Christian's Mind & the World
by Alice Alexandra-Sofia
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The Test

And having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He hungered.

And coming near to Him the tempter said:

if You are the Son of God, say that these stones become loaves.”

But answering, He said: “it has been written:

not on bread alone shall live man, but on every word proceeding through the mouth of God”…

{Matthew 4:2–4}


The Gospels tell of two things that Lord God Jesus Christ accepted before He revealed Himself to His creations {Matthew 3:1–17; 4:1–11; Luke 3:2–23; 4:1–19}:

He was “tempted” by the arch–evil, who is the murderer from the beginning and the liar who speaks lie as his own because he is the father of it {John 8:43–44}

He was baptized by John the Baptist, who has arisen as the greatest of those born by women, yet, who was not worthy to bear His sandals {Matthew 3:11; 11:11}.

Since, every Christian undergoes baptism for the remission of sins and during the earthly life–time passes through the tests (or temptations), which assist in development of the abilities to think and to act righteously, as a being created into the image and after likeness of God should think and act. The help and guidance at each stage of life comes through the Light of the world: the words and actions of Lord God Jesus Christ established the ideals–standards of thinking and behavior for the Christians; they lead us through the process, during which human clay is transformed into the child of God born of the Spirit of God {John 1:12–13; 3:3–6}.

In particular, in the text describing how the evil tried to tempt Lord God Jesus Christ in the desert {Luke 4:1–12}, three tests examine the possession with knowledge, which differentiates the servant of God from the servant of evil, thus, determines the Future (truth and life – evolutionΣ1 or lies and death – anti–evolutionΣ2).

The first test is the advice to transform stones into bread to satisfy needs of a human body. The evil probes

– understanding of the power of knowledge (Word–God is the Creator of world: He can rise up children of Abraham of the stones, and He is the source of knowledge, including the knowledge of creation and transformation of the matter)

– appropriateness of application of the knowledge

– the knowledge of the Absolute Truth; this knowledge sustains the ability to choose the priorities of the spirit.

The answer of God reveals that it is not appropriate to subdue the spirit to the matter.

Then, the Son of God is offered all kingdoms of the world with their splendor and glory in exchange for worship of the evil. This offer tests the knowledge of the supreme truth and its derivatives – the values and criteria of judgment. So, what is more important for a human being: to worship God and do not have glory and wealth, or to have all the riches and become the servant of evil? The answer of God discloses the main value and the main criterion for any judgment and any action of the Christian: all and everything of man is in God, must be centered only on God, and serve only God.

The next suggestion given to the Son of God – to throw Himself from the parapet of the temple, that is to prove God’s promise to guard His servant – tests understanding of supremacy of the Absolute Truth. The answer of Lord Jesus Christ postulates inaccessibility of God and His words (that is the Absolute Truth for men) for judgment or test by His creations.

The referred above texts of the Holy Gospels describe the model of testing, which a human being and human establishments undergo continuously in order to survive, to pursue the purposes of evolution, and to enter the eternity:


knowledge of truth that is the knowledge of the system’s own nature

(the degree of development or the level of complexity is tested)

adequacy of the values originated by the knowledge of truth

(the degree of optimization is tested)

understanding of the power of knowledge and appropriateness of its application

(the potency to accomplish the purposes of existence is tested).


The general meaning of the described above tests: the evolution is possible only until

1/ the purposes and values continue to be consistent with the nature (the nature might be defined, for instance, as the inner absolute truth)

2/ all activities are consistent with the nature.

A human being is enabled to initiate only two kinds of modification of purposes:

a/ transformation due to the necessity to conform to the original nature (e.g., man who was a criminal becomes a saint)

b/ degeneration or perversion of the nature (e.g., man who was a saint becomes an apostate).

Consequently, the history of mankind might be seen as the uninterrupted war among the systems of knowledge created within two different frameworks: true knowledge as the means of evolution, and false knowledge as the means of degeneration/anti–evolution.

Four main logical realities accommodated the knowledge, which sustains life and death of men and controls existence or disintegration of their establishments.

Two of them – the realities of the Absolute Truth – established the foundation for the evolution as optimization–perfection–development of the highest potential according to the original design:

–– revelations of God granted through the Hebrew Prophets formed the first reality – Judaism (period of formation 1500–1000 B.C. – fifth century B.C.)

