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Doctrine of Stress

July 23, 2010

DOCTRINE OF STRESS

1.    Definition and description

A.    There are several working principles of this doctrine.

1)    There are two kinds of pressure in life.

a.    Overt pressure which in this study will be classified as adversity.

b.    Inner pressure of the soul which in this study will be classified as stress.

2)    Adversity is an outside pressure of life; stress is the inside pressure of the soul.

3)    As an outside pressure of life, there are two categories of adversity.

a.    Suffering from the law of volitional responsibility–referred to as divine discipline.

b.    Suffering for blessing which accelerates spiritual growth.

4)    As an inside pressure of the soul, stress can be categorized several ways:

a.    Stress from converting the outside pressure of adversity into the inside pressure of stress in the soul.

b.    Suffering which comes from grieving the Holy Spirit.

c.    Suffering which comes from quenching the Spirit.

d.    Suffering from the four areas of divine discipline. ( Once there is stress in the soul, there is no suffering for blessing.)

5)    Stress is what you do to yourself; adversity is what the circumstances of life do to you.

6)    Adversity is inevitable, but stress is optional.  (Stress occurs when negative volition lets adversity into the soul.

7)    Stress in the soul always results in old-sin-nature influence in the life.

a.    Stress in the soul destroys the spiritual life of the believer.

b.    Stress causes fragmentation, reversionism, and Christian degeneracy, and completely destroys any capacity for life, love, and happiness.

c.    Stress destroys the inner spiritual strength of the soul and results in inner tensions that cause dissociation, mental disorder, and multiple personality dysfunction.

d.    Unchecked and perpetuated stress in the soul produces psychosis, even in Christians.
8)    Stress that is perpetuated in the soul results in failure to glorify God, therefore, the believer with stress in the soul becomes a loser believer.

9)    The loser believer can be described in several ways:

a.    Associated with self-fragmentation.

b.    Associated with polarized fragmentation, a condition in which the old-sin-nature influences the believer to function in his trend resulting in either self-righteous arrogance or antinomianism.

c.    Functioning somewhere within the eight stages of reversionism.

d.    Associated with Christian moral degeneracy.

e.    Associated with Christian immoral degeneracy.

f.    Associated with dissociation and possesses garbage in the subconscious mind.

g.    Becomes a psychotic or neurotic Christian.

10)    Extrapolated from metabolized doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness are eleven potential problem solving devices which work both offensively and defensively against adversity and stress.

a.    The problem solving devices are potential; they are based upon your metabolization of doctrine.

b.    The problem solving devices are as follows:  yieldedness to God the Holy Spirit, the rebound technique, the filling by the Holy Spirit, the faith-rest drill, grace orientation, doctrinal orientation, a personal sense of destiny, a personal love for God the Father, impersonal love for all mankind, sharing the perfect happiness of God, and occupation with Christ.

c.    Defensively, the problem solving devices function to prevent the outside pressure of adversity from penetrating the soul wherein it becomes the inner pressure of stress.

d.    The eleven problem solving devices are the defensive position against adversity which is outside pressure attacking the soul.

e.    Offensively, the eleven problem solving devices function to remove from the soul the inner pressure of stress.  We take the offensive by using the faith-rest drill, grace orientation, doctrinal orientation, and the other problem solving devices.

11)    When the inner pressure of stress is allowed to perpetuate itself in the soul, that stress will destroy any metabolized doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness, and as long as stress remains in the soul, it will prevent any future metabolization of doctrine.  This is why people say, “Doctrine does not work.”

a.    The constant conversion of gnosis doctrine into epignosis doctrine through consistent faith perception prevents the conversion of the outside pressure of adversity into the inside pressure of stress in the soul.

b.    God has provided everything we need to meet the outside pressure of life; however, we can use our volition to convert the outside pressure of adversity into soul stress.

c.    Soul stress hits the soul’s stream of consciousness and results in dissociation garbage in the subconscious.

d.    The conversion of adversity into stress always begins with outside pressure.

(1)    Only cognition and application of the problem solving devices in the protocol plan of God can avoid the disaster of converting adversity into stress.

(2)    Adversity on the outside should be handled through the application of Bible doctrine.

(3)    Stress on the inside is something we do to ourselves.

e.    Under the pressure of adversity, the believer can use his volition to open the door of his soul and invite in the pressure which was on the outside.

e.    The conversion of adversity into stress is a series of bad decisions from a position of weakness.

f.    Bad decisions from a position of weakness open up the defense system and allow the outside pressure of adversity to come into the soul creating mental illness, personality dysfunction, and other related problems.

g.    If Bible doctrine is not the number one priority in life, the result is negative volition toward doctrine, and this, in turn, results in distractions from consistent post-salvation epistemological rehabilitation.

h.    This means failure to understand the mechanics of how to put into operation the problem solving devices meant for our defense.

i.    Metabolized doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness maintains the normal, cohesive, integrated, and unified soul.

B.    The Difference Between Adversity and Stress.

1)    Adversity is outside pressure in the life from the circumstances of daily experiences.

2)    The problem with adversity is that when this outside pressure penetrates the soul, it is converted into stress, which causes inner pressure in the soul.

(Job 14:1) “Man, who is born of woman, is few of days and full of trouble.”

3)    Adversity may be caused by many things:  weather, financial reverses, loss of friendship, a broken romance, marital problems, family problems, personality conflicts, spiritual problems including sins, legalism, the production of dead works, human good and evil.

a.    There are many categories of disaster which act as outside pressure:

(1)    Social disaster:  loss of social life, loss of friendship, a broken romance, marital problems, personality conflicts, injustice from others.

(2)    Historical disaster:  related to economic disaster–recession or depression; being defeated in warfare; disarming the nation; diplomatic defeat; loss of establishment principles among the people; loss of freedom; the violence of revolution; becoming the victim of terrorism; persecution; and divine punishment for anti-Semitism.

(3)    Criminal disaster:  you are a victim of robbery, rape, embezzlement, blackmail, child abuse, incest, or other crimes.

(4)    Vilification disaster:  being the victim of gossip, slander, maligning, judging; being the victim of the creation of the public lie; being a victim of projection (others assigning their flaws to you); loss of reputation.

(5)    Rejection disaster:  social isolation, business isolation, unfair treatment, a victim of prejudice, rejection by someone you love, a victim of role model arrogance, a victim of poor management, being passed over for promotion, being fired from your job unfairly.

(6)    Weather disasters.

(7)    Loss of health, including all categories of disease, pain, terminal illness, and starvation.

(8)    Handicap disaster:  blindness, paralysis, loss of body parts.

(9)    The death of loved ones.

b.    Trouble is one of the Bible words for adversity.

(1)    (Psalm 9:9) “The Lord will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in time of trouble.

(2)    (Psalm 119:143) “Trouble and anguish have found me, however, Your commandments are my delight.

(3)    (Psalm 46:1) “God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in tight places.

(4)    (Psalm 54:7) “For His person has delivered me from all adversities, and my eyes have looked on my enemies [impersonal love].

(5)    (Proverbs 21:23) “He who guards his mouth and his tongue guards his soul from troubles.

4)    Stress is the inside pressure which effects the soul’s stream of consciousness which is in the right lobe of the soul’s mentality.

5)    Stress, therefore, affects the believer’s mental attitude, and it affects the believer’s subconscious mind.

