Perhaps the reader has experienced the problem that is “abbreviated thinking“?
[This has also been referred to as “thinking in shorthand” or “mental shorthand.”]
It works like this:
The reader may think that illegal immigration is a problem.
First, the reader may usually arrive at this conclusion by mentally ticking off the reasons a wave of undocumented foreigners is not a healthy circumstance for a country.
Next, the reader may compare what he knows about the circumstances of a country absent such an influx of undocumented beings with the circumstances of the same country AFTER it has undergone a large inflow of foreigners who are ignoring the laws of the land concerning their immigration.
Finally, the reader may arrive at a conclusion: unchecked, illegal immigration is not healthy for a country.
In ‘abbreviated thinking,’ most of the above thought processes have been eliminated.
In ‘abbreviated thinking,’ the person may hear “illegal immigration’ and IMMEDIATELY skip to the equation “ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION = BAD.”
Just hear a word or phrase and immediately skip to what one has been TOLD to think.
There may even be feelings of anger or frustration associated with that reduced thinking output.
The reader MAY become aware of how his thought processes on a particular topic have changed, BUT he may only be SLIGHTLY aware of HOW those processes have changed.
The reader may even say to himself, “What’s going on here?”
BEFORE moving on to more pressing matters.
But UNLESS the reader had a usual procedure of clear, logical thinking, he may not have even become aware of his ‘abbreviated thinking.’
And, EVEN THEN, the reader may only become SLIGHTLY aware that his thoughts no longer follow an orderly method of thinking, but ‘skip ahead’ to the OUTCOME of that thought.
AND the emotion attached to that particular conclusion.
BEWARE of this shortened, condensed, brief way of thinking.
It IS deceptive.
It becomes easier to manipulate WHAT one thinks once HOW one thinks has already become manipulated.
HAS the reader become aware of his skipping, what used to be referred to as, “normal” thought processes?
HAS the reader taken any steps to combat this “abbreviated thinking” or “mental shorthand“?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 5, 2021.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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