbors, husbands and wives, nations and countries, God and man — are all subject to failure, pain, and suffering.  

 

Because of our now fallen nature, our confused emotions, and perverted human wisdom, Satan was able to get Cain to kill his brother Abel, thereby eliminating two potential warriors destined to crush his head. But God's plan to destroy Satan with a descendent of Adam and Eve unfolded slowly over the generations and centuries. From the beginning of sin’s reign, when God clothed Adam and Eve, He shed blood; He killed some animals and covered their nakedness. God accepted Abel's sacrifice which was some animal he killed; God rejected Cain's sacrifice which was fruits and vegetable. This shows that God is particular about what He wants and what He will accept. From the beginning, the shedding of innocent blood was necessary to atone for sin. God used death of some innocent animals to paint a picture of the future mission of Christ; in innocence, Jesus would die for the sins and evil of others.

 

Since the time of Adam and Eve forward, the history of mankind is one of deception, murder, warfare, pain and suffering. Satan continued his campaign of terror and debauchery to destroy all human life on the planet. He came close once when all of the humans on Earth were corrupt, evil, selfish, and anti-God — except for Noah and his family. God wiped out all of those humans by the Great Flood. Then once again He started re-populating the Earth. After several generations, God called to a man name Abram and told him to leave the city he was living in and go out into the dessert. Because Abram obeyed God in this, God changed his name and promised him that he would become the "Father of Many Nations" (both the Jews and the Arabs trace their origins to Abraham).  Abraham had two sons, one by surrogate and one by miracle.  The miracle son, Isaac, had twins. Jacob was selected over his brother Esau, and Jacob’s sons became the fathers to the twelve tribes of Israel. Later God revealed by His prophets that the Messiah (Savior of the world, the one promised to Eve) would be of the linage of the tribe of Judah. Centuries later, God promised King David that one of his descendants would sit on the throne of Israel forever.

 

Four hundred years later, the Angel Gabriel would announce to Mary that she was to be the one to bring the Messiah into the world. She was a virgin and God was to be the father, thus the birth of Jesus the Christ was unlike any other — it was a miracle. The devil caught wind of this and inspired then King Harod to kill all of the male babies under two years old, trying to destroy his ultimate nemesis. Jesus’ mission was to reveal clearly and completely the true nature of God, to deliver God’s message to the world, and to pay the price for Adam and Eve's sin, so that the rest of us could have an opportunity to escape sin's dangerous effects on human beings, and to escape sin’s penalty, destruction in the lake of fire. The proof that Jesus the Christ was who He said He was, and that He had successfully accomplished the mission that He had came into this world for, was that He was resurrected on the third day after His death. (Think about it, with all of His enemies and doubters, Jesus' bones would be worth millions, even billions of dollars). Jesus taught the people many things while He was down here on the ground.  But the three most important, basic things that He taught were:

 

(1) - As Jesus explained to His Disciple Phillip, paraphrased, God is just like me and I'm just like God the Father. God is a Spirit and His true nature is Love (even though He will ultimately cast the Devil, his demons, and unbelieving humans into Hell). God's love is shown by the fact that He personally paid for us the penalty for Sin, which is eternal death. Breaking God's commandments demand punishment and death. Jesus dying on the cross, in our place, as the second Adam, makes it possible for God to act with grace and love toward those who choose become members of His family, and others.  

 

Jesus saith unto him, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, show us the Father? – John 14:9  (KJV)    

 

(2) - Jesus taught, explained, and demonstrated the absolutely transcendence importance of Faith and Belief.  We must have faith in God and believe on Jesus the Christ.  People in a crowd once asked Jesus, “What must we do to work the works of God”? Jesus said this is the work of God, paraphrased — Believe Me. Time and time again, Jesus would praise and compliment those who had faith in Him and believed in Him, His teachings, and His Father. Conversely, He would rebuke and condemn those who would refuse to believe in Him. He plainly states that “all things are possible to them that believe”. We must have faith in God.  We must believe in and obey His Word. And we must speak the Words of God, believing and not doubting. 

 

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven”. – Matthew 7:21(KJV)

 

“When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel”. – Matthew 8:10  (KJV)   

 

(3) - Jesus explained to His disciples that it was necessary that He fall into the hands of wicked men (“ye are of your father the devil”) be tortured to death, buried, and resurrected to pay for our sins, and to establish the validity of His words and mission. Jesus had raised people from the dead before, but He was the first God-filled human to be raised from the dead never to die again. Because He was raised from the dead, we can have confidence that everything He told us was true (remember the "Weakling God" theory). 

 

       Not only can we believe what He says about Reality, we can also believe what He says about the Future, and He says a lot of interesting things. One of which is, "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3-6). But Jesus also makes some politically incorrect statements such as, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me". He promises that He will return to Earth again and to the land of Israel, and establish the Kingdom of God on Earth. This is especially interesting in light of the facts that Israel was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. but was recreated and established in 1948. Jesus was constantly teaching the people about the Kingdom of God coming to the Earth, and He was its vanguard.

