Written by Bill Grandi on March 1st, 2024


A little over two years ago, a local business had a statement on their sign that I must admit rankled me a bit. In fact, if I were to be honest, it ruffled my feathers (and I have none). The sign consisted of three words, words which startled me and I suspect others because fortunately it didn’t stay up very long. I would like to believe it was because of repentance at the blasphemy, but I’m guessing it was more because of blowback.  Those three words were “Jesus was woke.”

The long version definition of “woke” is “a word to describe someone who, whether consciously or unconsciously, has adopted grievances and activism rooted in Cultural Marxism and Critical Theory, especially related to the intersectional oppression matrix of race, gender, and sexuality.” WHEW! Did you get that? Let me put that in my language: a bunch of crock centered around race, gender, and sexuality that finds its roots in Cultural Marxism and Critical Theory. I could add more but that should suffice. To say Jesus followed Marxism and was concerned about Critical Race Theory is heresy. If you ask me what I think, I will tell you “it comes from the pit of hell and smells like smoke.”

There are some definitives about Jesus we simply cannot get around. They are found in I Corinthians 15:1-9.  They were the foundation, the crux, of what the early Christians believed and stood for.

Jesus died for our sins.

Jesus was buried and raised from the dead.

Jesus atoning death, burial and resurrection were inseparable from the Scriptures.

Their core belief in the Resurrection could be verified by evidence.

Progressive “Christianity” is trying to wipe all of that away. Saying Jesus was not divine; He was not born of a virgin; He didn’t die on a cross (if He did it was cosmic child abuse); there are no such things as miracles; there is no resurrection; and there is no second coming. Yeah…heresy of the highest magnitude.

During the month of March I will be covering several of these issues during my Sunday morning sermons. I’d like to invite you to join me either in person or via live stream. Our services are at 9:00 and 10:45. If you watch, let us know or email me!


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Seeing such blatant blasphemy would upset me no end, Bill. I’m glad to know you will be spending time in your sermon series to address such heinous nonsense.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Heinous nonsense is the best way to describe it Martha. That and blasphemy.

  2. gail says:

    I am going to stick with
    1Corinthians 15:1-9, and keep the Bible as my source of absolute truth. Anything that disagrees with God is wrong.