… to live and teach so that there should be a new conception of God in the world, a change in the very meaning of the word.*
A "new conception of God in the world" would, necessarily, require the destruction of the old conceptions. This destruction is the stated aim of Gurdjieff in the opening pages of All and Everything: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson.
To destroy, mercilessly, without any compromises whatsoever, in the mentation and feelings of the reader, the beliefs and views, by centuries rooted in him, about everything existing in the world.
In the end destruction leaves only ashes, which...