"In this bold, analytical book, Miles names names and dismantles the fallacy of progressive Christianity."
--Eric Metaxas, Host of Eric Metaxas Radio Show
The False Messiah Destroying Christianity
By Lucas Miles
Pastor Lucas Miles, a trusted voice in the American church who has consistently addressed some of the most challenging topics in religion, has released a provocative new book, WOKE JESUS: The False Messiah Destroying Christianity. He not only outlines how the radical left wing is co-opting Jesus for their own anti-religious views, but also provides a call to action for Christians to resist the siren song of social justice and "Wokeism." Rather than ignoring the problems within the church, Miles shows Christians how to grow in the truth of God's word by expanding their understanding of solid orthodox theology.
Why is Christianity fading in cultural and spiritual significance, especially among the younger generation? Miles says it's like a perfect storm that set up where we are today. Many movements are recruiting converts, but not disciples - with virtually no foundation in the Word. These new undeveloped converts became perfect soil for the radical left to plant the seeds of Marxism, which eventually gave rise to the progressive church.
Why are Christians so demonized in popular culture? Hollywood, the music industry and others have encouraged this watered-down version of Christianity to be thought of as the norm. This is about the "Woke" Jesus rather than the biblical Christ. According to Miles, in the eyes of today's Christian Left, Jesus is only useful to the degree that His behavior aligns with liberal "morals" that support a progressive view of race, gender, and sexuality. In other words, their version of Jesus will need to be "Woke."
Miles says, "Woke Christianity is a massively woven deeply confusing tapestry of lies that few have dismantled well enough for the rest of us to comprehend the full extent of their error." He tells us the fascinating historical background, starting with the first century, of what led to the Woke transformation of the church. In more modern centuries, post enlightenment (the 1700s), Marxism led us to where we are today. They didn't believe in the trinity; they didn't believe in Jesus as God. The progressive church grabbed onto CRT and social justice, which has twisted the meaning of the original Jesus Christ and his message.
They elevated Jesus's humanity over his divinity, reducing Christ from the Son of God, the Redeemer, to just a wise social justice activist. Miles says, "After the enlightenment, there was a major change in the world when folklore beliefs died off. Mankind began to focus more on a critical understanding of the workings of history, the economy and science. Theology was caught up in the middle of that. Understanding reasoning and logic, with the release of many historical biographies of Jesus (that are still impacting Bible colleges today) they began a quest to cut away the miracles of Christ and his divinity - an elevation of Jesus's humanity over his divinity where Jesus becomes more of a great social justice warrior rather than the savior of the world.
Miles says, "Jesus came in grace and truth. If you elevate a concept of grace over truth, you will become a progressive; you will affirm and accept every behavior. If you elevate truth over grace or mercy, you'll eventually become a bigot/a Pharisee. What Jesus did, is he came with both. He called out sin while still granting value and dignity to people as being created in the image of God, while still showing and leading them to who God is truly calling them to be through a life of repentance.
Like all heresy, 'Woke Christianity' is rooted in an element of truth, (as in God's opposition to injustice), but encapsulates this truth with a convincing web of antibiblical ideology and extremism. As such, scripture is either downgraded, stripped of its authority, or frequently ignored, as personal experience, like suffering or oppression and personal enlightenment take center stage in crafting Woke theology.
Miles, in WOKE JESUS, argues that few institutions are responsible for unifying the nation more than the church. As such, it is imperative, both spiritually for the sake of the lost, and geo-politically for the sake of global freedom, that orthodox Christianity prove true. For these reasons, every Christian should take seriously their role in pushing back the darkness of Wokeism and Critical Theory in all of its forms. Miles has spent years touring the country and warning of the dangers of "The Christian Left" and in WOKE JESUS, he provides guidance and a message of action and hope:
· Don't ignore the problems within the church;
· Grow in the truth of God's word and expand your understanding of solid orthodox theology;
· Refuse to allow your anger at the enemy to dilute your love for people;
· Be bold in sharing your faith with others;
· Remember, truth and love are the keys to avoiding every error; and
· Most importantly, don't give up the fight - the church's best days are still ahead.
Today's social justice movements call for equality, civil rights, love... solid Christian values, right? What if there is more to social justice than Christians understand? WOKE JESUS uncovers the real dangers to Christianity and America from the Christian Left, Progressive or Woke Christianity. These radical alternatives abandon traditional biblical interpretations regarding marriage, gender, racial equality, justice, original sin, heaven and hell, and salvation, replacing them within a new fabricated morality. This fabrication is built around political correctness, cancel culture, hedonistic values, obsession with public health, allegiance to the leftist state, universalism, and virtue signaling. WOKE JESUS shows us how to discern these untruths so we may be guided toward the real path shown by God for each and every one of our lives.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pastor Lucas Miles is the host of The Lucas Miles Show and EpochTV’s Church & State. Miles has been a pastor for over 20 years based out of South Bend, IN / University of Notre Dame. He has fearlessly taken on some of the most challenging topics in theology, politics, and culture and has been featured in books, on TV and radio programs, as well as syndicated in articles across both political and religious news outlets, such as Newsmax, The Blaze, FlashPoint, Fox News, The Washington Times, CBN, and The Christian Post. Miles is the author of the best-selling book, The Christian Left: How Liberal Thought Has Hijacked the Church.