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Two Forms of Government On Earth From Liberty to Totalitarianism

  • The spirit of brotherhood, or each looking upon others as better than oneself (Matthew 20:25-28; Luke 22:24-27; John13:2-15; 17:20-23; Romans 8:29; 12:10;Philippians 2:1-5; Ephesians 5:21; I Peter5:5)
  • Each is equally valuable, with “the least being the greatest” (Luke 9:48; Matthew23:11-12)
  • Service to others with one’s spiritual gifts, given at baptism and the laying on of hands, is one’s essential duty (I Corinthians 12; Romans 12:6-8; I Peter 4:10)
  • A spirit of love and forgiveness (II Timothy 1:7; Galatians 5:22-23; John13:34; 15:12, 17; Romans 12:10; 13:8;Ephesians 4:2; Luke 17:3-4; Matthew18:21-22
  • The spirit of domination over others, looking upon others as more inferior
    down the pyramidal structure (Matthew20:25; Luke 22:24-25)
  • Value depends on position within the pyramid, with “the highest being the greatest” (Luke 22:25; lordship= kyrieuo,“to exercise control over: and authority over= exousiazo, “to exercise power or authority over anyone”; Mark 10:42; lord-ship= katakurieuo, “to control, subjugate; authority= katexousiazo, “to wield full privilege over”)
  • Control over others to order them as slaves (see the references above)
  • A spirit of self-centeredness and narcissism (II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 1:28-31;Galatians 5:19-21)