Political Correctness v Biblical Correctness. The sign of our modernsociety

There is a massive battle going on in our world today, not the World War 3 in the headlines but this one....Political Correctness v Biblical Correctness. Political correctness is a perceived hypersensitivity or offense to something that someone says that is used to alter or ruin the reputation of another person so that people will marginalize them. It ruins "Freedom of Speech" but also has a devastating effect on Christian values and beliefs.

Political correctness has been used extensively throughout history. We live in a Politically Correct world these days, you can´t just say what you want to say anymore and if you do you will find yourself marginalised and fingers pointing in your direction even if what you are saying is right but is not deemed "Politically Correct" and is upsetting the status quo. You can be fined, have a business shut down, lose your job, reputation tarnished end up in prison and more. But where does Christianity stand on Political Correctness. Is it Biblical? On the surface it all sounds like Biblical stuff, but is it? Taken to the extreme Political Correctness can lead to complete and utter madness. A deeper look at what Political Correctness really is and whether it is yet another form of evil disguised as good. I would say it is a form of confusion highlighted by the recent LGBT Bathroom Laws, another prime example of Political Correctness gone mad.

This article has come about as a result of the a previous article on Street Evangelism especially the last video in that article and certainly the No3 of 8 Street Preaching situations which I found particularly disturbing and a sign of the times we live in today. Also another example a Christian bakery hit the headlines and refused to bake a cake for a Gay Wedding and they got fined in the name of Political Correctness!

To get to the root of this you have to study what the definition of Political Correctness is. Here´s the Oxford and Websters Dictionary take on the definition:

"The avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against". Oxford Dictionary

“Conforming to a belief that language and practices which should offend political sensitivities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated.” Websters Dictionary

The current state of play in Modern Society
It´s spiritual warfare out there and things are heating up. New tactics are being employed by Satan and his followers. It comes with a smiley face and is based on an old principle that comes from our childhood school days. It is called peer pressure and our need to be like those around us. It´s also called "safety in numbers". Even if you don´t believe what the status quo has been conditioned to believe is correct, right and just, you still side with it anyway because you don´t want to look the odd one out and be subjected to pressures to conform. You could say we are in a "Cultural" and "Religious" and even "Gender" war based on this new tactic.

Watch this video below and this is a battle of Politically Correct v Biblically Correct within the Christian faith. It is quite rightly stated that people change, society changes but God´s word never changes! But look at the faces of those listening to the answer which is Politically Incorrect but never the less is the truth and the right answer. These are the times that we now live in today. Where right is wrong and evil is good and good is seen as evil.





The Problems with Political Correctness
The thing with political correctness is, it is based on outward appearances and society trends and pressures which flies in the face of the Bible and Christianity. In the Christian faith "Everyone who knows Jesus, whether they are men or women, young or old, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or from any other background — are equal in His sight". Christians love one another not because they are pressured by society to do so, or by a new law that says the same, they do it naturally as part of their faith. It should naturally be an internal thing and not as a result of external pressures to tow the line. Do we marry someone based on external pressures. We do not! Political correctness is a false love and typical of this false world that we live in today, where people don´t have their own opinions any more. They just follow the status quo in order to be in with the politically correct crowd and don´t want to be singled out and face the consequences. There is nothing worse these days than being seen as politically incorrect. Sometimes PC can turn into madness

Political Correctness and it´s real target?

The thing is, this political correctness doesn´t work both ways. It´s OK for Christians to be persecuted, victimised and marginalised in our modern day society when we state our beliefs. If we speak against for example sexual immorality or abortion then in today´s society that is not the politically correct thing to do. Again political correctness wins the day and christian´s get a rough deal out of it and the finger points in our direction. Which brings us back to the original argument and that is Political Correctness is a tactic designed to foil Christians and marginalise them. This is a form of Christian Persecution but taken to a new level and is something that all Christians should be aware of, if they are not already.

Check out this video on a Christian Bakery who refused to bake a wedding cake for a Gay Couples wedding. Were they right to refuse. Why has the finger ended up pointing in their direction. Political Correctness again in action.



Was Jesus Politically Correct back in the Day?

If we are to be considered true Christians then as I always say not only should we talk as he talked but also walk as he walked and live as he lived. Was Jesus politically correct back in the day. Read these verses here and form your own opinion.

Luke 14:25-27
25. And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
26. If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

In a word Jesus I would say was probably the most politically incorrect person around in those times, didn´t follow the establishment in any shape or form. To follow him you had to go against ingrained society expectations to become his disciple as stated in the verse above.He never towed the line with the Pharisees either.

How Political Correctness eliminates God from your life.
In addition to using political correctness to demonize someone, it is also used to limit discussion on sensitive issues or to stifle criticism from an opponent (political or otherwise). Therefore,if your opponent is depicted as someone who is evil and offensive, then you never have to debate them on the merits of their opinion. Political correctness tends to be completely focused on human sensitivity and self-esteem. When you focus on human sensitivity and the self, you eliminate God from your life.

How to Deal with Political Correctness
Do not run the other way but stand your ground. James writes, in James 4:7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." Political Correctness works by relabelling and repackaging Sin into something that is not so offensive and becomes more acceptable to Society. The trick is to correctly label it back to its original term. Issues such as Pro-choice are in reality, Pro-Abortion. Focus the thought on the real issue, not the straw-man erected by those in the politically correct camp. Political correctness is frequently just an attempt to justify sin and another attempt to put a nail in the Christian faith coffin.

Summary
Political Correctness you could say is Anti American and is also Anti Christian and is designed to crush Christian Values. It´s a tricky topic to tackle and in effect you are taking on the establishment by doing so, but merely keeping your mouth shut and keeping quiet is not really the answer especially if you are a Christian. By tackling the topic head on in it´s original form instead of it´s dressed up renamed version, will help to win your case but don´t expect to win any friends in the process. As Matthew 6:24 states you cannot serve two masters, you either serve Political Correctness or you serve Biblical Correctness. You cannot serve both!

Those who are really interested in serving God are not affected by the world or society and its trends and influence. God and his word never changes and sound biblical teaching is often politically incorrect! Political Correctness is just another weapon of darkness and a sign of the treacherous End Times we are living in where the voice of Christianity and it´s values are being stifled, BUT Christianity will always find a way to overcome such obstacles. You could say we are living in the Days of Lot!

Bible Quotes:

Isaiah 5: 20-21
20. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21. Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 24:24. He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

Romans 1:25. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
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