Kathy Kersten’s article is a blistering attack against the Democrats’ newest religion, the religion of wokeness. According to Kersten, “The movement to eradicate ‘white privilege’ manifests in demands to defund police and in the toppling of statues, not only of Confederate generals, but of figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, even George Washington.”

Kersten continues, saying “What is unfolding before our eyes is a new secular religion. For all its claims of ‘inclusivity,’ this new faith is deeply intolerant. It has roots in the American past that would likely surprise its adherents: the Puritan era of our nation’s earliest religious zealots. Progressives are now engaged in doing theology without God.”

This especially bothers me:

One of Puritan theology’s core tenets is “innate depravity”, the doctrine that humans are inherently wicked as a result of original sin. The woke faith preaches an updated version: America’s original sin is white supremacy.

As a Christian, I’m convinced that, apart from God’s grace, I’m capable of doing unthinkable things. In the ‘Noah Chapter‘ of Genesis, it is written in verses 5-6 that “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.”

Every man, regardless of race, is capable of disgusting evil. When the Apostle Paul wrote his letter to the church in Rome, he wrote in Chapter 3 that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” In both instances, God told us that everyone a) has sinned and b) is capable of incredible evil. Because everyone of every race, creed, color or ethnicity is included, the proper belief is that no race is exempt of committing incredible evil. That’s a little unsettling but it’s God’s truth.

Therefore, if we believe that the Bible is accurate, which I believe is the case, then the truth is that all races are capable of incredible sin. The thing about systemic racism, therefore, is that each race is totally capable of racism.

Parallels abound. One of Puritan theology’s core tenets is “innate depravity”, the doctrine that humans are inherently wicked as a result of original sin. The woke faith preaches an updated version: America’s original sin is white supremacy.

It isn’t that “America’s original sin is white supremacy.” It’s that every nation’s original sin is ignoring the Bible’s teachings. Each of us is born with a God-sized hole in our soul. If we don’t fill that hole with God, the hole remains, no matter how much stuff we throw into that hole.

It’s time to reject this newest ‘religion’ on the grounds that it’s more like a cult than a legitimate religion.

2 Responses to “The leftist religion of wokeness”

  • eric z says:

    Thanks for the link, Gary. Do you know, is Kersten’s degree in theology?

  • Gretchen L Leisen says:

    The rise of anarchy and rioting is a direct consequence of the degree which our country’s citizens have rejected God, our Creator. The greater the alienation of people from their Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier, the more the country descends into chaos. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. Such true words. We ought to take them seriously. Jesus is also called the “Light of the world.” As our country rejects him and Christianity, more darkness comes upon us. We need to repent and return to the Gospel.

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