Sunday, January 29, 2023

What is Identity Politics?

 What is Identity Politics?

Biblical discernment to recognize destructive ideas

Prepare the Body of Christ 

Identity Politics, Wokeness, and critical theory push the same worldview

“If you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding…discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil” (Proverbs 2: 3, 11-12).

Ex. misguided identity politics: people are divided into two groups, the oppressors and the oppressed, and are pitted against each other

-one group is favored and the other is irredeemable (never offend any member of the oppressed)

-Wokeness: defined as essentially being engaged in the left’s modes of activism and addressing social justice

Ex. Government approved Antifa and BLM free to gather in mass demonstrations, but used COVID lockdown mandates to keep churches closed 

Ex. Defund the police resulted in increased crimes and suffering in in communities with already high-crime and weakened police protection

-Dominating our culture is the LGBTQ community movements: Identity group politics in this case sexual minority activism is trumping public health outcomes

***Ideology behind identity politics, wokeness, and critical theory collide with God’s design for human life

Ex. leftist ideology bypassing the science, facts and reality are endless

-Children wrestling with gender dysphoria grow to accept their biological sex in a vast majority of cases, yet culture demands “gender-affirming care” consisting of irreversible toxic hormone treatment and surgery for minors

-Transgender theory: treated as gospel truth, ideological groupthink ignores the thousands wanting to detransition, but plows forward wrecking lives at unprecedented levels 

***Radical ideology is trumping common sense, decency, and God’s wise design at the cost of trauma, feelings of helplessness, and bewilderment. Rejecting nature and God’s Word never ends well.

Ask yourself:

-How many are living in irreversible regret after doctors permanently damaged their bodies with harmful toxins and surgical removal of healthy body parts?

-How many children are thrown into sexual confusion by being introduced to experimental, confusing, and damaging ideas in first and second grade?

**Every follower of Christ must have awareness, vigilance, Biblical discernment and courage to stand up to the wind and the waves of powerful cultural movements.

Philippians 4:8 think about whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and worthy of praise

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