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In contemporary America, the public is being overwhelmingly influenced by a substantial portion of the populace, who could be described by the political idiom “woke.”
Also called Critical Race Theory (CRT), Cancel Culture, and other terms, “woke” is used by many who consider themselves to be awakened to the supposed reality that America is a racist country, and the root of the problem is people who are of Caucasian descent. A concept that originally emerged in early 20th century Europe, the “woke” movement seeks to divide people groups, and it largely surfaced in the Communist movement that found a voice in the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917.
The subsequent backlash to the Soviet manifestation of the globalist oriented Marxist movement which desired to install a Communist government in Germany in the 1930’s, was the rise of the nationalism of the Nazi Party. Obviously, many millions of people died because of the clash of political views which came to the forefront in World War II.
Ironically, most of the populace that considers themselves to be “woke” are anything but, as the Socialist/Communist theorists that spread this intellectual witchcraft have been exposed as liars and deceivers, preying on an unsophisticated citizenry for a largely hidden agenda. The very nature of the political mindset is steeped in deception, subterfuge, and destructive practices.
Christians already know that the nature of sin is, at its most basic level, a deceptive power that erroneously convinces those it occupies that they are on the right track. However, believers don’t always recognize the encroachment of an evil impulse until it is already upon them. This is where the concept of the scalability of spiritual discernment is important.
“The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (I Corinthians 2:14).
Because of a lack of personal study in the Scriptures, many believers have bought the lie that all they must do is accept Christ, and no effort is required on their part. They’ve missed the crucial truth that God expects them to progress, and grow.
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (James 2:26).
At the same time, the idea that man must make an effort was appropriated by the Socialists, who sought to engender an attitude of responsibility to the world, but without the requisite presence of God.
Most of this can be traced back to the writings of Karl Marx, who had a clear axe to grind with Christianity. What has come to be broadly referred to as Marxism is, in effect, the belief that there is no God, and mankind must rely upon his own devices to create a just social order. Marx, for example, malevolently saw that the resilient power of faith in God, as manifested historically, was related to the classic family structure with a father, mother, and offspring.
Thus, in order to achieve his goal of destroying religion – which he called the “opiate of the masses” -- he set out to destroy the family unit in order to bring about the goals of the utopian system he envisioned.
“Once the earthly family is discovered to be the secret of the holy family, the former must itself be annihilated theoretically and practically” (Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach #4).
The political conflict is exacerbated by the fact that there was a significant Jewish element involved in the Communist movement, in the original transformation of the Russian monarchy to the revolutionary overthrow and murder of the Romanov family that had ruled Russia. To put this into context, we note that the Bolshevik Revolution was in 1917, decades before the Jews were regathered in the Middle East to be resurrected as a nation in 1948.
The Jewish people had lived within the European Gentile nations for centuries, and were periodically ostracized due to their lack of assimilation, and their historic opposition to the various expressions of Christianity. Having largely abandoned the Old Testament documented faith of their Fathers centuries before, the Hebrews were attracted to the ideals espoused by Communism, and with their unique history as a powerless people that were embedded among the many nations of the world, they found the Socialist ideas compatible to their own worldview.
Because the Jews had a lengthy history of conflict within the cultures where they resided, they found the Socialist espoused idea of an equality of the masses, as dictated by a central government without a reliance on God, to be appealing. As previously stated, what became Marxism featured a determination to destroy the status quo, and Jewish intellectuals found the new system offered significant opportunities for their individual advancement.
In the freewheeling “Roaring Twenties” of Germany (and America), the Christian faith was rapidly losing ground, and the liberalism of the leftists was an alluring license to participate in historically sinful behavior. As the inept management of the German Weimar Republic brought about increasingly dire economic and social conditions, immorality flourished. Homosexual practices, released after generations of being restrained by Catholicism and the subsequent Protestant Reformation, exploded in popularity.
