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Gospel Advance 2018: Reconstruction of Socratic Religious thought to set free whosoever believes, and put them on a new path of thinking in 2018, and beyond: the genuine “good” that Socrates, Plato and Aristotle did not know, which the world needs to know now, and demonstrate today!!! Guy #4: 01: 24 —by Pastor: Elder Wilfred A. Wilson

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January 24, 2018

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Welcome to our 4th, ‘Inward Jew Nation of God Coffee/Juice Break Chat!’ Our previous Chat was on the topic:What is the relation between the Earthly and the Spiritual Man — what is the relation between man and the gods? And reasons why it is so.  Guy #4: 01:19   —by Pastor: Elder Wilfred A. Wilson

Today’s Topic: Reconstruction of Religious thought by the standard of the kingdom of Yahweh and of Christ, to set whosoever believes on a new path of thinking in 2018, and beyond: My Concept of the genuine good that Socrates, Plato and Aristotle did not know, and which the world needs to know now, and demonstrate it today!!! Guy #4: 01: 24 —by Pastor: Elder Wilfred A. Wilson

The Inward Jew Nation of God Message:

Our plan

It cannot be denied that great thinkers like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle did not set the world on a new path of thinking, and that the influence of which continued since their day to a great extent.

Our plan, however, is that we examine the work of Socrates on his “Reconstruction of religious thought —Search for ethical standards,” to see at what point his way of thinking concerning how “the good” can be pursued by man alone, did not confirm to the knowledge of Yahweh our Creator, and bring every Socratican thought, others, to the obedience of Christ, and pursue the divine genuine good.

Our aim is to:

Establish the truth of Yahweh’s pure infallible Word into the hearts and minds of individuals and all nations, who would receive it, with the hope to liberate all who are in bondage; and bring them on the side of Yahweh our heavenly Father through Christ His Son. And by an inward transformation and through a mind renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit; reconstruct by His grace a new Path of Thinking with continuity in accordance with Yahweh’s will, purpose, for man.

The ancient Greeks’ idea/traditional thought

With that said, let’s consider the central thought of early Greek civilization which was “that man lives in a framework of destiny,” they called Moira, since parts of its influence is the root cause of how some have been thinking to this day, hence the dilemma we, as a people, find ourselves in today.

The Greeks’ idea was, “that man lives in a framework of destiny,” called Moira. For the Greeks, “human suffering was the work of Moira or the gods, and man has but a limited freedom. It is right for the people to be instructed in these things, to admire and to revere the nobility of man in the face of his suffering, and to accept the decrees of the gods and learn humility and fortitude.”

The above mentioned idea covered the work of Homer and was implied in the Odyssey and clearly expressed in the Iliad. In the poem “Homer,” it is clearly understood that “man’s deeds on earth, however pleasing they may be to the gods, will not avail to save him from his destined destruction.” The following is an example of the Greek idea as demonstrated in the poem.

In as much as “Hector has always fulfilled his religious obligations towards Zeus and the other gods; his moral character has been impeccable; yet he must fall a victim to the spear of Achilles, who is on all counts his moral inferior.”

Zeus, who is ruled by the super power of Moira weighs the lot of the two heroes, Hector and Achilles in the balance, and the test showed that Hector should die in the dual match between himself and Achilles. As a result Zeus’s divine help has to be withdrawn from Hector, who is conscious that he is no match in a combat with Achilles and that he will die. And not even his dearly beloved wife could persuade him to escape the dual, for in his mindset, “It is his duty as a man to engage in the conflict, a duty toward himself, known to the Greeks as “arête.”

Thus, in the view of the poem Homer, man cannot escape his fate. “There is a realm of necessity which is the framework within which his deeds must be performed, and his only task within this framework is to bear himself nobly and with dignity as benefits a true man.”

Beloved, the above mentioned thought was the central “core of early Greek tragedy.” We are to bear in mind that “the tragedian’s task was not to entertain, but to teach the people.”

It is noteworthy that the tragedy was performed at Dionysiac festival; it was part of the Greek Religion. And Aristotle defined its purpose as explained, that it must be “of some magnitude” (concerning matters of moment) must present, “an imitation of life” and must  by inspiring awe, lead to a “catharsis” (release) of these and other emotions.”

Other demonstrations of “Arete”

In Aeschylus’ play “Prometheus Bound,” Prometheus obeyed the gods to seek a higher task for mankind. As a result, he was punished even though it was within the final needs of destiny that should be the recipient of the promethean gift. And the entire household of Agamemnon has been sought by cruel destiny that was not his original making.

In the play the Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus trilogy of Sophocles it is, “Expressly shown that Oedipus has been designed to kill his father and marry his mother,” and all human efforts failed to stop the tragedy.

