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The Path to World Peace ver. 1.2.7

A Case of Mistaken Identity

The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, Retired

http://gadflyblog.com/tag/world-peace/

1/17/2018

Abstract

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Introduction

The path to world peace is much simpler than anyone has imagined. Peace on Earth could come down to one word: “worship” and a case of mistaken identity.

World peace has not been known since the Homo sapiens evolved on the planet and started their expansion across the globe.  Some other homos also evolved – such as the Homo Neanderthal – but the Homo sapiens (wise Homo) dominated the planet Earth.  Conflict often resulted from competition for natural resources or over territorial boundaries.  With the advent of ice ages and low sea levels, the Homo sapiens populated the globe.  Due to different climates, these Homo sapiens evolved to match their environment.  As populations grew and resources became scarce, wars of expansion dominated the globe for centuries.

There is a place in the Mediterranean known as the Fertile Crescent, where agriculture replaced the hunters and gathers and permanent communities and cities began to appear as the ice age receded.  As part of the evolution of man, worship was a key element in almost all of the societies on the planet.  Worship took on different forms, from sun worshipers to human sacrifices to the gods.

Conclusion

  • To repeat: the major focus of the new Paradigm is the “Personal Counselor”, a.k.a. The Holy Spirit that was sent to us by the RoCoU to guide us through life and teach us everything we need to know. [i] This is the New Paradigm shift and is exclusive of the Old Paradigm, and not a progression of the Old Paradigm. Thus, the path to world peace is this simple: just listen for this counselor and He will find you, guide you and teach you.

  • Do not make yourself an idol and worship your idol: not God, Jesus, Allah, Mohamed, Buddha, Confucius; the cross, the Star of David, the Bible, the New Testament, the Quran, or any written works. Anything that will take control of your decision-making, such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs of all kinds, etc. become idols, and addictions become sacred cows and sacred cows need to be defended at all costs until death! Therefore, The Path to World Peace is to eliminate all worship for it is worship that creates sacred cows and causes differences that must be defended. Worship is an artifact of ancient man.  Stay in control of your life by listening to the Personal Counselor that the RoCoU sent to you.

Q.E.D.

[i] The New Testament Bible NIV, John 14:16-26, 16:12-15

 

 

 

The Original Sin of Man, His Ego, Ver. 1.0.1
The Philosopher
https://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/tag/sin
8/6/2015

    The Apostle Paul placed great value on “The Original Sin of Man.”i The Apostle Paul had a couple of problems with his construction of his theory of the Gospel of Jesus. First, Paul did not have firsthand experience or knowledge of the Personal Counselor that Jesus sent us on the day of the Pentecost Festival 50 days after his resurrection and accession into Heaven. He only had secondhand information on this Personal Counselor, and that was from people who themselves did not understand what Jesus had sent us. Second, Paul did not have firsthand knowledge of the parables that Jesus used to teach us important principles about His Gospel.

Jesus taught us about new and existing paradigms. These were terms not yet coined in His time, but knowing more than the average bear, Jesus new about paradigms. Jesus knew that a “New Paradigm” completely replaces an “Existing Paradigm.” For example, He taught: “One does not take a piece of cloth from a new garment and use it to patch a tear in an old garment. The new cloth will shrink and cause the tear to become worse. One does not put new wine into and old wineskin, the new wine is volatile and will burst the old wineskin and both the new wine and the old wineskin will be lost. People will always say the old is better than the new.”ii Jesus is describing a paradigm shift in terms that he hopes his disciples will understand. On the same day of Pentecost when Jesus’s Personal Counselor arrived in the form of the Holy Spirit with great impact, Peter connected the New Paradigm with the Old Paradigm when he stated: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Personal Counselor).”iii Obviously Peter did not understand the teaching about New and Old Paradigms. The New Paradigm is not connected to or a patch on or an addendum to the Existing Paradigm. It is a case of “out with the old and in with the new!”iv

    The Apostle Paul also connected the New Paradigm with the Old Paradigm. Paul was educated in the Old Paradigm, as he was a recognized scholar in Jewish theology. He could not escape his training in the Old Paradigm ways and he connected the Old Jewish religion with the New Gospel that Jesus sent to us.