6)    There is real danger to the believer when he or she converts the outside pressure of adversity into stress in the soul.

a.    Stress is succumbing to outside pressure of life.

b.    Stress is the alternative to using the problem solving devices.

c.    Stress is inside pressure of the soul.

d.    Stress is what you do to yourself.

e.    Stress is optional.

f.    Stress is the result of the law of volitional responsibility. (Hosea 8:7; Galatians 6:7)  You sow to the wind and reap the whirlwind.

g.    Stress is reaction to the circumstances of life by using either the arrogance or emotional complex of sins to deal with outside pressure.

h.    Stress is the triumph of self-fragmentation; polarized fragmentation; reversionism; and Christian degeneracy, moral and immoral.

i.    Stress in the soul’s stream of consciousness puts layer upon layer of scar tissue over metabolized doctrine, and doctrine does not work when it is covered by many layers of scar tissue of the soul.

j.    Stress can cause dissociation resulting in garbage in the subconscious.  Stress can result in mental disorders and personality dysfunction among Christians.

C.    The penetration of outside pressure is always a matter of bad decisions from a position of weakness.

1)    We usually have nothing to do with adversity, but we have everything to do with adversity becoming stress.  Involvement in the cosmic system and Christian degeneracy are the results of stress taking command of the soul.

2)    The greatest position of weakness occurs between polarized fragmentation and Christian degeneracy.  We succumb to pressure through the function of the old sin nature which causes implosion.  Implosion then results in self-fragmentation which polarizes into either antinomianism or legalism.  The real problem, where soul stress takes over, is reversionism from Christian moral or immoral degeneracy.

a.    Reversionism is the greatest position of weakness in the Christian life.  Emotional revolt of the soul creates so much stress in the soul it is almost unbearable.

b.    When the rate of forgetting Bible doctrine exceeds the rate of learning doctrine, the eight stages of reversionism provide a system for succumbing constantly to outside pressure of adversity and converting it into soul stress.  In reversionism, any outside pressure moves through the doctrinal defenses of the soul and creates stress inside the soul.  This person reacts to the smallest pressures in life and cannot handle them.

D.    The victorious or successful Christian life isolates and overcomes outer pressure through the use of the eleven problem solving devices.

1)    As long as we can keep outside pressure outside of the soul through the application of doctrine, we can have a victorious Christian life.

2)    This requires humility as the foundation for professionalism and integrity.

3)    Professionalism is understanding the mechanics of how to use the problem solving devices.

4)    Integrity is the spiritual strength to put the mechanics into operation.

5)    This spiritual strength comes from maximum metabolized doctrine circulating in the soul’s stream of consciousness.

E    Stress turns the soul over to the old sin nature.  For example, stress plus bitterness results in a very miserable person.

F.    Principles of Application.

1)    Sex drive:  Stress inhibits and shuts down sexual drives of the individual in a normal sexual relationship.

2)    S evere stress and children:  Children under severe stress in their family environment usually develop a separate personality to deal with their stress.

a.    They become whatever it takes to minimize that stress.

b.    For example, the oldest child becomes a workaholic, responsible child; the second child becomes funny, pleasing, always trying to keep things calm, always trying to say the right thing.

3)    Stress and tunnel vision:  Stress creates tunnel vision, focusing on those things producing the stress and shuts down all creative thinking.

4)    Stress and creative thinking:  Creative thinking occurs where a total relaxed mental attitude is present.

5)    Stress and personality changes:  When under stress, the personality changes into an emotional, hypersensitive, very caustic, sarcastic individual.

6)    Stress and routine and good eating habits:  When under stress, routine and good eating habits become non-existent.  The end result is a run down, tired condition.

7)    Stress and long term planning:  When under stress, long term planning is non-existent and short term decisions or decisions of expediency are the norm.

8)    Stressful people who feed on stress:  Stress feeds on stress and eventually becomes a lifestyle.

a.    Stress becomes a coping machine.

b.    The stressed out person needs the stressful life to keep him from thinking of reality and taking stock of a lifestyle that has totally alienated him from those people around him.

c.    His number one priority is himself and his obsession.

d.    It usually takes a severe crisis to get his attention and give him the possibility of getting out of the vicious cycle.

9)    Stress and Pastors:  Pastors put themselves under extreme stress because they are shocked about apathy in the congregation.

a.    They start thinking they are the problem and start to press, thinking of what they can do to stop this apathy.

b.    Human power takes over and they become casualties, selling out to false doctrines.

c.    The stress only increases because they are impotent and fragmentation occurs in their congregation and family.

10)    Stress and young people:  Stress occurs in young people when they are raised in an environment where their self-worth is not nurtured or encouraged.

a.    They are constantly not fulfilling their parent’s unrealistic expectation of them.

b.    So young people become very vulnerable to peer pressure and become involved in groups where they can gain some self-worth.

11)    Stress and unfair treatment:  The best way to get back on track after reacting to unfair treatment from some person is to place that person in your prayers because this defuses the frustration and resultant judging, maligning, and bitterness that tries to set in.

12)    Stress and an active social life:  An active social life puts you under tremendous stress:  stress on the job; the stress of trying to please everyone; getting hooked on the stimulation of constantly looking forward to the next social event.

a.    Each social event, when it finally does occur, does not live up to your expectations.

b.    Thus, you have constant frustration and are always tired, which results in loss of job performance.

13)    Stress and dysfunctional families:  People, today, are acting like this is the first time that dysfunctional families are turning out dysfunctional children.

a.    People are focusing on the symptoms and the various backgrounds of the dysfunctional person

b.    But these people are not providing the ultimate cure for family restoration, namely, Bible doctrine for the soul’s stream of consciousness that will flush out the garbage that is in the subconscious mind.

14)    Stress and the split personality:  God has given us a cohesive, unified personality at birth, but we split the personality when arrogance is added to stress.

a.    You can continue under stress for a while if you are maintaining your spiritual growth and eventually regain your spiritual momentum.

b.    The cohesive ability of doctrine is phenomenal where the mature believer is concerned, but when arrogance and stress are combined in the soul of someone with limited spiritual growth, the result will be a split personality.

15)    Stress and sales work:  The person who works in sales and has been under stress for a while thrives on the chaos of his life.

a.    The stress keeps him busy putting out fires and gives him the great satisfaction of being so busy.  It also gives him human self-esteem because he is accomplishing so much.

b.    But in reality, he is creating chaos by being overextended and going in so many directions that he loses influence.

c.    He has no concept of balance in his life, and everyone around him suffers because he is out of influence.

d.    Wife, children, family members, and employees all suffer because he is too busy going berserk to give the quality time to others that they require.

e.    He has poor morale all around him, but he is unaware of this reality.

f.    On many occasions, he thinks he is getting by on his charming personality, but in reality, he is charming one minute and cruel the next as he shifts to the second of his split personality.

16)    Stress and the pleasing personality:  At the time that a personality becomes a pleasing personality, the stress to continually be that pleasing person becomes unbearable.

a.    We cannot please everyone all the time; therefore, that person has a life of disappointment and frustration.

b.    When interacting with people who are close to him, he tends to be demeaning and critical because of the frustration that he feels regarding people in general.

c.    He prefers that his home life be very quiet and without confrontation because he is no longer at work, and he does not want anyone to bother him.

d.    Thus, he is not able to give the people to whom he is closely related what they need in a normal relationship because he expends so much energy pleasing everyone when he is at work or in a social gathering.