–– the Hebrew Prophets prepared the foundation for the teachings of Lord God Jesus Christ: Christianity is the last reality of the Absolute Truth opened to the existing world.

Human imagination created two realities of knowledge of evil:

–– the primary system was the ancient heathenism (? A.D. first century; for the concepts, which became the heresies hunting the Christianity, the most productive period lasted from the fifth century B.C. through A.D. first century)

–– the fourth reality (A.D. first century – the Present) includes derivatives of the ancient heathenism produced with Greek heathen philosophy, Gnosticism, Manichaeism, and the others, which the original (orthodox) Christian dogma holds to be the heresy, yet, which have been implanted into the Western (papal) theological thought. The list of these derivatives includes political theology, ideologies, concepts, teachings, and doctrines promulgating idols, disparaging God and His creations, or denying existence of God.

Presently, the doctrines and concepts of all kinds (embodying the knowledge as the means of optimization–evolution, and the knowledge as the means of decay–annihilation) exist within the most part of the societies: the majority of population has an opportunity to make own choice. Consequently, the choice of knowledge became the main means of testing–evaluation and the continuous testing seems to be an irreplaceable part of life.

From another point of view, it could be said that each social or political establishment provides a possibility to choose between the evolution and the destruction, and there is only one differential: one type of establishments encourages the choice of evolution; another type of establishments encourages the choice of destruction and terminates those who pursue the purposes of evolution. The ability to discern the truth–good and the false–evil and to identify the underlying framework of knowledge became the first condition of survival of men and their establishments.

The history of mankind confirms: each new generation has to pass its own tests, and their main subject is the loyalty to God. The tests evaluate the applications of the gift to discern good and evil: abilities to think, to comprehend the reality, to foresee the Future, and to act adequately must be proved. Those who reject God become unable to discern and to distinguish the good and the evil; firstly, they lose the ability to foresee the consequences of own thoughts, words, and deeds; then, they devise the weapon of suicide, for instance, neo–paganism masked with the scientific terms and slogans and ethics–free sciences, which bear such fruits, for example, as weapons of mass destruction, pollutants, and poisonous drugs.

Many conditions of life have been changed since the Flood, yet, one plague of mankind remains unchangeable – deification of men who have access to the power of coercion. Each generation receives its own executioners – the rulers and dictators who are deified and adored: mussolinis, hitlers, stalins, “universal teachers,” “great leaders,” and so on and so forth. Those elected ones enslave their subjects with lofty slogans masquerading empty promises and lies: with promises of freedom, prosperity, security, and progress, they lead into the ruin.

And I think that inability to discernΣ3 the inner truth or essence – therefore, consequences – of ideas, slogans, proposals, bills, laws, and political and social events marks the road to the dead end; this road begins with ignorance. Those who do not have knowledge of truth are doomed to slavery {John 8:31–36} and those who do not know God are doomed to idol–worship, therefore, death. Inability to comprehend the truth and issuing culture of death signify the total failure of the contemporary godless societies.

For instance, who of the heroes of daily news filled with descriptions of utter corruption, crimes, assassinations, fraud committed by the political, religious, social leaders and public servants of all kinds and scales might be seen as the one who has the knowledge leading to life and prosperity? Furthermore, do the people who are unable to find God and cognize the meaning of good need knowledge of life? Probably, that is why St. Paul the Apostle wrote: the Gospel is veiled for the unbelievers with mind blinded by “the god of this world” {2 Corinthians 4:3–4}.

Yet, by the knowledge of the truth we all are tested…


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Σ1 Evolution of mankind is accomplished by cognition of God, because cognition of God opens understanding of the actual meaning, purposes, and true value of human life [[see The Complete Knowledge in Selections_&_Reprints. Part 3, and Note 20 to Selections_&_Reprints]]. The mind reaches the height of evolution after it learned to love the others, and then, follows the Word–God in such a degree that it becomes able to give up own life for the sake of the others {John 15:13}. The manifest beginning of human evolution might be traced to the moment when Moses implored God to reveal Himself {Exodus 33:13}.

