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11/15/2022: Three Mechanisms To Sin’s Cycle


The intent of this—epic and evolutionary—diagram of sin’s cycle is to inspire the reader to fall out of love with the world and in love with the Word and will of God by becoming aware of all that is in the world, cue audio below…


1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

Inspired by the scripture above I believe it’s safe and accurate to state that there are three mechanisms to the reality of our world: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. The human condition is limited to those mechanisms, meaning the reality and experience of our situation is of a different “love” than the love of the Father, unless something is realized.

Diagram – 0

A brief description of Diagram-0: “myself” (Nathan) at the bottom left with 3 distinct colored oval rings (gold, red, and green) around ME—inscribed in the middle—representing my body, soul, and spirit; we have sin’s cycled diagram there in the middle which consists of the three mechanisms, the world and the “love” (Serpent, Devil, and Satan) of it in the background; then we have the white color ringed’ circle with “LOVE OF THE FATHER” inscribed in the middle and the scripture (1 John 2:15-17) displayed linked above it but in the same color green as the green ME to signify a connection!

Sin’s Cycle

What is it that you love in this world? Your family? Spouse? Kids? How about sports? What about money? Definitely Reese’s! And when you say you “love” those things, what do you mean? Do you think loving anything in this world is okay, if so, why? What do you think the apostle John meant when he wrote, “Do not love the world or the things in the world“?

My bible gives a little commentary that says this:

The term “world” does not always refer to the universe as created by God. It often is used to describe the community of sinful humanity that possesses a spirit of rebellion against God (1 John 5:19). Because of its opposition to God, the world values those things that are contrary to God’s will: “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” (1 John 2:16). Its temptations to the believer are thus twofold: lust for the sensual and pride in mastery of one’s own life.
The attraction of the world is amplified by Satan who is head of its system. He is called the “ruler of this world” (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11), and the whole world is said to be under his power (1 John 5:19, where “wickedness” can also be translated “wicked one”).
Some of the tragic effects that love of the world will produce in the believer’s life are:

a. A turning away from the Lord’s work and other believers (2 Tim. 4:10)
b. Alienation from God (James 4:4)
c. Corrupting sins (2 Pet. 1:4; 1 John 2:15-17);
d. Deception by false teachers (1 John 4:1; 2 John 7).

Knowledge of Good and Evil

Knowledge of Good and Evil

I pray this article will find you well and bless you with truth and spiritual development. I believe it is crucial for me to understand the knowledge of good and evil. I hope you will find value from sharing the experience of my inquiry.

What is knowledge?

Knowledge is information. If I take away all information but the fact that I exist, where does my knowledge come from? How do I understand anything? Take away the “search bar” and ask me what I know. Knowledge is circumstantial. I could tell you what my perception of knowledge is, but it’s the knowledge of Nathan.

How about you? Apart from the education you’ve received and environmental influence or governance. Would you be able to explain how and who you are? What does knowledge mean for you? What is the knowledge of you? 

It is interesting, at least for me, when I consider that I know nothing apart from divine inspiration. It only makes sense that knowledge comes from the spirit of my being, my soul. Here is where it gets fascinating. The soul breathed into man by God was sustained by the garden of Eden which was/is a divine place of God. Something happened when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The tree was divine in that when we (humankind born of Adam and Eve) ate of the fruit became like God (knowing good and evil).

Before we ate that fruit were made in the image and likeness of God but did not know what God knew. We cultivated and governed as representatives of God, but were not God; eating of that fruit made man become like God without being THE God, if that makes sense. We were given divine inspiration to the knowledge of good and evil upon eating what God warned us not to eat because we would be condemned to death.

The curse of death is the mark we bear as a testimony of the truth to our sin and punishment for evil.

There are two deaths, but I won’t get into that now. The point is that we have divine knowledge of good and evil. The Bible teaches us about this knowledge and with the Holy Spirit enlightens us to salvation from death. And that is good news!

What is good?

Only God is good! That is how God, is God, because God is good. If my God were not good, but evil also, then there is no God, but only chaos. Truth is good. There is a reason death is a consequence to my present state. This is also why my God can be trusted, because His judgement is just. How I know is by Jesus Christ. If God were evil would not go to the extent of giving His only Son as a living sacrifice for the sin of the world, provided to and for all that will come to believe in Him to be saved and ultimately rewarded depending on the race you run in salvation. Good is what pleases God, and God is love.

What is Evil?

Evil is Satan. Seeking out the vulnerable for abuse. Distorting the truth. Thinking I am the God of my life. Believing that Jesus Christ did not come in the flesh. Evil is Judas Iscariot betraying the innocent blood of Jesus Christ. For the love of money is the root of all evil. Adultery at heart. Murder at heart. Lying. The sinister element that tempts the heart to corruption. The desire to take and consume life rather than to give of it. To steal rather than serve. To not clothe the naked. To not give food to the hungry and drink to the thirsty. To not visit those in prison.

To understand the tree of the knowledge of good and evil means to discern your spirit and the spirit of those that come to you. The only thing I care to find out about a person is whether they know the truth and believe in Jesus Christ.

Do you know the truth about our condition of sin and do you believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ?

In love,

Nathan Dooley

Broken | Coffee Cup

Broken | Coffee Cup

Went to wash my coffee cup and it slipped right out of my hand with a failed attempt to hackysack that sucker. Boom! Broken. It’s interesting though, how that reflects me. I’m broken. Are you broken? I need some coffee…oh wait. That’s alright, I have the coffee cup my grandma gave me.

How am I broken?

I’m broken by the reality of sin. I understand my condition, prone to selfishness. my body is descending to a place of death. But why? And what does that mean? Being equipped with the Holy Spirit inspires to enlighten me with the truth.

I recognize that the condition of my body represents the decaying matter of my soul passed on through Adam and Eve at the time of their deception and disobedience. The ground from which man was made is cursed because Adam listened to his wife by eating the fruit he knew not to eat.

The fruit Eve and Adam ate of was from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. So we now possess the knowledge of good and evil understanding our guilt and just judgement of God.

↓But why didn’t we die?

The human intelligence has evolved to the point of creating simulations of ourselves with the intention of birthing an artificial soul or souls that can feel, think, and relate for it/themselves without human involvement; we will build a beast, the beast of revelation (mission complete). What next? The point is we want to determine for ourselves our time of death or to avoid the experience altogether.

↑We didn’t die because we don’t determine our time of death. God does. God created us. We didn’t create God. There is a time of death I pray the person reading this will not experience, but it is determined by God. Don’t try and say you weren’t warned.

Would you like to know when that time of death is that God determines? Me to, join the club, but we are given signs of the times to watch for. Pay close attention, because the time is near.

Although in process of sanctification…

I’m broken.

In love,

Nathan Dooley

  1. †Genesis 3:17-19
  2. †Genesis 2:17
  3. †Genesis 3
  4. †Revelation 2:11, 20:6