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Work Frame of Theory

Here I would like to introduce to you the theoretical background of my ethical theology. Some of the terms obviously have been adapted from Hegel, but applied in a whole new way. Some of the terms only bear the same names, but the meanings are quite different.



THE THESIS

Paradoxical Aspect I

Paradoxical Aspect II

Literal or physical aspect

Intellectual aspect

Emotional aspect

Spiritual aspect

Synthesis I

Synthesis II

Parasynthesis I

Parasynthesis II

Mesothesis I

Mesothesis II

Paramesothesis I

Paramesothesis II

Antithesis I

Antithesis II

Parantithesis I

Parantithesis II

Hypantithesis I (outer being)

Hypantithesis II (outer being)

Parahypantithesis I (inner being)

Parahypantithesis II (inner being)



A good example of this theory is given below. By exception I give the information here as completely as is necessary. You may notice that elsewhere I do not enter into so much detail, mentioning double theses both on the right and on the left.



"Reconcile yourself now with Him and be at peace. Through this benefit will come to you."

"And the best of our lives is travail and sorrow."

"Joy in the Lord is our strength."

"Bodily exercise has but little profit." "Bend the weakened knees and stretch the lamed elbows and make straight paths, that not the other things get out of place as well." "For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he that serves Christ through Him (H.S.) is acceptable to God and approved for people." "In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you alone, o Lord, make me to dwell in safety." "Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed, save me and I will be saved; for you be my praise." "In all effort there is profit."

"Be transformed through the renewal of your mind and be not conformed to this world." "The path of a righteous person is as a light that shines increasingly brighter till the day is established."

"Come to me all that labor and are heavy laden ... learn from me that I am meek and humble of heart and you will find rest for your souls." "Confess each other your sins, that you may be healed." "He that hates his soul in this world, will preserve it unto eternal life." "For joy in You is our strength." "Work out the salvation of yourselves with fear and trembling, for God is the One that works both the willing and the working..."

"... hating even your clothes that are defiled by the flesh." "Humble yourselves then under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at (the right) occasion." "When I am weak, then I am strong." "My grace is sufficient for you, for the power is perfected through weakness."

Excessive relaxation through music, doing nothing

Sublimation through hard work (physical or mental) [symptom: tick, muscle tension or restlessness]

Trying to relax through exaggerated forms of holiness and idealism [psychologically sick counter measure: excessive control]

Trying to deal with your inner inconsistencies through all kinds of legalistic rules and obligations

Dealing with stress and tension through undue eating and spending sprees, smoking, drinking, softporn and frequent masturbation.

Avoiding the real issues with workoholism and too much and unnecessary workouts, or excessive attention to hobbies [symptom: ulcer, depression]

Attempting to resolve the tension of stress through occult mantra yoga, etc. [sick counter measure: excessive routine]

Nervous and nerve wrecking work habits in line with occult beliefs, with the background fear of incurring bad karma

Ignoring the tension through drugs, undue alcohol consumption, hard porn, gambling and other addictions

Almost always channeling the tension through athletics [symptom: heart attack, brain damage]

Fleeing into magic and idolatry of gods and saints [sick counter measure: excessive ritual]

Fleeing into occult and extreme forms of ascetics like some lone Indian gurus do

Satanic forms of hedonism, extreme SM, etc.

Turning murder and rape into an occupation

Becoming completely detached from reality through very extreme forms of occult meditation

Suicidal forms of negating the body


Ultimately we experience tension and stress because God resists the proud (but He gives grace to the humble!). Perhaps in the end most diseases are stress induced psychosomatic illnesses. In that case there must be just about as many symptoms of stress as there are illnesses. But maybe I am exaggerating and seeing stress and its tension in too many things. At any rate stress weakens the body and soul and makes it vulnerable for many diseases. With the psychologically sick counter measures I mean of course our dealing with the tension of stress. Ultimately stress is caused by our god game, our autotheistic desire to be independent from our Maker. The result is always self destruction. The solution is a proper balance of the texts given in gold and applied to all the aspects of your life.

As you can see, the theses have a double face. Either too much workout, or too much eating; both over a longer time (yoyo dieting) or intermittently. Also the (doubled) theses go on into worsening forms of deterioration.

In many cases we try to solve stress with the same thing: tension against tension (grinding of teeth during the night, locking one's jaws, pressing a stress ball, etc.) and pain against pain (scratching an ich, hitting a boxing ball, cutting oneself); or we give in to pleasure to produce serotonin. Dealing with stress can lead to extreme and dangerous habits such as plucking out and eating your own hair. In that case one has landed in a vicious circle of hanging on to one's own self and yet being frustrated. It will take a hard and honest look at yourself and the will to break out of this cycle, before you can experience a measure of health and wholeness. But this holds for us all actually.

There has been a discussion about whether the honor and dignity is in the (hard) work, or in leisure. I think the answer is that both a dedicated occupation and a devoted pastime leads to these. And there is also something like dolce far niente.