In theological terms, evolution might be defined as comprehension of knowledge of God – the knowledge that is the everlasting life {John 17}. Consequently, the degree of evolution of man is evaluated by his ability to embody the Law – words and commandments – of God into his daily existence: his thoughts, words, and deeds. This ability


is manifested through


a/ the deeds of love, mercy, and assistance to the others


b/ the abilities to create the good for the others


c/ mercy and love to the others –

all of them (a, b, c) committed in righteousness and truth, in imitation of God

{Matthew 5:21–48; Luke 6:26–49; John 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; James 2:13–26; 2 Peter 1:2–11; 1 John 3:14–21; Ephesians 8:1–2}

For instance, the Old Testament is the reality, within which the evolution of the mind as cognition of God began, while the mind cannot see God and live; however, within this reality, the initial space for creation of the child of God {Galatians 3:23–29; 4:1–7; Romans 10:4}, the mind has to learn three main lessons:


1/ own nature – the Law of God


2/ how to live by each word coming from God – according own nature, the Law of God


3/ how to love God and the others, because love is the essence of the Law

{Deuteronomy 8:3; 30:8–20; Matthew 22:36–40}

Then, the New Testament unfolds as the phase of revelation and absorption of the new knowledge for those who learned to live by the Law of God – the knowledge of God given through His Son, the Word–God. This knowledge is the everlasting life {John 17} and the one who comprehends it enters the new reality – the realm of God the Spirit, in which the mind is empowered to exist in the presence of God through the eternity. The main lessons of this phase of evolution, which is in the knowledge of God the Spirit given by His Son, the Word–God, include the following {in: Matthew 4:4; 5:48; 11:27–30; 16:21–26; 26:36–46; Luke 6:35–36; John 4:23–24, 31–38; 6:27–69; 13:1–17, 34–35; 14; 15; 16; 17; James 1:17–25; 1 Peter 1; 2; 1 John; Ephesians 1; 2; Deuteronomy 8:3}:

1/ a human soul–heart–mind (the inner man or the essence of man) lives by the Word–God as a human body lives by bread

2/ the eternal life is in knowledge of God and the Word–God Whom God the Father has sent to save the world

3/ a human being must become imitation of the Absolute Good of God – His Love, His mercy, His Perfection

4/ a human being must become an image (imitation) of Lord Jesus Christ, the Word–God, for Whom the will of God the Father is the Absolute that must be accomplished above all

5/ the eternity with God is opened to the one who became the creation of Christ and in Christ.

In the terms of systems logic, evolution is the process resulting in increase of complexity, or ascent at the higher level of complexity [[potency of knowledge defines one of the meanings of complexity see Notes 46 and 272 to Selections_&_Reprints, and Introduction to the Systems Logic]]. Consequently, the observer evaluates degree of system’s evolution by

1. the development of the optimal potential (capacity, force, efficiency), which the system is intended to achieve according to the system’s design


2. abilities or preparedness to achieve new purposes at new level(s) of complexity.

In general, the evolution is the breakthrough, the exit from the completed phase of existence, when the mind that has completed absorption of the entirety of knowledge, which sustains a particular reality, ascends at the higher level. Such ascent becomes possible because of the knowledge that transforms the mind into a being capable of existence within another reality, at the different level of complexity.

Concerning different aspects of evolution, see Note 150 to Selections_&_Reprints and the following reprints



“…Evolution is the totality of normal or natural processes called also “life” or “existence” for any of beings created by God; in general, natural life of each living creature is development of the maximal potency according to the God’s will/plan; “optimization” is the term describing some aspects of the evolution. The term “evolution” is applicable to all living purposeful systems: a human being, mankind, human society, etc.

In general, evolution is a life–cycle of any being, which exists for a purpose and which has an ability to create–absorb–accumulate–transmit knowledge of good and to embody the knowledge of good into the structures and systems of the surrounding world. This knowledge stipulates achievement of the particular purposes – creation of good, maintenance of life and optimization of other systems, actualization of technical and other kinds of progress or the processes intended to facilitate life and development of human beings and their creations/establishments.

