Thursday, May 19, 2016

Christianity and Political Correctness.

I've been a Christian for many years and I make no apologies to anyone for being so. In an earlier post I talked about Political Correctness and how it affects us as Americans. In this post I want to talk about how it affects us as Christians.

As a rule, the Bible tells us to love the sinner as well as our spiritual brethren, even those who might stray from their benign purpose. The Golden Rule applies equally to everyone, and should not require discernment or thought in who we choose to apply it to. I firmly believe that the Golden Rule is representative of the embodiment of the life of Christ, and is reflective of how Christ wants us to live and dictates how we are to treat others. Political correctness is antithetical to this belief and it instills the practice of a new age individualism that trumps cultural norms. Don't get me wrong, individualism is fine and dandy, but it also carries with it the heavy responsibility of respecting the individuality of others.

Political Correctness and its nefarious dictates have been monumental and subversive to the extent which it has reshaped American values, literally driving the population farther away from its Christian foundations. It is redirecting civilization towards hedonism, socialism, atheism, humanism, and a host of other anti-Christian philosophies.

Take the case of a Christian baker who is asked to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple about to be married. The request is really asking the baker to help promote a lifestyle (sexual acts) that are specifically outlawed in the Bible. Is the baker breaking the law if he refused the request on the grounds of his religious belief? Since he is providing a service, political correctness(and now the courts) dictates that he cannot refuse on the grounds that the act of homosexuality conflicts with his faith.

This is a good example of humanistic law trumping God's moral law for mankind. The loss of privatization of moral ethos is society’s loss, and Christians are more than justified on moral grounds in taking a politically incorrect stance against such law.  Personally, I would rather be obeying God than men.

It would seem that many Christians have been brainwashed into believing that truth is relative, and that absolutism is therefore logically wrong. Under the guise of openness and tolerance, many Christians are falsely led to believe that objective truth reigns supreme. But the sad truth is, that in doing so, Christians become powerless and unable to determine for themselves the real truth behind these false ideologies. How many Christian leaders have you seen lately who are unable, or unwilling to get specific in identifying religious and moral error and publicly take a stand against those who perpetuate it?

Simply put, morality and religious truth cannot be determined by our feelings, humanistic tendencies or flavor of the week opinions. We must place each and every idea under the light of God's word before even thinking about reaching a consensus on any issue.

-Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105)


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