The notorious Cabarets featuring risqué entertainment and excessive consumption of alcohol, and prostitution was just one of the negative results. When the inevitable backlash against such practices ensued, because there was a significant portion of Jewish people involved in the propagation of liberalism, the National Socialists (the Nazis) found the Jewish people a convenient scapegoat. Amid the confusion of the culture clash, the real culprit largely went undetected.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).
The Christian Media ministry has long declared the concept of Twin Timelines, in which the Lord has revealed there are certain scriptural sequences which are supernaturally repeated in succeeding generations. Furthermore, having traced America’s religious and political path to our time through Bible prophecy, we have authoritatively trumpeted the fact that the America of the 21st century is now in a similar position as the German Weimar Republic of the 1920’s and 1930’s.
The Nazi emphasis on racial issues has resurfaced in Critical Race Theory (CRT). Indeed, there is little difference between the distorted emphasis of the supposed “Aryan” purity of the German people and the subsequent aberrant belief that the Jews are an unjust and parasitical people, and the modern “reassessment” of racial roles in the development of the American Republic.
Once Critical Race Theory has errantly concluded that white people are/were the aggressors exploiting adjacent racial groups, Socialism posits that erasing what they see as celebratory emblems of the past will help to shape the future. This is why short sighted criminal elements are tearing down statues of historic figures from past generations, as a way of showing that the alleged consensus has determined their lives were unjust.
Obviously, there was and is racism in America just like every nation on the face of the earth, and yet the Christian ethic embedded in our culture substantially moved the nation forward in unprecedented positive ways – sometimes at an enormous cost (witness the human toll of the Civil War). Further, the Scriptures have always showed the reality of an individual scalable response to divinely given truth.
In the parable of the Sower and the Seed, some “seed,” which is the Word of God, never thrived. Some seed fell among thorns, or rocky ground, and never flourished. Some seed’s growth was stunted as it lacked water to help it grow. Other seed fell on good ground, and substantially matured.
“He that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty” (Matthew 13:23).
This profound parable recognizes the essential truth that the best form of government is one that allows individual initiative, achievement, and growth, with a minimal amount of intervention by government. Conversely, when government sees inequities and determines to intervene – particularly on a racial level – it is usurping the role of God.
Thus, the very nature of such an approach causes the individual elements of oppressive government to be comprised of those who do not believe that God in the ruler of all things.
In a related parable to the Sower and the Seed, a certain man planted wheat in his field, but the next day found that a weed-like counterfeit – “tares” in the Scripture – were seen in his field with the wheat. Recognizing this was done by an enemy, His servants asked the man if they should pluck up the tares.
“But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn” (Matthew 13:29, 30).
Thus, the possibility of the lack of Spiritual discernment is introduced, as those that would intervene in the course of the cycle can be likened to an overreaching, undiscerning government.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:17).
Applying this truth to racial issues, the Scriptures decisively state that through the work of Jesus Christ, the LORD has made all men and women of “one blood.”
“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth…hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth” (Acts 17:24, 26).
This is because the New Covenant joins all who receive the life of Christ on a Spiritual level, as opposed to an ethnic affinity.
Under the Old Covenant made with the Israelite people, the Lord set apart Israel from all the nations – not because of a superior or inferior DNA – but because God wanted to show the pattern that He would unveil when He called all nations to repentance through His only begotten Son.
“All these things happened unto [Israel] as examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (I Corinthians 10:11).
In the dystopian worldview espoused as “woke,” political thought justifies devious behavior as being appropriate because they believe the end result to be worthwhile, therefore it is worth the turmoil it took to achieve.
Ironically, because of the individualistic concept espoused in the Sower and the Seed parable, Christians frequently fail to collectively progress in converting the world to Christ. Obviously, Bible Prophecy has said all along the world system will steadily deteriorate, and the faith in Christ will wane to the degree that the Lord questioned if there will be any faith at all when He returns.
“When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).
However, the answer to that question will have to wait for the next installment of While You Were Sleeping.
-- James Lloyd
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