Paul did bring up an interesting topic in his letter to the Christians in Rome. He brought up the subject of “The Original Sin of Man.” To understand the Original Sin of Man, one only needs to have a couple of children who were taught to despise their father due to his choice in a church. This father was deprived of providing guidance and direction to his children as they were taught that their father had nothing of value to teach them. This father was deprived of having any communication with his children. Our Father in Heaven is in the same position with his children. He wants to provide for all they need to live their lives on this planet. He wants to be able to offer guidance to his children through His Personal Counselor, a.k.a. the Holy Spirit. But He has children on this planet that want to make their own way through life using their own devices. As Frank Sinatra popularized the saying, “I did it my way.” Going through life using their own devices, man has caused much trouble for himself and others. One needs only to read history and see this in evidence many times over. Was the Original Sin then “The Ego,” as Freud described it?vOr is the Ego what has been redefined and accepted differently in our society? For example: “In modern English, ego has many meanings. It could mean one’s self-esteem, an inflated sense of self-worth, the conscious-thinking self or, in philosophical terms, one’s self. Ego development is known as the development of multiple processes, cognitive function, defenses, and interpersonal skills or to early adolescence when ego processes are emerged.”vi This writer thinks the latter definition of Ego is the one more related to the Original Sin of Man.

    Given that we want to make our own decisions and provide for ourselves without the assistance and guidance of our Father in Heaven, this puts the Ego in first place for Original Sin. I’m sure this saddens our Father in Heaven, seeing his children wanting to live their live without Him being involved in their lives. It only takes a father in a similar situation to understand how our Father in Heaven feels about being ignored by his own children!

Therefore, the “Original Sin of Man is his Ego,” which must be overcome to have a personal relationship with our Father in Heaven through his Personal Counselor, a.k.a. the Holy Spirit.
One of the best examples of this process is the life and times of John Newton (/ˈnjuːtən/; 24 July 1725 O.S./4 August N.S. – 21 December 1807), who was an English sailor in the Royal Navy for a period, and later a captain of slave ships. He became ordained as an evangelical Anglican cleric, served Olney, Buckinghamshire for two decades, and also wrote hymns, most notably “Amazing Grace” and “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken.”

    Newton started his career at sea at a young age, and worked on slave ships in the slave trade for several years, even after having a Christian conversion. Although Newton continued in the slave trade for several years, he later became a prominent supporter of abolitionism, living to see Britain’s abolition of the African slave trade in 1807. vii

John Newton was the only son of a sea captain; his mother instilled in him the Gospel of Jesus until the age of six, when she died. At age eight, he was sent off to boarding school and at age 10, went to sea on his father’s ship. This was the end of his formal education. He grew up tough, mischievous and blasphemous (degrading God).viii When he was the first mate on a ship retuning to England across the North Sea, his ship was hit with a hurricane force storm. The ship was badly damaged and in danger of sinking. This is when John Newton knelt to his knees and prayed to God for grace. This was the beginning of John’s conversion, which eventually led to him being ordained into the Church of England, despite his not having a college degree from Cambridge or Oxford, a traditional requirement by the Church of England.ix

    It took a strong North Atlantic storm for John Newton to overcome his Ego. There is an old saw: “There are no atheists in foxholes.” Sometimes it takes an incident in one’s life to overcome their Ego.

There is an old saw: “The greatest distance on earth is the distance between a man’s knee and the ground.” That is the distance that seems a requirement to overcome one’s Ego.

    QED

  • i Romans on original sin
    ii Jesus on wineskins
    iii Acts 2: 38
    iv Ibid ii
    v https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego_and_super-ego
    vi ibid
    vii https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Newton
    viii https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasphemy
    ix Jonathan Aitken, “John Newton, from Disgrace to Amazing Grace”, Crossway pub. 2007