 

The simple truth is that you can believe anything you want — and you do. But take care about what you believe, for it will control your life and your future. But the main reason that people have trouble believing the Bible is because they do not want to change the way that they are living and the way that they think. But if a person truly wants to understand God’s Truth, they have to pay a price – and that price is admitting they are wrong (in comparison to the way God sees things) and that they are willing to admit that they are a sinner (born imperfect and having broken God’s commandments at anytime), and they are willing to accept that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins (and mine). Reach out to God, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and He will fill your heart with His Spirit. We must confess our sins to God, ask for forgiveness, and turn from our natural (evil) ways:

 

 Our natural, human ways include lying, stealing, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God — Galatians 5:19-22.

 

Here’s an example of the reason why some people can see and understand the Truth and others cannot. It’s because some people have crossed over, that is, have become enlighten or the initiated. Have you ever seen those Stereogram pictures, the ones that you have to stare at in a certain way to see the hidden images within? Well, to anyone who has seen the hidden images, these pictures are fascinating fun. But to those who have not seen the images, well, they often doubt that others people have truly seen anything. It’s the same with Biblical Truth, you can’t understand it until God touches your mind –- so ask Him to touch your mind, out loud so you can hear it, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and then you will see. This could be a powerful and important spiritual experience for you.

 

“He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son”. – 1 John 5:10  (KJV) 

 

Do you think that you would have obeyed God if you were Adam or Eve? Then are you obeying Him now? Have you ask Jesus to forgive your sins and to place His Spirit within you?

 

What does any of this have to do with Mental Systems/Human Systems?

 

Mental Systems/Human Systems is based on several spiritual principals:

 

(1)  - In all of your learning, get an understanding – don’t settle just for a shallow, understanding of the facts. Know what they mean and why.

 

(2) - That people can change. That people can form new habits and desires. That people can change the way that they think and act.

 

(3) - If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. You’ve got to have Faith. Nothing of any significance can be accomplished without Faith. And what you believe controls how you see, what you understand, and influences what you will or will not do.

 

“But if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us,” said the father of a demon-tormented son. But Jesus replied saying, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”.

 

(4) - That you must cultivate a spirit of excellence, determination, and self-control. A great house cannot be built of shoddy material and poor workmanship. God has set a standard of excellence, of perfection. So Jesus said, Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. -- Matthew 5:48  (KJV)   

 

(5) - That you can have a better life; and God, thru Jesus Christ, will help you if you ask. God spoke things into existence. With the Word of God in your heart and mind, and the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) inside of your human spirit – ask aloud for a better life. Mental Systems/Human Systems is a tool you can use to help organize your head and your Life, to help you to set goals and obtain them, and to live a more successful and purposeful Life.

 

(6) - It is more blessed to give than to receive. And what ever you give out, be it good or evil, you will receive back out of life. Jesus said, "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. — Luke 6:38 (KJV). Some people call this Karma, or as it’s described on the streets, “what goes around, comes around”.

 

(7) - Jesus taught by word and deeds that God’s true nature is Love. Therefore, our actions thoughts and behaviors should be guided by these principals: Love God first and most; then you can and should love yourself as much as possible; but then, love your neighbor as you love yourself. Do you lie to yourself? Do you beat yourself? Do you cheat yourself? Are you good to yourself?  How then should we treat our fellow humans? Have You asked the Lord God Almighty for Wisdom?

 

We at CMW believe and know that keeping these principals in the front of your mind when dealing with other human beings will guide your behaviors into positive directions and activities. By applying these ancient and eternal truths and wisdoms to your life will allow you to exert yourself in obtaining your various goals, by warning you away from negative and destructive behaviors and thoughts, and by guiding your energies into areas that are safe, not only for you but others. How can it be a victory if you obtain your goals by deception and evil? Success built on such a shaky foundation cannot escape collapse. Successes built on a win-win foundation cannot help but to stand. Don’t you want God to bless your success?

 

With Mental Systems/Human Systems you’ll be learning new thinking techniques, new reasoning systems, and thought habits. It will take time and effort, however, if you want a better life, a more organized head, and a happy heart – ask the Lord Jesus Christ to help you, aloud, and He will.

 

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Selected Scriptures for Comment & Insight

 

Proverb 3:13 -- Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

 

Proverb 4:5-8 -- Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. 

 

James 1:5-9 -- If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. 

 

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Genesis 3:17 -- And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed {is} the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat {of} it all the days of thy life;  

 

Genesis 3:18 -- Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;  

 

Genesis 3:19 -- In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou {art}, and unto dust shalt thou return.  

 

Genesis 3:14 -- And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou {art} cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:  

 

Genesis 3:15 -- And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.  

 

Genesis 3:16 -- Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire {shall be} to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.  


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Luke 11:14 --  And he (Jesus) was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. 

 

15 - But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. 

 

16 - And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. 

 

17 - But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. 

 

18 - If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 

 

19 - And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 

 

20 - But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. 

 

21 - When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 

 

22 - But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 

 

23 - He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. 

 

24 - When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 

 

25 - And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 

 

26 - Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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