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The Fight Against Woke Paganism

May 22, 2022

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The following is excerpted from a post by Joel Abbott [1].  You can find the full text at the web address given below.

“…When…[the] good news [of the Resurrection] first began spreading over the Roman world, people thought it was crazy.  Just like they do today!

Along the way, people created deviations of what the Bible and Jesus taught.  They began tacking on additional requirements other than to believe with your heart and profess with your mouth, teaching that there was secret knowledge to be attained (‘do the work’), specific qualifications that needed to be met (‘become an ally’), rituals that needed to be followed (‘state your pronouns and make an indigenous land acknowledgement’), and that God’s character was actually different than you think (‘Breastfeeding God Of Many Breasts’)…

Most Western churches today…have no idea that it’s woke paganism that is destroying their members…

Yet woke paganism was the standard of the day back in ancient Rome…

Modern Wokeism is no different than the paganism of old.  It’s just a new variety of world religions (where Christianity is the exception).

For but the briefest of moments where Christianity was followed in Europe and America and created insane human flourishing and scientific advancement, the world has been ruled by such thought.

We live again in such an age.

  • The Romans wanted sex to be everywhere and expressed in every way.  We’ve done that, and then some!  Caligula himself would blush.
  • The Romans wanted to kill who they wanted to kill.  We do that every time we jump on board with the #CurrentThing, vilifying our enemies as Nazis and cheering in many cases when they die.  In some cases, such as the situation of the preborn child, we’re allowed to legally shed more human blood than the gladiators or crucifixion teams could have ever imagined.
  • The Romans wanted to silence who they wanted to silence.  The mainstream media and Big Tech have that practice down pat.

Because our situation is rapidly regressing to the first century AD, it’s worth noting that the Apostle Paul and other early church leaders addressed the exact same kind of things we’re dealing with today…

One letter in particular, Paul’s epistle to the Colossians, truly stands out as a letter for our moment in history…”

“In the first chapter, Paul makes this statement to the Colossians:

‘…he has reconciled you…through his death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before him — if indeed you remain grounded and steadfast in the faith and are not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard.’

What does it mean to ‘not shift away’ and ‘remain grounded and steadfast in the faith’?

Look at the churches celebrating transgender pastors and their sermons on ‘whiteness’ and you might have a clue.

In the second chapter, Paul makes the reason for writing his letter clear:

‘…So then, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to walk in him…

Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elements of the world, rather than Christ.’

Paul wanted Christians to be firm in their understanding of God’s Word, listening to the sound teaching of grounded teachers who won’t lead them astray…

Paul warns believers that this woke paganism will try to enforce ‘human commands and doctrines’ on them, even though they have been freed in Christ…

If you need evidence that Critical Race Theory, the LGBT movement, climate worship, or abortion are rooted deeply in religious thought, look no further.

How then are we to live among the pagans?

In chapter 3, Paul lays out multiple commands for life in such a time:

  • Put to death your sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, for God’s wrath is coming.
  • Do not lie or use foul language.
  • Put on compassion, gentleness, and patience.
  • Forgive one another.
  • Put on love.
  • Let the peace of Jesus rule you.

…But notice something about the order in Paul’s letter.  He spent a significant time dedicated to warnings and instruction about following correct theology — or better put, loving God by actually obeying Him.

It is only after a lengthy exposition on remaining firm in the true faith that he reminds them [the Colossians] to have ‘seasoning’ in their conversations with others.

If only 95% of churches today would get that in the correct order…”

[1]  Not the Bee, “This Good Friday, be encouraged by Paul’s letter to the Colossians in the fight against woke paganism that lies ahead” by Joel Abbott, 4/15/22,


  1. Excellent post, Anna! Thank you! Blessings!

  2. Spot on. The more people try to “free” themselves from God, the more enslaved they make themselves to the Enemy. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free…but do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another humbly, in love.” (Galatians 5)

  3. Thanks Anna. it is in the arena of being a spiritual battle. A very wise perspective here.

  4. Great analogy. Yes, being “woke” is like Gnosticism. Unfortunately the idea that intelligence is a moral category is hard to overcome. Smart does not equal better. 1 Cor 8:1

  5. “To believe with your heart and profess with your mouth”…what a concept from God’s word! Just think of how many fewer denominations and look-alike churches there would be if that alone was what was taught in our churches.

    The denomination my church is a member of lists 14 points in its Declaration of Faith, 22 points in its Doctrinal Commitments, and 6 points in its Practical Commitments, all accompanied by a dizzying volume of scripture references to support each point. Talk about unnecessary overkill!

    I long for the days when I didn’t know what I know today, when all I was really sure of was that Jesus died for sinners such as I, and through his death and resurrection I was made free from my sins when I came to the understanding and acceptance of His gift of life.

    • You are so right, Ron. Knowing that Christ died for our sins, and living out that knowledge on a daily basis should be at the heart of our faith.

  6. Amen Anna, well written truth.

  7. Eine großartige Analoge, vielen Dank dafür. Ich wünsche Dir alles erdenklich Gute, liebe Grüße, Marie

  8. Well written, Anna.

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