Ephesians 6:13-14

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, TO STAND. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about WITH TRUTH, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Political Correctness vs. Biblical Correctness?

I spent seven years of my life in Honduras as a Missionary. Much happened in America while I was away, and I must say it did not seem to me the same country as it was before. Much had changed "politically." And I soon learned that "politics" had dictated the norm instead of American tradition, the Bible, and the church.
One thing I found that I did not understand at first was the term "Political Correctness." Those words threw me for a loop! For I actually look at words and try to understand them. And those two words just don't seem to go together! They conjure up in the mind nothing more than POLITICS trying to dictate MORALS to man. Who in their right mind would want that? Politics in its very essence is oftentimes IMMORAL! Modern Politics is a system of "the means justifies the ends" and not a moral system of righteousness and righteous laws governing the masses.
God gave us the Bible to tell us how to live correctly. He also gave us the church to preach to others how we are to live a moral life. Politics doesn't like that and often has tried to trump the Bible, and/or throw it out as it gains power and substitutes POLITICS for PREACHING!
The separation of CHURCH AND STATE was not set up to keep the church out of state affairs, but to keep the STATE out of CHURCH affairs! It was always understood since the founding of our country that the governmental offices in our "Christian Nation" of The United States of America should be filled with CHRISTIANS! That is to say, MORAL MEN who governed according to the principles of GOD, and not to the principles of depravity and selfish GAIN.
But my how times have changed! Politicians of today care only about themselves, and not about others! They care about how to gain more power, not preserving the way of God.
I blame the parents of the "baby boomers!" It's their fault for not teaching their children and raising them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. For this reason, the The 1960's brought about an underground "drug culture" and the doctrine of "free love" (another term that doesn't make much sense), which did away with purity and righteousness, replacing it with drugged up long haired hippies, nakedness, fornication, and adultery.
The "Moral Majority" and "Conservatism" in this once great nation quickly fell to the wayside in the ensuing generations. Public Schools and Secular Universities eventually finished off what morals young people did have, by getting them out from under the authority of their parents, and teaching them to keep an "open mind," to "find themselves," and shirk off their "fuddy duddy" parents and their outdated Victorian principles.
We now hear of the government playing God and desiring to take away the old morals from the bible, while inventing and defining their own morals.
"Political Correctness" has tried to dictate to us what is right and wrong. But by so doing, it has done away completely with God's desired society and his definition of right and wrong, and has plummeted our once MORAL society into grave IMMORALITY. Or, a time when the Government wanted to dictate how we should live, instead of following God and our conscience.
I know what I'm about to write will make many of you very mad! This is why I'm going to make sure to show the difference between what God said about it in the Bible, and what Christians used to believe, and what is being taught and propagated today. I'm not going to tell you if I agree or disagree with what I write here. I'm only going to throw it out there, and provoke you to thought. This is a "history lesson" if you will, designed to ask you one great question: "Did God get it right in the Bible, or have Politicians with their "political correctness" gotten it right for us?"
As you read this and view God's way verses the way of "Political Correctness" I want to you think about whether or not God was right or wrong. For if God was right, we are wrong. But if God was wrong, then we are right!
I further want to make sure that what I'm writing here is not "hate speech." I'm not saying you have to believe what's written here. Nor am I attacking anyone in anyway. I'm just pointing out what Christians used to believe, because they found it in the Bible, and what they believe today, which is usually what they've been taught by the "political correctness doctrine."
You are free to believe what you choose, and practice whatever you wish. I hope you do! I just hope you see that things weren't always the way they were now. And once again, I'm not dogmatically saying I'm on one side or another. I'm just showing how it was, and how it is now.
In the Old Days, that is "way back when," there was slavery in America. During those times of slavery, Christians claimed the Bible not only allowed, but defended such a system. They had bible verses like Eph. 6:5-9, Col. 3:22, Titus 2:9, and more, which exhorted slaves to obey their masters.
Probably the greatest verses in the whole Bible that defend slavery are found in 1 Tim. 6:1-5:
1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. 3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Southerners used these verses to prove the North was not only unjust, but against God in trying to do away with slavery. In their view, The North's "Political Correctness" was not only against the constitution, which allowed slavery at the time, but against GOD, who set up the system, and even commanded slaves to be in obedience to their masters.
"Political Correctness" sought to undermine God's system in the minds of the Southerners and they were willing to fight and even die for what they believed in. And they did.
Where they right? I'll leave that for you to decide. The fact is that they felt they were following God, and the government was trying to stamp out their God-given right to own slaves.
In the Bible, we are told God made male and female, and that each one had it's place and it's responsibilities. Men were to be the protectors and providers, and women were to be the helpers and homemakers. The Bible says that women were to be subservient to their husbands, and submissive to them. Countless verses in the Bible commands this, such as: Ephesians 5:22 and Col. 3:18.
In marriage, the simplest way to explain it biblically, is the man is supposed to sacrifice for his wife, while his spouse is to supposed to submit to his authority, for this is a great type of Christ and the Church (see Eph. 5 for more details).
The world hasn't always liked this idea, and in the 1800's we begin to see the rising of the women's liberation movement, and the desire for women to vote, and work, and make a living on their own without a man.
Eventually, we see this giving way to the modern women's lib movement known as "feminism" (or femi-nazi's, depending on who you talk to), in which women are exalted above men, and told they are oppressed and therefore need to stand up for themselves. Many laws have been placed on the books in favor of women making it easy for them to claim "discrimination" because of their gender.
"Political Correctness" states that God's way in the Bible is not good, and it's "sexist" for women to follow the role in which God created them for. But which one is truly better? Home making, and motherhood, in which a woman can be truly happy raising her children, or feminism and a woman competing against a man, and oftentimes hating him? I'll let you decide that one for yourself.
This one will probably really make some folks mad. So I'll again mention that I'm for or against what's written here. I'm not RACIST! I don't believe one race is better than another! I'm only stating here what the Bible says, what Christians over the centuries have once believed, and then what modern "political correctness" today is teaching.
In the Bible, we read of a "curse" coming upon Canaan, the son of Ham, the son of Noah in Genesis 9:25-27. In those verses we read of Canaan's servantiship, or "slavery" to his older brother Japheth, and how Japheth would dwell in the tents of his younger brother Shem.

