Friday, February 24, 2023

Controversy and Disconcertedness

 Controversy and Disconcertedness

 Interesting word “controversy”, especially because it seems to define the underlying state and condition of the world we live in.

Can you imagine being sent to a congregation such as Ephesus, as was the case with Timothy who had to face those who disagreed with the “sound words of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah and the teaching that is accordance with godliness”? (1 Timothy 6:3).  How many in our society fall under the same category, of “disagreeing with the sound words of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah”, even to the uttermost? The following assessment and discernment concerning those individuals are quite amazing in their accuracy: They are “conceited, understanding nothing, and have a morbid craving for controversy and for disputes about words. From these come envy, dissension, slander, base suspicions, and wrangling among those who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth…” Wow! Pretty strong words” (1 Timothy 6:4-6 emphasis added).  SAY NO MORE!

Another word that comes to mind is “disconcertedness”.  What is so disconcerting?  It is when believers in the sovereignty of the Almighty and His right to bring justice and corrective measures to an unrighteous world, attribute these very means of justice and corrective measures as having their source in humanity rather than Elohim. The result of such a switch in one’s standpoint is to prevent the very ones who need to repent and turn back from having fear of man to the fear/awe of YHVH from doing so.  If one thinks that mankind or a few rich and powerful from among it, are somehow overriding YHVH’s supremacy, then he is deceived and that is very disconcerting/alarming indeed!   SAY NO MORE!  


  1. I am reminded of these verses from Matthew 20:
    Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. And he said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Say that these two sons of mine are to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom." Yeshua answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?" They said to him, "We are able." He said to them, "You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father." And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers. But Yeshua called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
    (Mat 20:20-28)

  2. My 'friendly nemesis' ChatGPT summarized the second part of your very well articulated article as follows:

    It appears that the use of the word "disconcertedness" in this context is referring to the unsettling feeling that arises when individuals who believe in the sovereignty of a higher power attribute justice and corrective measures to human intervention rather than to that higher power. This switch in perspective can lead to a lack of fear or reverence for that higher power, and can prevent individuals from repenting and turning towards a path of righteousness. The idea that humans or a select group of individuals are capable of overriding the supremacy of a higher power is seen as a deception, which can be very disconcerting or alarming for those who believe in the sovereignty of that higher power.

    Maybe we can educate AI to cpmprehend God's omniscience! (??)