In brief, evolution is the process – development resulting in ability to ascend to the higher level of complexity. Knowledge is the force driving evolution. The last phase of the evolution of human mind is the ultimate choice between the evil imagination of man and the true knowledge of God: the evolution is accomplished when the mind discards all illusions, fantasies, and false assumptions, embraces the only true reality – the reality of the One Perfect – Absolute – God Whose power is the absolute power and Whose mercy is perfect mercy, and becomes that what it was created to be – the temple–dwelling of the Creator. The first step to the ultimate perfection is understanding that acceptance of the knowledge of God the Father and observance of the commandments of Lord God Jesus Christ precedes coming of the Spirit–Fire Who descends on those who are chosen to became the temple of God and to dwell with God in eternity of His kingdom {Luke 12:49; John 3:3–6; 7:39; 14:15–17, 23, 24; Revelation 21:27; 22:3–5; Isaiah 64:8}.

Then, knowledge of God should fill the mind and become the absolute truth and the only reality of existence:


–– God is the Absolute, the ultimate perfection, the only truth


–– the Love of God make a human being perfect creation ready for the eternity


–– the knowledge of God is the only valuable possession


–– there is none and there is nothing besides God


It means also that in the world created by God and given into dominion of man, nothing is able or should attempt to take the place of God or pretend on possession by any of the attributes of God. Whatever good men are able to create, they create it only if the power of God acts through them.

In the terms of systems theory, evolution is the process of increasing the level/degree of complexity…”

“The world described in the first and second chapters of Genesis was the evolving reality, because all living creatures received the blessing of God to evolve: they had to increase and multiply and fill their sphere {αυξανεσθε και πληθυνεσθε και πληρωσατε – Genesis 1:22}. In addition to the blessing to evolve (to increase and multiply and fill the earth), man was given the purposes και κατακυρειυσατε αυτης– to subdue and to dominate the world filled with the all living creatures {Genesis 1:28}.

The traditional translation of Greek textαυξανεσθε και πληθυνεσθε και πληρωσατε Genesis 1:22, 28 – is “Increase and multiply and fill.”

However, the overall meaning of this logical block is much more complicated: it means to evolve, to accomplish/fulfill, to become complete:

–– in the word αυξανεσθε ξα (and modified ξη/ξε ) – is the root for words denoting development, growth, and evolution (lit. and fig.) as inαυξανωto grow, enlarge, increase → εξελιξηevolution

–– the word πληρωσατε is the derivative of primary verb πλεωto fulfill, to accomplish, to make full, and then, πληρηςcomplete, full.

Therefore, God’s blessing – αυξανεσθε και πληθυνεσθε και πληρωσατεdefines the purposes of man as



a/ his own evolution

[[definitely, development as increase may not be only about physical parameters; multiplication and making all full/complete –


that is reaching the higher level of development/complexity, at which the full potency can be exercised]]


within the evolving world

[[whose inhabitants received the same commandment, therefore,


the world itself should be capable of development necessary to sustain evolution of all its inhabitants]]


b/ maintenance of the evolution of the world accommodating his existence


c/ reaching the completion

Consequently, the one can infer that the man of the first two chapters of Genesis had three interconnected purposes:



1/ to evolve himself, to become complete within the evolving world


2/ to dominate the evolving world


3/ to maintain evolution of the evolving world

Then, after exile from the Paradise, the creative works of man are accomplished by the mind, by creating thoughts – the energy entities (codes), which, having being embodied into the material structures (books, constructions, establishments, societies, empires, other edifices), maintain human existence within the world, which is collapsing because of cognition of the evil.

The creative abilities of the Old Testament’s mind might be seen as the remnants of rudimental abilities of the creation made in the image and after likeness of the Omnipotent Almighty God. In the New Testament, the creative abilities are the natural abilities of the beings that are born by the Word of truth and are evolving into the likeness of the Word–God and συνεργοι {1 Corinthians 3:9}co–workers of God.

