Evil Hides Behind Good
• Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” —Proverbs 28:13
“Destruction and misery are in their ways. And the way of peace have they not known:” —Romans 3:16-17
“Once you label me, you negate me.” —Søren Kierkegaard
- Death is identifying the living as labels.
- Destruction is identifying the dead as more labels.
7 STEPS OF DESTRUCTION
- cover cover
- cover intention
- cover action
- cover results
- Cover your nature in darkness. Hide from the light. Darkness is the old name for unconsciousness.
- Find cover to hide darkness under. Cover that works includes: beauty, values, ideals, morals, laws, logic, principles, traditions, mores, customs, “truth,” “good.”
- Cover the intention of your nature so that no one suspects your real motives are death and destruction.
- Cover the acts that you do that are designed to inflict death and destruction.
- Death. Kill self and others as: objects, things, labels, names, terms, self-concepts, self-images, self-constructs.
- Destroy self (masochism) and others (sadism) as more and more: objects, things, labels, names, terms, self-concepts, self-images, self-constructs.
- Cover the results of your intentions and actions: rationalize, justify, reframe, lie, deceive.
Compare this to the 4 Ds of flesh nature. The 4 Ds are darkness, death, destruction, deception. Darkness is the primary cover or way to hide from the light. Death is to objectify the living. Destruction is to break into pieces the living. Deception is to reframe the evil as good. Five Actions
“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.” —Proverbs 12:20
GOOD ARE BAD
Perhaps now it is easier for you to see why the good often are the bad.
What better place for evil to hide than behind the cover of good?
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”–II Corinthians 11:13-15
- Since covering is about hiding darkness with the good, how can you be surprised that the workers of evil hide in the roles of the good?
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”–Ephesians 6:12
- Ego Issues: Five Actions
- Ego Issues: Payoffs for Ego
- Ego Issues: Shoulds = Pride Payoff
- Thinking Skills: Know-Better Payoffs
- Scripture by Topic: Good People Are the Bad People
Quotations from Scripture on Flesh Nature
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”–John 6:63
“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”–Romans 8:8
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”–Romans 8:13
“That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.”–Romans 9:5
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”–I Corinthians 15:50
“Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”–Galatians 3:3
“But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.”–Galatians 4:23
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”–Galatians 5:16-17
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,”–Galatians 5:19
“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”–Galatians 5:24
“For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”–Galatians 6:8
“Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.”–Ephesians 2:3
“For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.”–Philippians 3:3
“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:”–II Corinthians 5:6
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”–II Corinthians 5:8
“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”–I Timothy 4:8
“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”–Jude 1:23
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”–I John 2:16
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”–I Peter 2:11
“That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.”–I Peter 4:2
“For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.”–I Peter 4:6
“But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.”–II Peter 2:10
Quotations from Various Sources
“Before God all I do is wrong.”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Everything I think, feel, do, desire, or plan is wrong as it comes from my flesh nature. Anything that I think, feel, do, desire, or plan that is right comes from God as only His nature is good.”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“If we are willing to survey human nature as a whole, we shall find that the majority of men do not take pleasure in the food that is most wholesome, nor in the pursuits that are the most honorable, nor in the actions that are the noblest, nor in the creatures that are the most useful, but that they have tastes which are in every way contrary to their best interests, while they view those who have some regard for their duty as men of austere and laborious lives.”–Isocrates, letter to Nicocles
“Nothing is easier than self-deceit because what each man wishes he also believes to be true.”–Demosthenes, Third Olynthiac
“Once you label me, you negate me.” —Søren Kierkegaard
“Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”–James 1:15
“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.”–Francis Bacon
“Why do you think it is that even a fool is expert at the negative but only a few of the wise are expert at the positive?”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Why do you think it is that people are so prone to the negative?”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice