Whether its the gay christian movement, the emergent church movement or prosperity gospel teachings all have a common thread which has come to be known as diaprax. Dean Gotcher coined the word diaprax by merging the words dialectic and praxis. Diaprax has become a stealth force majeure in postmodern Christianity, which in turn has dramatically altered the church’s acceptance of Biblical authority. Thus, many of the issues (in particular sex based sins) in the church today are a result of the church’s move away from using scripture as its final authority.
Dean Gotcher’s book DIALECTIC AND PRAXIS: DIAPRAX AND THE END OF THE AGES will educate you on what exactly is fueling the current war in the church over the acceptance of sin. Diaprax is a worldy concept imported into the church via the equality, tolerance and diversity ideologies.
This attitude goes back beyond the garden experience of Adam and Eve and, as you will see, “justifies” itself according to a particular “scientific” way of thinking. This work is about this New Age way of thinking, the dialectic, and its environment of deceit and manipulation, called praxis. This way of thinking is currently being used in education, business, and politics around the world. The answer to the world’s problems, according to those who worship this process, is not found in maturity, but is instead found in adolescence—not found in what “is,” nor found in what “ought to be,” but is instead found in the combination of the two: “potential.”
This “new” way of thinking is taking control of America, as well as the rest of the world, through its use in education, business, politics, and religion. Whether promoted by organizations such as the NEA, the local Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations, United Nations Education, Science, and Culture Organization (UNESCO), or through grant programs such as Goals 2000 and School To Work this process is having a direct effect upon all our lives. Researchers across America are now warning us about the danger of these programs.
This combined process of dialectic and praxis is a highly speculative way of behaving, thinking, and acting. It depends on an attitude of compromise by all participants on a general social issue producing tolerance toward ambiguity. It seeks a collaborative effort in overcoming differences in an effort to find agreement on personal-social relationship needs (group consensus). It regards the resolution of personal-social relationship needs through the use of human-reasoning skills, or HOTS, as most important. It helps in determining what is the “best” or “most rational” solution to personal-social relationship needs. This does not mean that the solution agreed upon should be “fact” or “truth” (absolute), only that it is acceptable to all as a possible solution that could or should be tried relative feelings toward ambiguous facts.
As Gotcher points out, the success of diaprax depends on collaborative agreements of unity based on false standards. Diaprax by nature would reject the absolutes of the scriptures. We are seeing a lot of that in today’s church. For a wealth of research information on diaprax visit The Authority Research.
- Diaprax, collusion and the emergent heresy, part 1
- Diaprax, collusion and the emergent heresy, part 2