17)    Stress and prayer:  If you do not immediately pray for those who wrong you, malign you, attack you, then you immediately start maligning, judging, discrediting them.

a.    However, if you turn them over to the Lord in prayer, the need to destroy them dissipates and you tend to move on from this attack; otherwise, there is a tendency to justify your position by tearing them down and discrediting them.

b.    Once you turn them over to the justice of God, tranquility takes over in your soul.

18)    Stress and the critical personality:  When a person constantly criticizes and judges everyone around him, and then justifies this behavior by telling everyone that he is people-smart, and that he sees clearly the way others should be acting or executing the plan of God for their lives, he is suffering from self-righteous arrogance, and his need to be involved in this type of behavior keeps him from looking at himself and his problems associated with his own lack of spiritual self-esteem.

2.    The Relation Between Cognition and Stress.

A.    Principles.

1)    There is a definite relationship between stress and cognition.

2)    Stress makes you forgetful and impairs your memory.

3)    Stress hinders your ability to learn.

4)    Stress affects your perception of reality.

5)    When stress is removed, cognitive ability can be restored.

6)    If a person remains in a stressful situation too long, all of his cognitive ability is destroyed and he enters into a psychotic condition.

B.    When the rate of learning exceeds the rate of forgetting, Bible doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness functions in its seven compartments

C.    However, when the rate of forgetting exceeds the rate of learning, Bible doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness is eventually erased.

D.    When the rate of forgetting exceeds the rate of learning, the outside pressure of adversity is converted into the inside pressure of stress in the soul.

E.    Much of the stress in life is the result of some form of failure.

1)    Each day is made up of many kinds of outside pressures that can be converted into stress.

a.    Stress results in a position of weakness.

b.    A position of weakness is perpetuated when the old-sin-nature is permitted to dominate the soul through the following:

(1)    decisions to sin
(2)    decisions to perform human good
(3)    decisions to enter into dead works

2)    Vulnerability to convert adversity into stress is related to the believer’s values.

a.    If Bible doctrine is not the number one priority in a believer’s life, stress is inevitable, not optional.

b.    A lack of metabolized doctrine produces vulnerability.

3)    Stress is manufactured when the believer fails to make Bible doctrine the number one priority in his life.

a.    Stress is manufactured when the believer fails to be consistent in post-salvation epistemological rehabilitation.

b.    Stress is manufactured when the believer becomes distracted by the false concept that fellowship with people is a must.

4)    Fear is an example of failure.

a.    When the power of fear increases in a believer’s life, fear will increase the conversion of the outside pressure of adversity into the inside pressure of stress in the soul.

b.    Stress is the greatest helper that the old-sin-nature possesses.

D.    Maturity is related to stress.

1)    A mature person always thinks in terms of principles.

2)    A mature person develops the ability to conceptualize, both in his personal life and in his profession or work.

3)    Conceptualization occurs when ideas are formed by mentally combining the characteristics of a subject.

4)    A mature person accepts full responsibility for his own life, both his decisions and his actions.

5)    A mature person does not think in terms of “I could not help it.”  This is anindiation of arrested spiritual growth.

6)    A mature person willingly defers immediate pleasure or reward, when necessary, and is able to tolerate circumstances that would otherwise frustrate other people.

7)    A necessary ingredient of spiritual maturity is emotional stability under stress.

8)    A mature person looks at failure as an opportunity to make a change.

E.    To deal with stress objectively, a person must understand that much of the stress in life results from some form of failure.

F.    There are five stages of the soul’s reaction to failure.

1).    Shock or disbelief:  The mature person absorbs the shock and does not break.

2)    Fear and worry:  These neutralize the spiritual life of the believer.

3)    Anger:  Anger is used as an alarm system; if used toward others, it is sinful; if used toward self, it is motivational to make a change.

4)    Shame:  This is the product of what we think others think of us.

5)    Blame:  This is the loss of self-esteem and does not solve problems.

G.    When the believer allows the penetration of adversity into the soul’s stream of consciousness, adversity is converted into the arrogance complex of sins or the emotional complex of sins.

H.    Stress in the soul can split a believer’s doctrinally oriented personality through dissociation.

I.    When the doctrinally oriented personality succumbs to the temptations of his old-sin-nature, he loses his spiritual strength that was provided by yieldedness to God the Holy Spirit and metabolized doctrine in his soul’s stream of consciousness.  The following is the result:

1)    Conversion from a spiritual life to a carnal life.

2)    The conversion of the outside pressure of adversity into the inside pressure of stress in the soul.

J.    The Contradiction Principles:  the things that we do that contradict the protocol plan of God.

1)    The inside pressure of stress in the soul contradicts the protocol plan of God.

a.    Stress is the status quo of grieving the Holy Spirit.  Ephesians 4:30

b.    Stress is the status quo of quenching the Spirit.  1 Thessalonians 5:19

c.    Under stress, the believer becomes the enemy of the cross.  Philippians 3:18

d.    Under stress, the believer is the enemy of God.  James 4:4

2)    The perpetuation of the inside pressure of stress in the soul is described as the devastation of the believer’s spiritual life.

a.    The believer has drifted off course from grace.  Galatians 5:4

b.    The believer has come short of the grace of God.  Hebrews 12:15

c.    The believer is described as lukewarm.  Revelation 3:15-16

d.    The believer is described as a tormented soul.  2 Peter 2:7-8

e.    The spiritual life of the believer is described as being shipwrecked.  1 Timothy 1:19

f.    The believer is described in terms of being psychotic.  James 1:8, 4:8

3.    Stress and the Vicious Cycle.

A.    The vicious cycle occurs in three phases.

1)    Phase one is the conversion of the outside pressure of adversity into stress in the soul, and stress in the soul opens the door for the old sin nature to express itself and to influence the life of the believer.

2)    Phase two is when the believer is completely influenced by the old sin nature.

3)    Phase three is an overt manifestation of the arrogance complex of sins, the emotional complex of sins, the split personality, the anxiety or panic disorders, and an hysteria reaction to life.

B.    Phase three turns carnal motivation into Christian degeneracy.

C.    The vicious cycle is a post-salvation phenomena, which results from lack of metabolized doctrine in the soul or lack of understanding or using the problem solving devices to keep adversity outside of the soul.

D.    Believers under the function of the vicious cycle have the same stress factor in the soul as their unbeliever counterparts.

1)    Emotional stress factors such as fear, worry, guilt, panic, and anxiety are common to both believer and unbeliever alike.

2)    Arrogant stress factors are also common to both.

E.    The increased stress factor of the soul gives the old sin nature greater influence, so that the believer moves to a state of irrationality, irresponsibility, dissociation, and loss of all spiritual values.

F.    The example stress and bitterness as an influence whose source is the old sin nature.

1)    Bitterness has two directions:

a.    toward self.
b.    toward others.

2)    Bitterness toward self destroys spiritual self-esteem, the removal of all contentment, all tranquility, any form of sharing the happiness of God.

3)    Bitterness is a major factor in destroying the spiritual life.

4)    Bitterness plus stress destroys any possibility for happiness.

5)    Bitterness and sharing the happiness of God cannot coexist in the believer’s soul.

