Political Correctness Oxymoron
"In the temple courts he [Jesus] found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, 'Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!'"1
One thing is for sure: Jesus was never politically correct. He always stood for what was right and for truth—never for that which was expedient, popular or expected. As Mark Batterson said, "He wasn't afraid of offending Pharisees; touching lepers; washing feet; defending prostitutes; or befriending tax collectors."
In many ways, political correctness is destroying us! It allows a secular and often godless society to squeeze us into its mold. Besides "political correctness" is an oxymoron if ever there was one. There's nothing correct about it. It's really political expediency in order to get one's own way, to get votes, to be a crowd pleaser, to avoid criticism, or for whatever other manipulative false motive.
Furthermore, if we in the West don't wake up and smell the "gunpowder" of radical Islam which is out to destroy us, our insane political correctness WILL destroy us. Had Jesus been politically correct, we would still be lost in our sins without hope and without eternal life.
You may recall how William Wilberforce fought the battle for twenty years to end the slave trade in Great Britain. He was hated. He was threatened. He was despised. He was ridiculed, but he knew what was right and he fought for this and for the truth until he won and saw the wretched slave trade in England stopped. Wilberforce was not politically correct either. As a result he helped change his world.
We who claim to be believers in God and followers of Jesus Christ also need to abandon this political correct nonsense that is an integral part of today's postmodern society for whom "tolerance, not truth, is absolute."
Only truth is eternal. In the long run it will win. Always.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please deliver me from the sin of being politically correct for all the wrong motives. Give me the courage, and help me always in all ways to stand for and battle for truth and that which is right in Your eyes. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus's name, amen."
1. John 2:14-16 (NIV).
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