I believe the Holy Scripture to be wholly true. I state this with no apology. The fathers of our nation believed this to be true and often quoted from the scriptures as reference in their writings. There is, after all, only one Truth, the Word, found in Jesus Christ. We are admonished not to add to, or take away from that word. (Deuteronomy 12:32). However, it also states that, 'no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.' (2 Peter 1:20-21, NKJV).
Over the centuries, many church leaders, as well as, many folk ignorant of what the Word actually says, have viewed this passage as a gateway to implied self-interpretation of the Word of God, becoming the incubator for misleading and false teaching to others and to the self. I call this 'procreatic reflexivity' because of the constant seed producing effect that false teaching creates and incurs, over and over again. False teaching seeds itself in reflective thought and confession emanating from the leader to its populace, and the populace, goes and repeats the teaching. We have become a world of cults, religiously and politically. . . throughout every genre of leadership. Most men do not lead in truth, they lead by their wallet. The desire for more propels the cultic leader to become the '. . . ever roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.' (1 Peter 5:8, NKJV).
An astigmatism is created in this layer of perceived truth into the retina of the hearer. The vision of the child is blurred unbeknownst to the child, but not all children, because many people believe what they want to believe as a result of former authorities, of whom they do not trust, rejections, or, just plain laziness. It is this astigmatism that keeps people from seeing what 'truly is'. This type of reflexivity thrives in the rejection of private study as it can only exist in the cultic thought of the group. Loyalty is demanded as analytical thought is submerged.
The truths men tell are believed to be innocuous and pithy, but as Thomas Paine discerned, there are men who speak from Point-no-Point. Men, whose values are only valuable to them, seeing gain, or, the next election, as the point and believing they bring no harm to the masses.
The political and religious construct are analogous and are equally constituted in reflexive reciprocity. It is as though all men see what has been happening all along and have accepted these reflexive propensities as the social norm and in the eyes of the people, the leaders believe they are accepted, values and all. Nothing could be further from the Truth. Simply because men have cleverly gotten away with their menagerie of creations, they do not see that all they are are the sycophants of society living off of the populace they are enjoined to serve.
Reciprocity within the reflexive domain is a controlled substance made to benefit the leader. These leaders feed off of the ignorance of the masses who want to believe that good is in authority and that righteousness is not far off. (Isaiah 46:13). Again, many people believe what they want to believe, that's why they give their money to the thieves in the financial district.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him
The iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6, NKJV)
Sociopaths, disguised as political, religious, and financial leaders seek whom and what they may devour. How can we be purged from these afflictions when they, who are in authority over us, serve themselves as demagogues pursuing power, pleasuring themselves with their refractorious personalities?
I am undone.