Is the Root of Wokeism Embedded in the Declaration of Independence

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By: Belo Alvaran

The proposition that all men are created equal, found in the Declaration of Independence and made famous by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, reportedly a moderate Republican,  in his November 19, 1863 Gettysburg Address, was — and still is — a proposition.  But that’s not all.  It was a major tenet of Wokism.

Read it with your own eyes!   

Here’s Pres. Lincoln’s very first statement on that fateful afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and DEDICATED TO THE PROPOSITION THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.

Question:  When the American fathers dedicated their nation to this proposition, to whom then did they address it? Was the Creator consulted on the matter? 

Creation presupposes the existence of a Creator.  For all men to have been created equal, there should have been a Creator who would have created men of equal build and stature (so no one would look down on another), endowed them with equal talents (so no one would exploit another), provided them equal resources (so no one would be richer or poorer than another), extended to them equal protection (so no one would threaten another), trained them to abide by one culture (so no one nation would impose its own culture on others), granted them equal life span (so no one would live longer than another), AND, it should probably be mentioned, given equally beautiful wives (so no one would covet another’s). 

To avoid any form of racial discrimination, they should have been created all whites, or all blacks, or all yellows, or all browns. 

But we see diversities in all aspects of human existence. 

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Is it possible then that all men are NOT created equal?

What does the Creator say about equality?  Why did God create man in the first place?  Was it to be equal among themselves?

Here’s what the Creator God said when He created man:

Gene 1:26 (KJV) And God said, Let us make man in our IMAGE, after our LIKENESS…

Note God’s two-phased creation of man: Phase 1, in God’s IMAGE, Phase 2, in God’s LIKENESS.   In the Hebrew language used in the Old Testament, the words “image” and “likeness” have opposite meanings. 

IMAGE, Heb. tselem, means similitude, a mere resemblance.  Strong’s concordance indicates image is empty, like a GHOST. 

On the other hand, LIKENESS, Heb. demuth, means same in make, in form, and most important, the same in disposition.   God’s thinking processes were exhibited by His Son Jesus while living as a human being:

John 8:42 (KJV) Jesus said unto them (Jews) … 46 Which of you convinced me of sin?

Hebr 4:15 (KJV) For we have not an high priest (Jesus Christ) which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.  

In short, when God’s creation processes shall have been completed, we should appear like God Himself, and, most important, have the same character as Jesus Christ!

Let Moses continue with his account on the creation of man:

Gen 1:27 (KJV) So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Wait a minute!  Why was man created ONLY in God’s image?  What happened to phase two to create man in His likeness?

Is it possible that God’s creation process is not yet finished and that we have not been created YET in God’s likeness?  What about verse 1 in Genesis 5 that says “in the likeness of God made He him”?  Let’s go there:

Gene 5:1 (KJV) This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God MADE (not created) he him…

The word “MADE”, asah in Hebrew, means “to do, to make, to produce, to prepare, to be made“.  Made therefore is not a past action.  There is an ellipsis  “to be” before it, as in “to be made” which makes it future tense.

TO BE CONFORMED TO THE LIKENESS OF HIS SON

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (to be made in his likeness) 29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate TO BE CONFORMED TO THE LIKENESS OF HIS SON (i.e., Jesus Christ, who is a spirit being), that (his Son) might be the firstborn among many (spirit) brethren. 

The Apostle Paul confirms God’s Plan for man:

2Co 6:18  (KJV, Paul speaking) “And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters,” said the Lord Almighty. 

Sons and daughters inherit the physical, er, spiritual attributes of their Father.   God is our father, hence we will look like him in material, form, size, and features.  But to be his sons and daughters, we need to acquire his Son’s thoughts.

Php 2:5  (KJV, Paul speaking) Let this MIND be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.

We can see therefore that diversity is a temporary arrangement in God’s Plan and that ultimately all men shall become like God. We can also see that God is still on Phase 1 of his creation of man and that Phase 2 is still ongoing!

There should therefore be no place for wokeism in our hearts.  Instead, we should all strive to become like God by acquiring his Son’s thoughts. By the way, that is, and should be, the True Conservatives’ stance.  

(Belo Alvaran is the author of GOD’S COVENANT – EXTINCT OR EXTANT? available at Amazon Kindle and Ukiyoto Publishing)


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