A paradigm is a fake reality. It is a complete worldview, a lying vision, a lie, that resides in a human mind. It is interesting that God gives us a vision of reality whenever He speaks to us. On the other hand, the liar, Satan, gives a vision of unreality in our minds. A vision of unreality is a paradigm.
An easy way to understand a paradigm is to experience your own. In your house is a place that you keep things. You can look at it right now without going to it. What are you looking at? You aren't looking at real reality but a construction in your mind that may or may not be accurate. Paradigms contain error. Your theologies become part of your paradigm, which is why it is a good thing to hold them loosely. When an Atheist reads this, the Atheist says to himself, "I don't have a theology." However, the Atheistic theology includes Atheism, Naturalism, Materialism, Uniformitarianism, Relativism, and Rationalism if the Atheist has a consistent worldview/paradigm. It may also include Moralism, Scientism, and other factors. Paradigms cause inability to process reality as it really is.
The Truth is a vision from Jesus Christ. What we often don't realize is that lies are visions from Satan. A vision takes in all the senses and becomes a relatively permanent part of the mind. When Satan spoke to Eve about the forbidden fruit, God had given the Truth to Eve. Satan questioned what God had said and put a little twist on it. Then, Satan proposed an alternate story, a paradigm. Satan was planting seeds into Eve's mind. Eve decided to believe Satan rather than God. This gave root to the plantings of Satan in Eve's mind. That was the beginning of all the sorrows that we see today.
Paradigms are deceptive because paradigms appear to be actual reality to those who are captured by them. It is very difficult to determine what part of those things we see are being processed by the eye itself, by the nervous system, or by the mind. Paradigms are powerful filters that filter out real reality. If any evidence comes to the person under the spell of the paradigm, that evidence is filtered out. The first thing the person will do is to try to dismiss the evidence that doesn’t fit in with the paradigm-summary dismissal. If that fails, then the person who is blinded by the paradigm will attempt to explain away the evidence that doesn’t fit in the paradigm. When that fails, the person may adjust the paradigm or else create a paradigm that allows for two mutually exclusive ideas—that is, they allow an irrational paradigm. Most, if not all, paradigms contain these types of irrational elements, which is why people are very protective of their own paradigms. It is painful, a kind of death, to realize that one’s own paradigm is irrational (insane). When evidence comes in that is far enough outside the paradigm, the person under the spell of the paradigm cannot see the evidence. The evidence becomes like an optical illusion to them.
Jesus said, "If anyone desires to follow me, let that person deny himself or herself and take up his or her cross and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his mind shall lose it: and whoever will lose his mind for my sake shall find it. For what advantage would people have if they gain the whole world and lose their own mind? Or what will people give in exchange for their mind? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He shall reward all people according to their works."
Let’s look at some Scripture.
Scriptures on Truth
Scripture on the Lie
Last updated: May, 2013
The Problem with Paradigms
Toons & Vids
Logical Fallacy of Naturalism
The Foolishness of Revenge
The Problem of Leaving the Christian Walk in the Spirit and Just Drifting
Why can't I just do things in my own way and live a good life as I think best?
The Problem Of Ungodly Counsel
Ungodly Friends And Failure to Make Godly Friends
Science as a Religion or an Object of Worship
Drugs, The Bible Does Talk About Them
Forms and Rituals
The Foolishness of Self-righteousness
The Human Goodness Cult
Accepting this lie:
What is wrong with being separated from God? Why should I care?
Agnosticism And Agnostics
Atheists And Atheism
Humanism Also Known As Secular Humanism
Materialism, The Cult That Is Based On Nothing Other Than A Bald-faced Lie
Naturalism, A Belief-System that Is Opposed To God
The problem is not with science, but with false science, distorted science, and labeling things that are not science as
Rationalism: Why Is It A Cult? It Makes The Human Mind Into A False God, Giving It God-like Qualities That Don't Fit Reality.
What is the basis of the condemnation of those who reject Jesus?
New Age Movement
Pantheism: All Is God--God Is Everything There Is.
The Cult, Modernism
Intellectualism. Leaning On One's Own Understanding. When Does It Become A Cult?
I'm Just Searching For An Honest Scoffer
Post Modernism, The Last-Ditch Effort To Defend Evolution And Atheism
Relativism Is One Of The Chief Precepts Of Many Cults Including Post-Modernism
Alien & UFO Cults
Gnostics and Gnosticism
Some People Say There is No Meaning of Life or Alternate Meanings of Life
Statism & Statists
What About Evolutionism And Racism?
It's Called The Culture War
Standing in Judgment: What About All the Things that Are Wrong with the Church?
The Human Potential Movement (HPM)
At Ease Christianity
Evil For Good Christianity
Young people leaving the church
Evolution Myths - The Myth of Evolution
What is Uniformitarianism?
An Attitude Toward Politics And Government That Is Not In Line With Scripture Will Cause You To Remain In Bondage and Frustration
Satan Wants To Discredit those Who Follow Christ
The Wide Way Leads to Destruction. The Spirit of Error: It Is Truth that Sets Us Free. Lies Bring Bondage.
Answer to Critic
Appeal to Possibility
Argument to the Future
Love Between a Man and Woman
Righteousness & Holiness
Proof by Atheism
Scriptures About Marriage
The Reason for Rejecting Truth
Witness on the Internet
Flaky Human Reasoning
How Do You Know?
The Real Purpose of the Church
The Real Purpose of Life
From Glory to Glory
REAL Faith--What it IS & IS NOT
REAL Love--What it IS & IS NOT
How to be Led by God
How to Witness
Wisdom: Righteousness & Reality
Holiness & Mind/Soul
Redemption: Free From Sin
Stories Versus Revelation
Circular Reasoning-Who is Guilty?
How Can We Know Anything?
Mind Designed to Relate to God
Answers for the Confused
Fossil Record Says: "Creation"
Avoid These Pitfalls
Public School's Religion
Public School Failures