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A Society of Victimization and Oppression

Society as a whole has become one of oppression and a victim mentality. Consistently finding ourselves as victims to someone else’s actions, thoughts, morals, and so on. This has become such an issue within our nation that it is literally ripping families apart, ruining businesses, and attempting to “cancel” our history.

This victimization of one’s self is an acquired trait or taught behavior in which a person identifies as a victim to seek persecution in order to gain attention from others. This is happening all around us. There are many in the world that are claiming to be oppressed and a victim of the actions from others, that have not actually happened or were results of a ‘bad day’ and ‘bad mood’ NOT of oppression. However, they continue to claim these oppressions even in the face of overwhelming contrary evidence of the claimed circumstance.

Please note: (I do recognize that there are hateful, evil people out there who are causing harm and truly are attempting to oppress someone. I am in NO WAY taking away from the seriousness or damage caused by those whom have TRULY experienced one of these horrific acts.)

So what does this cause?

The oppressed individual blames those around them, often times the ones they love, for feeling a particular way. The victimhood mentality or oppression mentality has a need for recognition, a desire for someone to affirm their victimhood or oppression. To the point that if you do not affirm this oppression, that does not exist, then instantly you become the oppressor.

This ideology has made it to the point that even government authorities have pushed for this oppressor verse oppressed societal groups. Using movement ‘groups’ to create division and violence among us all– in the name of trying to create equality.

I could speculate and give my educated ideas on why this is, but for the sake of this article, I will not.

Let’s take a look at what oppression means…

Definition of oppression

unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power

something that oppresses especially in being an unjust or excessive exercise of power

a sense of being weighed down in body or mind 

In order to truly understand the above definition we must follow a short “rabbit hole” and define what is ‘just’ to understand what is considered unjust.

Definition of justice

the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments

conformity to truth, fact, or reason

Now we must go a little further and explore the definition of what is just.

Definition of just

having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason

conforming to a standard of correctness

acting or being in conformity with what is morally upright or good


You see to be considered unjust the action has to be based on something that is NOT truth, fact, or morally upright or good.

Where do these standards come from?

If you trace our history all the way back to the beginning it all starts with God.

The Bible, also known as God’s divine Word, is where the original moral guidelines came from. This is where our laws, constitution, and so on all originated from. Laws against murder, theft, and violence, for example, were all formed around what God tells us is just and morally good.

Just as we have standard rules and morals most of us teach our children, for example, we teach our children to be kind to others, do not lie, do not cheat, and so on. All these principles come from the Bible and God’s direct instruction to mankind.

However, our culture today is so far removed from God that these very standards of living are being eliminated and it is becoming a free for all for sin. Society is attempting to justify sin and it is truly heartbreaking.

As a whole, society has successfully deceived so many into believing they are victims of oppression by another person, when in reality, they are a victim of oppression because of sin. (We all are– oppression is sin holding you down and back, keeping you separated from God.)

I want to encourage each person who is feeling oppressed by someone or something to truly examine your life. Is what you are feeling oppressed about a sin in the eyes of God? Likely the answer is yes, and at that point we need to take our desires and struggles to the feet of the Lord and ask for His help and deliverance from the oppression, so we may be able to live a happy and fulfilling life– in relationship with Jesus Christ.

Don’t allow society to keep you bound by the chains of oppression. You are designed for so much more and God has great plans for each one of us.

Press in to God and cast your cares, worries, fears, hurt, anger upon Him and He will help you.

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A World Redefined

It is July of 2021 and it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between lies and truth in the world today. Society has lost it’s moral compass and is throwing out age old truths in attempt to redefine and recreate what is seen as right and wrong; to form a society that fits their agenda and/or reach their ultimate goal.

Along with redefining words, history, events, and more– society is intentionally misleading our young children and creating a sense of victimhood and self worship from the time they are in kindergarten.

This is a VERY dangerous game to be playing..

The world tells people today that our feelings are what matter most and that an individual’s perception is truth.

There are many problems with this ideology, so many I could probably write a book on it, however, I want to focus on just a few of the major points.

  1. If everyone’s perception is truth, then there is no real absolute truth. This can NOT be possible as we already know there are absolute certain unchanging truths. For instance, two plus two will always be four– a square will always have four equal sides, just as a triangle has three– the sun rises in the East and sets in the West these are universal, absolute truths that most people will always agree on.

    However, there are many absolute truth’s that are being redefined and questioned by a particular group or groups of people.

    For instance, God’s Word is never changing and always relevant– God’s Word is the measuring tool for right and wrong and good verse evil–God is alive today and will return for His people and there is only ONE true God. However, society is doing all they can to label Christian’s as intolerant, hateful, bigots that are oppressors for stating truth from the Word of God.
  2. If perception is truth then every person is always right in their own eyes–this is a recipe for selfishness, pride, and self serving motives that results in utter disaster when applied as a universal truth. For example, what’s true to me does not mean it is true to you. Perception varies from person to person and situation to situation. This can cause some serious division quickly.

    For instance, you may hear someone say something or see someone do something and to you it appears to be one thing, but if one were to ask the individual what they meant or why they did something it will likely not be the reason you perceived.

    With the perception is truth ideology you can see the set-up for division as each person will believe their perception is THE TRUTH; leading to arguments, hurt, anger, and possibly even more damaging feelings or actions.

The Bible tells us to lean NOT on our own understanding, that our hearts are deceitful, and our knowledge is limited.

As society continues to press for this agenda, we see America’s history being erased, classic songs and movies being banned, words and beliefs being labeled as racism, bigotry, hate speech, intolerant, and so on.

Essentially what this ideology is doing is causing mass chaos and pinning friend against friend, child against parent, spouse against spouse, neighbor against neighbor, and in some cases one race against another.

We must take a stand against this attack on our families, attack on our history, attack on our children’s minds and the attack against God and His Word; the Bible.

This ideology is allowing society to redefine what America has stood by for centuries. Redefining what is good and what is evil, what is truth and what is oppressive, what is acceptable behavior and what is not; the list could go on.

The thing I want to drive home is that we need to be doing our part within our homes and community to stop the spread of this division causing ideology.

Perception is NOT truth!

Perception can effect how you feel and think about a situation, but it is not a defining reality– especially not one that can be applied as the universal truth or absolute truth.

It is important for us to have a solid foundational set of truth’s in which we measure each interaction against. The Bible gives us these foundational truth’s. Revealing to us what is good and evil, what is sin and righteousness, what true love looks like and how to navigate through life’s most difficult storms.

Here are a few words or concepts rather that are being redefined in today’s culture.

  • Love
  • Justice
  • Equality
  • Marriage
  • Gender/Sex
  • Truth
  • Good/Evil

I encourage you today to turn off the television and stop turning to social media or other media outlets to find the moral baseline of what is right and wrong and what the actual meaning or design for the above concepts are. Instead, open your Bible and begin to discover REAL TRUTH, ABSOLUTE TRUTH in God’s Word. See what the creator has to say about these things, after all He is the ultimate example and author of love, justice, and truth.

** If you do not have a Bible and need one contact us and we will be sure to get one out to you. If you are unsure where to start reading I suggest the book of Proverbs. **

Daily Bible Verses

D.B.V.- November 11, 2017

Proverbs 17:15- He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.

Daily Bible Verses

D.B.V.- March 18, 2017

Psalm 37:5-6- Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And he shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.

Daily Bible Verses

D.B.V.- February 22, 2017

Psalm 31:15- My times are in Your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies; And from those who persecute me.