6)    Bitterness and love cannot coexist in the believer’s soul.

7)    Bitterness is the root of many sins:

Heb 12:15, “See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by it many are defiled.”

8)    Bitterness wipes out any previous grace orientation existing in the believer’s life.

9)    Bitterness is a great contributor to any failure a believer may have.

10)    The retention of that bitterness destroys any possibility of recovery.

11)    No Christian has a right to bitterness just because he has been unfairly treated.

12)    In Eph 4:31, bitterness is represented as the pin of the grenade in self-fragmentation.

“All bitterness, both anger and wrath, both brawling and slander, must be removed from you, along with all malice.”

13)    The bitter soul has no tranquility or contentment, no sharing of the happiness of God.

14)    The bitter soul is frantically searching for happiness.

15)    The bitter soul is hypersensitive about what others say and totally insensitive to others.

16)    Biblical illustrations of the bitter soul are found in the following passages.

17)    The mother of Samuel was bitter because she was barren. (1 Samuel 1:10)

Principle:  Women are sometimes bitter because they do not have what other women have.

18)    Parents are bitter because of the failures of their children. (Proverbs 17:25)

19)    The administration of the fifth cycle of discipline causes bitterness. (Lamentations 1:4; Amos 8:10; Isaiah 33:7)

4.    Stress Related to Reversionism.

A.    There are eight stages of reversionism.

1)    Reaction and distraction.
2)    Frantic search for happiness.
3).    Operation boomerang.
4).    Emotional revolt of the soul.
5).    Locked in negative volition.
6)    Blackout of the soul.
7)    Scar tissue of the soul.
8)    Reverse process reversionism.

B.    The stages of reversionism defined.

1)    Reaction and distraction:  the believer reacts toward the teaching of doctrine and becomes distracted from the teaching of doctrine.

2)    Frantic search for happiness:  This is seeking happiness apart from the inculcation and application of Bible doctrine.

3)    Operation boomerang:  Every avenue down which happiness is sought in the frantic search only intensifies the believer’s reaction and distraction from the inculcation and application of Bible doctrine.

4)    Emotional revolt of the soul:  This is where the emotions of the soul usurp authority over the mentality of the soul and the believer seeks his solutions through feelings.  He feels rather than thinks.

5)    Locked in negative volition:  At this point, the believer no longer seeks the inculcation of Bible doctrine and operates completely independent from the application of doctrine.

6).    Blackout of the soul:  Negative volition creates a vacuum in the soul that sucks false doctrine into the left lobe of the soul’s mentality.  False doctrine is referred to as darkness, the opposite of light, so, false doctrine brings darkness to the soul, herein, referred to as blackout o the soul.

7)    Scar tissue of the soul:  This is the hardening of the heart, that is, the soul’s right lobe, and so hardened does the heart become that all doctrine contained in the seven compartments of the soul’s stream of consciousness ceases to circulate and is no longer capable of being applied to life’s situations.

8)    Reverse process reversionism:  At this stage all spiritual priorities and values are totally reversed, so that fleshly, worldly, and Satanic values replace the priorities and values associated with the protocol plan of God for the believer.

C.    The eight stages of reversionism create a position of weakness from which a maximum number of bad decisions are made.

1)    These bad decisions include the habitual conversion of the outside pressure of adversity into the inside pressure of stress in the soul.

2)    Each stage of reversionism brings the believer closer to Christian degeneracy and increases the amount of stress in the soul’s stream of consciousness.

3)    The eight stages of reversionism are located between polarized fragmentation and degeneracy.

4)    Implosion sends fragments which move either toward legalism or antinomianism.

5)    The stages of reversionism begin and continue to the point of either moral or immoral degeneracy.

6)    All of the mental disorders are developed at this point.

D.    Amplifying the eight stages of reversionism.

a.    Stage one:  reaction and distraction.

(1)    The believer reacts to the teaching of doctrine by reacting toward the personality of the pastor, or toward the content of the his message, or both.

Principle:  When you react, the problem is yours.  Never blame the problem on someone else.

Principle:  Under the law of volitional responsibility, the believer uses his own volition to become distracted from the one source and ultimate source of help in life.

(2)    Reaction and distraction guarantees that the rate of forgetting exceeds the rate of learning, so when the believer neglects Bible doctrine, he will eventually forget all the doctrine he has learned.

(a)    Forgetting doctrine eventually results in the destruction of doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness.

(b)    There is an increase in the number of bad decisions from a position of weakness that results in the conversion of normal adversities into stress in the soul.

(c)    The believer sows to the wind and reaps the whirlwind.

b.    Stage two:  the frantic search for happiness.

(1)    When the believer loses the spiritual discipline of being consistent in the perception of doctrine, it is inevitable that he will seek happiness in another form.

(a)    The form of the frantic search for happiness will be compatible with the trend in the believer’s old sin nature.

(b)    The frantic search for happiness will result in the believer entering either moral or immoral degeneracy.

(2)    Legalism.

(a)    The legalistic search for happiness is based on self-righteous arrogance, crusader arrogance, and function in Christian activism.

(b)    The legalistic believer’s frantic search for happiness may include in some form of Christian activism.

(c)    The legalistic search for happiness may include self-sacrifice which is regarded by the unenlightened as spirituality.

(3)    Lawlessness.

(a)    The antinomian search for happiness may be characterized by stress in the soul and a preoccupation with self that emphasizes self-indulgence rather than self-sacrifice.

(b)    The antinomian search for happiness may be characterized by preoccupation with self to the point of maximum self-indulgence in any of the following:  pleasure lust, social lust, sexual lust, and/or chemical lust.

c.    Stage three:  operation boomerang.

(1)    By analogy, the believer who is frantically searching for happiness throws the boomerang at happiness, but the boomerang misses happiness all together.

(a)    Throwing the boomerang is analogous to traveling any avenue in life in search of happiness.

(b)    The believer begins his search unhappy; he travels down a road in search of happiness; and the road the believer travels in search of happiness brings him back to the point where he began—the point of unhappiness.

(c) This is how it works.  No matter how many roads down which the believer travels, the end of the road always yields the same—more unhappiness.

(d)    No matter what road the believer goes down in search of happiness, the boomerang cannot return happiness, doctrine, grace orientation, filling by the Spirit, an understanding of the grace of God, or the use of the proper values related to Bible doctrine.

(2)    Any system that seeks happiness apart from the inculcation and application of Bible doctrine misses happiness all together, for the believer’s happiness is dependent on maximum metabolized doctrine circulating in the soul’s stream of consciousness.

(3)    Operation boomerang increases the momentum of converting the outside pressures of adversity into the inside pressures of stress.  It never leads to happiness.

(4)    There are two special features of sharing the happiness of God:  tranquility of soul and contentment of soul.

(a)    Tranquility is the peace of God which passes all understanding and it guards the soul’s stream of consciousness.  (Philippians 4:6-7)

Philippians 4:6-7
6    Be anxious for nothing [ stop worrying about anything ], but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7    And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard [ garrison ] your hearts and your minds in [ by means of ] Christ Jesus. (NAS)

(b)    Contentment results of tranquility.

i.    Contentment is sharing the happiness of God and does not depend on outside circumstances of life.

ii.    When the believer is content and tranquil, he does not convert the outside pressure of adversity into the inside pressure of stress in the soul.

iii.    Tranquility and contentment insulate the soul against stress and against old sin nature influence.

iv.    Sharing the happiness of God protects the unity, cohesiveness, and integration of the soul of the believer.

v.    Contentment also creates capacity for life, love, and happiness.

vi.    The pursuit of Bible doctrine becomes the pursuit of happiness.

vii.    When the believer develops spiritual self-esteem, he no longer depends on pleasant circumstances for happiness in your life.

d.    Stage four:  emotional revolt of the soul.

