The first two types of thought (reason
and decision) are dominated by the mind, and the last two (reverie and
emotion) are dominated by the heart. If the virtues of wisdom,
knowledge, and humility are cultivated in an individual then sound
judgment will likely follow. But, if ignorance and self love are
promoted the darker side of the heart will likely take dominance in
decision making, dreams, and emotions. The heart is the fount of love,
hate, jealousy, bigotry, fear, courage, happiness and depression to name
only a few. Both good and evil originate from the heart. God’s word
warns in Proverbs 4:23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of
it are the issues of life.” In other words, guard your heart from
corruption, if you let garbage in you will get garbage out.
In 2002 a standardized aptitude test
was given to high school students in fifteen different nations. The U.S.
being one of them. As you may have heard our students did the worst out
of all fifteen nations, even Ugandan students out scored us. The
interesting and telling part is the part which was scarcely reported in
the major media, and largely swept under the rug by academicians. In the
math portion of the test one of the questions was “Are you good at
math?” The Koreans who did the best in the world said no by 76% Our
students who did the worst said yes by 75%. The difference is that the
Koreans are not indoctrinated with the feel good philosophy of
So, what can we learn from the example
above? Self-esteem transformed them into braggarts, unable and unwilling
to identify their own ignorance. The apostle Paul put it well when he
wrote about the “last days” generation in Romans 1:22. “Professing
themselves to be wise they became fools” Does this sound like the
indoctrinated students above?
We did not guard their hearts, and they
have been corrupted under our noses by psycho political destroyers. They
love themselves too much, and are too ignorant to rationally judge or
appraise their own abysmal lack of knowledge. Instead they congratulate
themselves that they are so smart. Professing themselves to be wise they
have become fools.
This is the direct result of feel good
psychology. The fact that they feel good tells us something very
important. These affected students have been converted from thinking and
rational to feeling and irrational (emotional) individuals more likely
to follow the dark side of their hearts. With maturity and reason now
stunted the highway to hedonism is slickly paved.
Now that we are wiser to the ways of the
heart, and the world we may make positive life choices with a healthy
marriage of heart and mind. Our hope at The Eden Project is that we will internalize and
enact the principles laid out in in this Christian dating service primer toward
enriching not just our own lives, but the lives of others. Please share
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