One of the most significant false teachings that sticks out to me from my time in a spiritually abusive environment was how communion was taught. Now that I know that communion is about celebration and not self-flagellation, I just want everyone to see and know this Jesus: the Lord of life, celebration, and victory. Not the Jesus of shame, condemnation, and hyperfocus on our sin.
When we face the inevitable crises of life, we can turn to ourselves, our capacities, and our achievements, or we can turn to the One who created us, endowed us with our capacities, and enabled our achievements. We can trust creatures or their Creator. We can trust our wisdom or his word.
The cancel culture ethic doesn’t simply exist “out there” in the larger culture; it has infiltrated our homes. Our dinner tables have become personal social media platforms. Increasingly, this doesn’t merely take the form of political ideology, it is quite simply a fading ability to forgive.
Forgiveness has been all but forgotten by today's High Priests in the religion of Wokedom. Far too many Americans today are bowing down to the Overlords of Woke and, in turn, are experiencing the brutal reality of a life without the possibility of forgiveness, redemption, mercy or grace.