(1)    In this stage, the believer moves away from the following realities:

(a)    the reality of grace.
(b)    the reality of divine power.
(c)    the reality of Bible doctrine circulating in the soul’s stream of consciousness.

(2)    Emotional revolt of the soul is the reaction to operation boomerang.

(a)    Since the frantic search for happiness increases stress in the soul, emotional revolt of the soul is the result.

(b)    Emotional revolt of the soul includes what psychology calls hysteria and other emotional problems.

(c)    Emotional revolt of the soul is composed of several factors:

i.    The old sin nature dominates the soul and stress pours into the soul through emotional sins.

ii.    The deficiency of metabolized doctrine (spiritual strength) in the soul’s stream of consciousness causes mental disorders, emotional disorders, and personality dysfunctions.

iii.    The combination of emotional sins and unbearable stress in the soul triggers and produces dissociation.

(3)    Since happiness cannot exist apart from metabolized doctrine circulating in the soul’s stream of consciousness, and since the frantic search for happiness increases stress, old sin nature influence, and subsequent frustration, emotional revolt of the soul is inevitable.

(4)    Through emotional revolt of the soul the believer’s emotions become dominant to the point of irrationality.

(5)    Through emotional revolt of the soul, the believer’s personality undergoes two damaging changes:  personality disorder and multiple personality disorder.

(a)    In both cases, the vocabulary for insanity in the original languages of Scriptures comes into focus.  The Hebrew noun SHIGAON means insanity and the verb SHAGA means to be insane.  Both are used with reference to believers.

(b)    In the Greek, there are three words:

1.    dipuschos (James 1:8; 4:8)

ii    epiphroneo (Romans 12:3)

iii.    talaiporos (Romans 7:24)

(c)    In multiple personality disorder, two or more personalities exist in the believer’s soul.

i.    At least two of these personalities concurrently influence of the believer’s behavior.

ii.    One of these personalities may function with a reasonable degree of adaptation while the alternating personality may be clearly dysfunctional.

(4)    Emotional revolt of the soul is characterized by the following personality disorders:

(a)    Antisocial personality disorder.
(b)    Histrionic personality disorder.
(c)    Narcissistic personality disorder.
(d)    Dependent personality disorder.
(e)    Passive-aggressive personality disorder.

(5)    The five personality disorders expanded:

(a)    Antisocial personality disorder.

i.    It includes irresponsible and antisocial behavior, including: lying, stealing, vandalism, cruelty to animals, and cruelty to people.

ii.    It includes criminal activity.

iii.    It includes inability to be consistent academically or consistently hold a job.

iv.    It includes irritable and aggressive activity in which this person feels justified in hurting, maltreating, or stealing from others.

(b)    Histrionic personality disorder (also classified as hysterical personality disorder).

i.    In this condition, there is a pervasive pattern of excessive emotional activity and attention seeking.

ii.    People with this disorder constantly seek or demand reassurance, approval, or praise from others and are uncomfortable in situations where they are not the center of attention.

iii.    Histrionic personality disorder is characterized by rapidly shifting and shallow expressions of emotions.

iv.    These believers crave novelty, stimulation, excitement, and quickly become bored with normal routine.

v.    These believers are quick to form friendships, but once the relationship is established, they become egocentric and inconsiderate.

vi.    These believers show little interest in intellectual achievement and are indifferent to analytical thinking.

vii.    Believers in this status are impressionable and easily influenced by other people and suckers for the latest fad.

viii.    Such believers show an initial positive response to any strong authority figure who they think can provide a magical solution to their problems.

ix.    Such believers are easily disillusioned.

x.    Their behavior is overly reactive and intensively expressed.

xi.    Minor stimuli give rise to emotional excitement.

xii.    These believers are very self-centered with very little or no tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification.

xiii.    They want immediate gratification.

xiv.    There are six general characteristics of histrionic personality disorder.

a    Constantly seeking or demanding reassurance, approval, or praise.

b.    Inappropriately sexually seductive in appearance and behavior.

c    Overly concerned with physical attractiveness.

d.    Displaying rapidly shifting and shallow emotional expression.

e.    Expressing emotion with inappropriate exaggeration.

f.    Temper tantrums.

g.    Frequent flights into romantic fantasy.

(c)    The narcissistic personality disorder.

i.    The pattern of this disorder includes hypersensitivity to evaluation by others.

ii.    This person falls apart and gets angry when criticized by others.

iii.    Such a believer reacts to criticism from others with rage, humiliation, shame, even if the rage, humiliation, and shame are not expressed.

iv.    He takes advantage of others to achieve his own end.

v.    He has a grandiose sense of self-importance and expects or even demands to be noticed as special or to be treated as special.

vi.    In narcissistic personality disorders, the Christian believes that his or her problems are unique and can only be understood by special persons whom they idolize.

vii.    This problem of emotional revolt of the soul carries with it a sense of entitlement (this person thinks he is entitled to something) and unrealistic expectation.

viii.    Such a believer requires constant attention, lives for admiration, and is preoccupied with feelings of bitterness, vindictiveness, implacability, and sometimes jealousy.

(d)    The dependent personality disorder:  (this disorder has seven characteristics).

i.    This person is unable to make everyday decisions without an excessive amount of advice.

ii.    This person allows others to make most of his or her important decisions.

iii.    This believer agrees with people even when he believes that they are wrong because he fears rejection.

iv.    This believer feels uncomfortable or helpless when alone; hence, he goes to great lengths to avoid being alone.

v.    This believer feels devastated when close relationships end, and he always blames the other person and never sees his own flaws.

vi.    He is preoccupation with fears of being abandoned or rejected.

vii.    He is devastated by criticism or disapproval.

(e)    Passive-aggressive personality disorder.  (This person often makes a good first impression.)

i.    He procrastinates, puts things off that need to be done, so that deadlines are not met.

ii.    He becomes sulky, irritable, or argumentative when asked to do something he does not want to do.

iii.    He protests without justification that others are making unreasonable demands on him.

iv.    He avoids obligations by claiming to have forgotten.

v.    He believes that he is doing a better job than others think he is doing.

vi.    He resents useful suggestions from others on how to be more productive.

vii.    He obstructs the efforts of others by failing to do his or her share of the work.

viii.    He unreasonably criticizes or scorns people in a position of authority.

(f)    These disorders are warning signs to believers that they are about to become psychotic.  They need to rebound and use “Operation KRY” to get back under the inculcation of Bible doctrine.  Whatever habits they have developed from personality disorders, these habits become intensified and become characteristic of neurotic or psychotic problems.

(4)    Emotional revolt of the soul hinders the perception and metabolization of doctrine. (2 Corinthians  6:11-12)

2 Corinthians  6:11-12
11    Our mouth has spoken freely to you, O Corinthians, our heart is opened wide.
12    You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections. (NAS)

(5)    Emotional revolt of the soul converts the outside pressure of adversity into the inside pressure of stress in the soul.  This is taught from the Septuagint translation of Job 30:27.

