Isn’t It Odd
Isn’t It Odd that it seems to be an axiom of this life that the 1’s behind/locked in/asserting the most error are the 1’s least likely to see it? – And not only that but the 1’s most likely to defend it? Meaning that they being so convinced; they would be the least likely to repent and change. That also these defenders of error would naturally be at odds with the truth and therefore confused by actual truth. In other words; An almost truth defended as truth would be confused upon looking at actual truth.
That once in the world of random association and parameter disregard; these defenders of error and truisms (part/half/90% truth) seem to be resiliently resourceful and resistant. The old adage seems to fit – ‘A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still’.
Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain once aptly made the observation and said that; “It is easier to fool the people than to tell the people they have been fooled” – Even Adolf Hitler once said; ““If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” and the obvious; not only that but it will be defended as well. He also said; “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” Adolf Hitler hands down was control by the Evil One; the ‘father of lies’ and not only that but the ‘father of (how to) lie’.
No one will be fooled by a straight up 100% lie – But – many are routinely deceived by ‘the mix’; truisms (part/half/90% truth) mixed with only 5% or 10% error leading to more. Many time these can sound oh so well reasoned & thought out, ‘IF’ and especially when you disregard context, parameters and those factors that fully account for the situation – such as pre-announced awareness that includes what can be known surrounding what is known as the law of 1st mention. Which defined can include;
“The “law of first-mention” (which) is the principle in the interpretation of Scripture which states that the first mention or occurrence of a subject in Scripture establishes an unchangeable pattern, with that subject remaining unchanged in the mind of God throughout Scripture.” – “The Law of First Mention may be said to be the principle that requires one to go to that portion of the Scriptures where a doctrine is mentioned for the first time and to study the first occurrence of the same in order to get the fundamental inherent meaning of that doctrine.” – “Scripture gives that word its most complete, and accurate, meaning to not only serve as a “key” in understanding the word’s Biblical concept, but to also provide a foundation for its fuller development in later parts of the Bible.” – “the only proper way to study or investigate anything is to begin with the simple and go to the complex; to start with the fundamental, basic principle and then to develop the subject in its complexities” – “are the keystone of the whole matter” – In other words; The Law of First Mention is that place (word or phrase along with context) that is usually the most defining and /or sets the course with that definition through-out the rest of scripture.
In converse by the law of opposition or opposites, if there exists a law of first mention, there must also exist a law of last mention. This ‘law of last mention’ tends corral which establishes parameters of certain matters. For instance; The Book of the Covenant law of first mention pre-acceptance is Ex.19:7-8; with the law of last mention post-acceptance being Ex.24:7-8. These are the ‘book-end’ parameters of what is The Book of the Covenant.
To disregard these parameters will understandably skew the conclusion with error – Then we are left with the unavoidable – You can lead a man to evidence But you cannot make him think. And in that – or; accept the Truth.