The prophet Samuel stated that rebelliousness is as the sin of divination and that stubbornness is as the sin of idolatry. In our theory this is made abundantly clear in the antitheses and the opposing parantitheses. Though mutually opposed they have a common identity in that they are both just as much antagonistic against the Lord. Both atheism and polytheism have the character of denying the honor of the divinity. And actually this holds for all aberrating theses right and left of the golden mean, the true biblical happy medium, the straight path that leads to the eternal, new Jerusalem. Therefore it is so important not to deviate to the right or the left, as the Bible warns us. (Also the Bible states that covetousness is idolatry. Now covetousness ((not innocent desire)) is found in all theses on the left, particularly in the antithetical worst form of greed, and idolatry is found in all theses on the right, particularly in the parantithetical worst form of worship of idols and the spirits behind them. Such Bible verses show that western people are not a bit better than so-called unintelligent polytheists. In fact they are the same!).

Also, if one deviates too much to the right, then in other things one is bound to deviate too much to the left and the other way around. The Lord put it this way: 'They sift out the gnat, but swallow the camel.' Many atheists have turned away to the left, but in their so-called 'political' correctness they exaggerate some things too much to the right. And we all are guilty of this and so are constituted as falling short of the righteousness of God. This means that to a certain extent we all are hypocritical. The Lord Jesus is the only real one, the ultimate paragon of virtue and we should strive to be like Him, so that His holy Person can become real in us.

The apostle Paul warns against philosophy as empty deceit. Here we should not only think of the Greek theories of his day, but of any idea or theory, no matter how interesting or convincing, that goes against the Scriptures of God. But not everything that is called philosophy has to be empty deceit. Some people, because of what Paul wrote to the Colossians have become paranoid and denounce just about any form of reasoning as extrabiblical exercise, even though in their profession they do the same. Some of such people have fallen for philosophies of empty deceit, even though they are not sold as philosophy. They go by all kinds of names, ranging from conspiracy theories to false theories of biblical Separationism under the disguise of holiness. In the same letter to the Colossians Paul warns against occult practices in the name of God, such as the worship of angels. And here we have rationalitis as empty deceit, that is a mind that goes out on a limb and idealism, the soul and or spirit that go off on a tangent.




Elsewhere I equate the three theses on the left with respectively deism, agnosticism and atheism and those on the right with mysticism, pantheism and polytheism and then with Satanism as the hypantithesis at the bottom. The agnostic wavers between rationalism and relativism like king Herod must have vacillated between the Sadducees and practical politicians as Pilate. And so you have exaggerated Christians to the right that do not know to choose between the Pharisees and the zealots, between Separationism and fanaticism respectively. And so, to keep up the rationale, the pantheist is wedged in between the magicism of the polytheist and the idealism of the mystic. Many cannot stand the tension and join those they cannot withstand.

But yet Herod was fascinated by the boldness, knowledge and wisdom of John the Baptist and 'he listened to him eagerly.' And so the gospel has a timeless appeal in its lucidity and its other worldliness. And many at one time or another shake their heads and are moved. But they fail to make a clear cut decision for the Lord. And they go lost for ever... 'It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God!'


Here below you find a simplified version of my theory.



THE THESIS

Paradoxical Aspect I

Paradoxical Aspect II

Literal or physical aspect

Intellectual aspect

Emotional aspect

Spiritual aspect

Synthesis.

Parasynthesis.

Mesothesis.

Paramesothesis.

Antithesis.

Parantithesis.

Hypantithesis.


As the human being is a unity (Paul speaks about the spirit, soul and body in one breath) the one verse, such as 'Heal me and I will be healed...', is applicable to all three entities. Therefore it is possible that I mention it one time under the body and another time under the spirit. For instance in 'Sin and Sickness I' under body and in 'Sin and Sickness II' under spirit (see psychology).

That through the Fall of man not only the physical body has been damaged, but also the spirit and the soul (and so the will and conscience and the mind); may be evident from the proverb by Solomon: "A healthy tongue is a tree of life, but a tear in it is a breach in the spirit."

And in this way also the conscience is affected. The Bible speaks of a pure, a weak, a tainted and a singed conscience. And I think these may well be called the thesis and the worsening stadia of the deviations, on the right and on the left: the satanic conscience being the worst; about which the Bible teaches that for such people good has become evil and evil has become good.

In Psalm 1. 1 three deviant stadia of sinners are pictured: "Blessed is he that does not walk in the counsel of the godless, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the mockers. But his desire is in the Law of YHWH and he meditates on His Law day and night." You might see that there is a worsening of circumstances. A sinner may begin in his youth by walking with and getting advice from the godless. Then he starts resting in the path of the sinners and finally he settles down and sits with those that mock the Lord and His children and His book.

In one way hate is worse than indifference, as murder is worse than a slap in the face. But in the other way indifference chokes all life like a wet cushion smothers one's ability to breathe. Is it not therefore that in the epistle to Laodicea the Lord is standing outside and that He calls out: "Would you were but cold or warm. But now that you are lukewarm, I will vomit you out!"


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