Job 30:27  “I am seething within [ my emotions are boiling ], and cannot relax; Days of affliction [ stress ] confront me. (NAS)

(6)    Emotional revolt of the soul contradicts Bible doctrine and causes dissension. (Romans 16:17-18)

Romans 16:17-18
17    Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.
18    For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. (NAS)

i.    The reason you should avoid those with emotional revolt of the soul is because this is where neurotic and psychotic tendencies among believers begin.

ii.    You cannot help believers in emotional revolt of the soul.

iii.    They will influence you, and you will never influence them.

iv.    Only the Word of God can ever bring them back.

(7)    Emotional revolt of the soul makes the believer the enemy of the Cross because his god is his emotions.  (Philippians 3:18b-19)

Philippians 3:18-19
18    . . . they are} enemies of the cross of Christ,
19    whose end is destruction, whose god is {their} appetite [ emotion ], . . . (NAS)

(8)    Emotional revolt of the soul indicates that the believer is influenced by the emotional complex of sins:  fear, worry, anxiety, panic, cowardice, traumatic reactions caused by stress in the soul and old sin nature influence of the soul.  This is contrary to the plan of God. (2 Timothy 1:7

2 Timothy 1:7  For God has not given us a spirit of timidity [ lifestyle of fear ], but of power and love [ virtue love ] and discipline [ sound judgment, common sense ]. (NAS)

(a)    Fear category:  The fear category of the emotional complex of sins was very prominent during the Exodus.

i.    It included fear, worry, anxiety, panic, consternation, shock, irrationality, hysteria, and dissociation; all of which could be classified as reactive emotional sins.

ii.    The more you surrender to fear, the more things you fear.

iii.    The extent to which you surrender to fear, the more you increase the power of fear in your life.

iv.    The more things that acquire the power of fear in your life, the greater your capacity for fear and the faster you accelerate to becoming a psycho believer.

v.    The greater your capacity for fear, the greater the influence of fear in your life.

(b)    Anger-hatred category:  The anger-hatred category includes implacable hatred, bitter resentment, implacable vindictiveness, loathing, animosity, tantrums, malice, vilification, violence, and murder.

(c)    Egocentric category:  The egocentric category includes the interaction of the emotional and arrogant complex of sins.

i.    Usually the more arrogance you have in your soul, the more alter personalities you have in dissociation.

ii.    This is the drive to satisfy one’s own vanity, one’s self-image to the exclusion of reality.

(d)    Reaction category:

i.    The reaction category is stress in the soul plus old sin nature domination of the soul.

ii.    This includes hysteria reaction, irrationality reaction, and dissociation.

iii.    This person never realizes that he has never grown up.

(e)    Guilt category:  The guilt category results from neglect or malfunction of the rebound technique.

(9)    Most people enter reversionism with some metabolized doctrine, but after these first four stages, doctrine stops circulating in the soul’s stream of consciousness.

(a)    By the time the emotional revolt of the soul occurs, all divine power provided for the believer by the grace of God and all grace orientation to life departs.

(b)    The alter personality does not understand grace.

(c)    The power of the filling of the Holy Spirit becomes the grieving and quenching of the Holy Spirit.

(10)    The vacuum created by emotional revolt of the soul is filled with three things which destroy your spiritual life:

(a)    the conversion of the outside pressure of adversity into the inside pressure of stress in the soul.

(b)    perpetual and unchecked old sin nature influence of the soul which combines with reversionism at this point to cause the split soul.

(c)    Christian degeneracy or mental disorders or both.  When you pass the point of no return, you will be under divine discipline until the day you die.

(11)    Closing principles.

(a)    By the time of emotional revolt of the soul, all divine power provided for the believer by the grace of God for the execution of God’s plan has been rejected.

(b)    The power of God the Holy Spirit, designed for execution of the divine mandates, has now become grieving and quenching the Holy Spirit.

(c)    Only understanding and using the rebound technique and “operation KRY” can recover the filling by the Holy Spirit, and no one in a state of irrationality does it right.

(d)    The power of the Word of God has been rejected through negative volition toward doctrine as manifested in the first four stages of reversionism.

(e)    The believer is helpless to execute the mandates of God in the energy of the flesh.  The plan of God is supernatural and can only be executed by supernatural power from God.

e.    Stage five:  locked in negative volition.

(1)    Only maximum metabolized doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness and the extrapolation of the problem solving devices provide enough spiritual strength to give cohesiveness to the unified personality of the believer.

(2)    Only maximum metabolized doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness and the extrapolated problem solving devices can prevent stress in the soul and the resultant split off personality.

(3)    Only maximum metabolized doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness and the extrapolated problem solving devices can prevent converting the outside pressures of adversity into the inside pressures of stress in the soul.

(4)    Only metabolized doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness and the extrapolated problem solving devices can prevent stress from combining with the believer’s old sin nature to cause splitting or fragmentation of the spiritual life.

(5)    Only maximum metabolized doctrine in the soul’s stream of consciousness and the extrapolated problem solving devices can prevent or cure the neurotic or psychotic condition of a Christian.  Christians who do not get back on doctrine will never recover completely, even with psychological counseling, because their volition is still operational.

(6)    In this stage, the believer continually grieves and quenches the Holy Spirit.

(a)    The believer has made many bad decisions to get to this point and it is an uphill battle to recover.

(b)    The believer has to become focused on doctrine in order to recover.

(c)    By the time the believer reaches this stage, he is bored with doctrine, and yet the need is to make it his number one priority to recover.

(d)    If he doesn’t take the responsibility for facing the reality of his situation, whatever it is, he is never going to recover.

(e)    The believer is designed to recover and maintain cohesiveness and integration of the soul through two spiritual factors.

i.    Continuous post-salvation epistemological rehabilitation which is daily perception of doctrine.

ii.    Execution [ application ] of the protocol plan of God.

(7)    Various personalities emerge from locked in negative volition.  These personalities are part of the soul split.  They are called personality states by psychology.

(a)    A list of personality states:

i.    The bitter personality.
ii.    The jealous personality.
iii.    The implacable-vindictive personality.
iv.    The arrogant personality.
v.    The guilt ridden personality.

(b)    The bitter personality:  This includes the bitter soul that contagiously pollutes others. (Hebrews 12:15)

Hebrews 12:15  See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled; (NAS)

i.    Lack of grace orientation in a cohesive soul eventuates in the split of that soul into many personalities, therefore, that person comes short of the grace of God.

ii.    The bitter soul pollutes others.

(c)    The jealous personality

(d)    The implacable-vindictive personality:  This category is also classified as the anger-hatred soul which integrates arrogance with emotion.

i.    The result is soul stress, old sin nature influence, and the function of a split personality.

ii    This category is not only influenced by anger and hatred, but expresses itself in the motivation of vindictiveness, revenge, vilification, and it makes the object of hatred as uncomfortable as possible.

iii.    This soul category involves itself in projection, assigning its flaws to the object of its anger, revenge, vindictiveness.

