As Christians, we’re responsible to call evil for what it is.
If we don’t—who will?
Being “politically correct” and forcing tolerance are the weapons of a world that hates truth and wants to force us to be silent.
Paul says in Ephesians 5:11: “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”
God can take care of Himself, but we’re to be His representatives on earth calling foolishness what it is.
And our confidence is the power of the Truth of God’s Word, so sharp it can divide soul and spirit!
But we need His boldness and perseverance to hold it forth and speak truth in love!
We have a choice!
To be politically correct according to the world’s pattern . . . biblically correct according to the Spirit of Christ!
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Now firmly ensconced, the new “liberating tolerance” is its own brand of intolerance!
It’s open season for anyone to say any offensive thing they want about Christians.
Virtually nothing is too reprehensible or off limits.
If you dare call someone a sinner, or some behavior a sin, you’re marginalized as a hateful bigot.
First and foremost, we can’t allow ourselves to be intimidated into doing nothing and saying nothing; to disengage with our culture and the issues of the day—and try to live without controversy.
Paul in Ephesians 6:10 through 19 reminds us that this is the nature of spiritual warfare. There is no peaceful co-existence.
If we’re followers of Christ, we’re in the battle.
So we better prepare ourselves!
I want to help you do just that—to equip you to be well versed, biblically, in these issues.
What about members of the media? What responsibility do they have?
In a culture like we have, they’re to be unbiased. They’re to be objective.
But in reality, is there ever a member of the media who’s truly objective? In fact, surveys show that overwhelmingly, the members of the media come from one political persuasion.
Do they have a right to their opinion?
Yes. But what if they registered in a public venue, say a website—where they would indicate what party they voted for the last few years, as a way of acknowledging, they like the rest of us, are biased.
Now just for the record, I have high respect for the profession of journalism. It’s a noble calling.
But a loss of respect on the part of the American people, for the media, is catastrophic!
There are ways to redeem their own credibility—by acknowledging their own level of personal bias!
It’s said much of today’s liberalism is the epitome of a closed mind!
In my opinion, much of the debate isn’t about ideas, it’s about power. A power that shouts down someone else’s ideas if there’s the slightest deviation from their definition of tolerance.
Kim Holmes, a distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation calls it “The Closing of the Liberal Mind” in his new book of that same title.
If there’s no open sharing of ideas in our colleges and universities and certainly in our churches—what are we left with?
Kim Holmes says, “What we have is nothing less than . . . intolerance championed in the name of tolerance, closed-mindedness in the name of open-mindedness, and hatred in the name of compassion. It’s double-think, and the deception is precisely the danger.”
What is it the Scripture says? “Wolves in sheep’s clothing!”
When you advocate for “social justice”—make sure you know what you’re talking about!
There’s a distinction between so-called “social justice”—which is, “I want the government to take from you”—and authentic “biblical justice”—where people are to be treated equally under the law—out of love for God—willingly, lovingly, and generously providing for their neighbor.
The vast number of references in Scripture to loving the poor are not about government taking wealth away from the rich—but are overwhelmingly about God’s compelling people to provide for others. Voluntarily. Cheerfully!
Biblical justice is rooted in the transformational love of God impacting the human heart, to truly love one’s neighbor, especially the poor, the widow and the orphan!
As the people of God, let’s act like the people of God.
Let’s love our neighbor as we love ourselves!
To the politically correct, calling evil for what it is—has become hate speech?
As hate crimes become more and more an article of justice, anything that motivates those crimes must of necessity also be evil and subject to criminal prosecution.
So much for our First Amendment right of freedom of speech!
And politically correct hate speech in recent years—is anything that goes against libertine sexual practices or other self-destructive decisions.
Preaching God’s Word includes calling evil for what it is, warning people of the consequences of sin—for their own good.
Political correctness twists this offer of hope into hatred.
A return to equal justice for all, without preferential treatment to politically correct groups, is the standard God has given for the benefit of us all.
It’s to this standard we need to hold our government accountable!