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    • The orientation response is particularly stressing when a novel event or fact challenges one’s whole world view. Given an elaborate ideology—Catholicism, Marxism, or whatever—we quickly recognize (or think we recognize) familiar elements in otherwise novel stimuli and this puts us at ease. Indeed, ideologies may be regarded as large mental filing cabinets with vacant drawers or slots waiting to receive new data. For this reason ideologies serve to reduce the intensity and frequency of the orientation response. Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (1970), p336
    • Pagan Eternalconcept of Goalhistory Biblical concept of history Creation
    • politics Pressure of Life ethicsSequenceLogical epistemology metaphysics
    • Biblical metaphysic & Idolatrous metaphysic &epistemology as basis epistemology as basis forfor the nation the nationCreator / creature gods…man…natureSovereignty ChoiceOmnipotence Energy STATE Sovereignty [virtual] OmnipotenceVerbal Revelation Human speculationInfallibility & accessibility  God is [virtual] infallibility withoutnear, joy, confidence against evil accessibility  God is distant, fear, evil overwhelms
    • Rebellion against God  Sense of Guilt +Vulnerability to Satanic DeceptionsSuppression of Truth + Satanic Deceptions Perversion of sense of dominionPerverted dominion  re-engineering realitybeginning with God-sense = idolatryIdolatry + impotent flesh  immorality,social destruction
    • Baal -- Idol of Nature s Climate Cycle blessingsCultic of rain,prostitution fertility of– to trigger grain andfertility herds Rain, Fertility: needs of an agrarian economy $$$
    • What distinguishes Yahweh so sharplyfrom Baal is His intimate associationwith history. He was not bound to thecycle of the seasons but guided hispeople through history toward a goal.The decisive event was not the victoryover the primeval dragon [of chaos] butthe victory over the Egyptians. . . .A. S. Kapelrud, The Ras Shamra Discoveries and the Old Testament.p52 .
    • ESSENCE of GODSovereign OmnipresentRighteous OmnipotentJust ImmutableLoving EternalOmniscientResponse of humble worship and sensitivity to His Word orResponse of aversion, enmity, and avoidance of His Word
    • Biblical metaphysic & Idolatrous metaphysic &epistemology as basis epistemology as basis forfor the nation the nationCreator / creature gods…man…natureSovereignty ChoiceOmnipotence Energy STATE Sovereignty [virtual] OmnipotenceVerbal Revelation Human speculationInfallibility & accessibility  God is [virtual] infallibility withoutnear, joy, confidence against evil accessibility  God is distant, fear, evil overwhelms
    • There is no such thing as revealed truth.There are truths of revelation, that is to say,propositions which express the results ofcorrect thinking concerning revelation; butthey are not themselves directly revealed. –Liberal theologian William Temple