(e)    The arrogant personality:  The arrogant soul is the believer who is totally preoccupied with self to the exclusion of reality and to the exclusion of the feelings of others.  While totally indifferent to the feelings of others, this believer is hypersensitive about his own feeling, and therefore, is easily offended by the most inconsequential and petty things.

i.    The arrogant soul is called by psychiatry the host personality; it determines which personality manifests itself.

ii.    The arrogant soul is very vulnerable to flattery; it demands attention; it becomes involved in inordinate ambition and inordinate competition; it often loses all perspective, and has no norms or standards.

iii.    The arrogant soul emphasizes lust for ascendancy; it becomes influenced by power lust and approbation lust; it rejects authority and enters into conspiracy against any authority that has influence over it.

iv.    The arrogant soul is so preoccupied with his own self-righteousness that a legalistic tendency is developed.  The arrogant soul has a false emphasis on Christian service and emotional experience.  This results in Christian activism and the production of dead works.

v.    The arrogant soul is described in the context of the arrogance complex of sins by such passages as Ephesians 4:31; Hebrews 12:15; Romans 12:3; 1 Peter 5:5-6; James 3:14-16.

vi.    Role model arrogance and unrealistic expectation combine with the demand syndrome to cause the arrogant soul to be so far divorced from reality that the believer enters into one of many neurotic or psychotic conditions.

vii.    When an arrogant personality splits, one of the personalities will have the ability to be gainfully employed.  That personality will eventually have problems on the job because the arrogant personality’s institutional arrogance will attack the authority structure, the purpose for the organization, or the policy of the organization.

(f)    The guilt ridden personality:  From the emotional complex of sins comes the guilt ridden soul.

i.    The guilt ridden soul involves either ignorance of or rejection of the rebound technique.  The guilt ridden soul allows guilt to become the false motivation for life.  Guilt may function as a catalyst for dissociation or further soul splitting.

ii.    If guilt pressure is too great, dissociation may become a defense mechanism to deal with the problem of guilt.

iii.    Feelings of guilt are often alleviated by projection (assigning one’s failures to someone else).  If you can assign your failures to someone else, this temporarily alleviates your problem.  Believers rid themselves of guilt feelings by the creation of a separate personality which is very proper, very self-righteous, very critical of others.  This alter personality casts blame for its own shameful tendencies (which are identical with the object of their judging) on a victim to get rid of its guilt feelings.

For example, a female believer is unable to handle the guilt caused by hating some male believer, and so from her secondary personality she unconsciously changes her attitude from “I hate the male believer” to “this male believer hates me.”

When believers feel inferior to someone else, they often assign their own sins and failures to the one they feel is superior.  This creates feelings of guilt and projection comes to the rescue.

When projection comes from a believer’s alternate personality, it suppresses guilt feelings through repression.

Repression is a mechanism in which the believer is either unable to remember or to be continually aware of disturbing wishes, feelings, thoughts, motives, or experiences.

iv.    Guilt may also be suppressed through self-punishment.  This may take the form of public confessions of sin.

v.    Guilt may be assuaged by attaching to others the motives that created the guilt feelings.  Sometimes the believer finds his guilt feelings so unbearable, he commits a crime to find relief by being punished.

vi.  Repression pushes down into the subconscious all of the garbage that conflicts with one’s self-respect and self-esteem.  Repression, therefore, seeks to solve the problems of guilt or guilt reaction.

(8)    At this point the drive to satisfy one’s vanity or self-image to the exclusion of reality lays the foundation for the soul split and the beginning of alter personalities.

(9)    Only yieldedness to God the Holy Spirit circulates Bible doctrine in the soul.

i.    Once there is an extended period of old-sin-nature influence, doctrine is immobilized in the seven compartments of the soul’s stream of consciousness and can no longer be circulated or applied.

ii.    All spiritual growth stops at the moment the frantic search for happiness begins.

iii.    By now, the Christian’s spiritual life is retrogressing.

iv.    The road to recovery demands a tremendous amount of consistency and self-determination.

v.    The believer must first recognize his spiritual condition and then assign a number one priority to Bible doctrine, its in-take and application, and that number one priority must remain in place no matter how bad things may become.

f.    The last three stages of reversionism are the point of no return.  There are at least seven characteristics of the last three stages mentioned in the Scripture.

(1)    The believer becomes the enemy of the cross.  (Philippians 3:18)

(2)    The believer becomes the enemy of God.  (James 4:4)

(3)    The psychotic-believer with a split soul enters into either dissociative multiple personality disorder or into schizophrenia.  (James 1:8, 4:8)

(4)    The soul of the believer is called carnal when the old-sin-nature is influencing the soul.  (Romans 7:11-25, 8:7; 1 Corinthians 3:1-3)

(5)    The carnal believer becomes the disciple of the devil, (1 John 3:8, 10) through the doctrine of demons.  (1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 3)

(6)    The believer enters the status quo of grieving the Holy Spirit.  (Ephesians 4:30)

(7)    The believer enters the status quo of quenching the Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:19)

(8)    These seven conditions are evidence of Christian degeneracy.

g.    Stage six:  blackout of the soul

(1)    With stage five’s locked-in negative volition, a vacuum is created in the left lobe of the soul’s mentality.

(2)    Into this vacuum is drawn false doctrine, human viewpoint, and divorcement from reality.

Ephesians 4:17  This I say therefore, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility [ vacuum ] of their mind, (NAS)

(3)    This false doctrine creates a blackout of the soul.

(4)    Blackout of the soul is described by the apostle John.

John 12:35  Jesus therefore said to them, “For a little while longer the light is among you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness may not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness [ blackout of the soul ] does not know where he goes. (NAS)

1 John 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and {yet} walk in the darkness [ blackout of the soul ], we lie and do not practice the truth; (NAS)

1 John 2:11  But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.  (NAS)

h.    Stage seven:  scar tissue of the soul.

(1)    In this stage, all Bible doctrine is destroyed in the soul’s stream of consciousness.

(2)    Scar tissue of the soul is called “hardness of heart” in Ephesians 4:18.

Ephesians 4:18  being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God  [excluded from functioning under the Christian way of life the protocol plan of God], because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness [ scar tissue ] of their heart; (NAS)

(3)    There are two results from scar tissue of the soul:  Christian degeneracy and the status of the neurotic or psychotic Christian.

(4)    Scar tissue of the soul is always the enemy of evangelism.

(a)    Romans 2:5  But because of your stubbornness [ hardness ] and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath [ the great white throne judgment ] and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, (NAS)

(b)    Scar tissue keeps the unbeliever from changing his mind about the gospel.

(c)    Every time the unbeliever says no to the gospel, he builds up more scar tissue on his soul’s stream of consciousness.

(d)    Finally, even if he wants to believe in Christ, he cannot do so.

i.    This is what happened to Esau and the pharaoh of the exodus.

Hebrews 12:17  For you know that even afterwards [after rejecting the Lord], when he desired to inherit the blessing [from regeneration], he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears. (NAS)

ii.    Esau assigned no value to his birthright because it was related to regeneration.

iii.    Tears represent his emotional revolt of the soul.  Along with this, he had blackout of the soul and scar tissue of the soul.  All he could do was express his desire through emotion, but he could not express his faith alone in Christ alone for salvation.

iv.    Once a person believes in Christ, however, the work of God in salvation can never be cancelled by the failure of the believer.  The grace of God is never abrogated.

(5)    Scar tissue of the soul is characterized by the following.

