In the world today we hear about divisions among humanity. There are those who want to promote these divisions. These include, but are not limited to, the following categories of divisions:
- Social divisions
- Political divisions
- Economic divisions
- Cultural divisions
- Religious divisions
- Sexual divisions
Each of these are imposed divisions. These divisions are promoted to create inequity and inequality. Divisions are used to gain power over others. Many create a division when there is none. Division is used to start wars, oppress one group, pit one group against another group. Division is the most powerful tool ever created.
The way one begins to create divisiveness is to use a wedge.
We read about wedge issues every day via the media, in newspapers, on television, in our neighborhood and within families. Wedge issues are used in politics, business, by organizations and even between religions.
Merriam-Webster defines a wedge as:
a : something (such as a policy) causing a breach or separationb : something used to initiate an action or development
Who created the First Wedge?
Bodie Hodge in Answers in Genesis writes:
The first use of the name Satan is found in 1 Chronicles 21:1; chronologically, Job, which was written much earlier, surpasses this. Satan is found throughout Job 1 and 2. Satan literally means “adversary” in Hebrew.
Another name appears in the Old Testament in the King James Version:
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (Isaiah 14:12; KJV).
The first time Satan used his wedge was in the Garden of Eden when he separated man from his Creator. Satan, in the form of a serpent, caused “The Fall” of Adam and Eve. From that time on mankind had knowledge of good and evil.
What did mankind forfeit when Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of wisdom? Life everlasting.
As Genesis 3 reads:
22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
What did mankind gain from eating the fruit from the tree of wisdom? Pain and suffering.
What lies between Good and Evil?
Answer: The Truth
Knowing the truth is tantamount in the fight against Satan’s wedge. It is important to use mankind’s wisdom to know the truth when Satan uses his wedge to divide us socially, politically, economically, culturally, religiously and sexually.
Satan’s wedges are the absurdities one reads, hears and learns.
Ayn Rand wrote:
“The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.”
Uncontested absurdities have become today’s slogans. Below is list a top 20 uncontested absurdities of today:
- You are a racist.
- You are homophobic.
- You are Islamophobic.
- You are a misogynist.
- A male can choose to be a female and visa versa or both.
- The nuclear family is bad, divorce/single parenthood is good.
- God is dead.
- Islam is the religion of peace.
- Believing there is no religion (Atheism) is a religion.
- Hate speech is any speech I disagree with or that causes me to be uncomfortable.
- Facts no longer matter.
- Truth is relative.
- Me, Myself and I feeling good is the only thing that counts.
- People don’t kill people, only guns kill people.
- Welfare is better than work.
- Self defense is bad.
- Killing the unborn is necessary to save the planet.
- Communism is better than Capitalism.
- I need to be protected from free speech.
- In order to “save humanity” we must give government more power.
Voltaire said, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
Satan lives so long as he can drive a wedge between you and me.