Words are innocuous. They are harmless, so think that majority of people. But words are very powerful without which we couldn’t have survived. Yes, survived. Majority of young people have given up on their words to institutions led by Harvard University. Words were stolen from our youth.
What are words? Why did the Apostle John say, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God?” Is there a hidden meaning beneath the surface of his words? What did John mean by “in the beginning?” The beginning of what? Did he mean to say that something else was there when God created the universe? Yes, he meant to say there was something else. That something else is “us.”The beginning of everything in “us” is the “word” because the word was with God and the Word was God. Therefore, everything that we say is alive because the word that we said was God.
The beginning of everything in “us” is the “word” because the word was with God and the Word was God. Therefore, everything that we say is alive because the word that we said was God.
That was the beginning of everything. Nothing has changed since the beginning. It is still the same now as it was then. All you have to do is choose your words. The words you choose could mean the difference between living a prosperous life or living a life of pain.
“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words
thou shalt be condemned,”
King James Version (KJV)
John isn’t the only writer to recognize the incredible power of words. Throughout the years, many others have noted the same thing.
- “Words! What power they hold. Once they have rooted in your psyche, it is difficult to escape them. Words can shape the future of a child and destroy the existence of an adult. Words are powerful. Be careful how you use them because once you have pronounced them, you cannot remove the scar they leave behind.” – Vashti Quiroz-Vega
- “Of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible and the most powerful was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrows could be seen at a distance. Poisons were detected in the end and avoided. But the word managed to destroy without leaving clues.” – Paulo Coelho
- “To see evil and call it good, mocks God. Worse, it makes goodness meaningless. A word without meaning is an abomination, for when the word passes beyond understanding the very thing the word stands for passes out of the world and cannot be recalled.” – Stephen R. Lawhead, Arthur
- “Words are pale shadows of the forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
- “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limits like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” – Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
- “Words … They’re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they’re no good any more… I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you’re dead.” – Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing: A Play
- “It doesn’t matter if you and everyone else in the room are thinking it. You don’t say the words. Words are weapons. They blast big bloody holes in the world. And words are bricks. Say something out loud and it starts turning solid. Say it loud enough and it becomes a wall you can’t get through.” – Richard Kadrey, Kill the Dead
- “The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” - Socrates
- “Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.” – Aldous Huxley
- “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” - Buddha
- “There is indeed power in words. Most of the lasting change that has been forged in the history of this world came not from a wielding of the swift and bloody sword of battle but from the shaping scalpel of ideas, and what are ideas without the words to deliver them?” – Mark Dunn, Under the Harrow
- “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” - Napoleon Hill
- “Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.” – Pearl Strachan Hurd
- “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” - Robin Williams
- “A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.” - Confucius
- “The very words you speak and think are your personal vehicle on your journey to happiness. They program both your destination and the speed with which you get there. Words change your DNA sequences by recreating your future and creating quantum possibilities that allow you to take control of your destiny. Words and thoughts shape your very character. - Yvonne Oswald, Your Word Has Power
And President Ronald Reagan added:
“Many countries of the world had constitutions, but in almost every case they were documents in which governments told their people what they could do. The United States had a constitution that was different from all the others because in it the people tell their government what it can do. Its three most important words are “We the people,” and “freedom” it’s most important principle.
The Justices of the Supreme Court change the Constitution on June 26, 2016. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision of gay couples, “No longer may this liberty be denied.”
But today’s interpretation is not merely unnatural, it is unheard of according to Justice Scalia who was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. The case itself centered on language in the original law – marriage. Justice Scalia called the logic behind the ruling as “interpretative jiggery-pokery” and said the result shows “words no longer have meaning.”
Scalia essentially made two major points: he accused the court of playing favorites by letting politics get in the way, and claimed the majority’s opinion contained “somersaults of statutory interpretation.”
The elites and the establishments wanted this change.