With coming of the Word–God, a human being is re–created and the process of evolution as the imitation of God – the process, which would result in obtaining the eternal life in the presence of God – is initiated. It means that even within the limited temporal and collapsing world the human mind, through faith and knowledge of God as the gifts of the Holy Spirit, might be enabled to create the evolving systems as it was appointed by God from the foundation of the world…”


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Σ2 Anti–evolution is the totality of processes of degeneration, decay, perversion, and corruption, which is completed with the annihilation. Anti–evolution is different from the natural process of disintegration–death that is the natural end of all systems within the world of the structured matter. Anti–evolution defines unnatural degeneration/decay of the systems created for evolution–development. In the terms of systems theory, anti–evolution is the decrease of the level/degree of complexity; for instance, degeneration and fading away of plants grown from the seeds sown in the unsuitable places, which had no means of proper development {Matthew 13:1–7, 18–22}.

Concerning anti–evolution:

Two general frameworks exist, which sustain work of two types of human mind and define created knowledge and its consequences – thoughts, words, and actions of man: one of them is based on the knowledge of God, another – on the heathenism [[see Notes 152, 82 and 22 to Selections_&_Reprints]].

Consequently, the mind has the choice between two realities:

1/ the reality of the evolution (life as the ascent to the eternity with God) based on the knowledge of God


2/ the reality of anti–evolution (death as eternal separation from God) based on the knowledge of the evil – the heathenism.

The reality of evolution is based on knowledge of God; it accommodates development–evolution of the human mind as development of the maximal potency of good. This development is accomplished through cognition of new knowledge and creation of new thoughts, which lead to a/ unfolding of own unlimited potency of creation of the good, and b/ actualization of the maximal creative potency through the thoughts, words, and deeds with which the mind materializes own dominion over the world of the matter given into its possession.

Anti–evolution is death of human reason, degeneration of the human nature, and utter destruction of the world resulting from systematic and constant rejection of God and violation of His Law.

The reality of anti–evolution accommodates degeneration of the human mind. Deprivation of the true knowledge of God leads to insufficiency of a particular, vital, knowledge – the knowledge of own nature and of the world in which the mind has to survive and accomplish its mission. In this case, mind is barred from access to the divine energy of creation [[which the normal mind accesses through the faith in the Word–God if it lives according to the law of God]].

Consequently, the mind has no choice but to revert into the regime of insufficiency: it loses the right discernment and became incapable of normal perception of the actuality.

Such a mind feeds itself with the surrogate – images of the matter/flesh, which are perceived/processed by the matter/flesh – and creates insufficient thoughts inadequate to the complexity of the considered subject (e.g., the drugs developed through the experiments on animals and then, applied to human beings trigger off the disorders, which are much worse than the diseases they claim to cure). Ultimately, the mind becomes unable to ascend to the levels of complexity appropriate to its nature: it becomes insufficient––sick and then, it is transformed into the living dead trapped within the evil time – the reality of death, similarly to fishes that are taken into the evil net {Ecclesiastes 9:12} [[see Timereprint in Note 45 to Selections_&_Reprints]].

Lord God refers to such minds as to those who see and hear, yet, do not perceive/comprehend, so, they do not turn to God that He would heal them {Matthew 13:10–15}.

The anti–evolution culminates in inability to contain the knowledge of truth, therefore, life; only knowledge of evil and death can be learnt: outcome of the anti–evolution is cognition of the ultimate evil, perversion–degeneration, and transformation into the offspring–embodiment of the ultimate evil – death {cf. in: John 8:37–47}.

Everyone understands that without food, human being starves to death, yet, not all realize that, without the Love of God that is the omnipotent divine power – the source of life, the energy, which creates and sustains existence of every living being of the Universe, and which is carried by the Word–God {John 3:16–21; 6:37–40; 15:1–6; 17; 1 John 4:7–21}, the mind is able of nothing. The mind’s self–deprivation of God produced heathenism of the Past; in the Present, it sustains the contemporary heathenism, which, for instance, underlies atheism, cults, and ideologies, which lead to deification of leaders of all kinds of human establishments and demand enslaving and denigration of ordinary people encaged within such establishments. In the desperate hunt for knowledge, the contemporary sciences have overthrown all limits of humanity and humanness; however, they gained nothing besides additional details of the same portrait of the same arch evil – death. And it could not be otherwise, because the world is set by the wisdom of God and only God grants wisdom and knowledge {Jeremiah 10:12–14; Wisdom 6:12–20; 7:7–30; 8:1–4, 21; 9:1–18}, yet, who acknowledges God now, who observes His Law, and who seeks wisdom today –– idol–worshipers and ethics–free atheistic sciences?

