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When it comes to wokeness, those who use woke vocabulary use phrases similar to these:
- makes me feel uncomfortable
- makes me feel unsafe
- offends me
What do those words actually mean? One of the offshoots of wokeness and political correctness is double speak.
For example, when the Deep State says that revealing something will cause chaos or is a threat to democracy, what the Deep State is really saying is that “whatever might be revealed” will threaten the world where they rule and everyone else obeys. If someone or something is a “danger” or “dangerous,” that means that someone or some revelation or exposure of facts might have the ability to bring legal justice, and that is the “danger” to the Deep State.
So in examining double speak regarding the phrase, “that makes me feel uncomfortable,” what does that actually mean in biblical terms?
Since we no longer use biblical language to describe the psyche of individuals, but have adapted woke vocabulary, the phrases “that makes me feel uncomfortable” or “that makes me feel unsafe” need to be translated into biblical terms.
Here’s a hypothetical example, but actually, this is happening in various cities.
Someone steals from a store. The person sees a policeman. The person says that the policeman “makes him or her feel uncomfortable” or “unsafe.” But why does the thief feel that way? Why does the mere sight of a policeman make a thief feel uncomfortable? The reason is because the person is breaking the law. Theft is contrary both to U.S. law and the Ten Commandments. The sight of a policeman reminds the person’s conscience that he or she did the wrong thing. In biblical terms, it is called conviction of sin.
It really has nothing to do with the policeman. The sight of the policeman stirs up the conscience.
Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
When it comes to the part about “that offends me,” Jesus said:
Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Jesus did not change his words in order to please people who might say that they were offended.
John 6:59 These things said he [Jesus] in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
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