Defending Our Faith and Values in a Post-Christian Culture

‘Do not move an ancient boundary stone, set up by your ancestors’ (Proverbs 22:28).

In the late 1960s, the revivalist Rev. Duncan Campbell warned ‘every Christian principle’ is under attack and declared the Church must defend the truth. As the world entered the 2020s, an unacknowledged new ‘faith’ was taking over the world, undermining Christian values, whilst claiming to possess the high moral ground.

Wokeness is the cleverest of deceptions. It manipulates words, definitions, syntax and semantics to claim a superior understanding of justice, whilst attacking the Christian values which laid the foundation for the modern world of rights. Wokeness claim to be leading society to a peaceful utopia, but it’s actually sowing discord, misery and poverty in the soul.

“It’s a battle for the culture,” said Paul Backholer. “Is this generation going to enjoy the peace of Jesus Christ and be filled with the Holy Spirit, or will they be depressed, frustrated and confused, changing their pronouns and values as quickly as their feelings, and destroying their best chance of peace in Christ?”

The war on Jesus’ teaching is being waged by a pervasive, progressive ideology which was founded on atheist doctrines. The spirit behind wokeness is atheistic Communism recast. This bitter, angry and divisive ideology swiftly began dividing communities, churches, people and families. According to woke thinking, “You must agree with us on everything and be on ‘the right side of history,’ or be cancelled.” The ‘right side of history,’ to the woke, excludes Jesus’ teaching.

“The woke claim to justice confuses many Christians,” said Mathew Backholer, “and we were led to help believers reassert the biblical worldview to address these issues. I thought about how Jesus treated others and asked would He join in with the woke mob, cancelling, dividing and hating people? The answer is, ‘No.’ Christianity is forgiveness, peace and reconciliation in and through Jesus Christ.”

The Backholer brothers published comprehensive articles addressing the deceptions of this age. Who could have imagined the West being confused by the question, “What is a woman?” But atheists have moved the boundary stones of truth. You can find some articles in the following row.

What is a woman? And why it matters to Christians by Paul Backholer

These articles provide a definitive source for Christians to find direct answers to the progressive claims questioning the foundations laid by Christ. We know the truth because it’s described in Scripture. God the Father defined personhood when the Bible says, “He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created” (Genesis 5:2).

One woke organisation, beloved by the media, has committed itself to ‘disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.’ But it was Jesus Christ who defined the structure of marriage and the family. Christ also annuls the victimhood mentality of woke values telling all to “deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). Wokeness is antichrist in nature.

The path to peace is laid with sacrificial service and to withdraw your eyes from yourself is liberating. Competitive victimhood represents the route to personal and nationwide misery, as divided and burning cities prove.  

Is Being Woke Good or Evil? by Paul Backholer

If you want to build a peaceful and just society, never embrace befuddling, enraging ideologies fabricated by atheists, but the teaching of Jesus Christ. We don’t need politically correct wokeness, we need more of the Lord. Imagine the just world we could live in if everyone followed this command of Jesus. “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12).

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