Is Political Correctness showing shame for our God?
Peer pressure has always existed.
Luke 7:32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and
calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye
have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
Like those who wanted to be a hall monitor in school, there are those usually self-appointed wardens of public activity and speech that seek to control what others say and do. It has been said, “Everyone wants to be Hitler”.
Satan makes effective use of these volunteer agents of coercion.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your
father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not
in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a
lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
The political police operate in the public realm and drag with them the court of public opinion. Those in the public eye are more vulnerable to their whims and there is much advantage to avoiding this arena. There is a spectrum involved in dealing with these people.
- One can ignore them and let them assume you are in agreement.
- One can counter an accusation with a refutation. (For example, “I didn’t fire him because he was black, I fired him because he was incompetent”)
- One can counter with a challenge (Who made you boss over me?)
- One can try to explain but these people are not seeking truth or desire to understand, they only seek compliance.
It is interesting to read about the trials of Jesus and when he remained silent and when he spoke.
We have a specific example of this when the scribes asked Jesus by what authority he performed his miracles. By virtue of their office, they had a right to ask this of Jesus. However, instead of answering right away, Jesus asked them a question as a sort of test. He asked them if the baptism of John was of heaven or of men. They decided that the would answer they didn’t know, not because that was true, but because they thought it would work best among the people. Jesus then refused to answer them as they had abrogated their right to an answer by having no interest in truth.
If one accepts, promotes, agrees with, or advances that which is not true in order to gain financially, avoid social stigma, or other advantage, then they bring shame to that which is true.
God, Jesus, and the Bible are all called “truth”.
John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but
because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the
world, therefore the world hateth you.
We do not have to be “in your face” to correct all the untruth in the world.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live
peaceably with all men.
However, in the small realm that we responsibility for, we are called to be faithful to truth.
3John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in