II Timothy 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of Yahweh which is in you by the putting on of my hands.
II Timothy 1:7 For Yahweh has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
The only sane, sound mind is the mind of the Father and Messiah.
Greek – Sound Minded #4995
Strong’s Concordance #3637 in the Hebrew it means to put to confusion, Separation from our Creator and His Spirit which leaves man Spiritually Blind – unable to be of Sound Mind.
Isaiah 1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? You will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is faint.
Isaiah 1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds and bruises, and putrefying sores; they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
Solomon said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” This has been the prevailing mindset since the fall of mankind in the garden. This is the raw, carnal mind of the unconverted person that represents most of humankind.
Please see the paragraph that begins: Their research has also found that despite conventional wisdom which says, once you eliminate poverty, racism, and ignorance, wars should decrease; but, the richer and more Democratic countries are, and ends by saying – Their problems are always moral and spiritual. I will leave you with these last words, “The world is the way it is because of Sin.”
Research has found that despite conventional wisdom that says once you eliminate poverty, racism and ignorance, wars should decrease, but the richer and more Democratic countries are, the less incentives they have to make war and are more constrained from doing so. This theory does not work because humans do not understand their own carnal nature. See
Vs. 6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace.
Vs 7 Because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself to the Torah of Elohim, neither indeed is it able,
Vs 8 and those who are in the flesh are unable to please Elohim.
Vs 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, this one is not His.
As I point out time and time again throughout this book, man’s nature must change through the Conversion process. Democracy and prosperity cannot produce good character or moral values anymore than foolish politicians who think they can legislate good character. The problems are always moral and spiritual. Mankind has been involved in spiritual warfare ever since the garden of Eden.
Deceived people do not know they are deceived. Mattias Desmet,
a professor of Clinical Psychology says this world is in a state of mass formation psychosis.
I guess in scientific or clinical terms that may be true, but as a minister I believe scripture has always described mankind as needing a change of heart, taking on the nature and mind of our Creator.
Philippians 2:5 For, let this mind be in you which was also in Messiah.
Again, I leave you with this; the world is the way it is because of sin.
I John 3:4 Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
Man is out of harmony with the physical and spiritual that produces peace, prosperity, and happiness. There are none so blind as those who cannot see His Light and Truth.