The Words of Reverends Baughman

Where Am I?

(Or anybody else too.)

This is a handy roadmap to restoration (perfection), compliments of Dr. Jim Baughman. Map reading lessons are available.

Original Natural Desire

Fallen Nature (Misdirected Original Natural Desire)

Misdirected Desire (Deviant Attitudes)

Misdirected Action (Deviant Behaviors)

Redirected Desire (Virtuous Attitudes )

Desire for self-perfection and knowledge (required for 1st Blessing)

Taking one's own point of view over and above someone else's, especially God's

Complaint Envy Criticism Disbelief Accusation Resentment Arrogance Defiance

Deception Falsehood Slander Lies

Cheating Treachery Rebellion

Gratitude Appreciation Respect, Faith Forgiveness Mercy, Honesty Truthfulness Humility EMPATHY

Desire for sexual love (required for 2nd Blessing)

Leaving one's proper position of responsibility in relationship to others.

Irresponsibility, Laziness, Sloth, Impatience, Betrayal, Lust

Recklessness, Despair, Seduction, Treason, Disloyalty, Infidelity, Fornication, Adultery, Homosexuality

Responsibility Diligence Patience, Hope, Fortitude, Loyalty, Fidelity, Chastity, Purity, Filial Piety, Courage

Desire for authority, order and dominion (required for extended 2nd Blessing)

Reversing the order of dominion and authority in relationship to others.

Contempt, Haughtiness, Hatred, Rage, Disdain, Intolerance, Discrimination, Malice

Exploitation, Intimidation, Violence, Murder, Tyranny, Prejudice, Vengeance

Compassion, Obedience, Kindness, Love, Tolerance, Understanding, Service

Desire for material things, prosperity, wealth and health (required for 3rd Blessing)

Multiplying evil in human affairs and the created environment

Self justification, Dissension, Carelessness Negligence Abusiveness Gluttony Covetousness Greed

Gossip Tempting others into sin, Collusion, Conspiracy, Sedition, Vandalism, Abuse, of things, Substance abuse, Robbery, Extortion

Repentance Self-reflection Praise Honor toward others Righteousness

Stewardship Care Sensitivity Restraint Moderation Benevolence Generosity

This is not a roadmap of the physical plane, but of the realm of heart and the measurements are in terms of distance back to the ideal

Directions: Start from the bottom up, accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative!

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