In recent times, I have been spending huge chunks of my time in learning about International Development and relating with people who don’t believe in my faith.
It’s interesting because I am now confident that it is difficult to be a follower of Christ and be politically correct.
I mean, even our saviour was very controversial to the world,so who are you? Well..except the bible is not your standard.
If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. John 15:18-19 (NKJV)
What does it mean to be politically correct?
Political correctness (adjective: politically correct) is a term used primarily to convey laws of moral and ethical relativism; all systems of cultures and thought are equal in value.
So basically, to be politically correct is to accept everybody’s values and “not necessarily disagree, even if you don’t agree” because it is would be said to be wrong since the majority of people accept it.
Basically try not to offend anybody with your belief and be accepting of all beliefs and world views.
For example, in a country where homosexuality is legal,I would be “wrong” to speak against it and if I spoke against it, I would sugar coat it so much that you almost would not get my point.
But since the Bible is my standard I would be right in God’s sight to stand up against it completely.
Do you not know that sinful men will have no place in the holy nation of God? Do not be fooled. A person who does sex sins, or who worships false gods, or who is not faithful in marriage, or men who act like women, or people who do sex sins with their own sex, will have no place in the holy nation of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9 (NLV)
So,are you getting to see my point? You can either be politically correct and accept every value because “who are you to interfere in other people’s lives?” or you can stand up as a child of God and speak against what He doesn’t approve of through His word.
But you won’t always be politically correct if you truly want to follow Jesus,it would cost you relationships and lots.
Since values keep changing and getting away from God. You are going to have to speak up more, so are you ready? You cannot afford to be lukewarm. It stops being about you when you choose Jesus as lord over your life.
If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. 27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:26-33 (NKJV)
This is not to scare you or make you uncomfortable. It is just to remind you of what it means to follow Jesus!
So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth Rev 3:16 (NKJV)
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You are loved, 🙂