"Our first parents fell into open disobedience because already they were secretly corrupted; for the evil act had never been done had not an evil will preceded it. And what is the origin of our evil will but pride? For â€œpride is the beginning of sin.â€ Sirach 10:13 And what is pride but the craving for undue exaltation? And this is undue exaltation, when the soul abandons Him to whom it ought to cleave as its end, and becomes a kind of end to itself. This happens when it becomes its own satisfaction. And it does so when it falls away from that unchangeable good which ought to satisfy it more than itself. This falling away is spontaneous; for if the will had remained steadfast in the love of that higher and changeless good...." St. Augustine, The City of God, Book XIV The character of the human will is of great importance. For what are covetousness and theft but consent of the will to the unlawful taking and possession of what belongs to someone else? When consent of the will takes the form of denying the truth to others what is this but the lie? What are speech codes and hate crimes but evil wills offended by truth? Prayer removed from schools is consent of the will to hatred of God the Father. And what is sexual sadism but the consent of the will to the acting out of dark fantasies using "....wives, girlfriends, and other human prey as well as inanimate objects." Satan the Antichrist: Psychopath par Excellence http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=16376
The humble man's will is in submission to God. This man strives to live according to God and to be a lover of truth and good and therefore a hater of lies and evil. And since no one is evil by nature but by vice, he who lives according to God hates not the man because of his vice, nor does he love the vice as politically correct tolerance requires us to do, but rather he hates the vice and seeks to lead the sinner to God.
But when man rejects God the Father and lives according to the dictates of his own evil will, "..he is like the devil," said Augustine.
The proud man's will is not in submission to God, truth and good but rather to self, vice and the father of pride and evil. In respect of this, Augustine points out that, "...in all that we seek or shun, as a man's will is attracted or repelled, so it is changed and turned into these different affections." Meaning that a thief is a will attracted to the unlawful possession of the property of others and when the will consents to act upon the attraction it is thereby changed into a thief, while a sexual sadist is a will attracted to "the acting out of dark fantasies" and upon consenting to acting upon them is thereby transformed into a sexual sadist.
In an interview conducted by Cathleen Falsani with Barack Obama in 2004 when he was running for the US Senate, Obama reveals that he is a man whose will is in accord with self rather than God the Father. When asked if he believes in heaven Obama's will consents to a lie of omission with an undertone of contempt: "Do I believe in the harps and clouds and wings?â€ (Barack Obama: Sin is being out of alignment with my values," by Giacomo, Godfather Politics, Mar. 10, 2012)
Falsani tries again, asking do you believe in, â€œA place spiritually you go to after you die?â€
To which the master of misdirection glibly responds:
â€œWhat I believe in is that if I live my life as well as I can, that I will be rewarded. I donâ€™t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing."
It is well known that Obamaâ€™s home church in Chicago was led by atheist Marxist Rev Jeremiah Wright who acts like a god and equates his religion to his own evil will, for which reason his messages primarily consist of exhortations to hate, covet, resent, and envy.
It is axiomatic that like attracts like. Evil wills attract evil wills. Obama's will was attracted to not just Wright but a long line of evil-minded men, including the malcontent Saul Alinsky who dedicated his book of malice, "Rules for Radicals" to the devil:
â€œLest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins â€” or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom â€” Luciferâ€
Obama's will is not in submission to God the Father but to himself, and whether he actually believes in the devil or not, his will is nevertheless in alignment with the devil's will, therefore he, Jeremiah Wright, Saul Alinsky and all such people do the devil's work.
So it comes as no surprise that when Falsani asks him if he believes in sin his ready answer is 'yes.' But what is your definition of sin? asked Falsani. For one whose will is in submission to self and the devil the answer is easy:
â€œBeing out of alignment with my values," said Obama.
When questioned more closely about the meaning of his values, the smooth deceiver responds:
"(they are) the same thing as the question about heaven. In the same way that if Iâ€™m true to myself and my faith then that is its own reward; when Iâ€™m not true to it, itâ€™s its own punishment.â€
In other words, Obama's values are as nonexistant to him as God the Father and heaven. Obama is his own god therefore sin is whatever his evil will consents to covet, hate, envy, or be angered by. Conversely, good is whatever his will consents to the enjoyment of, or consents to take pleasure in. It is all about Obama and what his will consents to. On this basis, Obama's will consents to reward him for his 'good' behavior and punish those guilty of sin---as defined by the will of Obama, that is.
"And what is the origin of our evil will but pride? For â€œpride is the beginning of sin.â€ Augustine
In short, pride (self-love) and an evil will go together, and America has fallen through the Looking Glass because narcissism has reached epidemic levels. Evil willed Mad Hatters are seizing control of every aspect of our lives. They increasingly control our parks and neighborhoods. Our prisons are full of them. They teach perversion dressed up as sex education to our youth. They have attained prominent positions at every level of society and are over-represented throughout politics, inside-the-beltway, Wall Street, Big Pharmacy, the State Department, entertainment, education, seminaries, the art and music world, and judiciary.
"And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might." Deuteronomy 6:5 KJB
Pride (love of self)is the beginning of sin, which is why Christianity clearly teaches that sin is manâ€™s disobedience of God. Because of manâ€™s self-love and evil will, he only has the right to go to Hell which is why we need a Savior. The Savior is Jesus Christ the Word become Flesh Who lived a sinless life, was crucified on the Cross for our sins, died, was buried and then rose from the dead and ascended into heaven where He prepares a place for us.
C.S. Lewis once said that heaven is for all who say to God, "Thy will be done." Hell said Lewis, is for all evil-willed men who say, "My will be done." And so it will be.