Subjectivity is the lack of objectivity.
Objectivity is the assertion that a thing IS that thing regardless of how it is perceived.
Subjectivity is the assertion that what the thing IS is dependent on how it is perceived.
The Objective view is that this is an elephant regardless how it is seen.
The Subjective view is that each person is right.
Melissa-Faith Webster, BA from CSUSB. Focused on Philosophy of Science and Epistemology.
First the bad news:
- a mindset that is a direct result of Adam’s Fall.
- a preoccupation with self,
- evaluation of people,
- and situations
- evaluation of the Word of God according to relative righteousness
The Subjective are:
- arrogant, which masks a
- poor self-image,
- often suspicious of people’s motives and
- even paranoid.
- are occupied with themselves,
- hide themselves from church,
- often become sarcastic in relationships with others,
- eventually, they want counseling,
- are offended easily.
- deny God’s love, mercy, grace, stewardship, power, peace, poise, and wisdom.
- acknowledge their potential but never experience the reality.
- don’t relate to the plan of God.
- privately interpret people’s words.
- always think negative
- want control
- judge, transfer blame, become detached.
- their soul life can be divided, they magnify the problem continually, distort their capacity for personal responsibility. From booklets by Dr. Carl Stevens, founder of Greater Grace World Outreach, Baltimore MD
Can subjective folks overcome?
“A woman in our church had a rough time growing up. She had fears and subconscious effects that were always with her because of the terrible things that consistently went on in her home.”
“In the case of the Boston Strangler, hatred for his father began to take over this man who appeared to be rather ordinary. A psychiatrist discovered this during an interview with him. He found out that this man had a father who was a mean, hateful, authoritarian figure who drove him with demands and who never said a kind word to him. ” Stevens
Friends, the subjective world lingers long,
Neither can we kill it without also destroying a person. It can however be rebuilt. Objectivity models itself the fix. How I perceive an object has little value –unless my opinion enters firmness. This happens when I give the object the respect of genuine existence without the added twist of my perception. = objective evaluation.
Here’s a key: my subjective simply gets redone with an objective framework. With my me-centered “me” I commence evaluating truth in accord with “real” truth. I haven’t lost my identity but surrendered it to truth.
But, can a person with an elephant in their yard face that reality as it begins to eat the corner of the house? More-so how about the loss of a spouse or child? Objectivity is impossible without a total reconditioning of the soul. This renewal consists of nothing less than the full Mind of Christ Himself. I must gain full perspective of His universe, including all of His attributes, His plan of redemption, His providing hand, His grace, His mercy, His love, His standpoint on every subject.
“I have not shunned to declare unto you the full counsel of God.” Paul
“Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Jesus
God’s Word reigns the supreme objective source —
hide it in your heart. Fill up the rooms of your soul with it’s categories. Develop a true universe.
Nicolaus Copernicus 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance– and Reformation-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe,
“A lasting and continuing effect of Copernicus’s insight was to dramatically increase the rate of clarification of what could be counted as observable facts and logical conclusions, and what remained in the domain of belief and faith.”http://www.tyndale.org/tsj04/marsden.html
Can we imagine the changes this discovery brought? It fueled the Protestant Reformation, releasing thousands from years of bondage.
Friends, place the “Son” at the center of your universe. The truth will set you free! love ya