Political Correctness

Testimony of Truth - By Alfred King

In a world that has become obsessed with being politically correct even at the expense of truth being cast into the street (Isa. 59:14), political correctness is not something new.  

It has been one of the harbingers of a nation headed for its demise.  When a nation, a culture or civilization sets aside truth for the sake of a people who cannot face truth and substitutes in its place “political correctness”, it has started down a path of no return, one in which destruction will inevitably be found at its end.  

One of the odd things about ‘political correctness’ is, that when applied to those who profess to be “Christian,” it is no longer applicable.  Instead, the Biblical command to love is brought into the equation as though those who know nothing about the love of God are suddenly experts in defining it.  Love is twisted and distorted in order to convince Christians that they must show grace and mercy at the expense of God’s divine truth and, unfortunately, Satan’s lie has convinced many Christians that they must remain silent while political correctness destroys not only our nations but our religion.  God’s truth is “The soul that sinneth shall die” (Ezek. 4:18, 20).  

When the serpent came to our mother Eve, he became the first promoter of “political correctness.”  He attacked God by questioning His word.  “Ye shalt not surely die,” although a glaring lie, were the politically correct words for Adam and Eve.  Surely God, Who is a God of love, would not slay those whom He created and loved.  

The direct command given by God to Adam and Eve might be offensive and damage their self-esteem.  God forbid that their self-esteem be damaged.  “God is a God of love, and grace, and mercy, and would not send anyone to hell for such a minor infraction of His word.”

Love is so distorted in today’s world that genuine love is as foreign to the average American as water is in the Sahara Desert, and those who know least about God’s love are those who attempt to define it while having never experienced it.

Recently, I heard of an elderly woman whose son had been on drugs since he was a teenager.  She, not being a wealthy woman, was lamenting the fact that she had spent over $100,000 on her son over the years, either bailing him out of some crisis he had brought upon himself or in aiding his recovery, yet he continued on in his addition, with no evidence of a desire to change.  She did this because she loved him.  

Every loving parent who has had a son or daughter enslaved by drugs, knows the anguish of soul and mind and the grief inflicted upon their hearts over their addicted child.  But that parent must determine whether they are helping their child find deliverance, or are they enabling them to continue in their path to destruction.  

In the parable of the Prodigal son, it appears the father did not attempt to bail his son out; he allowed him to hit bottom.  He let him become destitute and stoop to things to which no human wants to be subjected.  It was there that scripture says, “he came to himself” (Luke 15:17).  

If his father had continued to support him, he may have never come to see the necessity to change.  This is genuine love, not the mushy, sloppy and slobbery love so common in today’s world.  The modern philosophy is that love trumps truth, therefore love can sweep truth under the rug.  

This is a lie, for those who truly love will also walk in truth.  If I love my wife, I will be truthful to her even though sometimes it may hurt.  

Proverbs 23:23 reads, “Buy the truth, and sell it not.”  

Truth will expose sentimental puppy love while producing genuine, Godly love.  It is not that the woman mentioned above did not love her son, but that her love was not coupled with truth or the knowledge of what was really needed for this man to be set free from his bondage.  The only sure answer is in Jesus Christ.

“Political correctness” is a path that never reaches an end.  When will prisoners begin to say it is not political correct for them to be imprisoned because the acts they committed against society were the product of genetics, how they were raised, because their parents were divorced or they were abused as a child?  

With our Supreme Court’s recent decision to redefine marriage, they have stated that Psychology trumps Biology.  They made a clear statement that political correctness trumps truth.  Facts are discarded at the shrine of political correctness.  

Biology declares a person’s gender not Psychology, and the fact that one may think he is of the opposite gender does not make it so.  If a thief thinks he is not a thief when he steals, is he not a thief?  If a pedophile feels he is in the minority and his sin is justified because he has a “natural” (actually unnatural) lust for children, should we not bury the truth and accept him as he is just as we are being forced by our government to accept those who have this so-called “same sex attraction”?  

Political correctness will, in time, destroy what’s left of the American moral society.

In II Kings 22 we read of Josiah, a very godly king who strove to restore the law of God to Judah.  He destroyed the idols of Baal and sought to restore the true worship in the temple as Israel was instructed by Moses and the prophets.  

In the process of the restoration Hilkiah, the high priest, found a book in the temple which contained the law of God with both the blessings and cursings God had given to Moses.  The blessings promised and the curses determined were contingent upon Israel’s obedience to God’s laws and precepts.  

As this book of the law was read before King Josiah, he realized that God’s judgment was determined upon Israel because of their transgressions.  He rent his garments and repented for his sins and the sins of the people.  Josiah then sent Hilkiah to inquire of the Lord concerning the situation in which he and Judah found themselves.  They went to the prophetess Huldah for a word from the Lord.  In verses 16,17 we have God’s response to King Josiah. “Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read; Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.”  

If we continue reading we find that God held back His judgment until after Josiah passed because he had humbled himself before God and repented.  

However, the judgment was determined and could not be diminished or removed from God’s courtroom of justice.

Judgment lies at the door of America.  Can it be turned away?  Very doubtful.  Can it be delayed?  Possibly, if God’s people will do as is written in II Chron. 7:14.  Will they?  Again, very doubtful.  

The recent display of our republican candidates has exposed their party as a bunch of children acting out.  Calling each other names, attacking people’s looks (as though looks has anything to do with one’s personal character or the ability or credibility to become the next president of the USA). 

Instead of addressing the critical issues facing our nation, they have behaved as school children on the playground.  If they were on the elementary school playground, we would expect to see what we have seen, but on the stage seeking the most powerful position in our modern world, we must be concerned that God is setting up whom He will to be one who will lead this country to its final destruction.

On the democratic platform, we find Bernie Sanders acquiring far beyond the votes we would expect, primarily from our younger generation.  

It reveals to those who are watching that our higher educators have done their job well and have produced a generation who no longer understands our constitution nor the liberty it offers.  They have been brain washed into thinking that socialism is a better path to take.  They seem to forget or are ignorant of what socialism has always produced, poverty for the average citizen and tyranny by the elite.  

Take a look at Venezuela.  Food lines where people stand in line for hours just to get a few loaves of bread or other necessities of life.  And how has this happened to a nation who has a tremendous supply of oil which is shipped around the world?  Because tyrants have raped the people and left them in poverty, while they lived the “good life”.  Such is socialism.

It is time for God’s people to begin seriously seeking the Lord.  God has always promised to care for His own.  The call is to come out of Babylon.  How is this done?  Do we begin to store food in hopes that it will carry us through rough times?  It is not our place to instruct others in things like this.  

However, God knows those who are faithful and those who cry and sigh for the abominations which cover our land.  He has promised in His word that He will gather His people together in the latter days.  

God still has a great work to do in the earth, and He will not return until it is accomplished.  God will protect his people.  Read Isaiah 4.  

In this chapter, God declares that “in that day (the days just prior to His return) shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious.”  That beauty and glory will be for those escaped, those who have fled for refuge in God.  Those who find their refuge in God will be purged and refined, and those that endure the refining fire will find themselves protected by God’s glory.  Verse 5b, “upon all the glory shall be a defense.”  

The glory of God will be their defense and protection in the time of trouble.  It will not be those that have tried to “save their life” by storing up guns and ammunition, but for those who have laid down their lives in service to Jesus Christ.  

The time of judgment is coming fast upon us, and it is time for God’s people to seek God and get in tune with what God is doing in these latter days. 

May God be glorified through His church.