Woke and Critical Race Theory from the Scriptures – Episode 47

Today in our society, we are witnessing the invention of terms such as “woke” and “critical race theory.” We are also seeing the emergence of movements that are focused upon the most negative aspects of mankind. Satan wants humans to focus on our fallen nature because to do so validates it. But when we were created, God said that His creation was very good—not just good, but very good. Not hateful, racist, wicked, evil, and depraved. These qualities were injected into our nature when Adam and Eve got woke.

 

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Show Notes:

We know the story in Genesis: that God created man, put him in the garden. Then the serpent “woke” Eve to the supposed injustice of God keeping her and Adam blind, suppressed, and under His control and dominion. The devil painted God as a racist, wanting to remain superior to them. So, Eve engaged in a little “civil disobedience” and following the prescribed actions of her new cultural leader, she ate from the forbidden fruit.

 

These are exactly the same mental gymnastics that we see going on today. Diversity is not division. Our differences—our skin color, what we are good at, what we are not good at—all of those things are meant to create us into a unified people. We need each person. We need the talents that are natural and native and imparted to us individually as God created us. We all need who we are in God’s creation.

 

Injustice is indeed real, and we should seek that every human be treated with the love of God. But focusing on, categorizing, and becoming consumed with our differences will not lead to justice, it will lead to division and strife. It will lead right into the devil’s hand. But we have the power to rise above it.

 

Key Verses:

 

  • Genesis 3:1–13. “You will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20. “We are ambassadors for Christ…be reconciled to God.”
  • John 8:34–41. “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”
  • James 3:13–17. “Let him show by his good behavior his deeds.”
  • Jude 17–21. “Keep yourselves in the love of God.”
  • Romans 6:11–19. “Now present your members as slaves to righteousness.”
  • Romans 6:1–7. “So we too might walk in newness of life.”
  • Romans 8:5–13. “The mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.”
  • Romans 10:11–12. “There is no distinction between Jew and Greek.”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:14–27. “For the body is not one member, but many.”
  • Galatians 5:13–24. “But through love serve one another.”
  • Ephesians 4:22–31. “Lay aside the old self.”
  • Colossians 3:1–17. “Put on the new self.”
  • Hebrews 12:14–15. “Pursue peace with all men.”
  • 2 Corinthians 3:18. “But we… are being transformed.”
  • Philippians 4:8–9. “Practice these things.”

 

Quotes:

 

  • “Believers in Christ need to wake up, not to be woke.”
  • “Adam and Eve, by the way, were created as people of color.”
  • “The woke and critical race theory of many socio-cultural movements today use broad and over-generalized rhetorical brush strokes to paint history, society, and all individual relationships with both inaccuracies and downright lies.”
  • “We learn in the Scriptures that diversity is not division. Diversity, in fact, because of the way God is, brings oneness.”

 

Takeaways:

 

  1. We cannot afford to have a silent majority in this age. It is always the silent majority which allows God’s agenda to be hijacked by the devil’s purposes.

 

  1. We need to reject the devil’s lies—the teachings and philosophies about social justice and equality which require us to emphasize and focus on the deeds of the flesh, which are evident and definable: immorality, impurity, sensuality, enmity, strife, jealousy, hatred, outbursts of anger.

 

  1. We need to choose to focus on a new nature that is available to us through God in Christ, and build our families and our societies around God’s qualities emanating in our life—things which are also evident and definable: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and above all, forgiveness.

 

  1. We need to keep in mind this oneness is not going to just happen instantaneously overnight, but we have time to grow as individuals, as societies, and as nations, into the good things.