Rational vs. Not Rational

2 Peter 2:12a and Jude 1:10 & 19 speak of those who are like brute beast, unable to process rational thought and only able to respond to their five senses because they don’t listen to the Holy Spirit.

The non-rational mind can reason, but it can’t reason rationally to a conclusion beyond the five senses. We’ll explore the reasons for that limitation during this journey. The sarx mind can compare two choices, sort objects by various criteria, memorize phrases or concepts, write poetry, and perform calculations. It can record data from experiments and then use that data to design working products. This mind can rationalize and argue. The self-righteous carnal mind can make a show of false love, goodness, mercy, humility, and virtue, but it can’t self-generate any of these fruits of the Spirit. It can pretend hypocritically. It can produce sexual immorality, impure motives, unbridled desire, idolatry, sorcery, drug abuse, drunkenness, and wild partying. It can self-generate hatred, discord, jealousy, rage, rivalries, divisions, factions, envy, and the like. It can’t produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:19-23 However, it can produce hypocritical fakes of all of these. It can have natural affection for its family members just as animals show this same natural affection. It can control itself to a point, but it won’t allow the Holy Spirit to control it.
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