In general, the anti–evolution might be envisioned as spiral unfolding as the sequence of cycles of repetitive failures, which would end only with the end of the entire establishment–settings. Each cycle is a slightly altered version (new king, new enemies, new generation of people, new set of the means of annihilation – e.g., either famine or war) of the general pattern of collapse/total ruin [[διαφθορων pattern – see Note 3 to Selections_&_Reprints]] triggered by rejection of the knowledge of Truth.

Similarly to the dwellers of the Dante’s Inferno, the relapsed into idol–worship mind has no possibility to leave the downward spiral of anti–evolution, to break the loop, to return into the original settings and conditions: it has been debilitated, and it plunged to the reality of the anti–evolution, which accommodates death of human reason, degeneration of the human nature, and utter destruction of the world resulting from systematic and constant rejection of God and violation of His Law. The anti–evolution is the totality of processes of degeneration, decay, perversion, and corruption – all of them completed with the annihilation.

The anti–evolution is different from the natural process of disintegration–death that is the natural end of all systems arranged from the structured matter within the world of the structured matter. The anti–evolution defines unnatural degeneration/decay of the systems created for evolution–development.

In the terms of systems theory, the anti–evolution is the decrease of the level/degree of complexity; for instance, as degeneration and fading away of plants grown from the seeds sown in the unsuitable places, which had no means of proper development {Matthew 13:1–7, 18–22}.

Such decrease of complexity is inevitable, because the anti–evolution is driven by insufficient/false knowledge – the knowledge of the evil. Consequently, the human anti–evolution is a process of degeneration and corruption


actualized through learning/absorbing the knowledge of the evil,


which is embodied into own life and the life of those who compose the sphere of influence

completed with the ultimate total ruin

{διαφθορων in: Psalm 106(107):20}

that is with degeneration, collapse and destruction – physical, moral, and religious

The knowledge of the evil may be likened to the ancient leprosy [[the deadly disease mentioned in the Holy Scriptures, which destroyed the nervous system transforming a living human body into disintegrating flesh incapable of normal perception]]: it debilitatesparalyzesdestroys a human mind:


the knowledge of the evil

makes the mind incapable of the right discernment

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makes possible deprivation of life–giving knowledge of God

↓ ↑

elevates immorality and other abnormalities at the rank of norm


In the presence, the media channels are filled with propaganda of corruption, the one who searches for true essence of popular movie, book, game, etc. could easily discover within the pattern of violation of the law of God. As Isaiah the prophet wrote {Isaiah 59:1–15}, they speak vanities, empty words, and conceive troubles: they hatch asps’ eggs with poisonous creatures within, and their works are worthless. Their ways are the ways of iniquities, crimes, and bloodshed; the judgment, understanding, and salvation have gone from them.

If to judge by the content of media, including daily news all over the world, seemingly, immorality became the way of life, or even the norm in social, political, religious, and personal life: the virtue, righteousness, justice are forgotten.

It looks like researchers, scientists, educated part of the population, and those who have responsibilities to sustain life and progress of the society, to educate and entertain the population, ignore the lessons of the history. They do not acknowledge existence of an unbreakable pattern:


immorality initiates anti–evolution and culminates in destruction

the immoral or virtues/ethics–free mind triggers processes of collapse and disintegration in all spheres it controls or can influence

destruction awaits any mind that attempts to live without knowledge of God and violates the law of God



The logical reality of anti–evolution founded upon atheism and other heathen doctrines, which do not recognize true knowledge of God, accommodates the processes of dehumanization of man, transformation of man into the beast without any remnants of humanity, and consequent annihilation of humans.

Concerning complexity, logical reality, knowledge, and frameworks of knowledge, see Notes 20, 41, 39, 82, 152, 272, and Imaginationreprint in Note 38 to Selections_&_Reprints; concerning the heathenism, see Note 22; concerning διαφθορων, see Note 3; concerning concepts of evil and death, see Note 28 to Selections_&_Reprints.


See also The Danger of Lies – in Text of Selections_&_Reprints. Part 1., and concerning propaganda – Note 307 to Selections_&_Reprints

Σ3 See The Discernment



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