It is noteworthy that while Sophocles suggested that the sufferings of Oedipus was a worthwhile solution because “the land in which he is buried is to be blessed”: in the thoughts of dramatists as in that like Homer no explanation is given as to “why men suffer that can be universal applicable.”

Socrates reconstruction of the Sophists’ traditional thinking

And Socrates, who himself being a Sophist, in his attempt to reconstruct the above mentioned traditional thinking, showed that the Sophists had “neglected an important part of human experience—“the inner self.” And not only did he accept the main Sophistic criticism that man had always relied upon traditional thought rather than the best thought of which he is capable but also, set out to discover “what it is that man does know and how he comes to know it.” And here Socrates is “one with the Sophists in so far as he stresses the ignorance of those who profess to know, and the unproved nature of all traditional thinking.”

But, Socrates, the constructive thinker that he was, took the main Sophistic criticism to the next level when he said, “We must not indeed take received opinion on trust, but man can know through self-examination. In order to discover this truth, which every man knows inwardly, it is necessary to bring knowledge to birth.”

Interestingly, the methodology Socrates used to achieve his goal was labelled the “Socratic Method, or the Dialectic” one of “question and answer, by which it is gradually discovered first what is not true; and thereafter the truth is built up stage by stage, allowing no definition to stand until it has been examined, and no questionable statement to pass with criticism.”

Results:

“When the process has finished, the questioner, will find that he really knows something, however little, that he was not aware of knowing before.

Interestingly, “the Socrates Method” was useful in the dialogues of Plato who was one of his students to enquire into the nature of the good and how it could be pursued by man.

The Big Question:

“Can virtue (arête) or moral excellence be taught? If the code of right behavior is not to be dictated by tradition, received opinion, and the supposed will of the gods, then it must emanate from man.”

The predictable end result:

An individual ethic based on man’s best knowledge must replace the traditional one.

Socrates’ belief; Application and Solution  

A Typical Greek Notion 

It is Socrates’ belief that “if we rid ourselves of all prejudice and previous thinking on the subject, then by constant criticism followed by constructive thought we can obtain an idea of the good which will be the same for all; because the human being is so constituted that he can know the good. And knowing it, he can follow it, for no one who truly knows the good would deliberately chose to follow the evil.

Socrates questioned the Sophists’ aim of teaching 

With regard to the Sophists, Socrates showed that their aim of teaching “useful Knowledge” was inadequate. In addition’ he asked the question, “useful for what?” and with ease showed that the only human aim is truly the pursuit of the good, to which all else is subordinate.

I question Socrates’ concept

Beloved, the pursuit of the good is an important truth in terms of the human aim. And Socrates’ concept that the Sophists had neglected an important part of human experience, that is, the inner self, is not a problem with me.

But, I question Socrates’ concept of how “the good,” can to be pursued by mere man’s efforts when in his flesh “dwelleth no good thing;” [Romans 7:18] that is, in his corrupt lower “inner self,” and the notion that man once knowing the good, he can follow it,” (truthfully) and not choose to deliberately follow evil.

My Concept of the genuine “good” that Socrates, Plato and Aristotle did not know, and which the world needs to know

Beloved, in truth and in fact, I do not agree with Socrates’ notion, because according to the wisdom that is far above the wisdom of the earth realm in which Socrates operated, there in the upper “inner self” in man, is the Holy Spirit through whom man may be strengthened with might: and by whom man, by His grace through faith, can know the genuine good; yea, even be taken to a higher level of consciousness beyond knowledge, which is “the love of Christ.” [Read Ephesians 3:16] And by personally experiencing this genuine good (the love of Christ), and being rooted and grounded in it, individually and collectively, we can pursue it, and not choose to follow evil.

And if you from the heart believe and receive this message today you may shout and say,

Praise God for the “Love of Christ,”— the path of the new World Order! Freedom for me and for “al a we”!!! Amen. 

Beloved, let’s raise our hands to heaven and give Yahweh praise. Hallelujaaaaaaah!!!  Do remember to make a comment in the comment space below. God bless you.

Finally, my beloved, I close this message with the following injunction:

For this cause I bow my knee unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family of heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to His riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye being rooted and grounded in love: may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breath, length and depth and height; and to know the love of Christ , which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled with the fullness of God.” [Ephesians 3:14-20] Amen.

May Yahweh richly bless you. Shalom.

Well, our time is up!

Well, our time is up. It was a pleasure sharing with you spiritual things on Moment of Inner Change. See you at our next Inward Jew Nation Coffee/Juice Break Chat, with Redeeming Luv. Shalom.

Yours in His love,

Redeeming Luv

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