What next? If we give up poetry and art and work harder to restrict ourselves from referring to "energies" and "climates" etc. for the good of the cause, won't this restrict our pleasures and enjoyment in our lives? Yes, it will, but this is a small price to pay for our eternal salvation. Some may object to the idea that we cannot work for harmony or peace in our families and workplaces. Did Jesus have harmony in his work? I don't think so. Why should we think that our lives could be happier or more harmonious than His? But won't we lose our jobs if we keep correcting people who use nouns that might somehow refer to consciousness? Maybe so. What is more important, keeping our jobs and feeding our families, or staying the course? If we increase the pressure, we might bring about the apocalypse sooner. Wouldn't that be a good thing?
One thing that does bother me a little though is that I see many in our movement to be angry and hateful. What is there to be hateful about? We know we are right. We know the end is coming soon and we will be vindicated. Why not be happy and joyful as we restrict ourselves more and more, as we become tighter and tighter and tighter bound to the correct way? If we waste our energy by hatefulness within our hearts, then we might end up slipping down the other side of the slope. If we correct people with a smile on our faces then perhaps some may actually join our side.
I guess this needs some explaining. The slippery slope I referred to earlier is the slope that goes towards believing in consciousness and that we can solve our problems without God. The other side of the slope is to become so angry and hateful that we end up supporting the devil's work. Remember that he is the deceiver. He may pretend to stand with us in order to get us to feel hateful in our hearts toward liberals or homosexuals for example. As that hatefulness sinks into our hearts we may become cold-hearted and that is what the devil wants us to feel, because then we cannot feel God's love.
So is it possible to give up so much and not get angry and hateful? Of course it is! I would like to hear how others are achieving this balance. Remember I am not talking about making peace in the world. I am talking about feeling peace in our hearts through the grace of God Himself. And sharing that peace by correcting everybody else. Doesn't that make more sense?