(a)    The believer loses all spiritual power.

(b)    For doctrine to be utilized, it must be circulated in the right lobe of the soul.

(c)    If doctrine does not circulate, the seven compartments of the soul will atrophy.

(d)    Whatever doctrine is in each compartment of the soul, it cannot be circulated.

(e)    All doctrine is isolated in its own compartment so that it cannot be used.

(f)    The memory center of the soul’s stream of consciousness begins to function with the darkness of human viewpoint.

(g)    The principles and doctrines related to the technical vocabulary of biblical theology become obscure.

(h)    Scarring in the memory center, vocabulary storage center and categorical storage center means failure to coordinate the cohesion and integration of the normal soul.

Proverbs 2:10 describes the integrated soul:  For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; (NAS)

(i)    The conscience is scarred resulting in bad decisions from a position of weakness

(j)    The momentum department is scarred and produces Christian degeneracy.

(k)    The wisdom department, the place of application of doctrine to experience, ceases to function.

(l)    Scar tissue of the soul makes the believer spiritually poor.

(6)    At the point of scar tissue of the soul, the believer reverts to the body of death principle found in Romans 7:24-25.

Romans 7:24    Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?  (NAS)

(7)    There is no overt indication that the person is a believer.

i.    Stage eight:  reverse process reversionism.

(1)    There are six biblical words related to reverse process reversionism in the believer.

(a)    Drifting off course from grace.

Galatians 5:4  You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen [ drifted off course ] from grace. (NAS)

(b)    To come short of the grace of God.

Hebrews 12:15  See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled; (NAS)

(c)    The split soul.

James 1:8  {being} a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.  (NAS)

James 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  (NAS)

(d)    The tormented soul.

2 Peter 2:8  (for by what he saw and heard {that} righteous man, while living among them, felt {his} righteous soul tormented day after day with {their} lawless deeds), (NAS)

i.    Some believers come through stages five, six, seven, and eight with an extreme self-righteousness.

a    This is what happened to Lot, the nephew of Abraham.

2 Pet 2:7-8, “He [Jesus Christ] rescued righteous Lot [out of Sodom], oppressed by the sensual conduct [homosexuality] of unprincipled men (for by what the righteous man saw and heard, while living among them, felt his righteous [self-righteous] soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds).”

(i)    Homosexuals have the same right as any other unbeliever to be evangelized by believers.

(ii)    But Lot, in his self-righteousness, was not evangelizing any of them because he was in reversionism.

(iii)    Lot was tormented in soul because the homosexuality offended his self-righteousness.

(iv)    Lot was no better than the homosexuals; he got drunk and committed incest with his two daughters.

b    A self-righteous person in a neurotic or psychotic state is a tormented soul.

(e)    Lukewarm.

Revelation 3:15-16
15    `I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot.
16    `So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.  (NAS)

(f)    Shipwrecked.

1 Timothy 1:19  keeping [ having and holding ] faith [ doctrine ] and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. (NAS)

(2)    Reverse process reversionism is the status of lost spiritual priorities and values; all spiritual priorities and values are completely reversed.

(a)    There is a total destruction of all values related to the believer’s spiritual heritage.

(b)    The believer’s scale of values is totally reversed as if he had never heard any Bible doctrine or believed in Christ.

(c)    These people do not think or act like believers, but they are eternally saved.

(d)    Nothing is left in the believer’s soul except the inner pressure of stress, the oppressiveness of old sin nature influence on the soul, and the unhappiness and misery of either Christian degeneracy or the status of the neurotic or psychotic believer.

(d)    Reverse process reversionism is characterized by reversal of all the values related to the protocol plan of God for the Church.

This includes a reversal of all love objects whether people or God.

Revelation 2:4-5
4    `But I have {this} against you, that you have left your first love [Bible doctrine].
5    `Remember [ recall from memory ] therefore from where you have fallen, and repent [ change your mind ] and do [ execute ] the deeds you did at first  [execution of the protocol plan of God]; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand [ church ] out of its place– unless you repent [ change your mind ]. (NAS)

(3)    There is no overt sign that the believer in reverse process reversionism has believed in Christ and is born again.

(a)    While the believer still possesses his spiritual heritage and eternal life, he has no understanding of God’s will, plan, and purpose for his life.

(b)    His former understanding of these things is completely wiped out.

(c)    This explains the neurotic, psychotic, and degenerate believer.

(d)    At this point, the believer is under maximum divine discipline with zero doctrinal recall.

(e)    All former spiritual values are gone and there is total failure to execute the protocol plan of God for the Church.

(f)    All the values of life are completely reversed from what they would be in spiritual self-esteem, spiritual autonomy, and spiritual maturity.

(g)     The believer “sows the wind, and they reap the whirlwind.”  (Hosea 8:7)  (NAS)

(4)    The degenerate believer in reverse process reversionism cannot lose his salvation, and he cannot abrogate the fifty-one things given to him at the moment of faith in Christ.

(5)    No failure on the part of a believer can reverse the work of God at salvation through faith alone in Christ alone.

(6)    Bible doctrine is completely destroyed in the believer’s soul’s stream of consciousness in this final stage of reversionism.

(7)    All Bible doctrine perceived and metabolized in the past has been completely erased from the soul’s stream of consciousness.

(8)    By observing the believer in reverse process reversionism, theologians, pastors, and evangelists react with traumatic emotional or legalistic shock, and they state blasphemous and false conclusions based on empiricism rather than Bible doctrine.  Their false conclusion is that a person cannot do those things and be saved.

(9)    Therefore, legalistic theologians, pastors, and evangelists distort and reject Scripture by formulating such doctrines as faith plus something else for salvation.

(a)    Bible doctrine and biblical theology should never be formed by observing the believer in reversionism or any other form of shocking failure.

(b)    Observation of the believer in reversionism, including Christian degeneracy and the believer in a neurotic or psychotic state is empiricism, and empirical knowledge is not the basis for establishing true doctrinal conclusions.

(c)    Empiricism is not a valid approach to Christianity.

(d)    All absolute truth extrapolated from the Bible is the result of an accurate exegetical interpretation of a passage from the original languages of Scripture.

(e)    No matter how many believers fail or shock others by their modus vivendi, no believer can cancel the fifty-one things received at the moment of faith in Christ.

(f)    Even though there is no sign of fruit bearing, no overt evidence of regeneration, nor a trace of a spiritual life, the believer has eternal life, the righteousness of God, justification, and will live with God in a resurrection body forever.

(g)    No believer has the power of ability to cancel the grace of God or the work of Jesus Christ on the Cross.

(h)    The Bible is the source of all true doctrine, never observation of experience.  Observation of experience is the basis of empirical knowledge, not of biblical knowledge.

(i)    The believer involved in reverse process reversionism has not and cannot lose his salvation.  Such a thought is blasphemous and unthinkable.

(10)    Conclusion.

(a)    2 John 1:8-9
8    Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished [ momentum ], but that you may receive a full reward [escrow blessings for eternity].
9    Anyone who goes too far [ advances out of bounds ] and does not abide [ remain on the playing field ] in [ through ] the teaching [ doctrine ] of [ related to ] Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. (NAS)

(b)    The believer who advances out of bounds is the believer divorced from reality, the believer who converts adversity into stress, the believer whose old sin nature influences that believer for long periods of time.