Without going into the whole history of the human race, let me briefly state the belief of most Christians about this passage. Japheth is the white man or the caucasian. Shem is the father of the mongloids or the asiatics, and also the Indian peoples of the world. And Ham is the progenitor of the black race, or the African. More verses in the Bible have been and can be used to prove this, as the migration of the ancestors of these three brothers of Noah show each brother went his separate way: Japeth to Europe, Shem to Asia and The Americas, and Ham to Africa.
As time went on, we see the white man, Japheth traveling to America, and actually populating that continent, where the Indians (shemites) lived in tents. We further see Japheth buying and using black slaves for labor for several hundred years thereafter. Was this the prophecy of Noah fulfilled? You can decide that for yourself. I'm only telling you what Christians of days gone by believed and taught.
This brings us to the whole slavery thing. The black people--descendents of Ham and his son Canaan--were indeed slaves just like the Bible says to the Japhethite white man. That is until they were freed under the reign of President Lincoln. But they suffered greatly even after their slavery, and up until the 1960's they were treated often as second rate citizens. Could that be because of the "curse?" I don't know, but I've personally met several black preachers alive today that tell me they believe it to be so.
With this in mind, we come to the time of Martin Luther King, and the whole Civil Rights Movement, in which blacks wanted only their rights. But, under the constitution of the United States of America, they were equals and already had equal rights with Americans! They just weren't treated as such.
So, "Political Correctness" entered in and began to push towards "social justice" in which people of a certain skin color were judged differently by the law then everyone else, because they "deserved" it. Eventually "affirmative action" laws were introduced by the governement that forced companies and businesses to hire people based on their SKIN COLOR rather than on their ABILITIES.
Has this made things better or worse? I'll let you decide. As I write this, in the news we hear of the Department of Justice dropping a case against RACIST BLACK PANTHERS who want to KILL WHITE BABIES, while at the same time filing a lawsuit against the state of ARIZONA, claiming the law they have enacted to protect thier borders and their own people is guilty of RACIAL PROFILING.
Instead of doing away with RACISM, it appears "Political Correctness" has produced more racism then ever, and is busy enacting even newer laws that help one race against another. Is this really "Politically Correct?" Shouldn't the law protect all, no matter what the color of one's skin is? Aren't we all supposed to be EQUAL under the law? I'm sure you can decide that for yourself.
In the Bible, God is against Homosexuality. God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve and Not Eve and Ethel.
Christians have always been against the act of homosexuality, and have used the Bible to prove it is wrong. They have quoted such verses as Levi. 20:13 and Rom. 1:26-32 to prove that homosexuality is not only unhealthy, defiling, and hurtful, but it also against nature.
They have even taken others to Leviticus 18:22-30, to show God's hatred towards the sexual acts of sodomy and beastiality:
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. 26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: 27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) 28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. 29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. 30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.
But now we hear from "Politically correct sources" that homosexuality is a "right" protected by the government. We even hear of laws being passed to give homosexuals the right to marry, something God is very much against.
I'm not condoning or attacking homosexuals. I'm simply stating the fact that in the Bible God is against the ACT OF HOMOSEXUALITY, while our modern government is in favor of homosexual's rights to do as they please. It is now "Politically Incorrect" to say anything against "gays" or "lesbians."
(That's why I've been very careful in this article not to attack the individuals, rather to show that in the Bible, God is against the actual sexual "sin act" itself.)
If a person is a homosexual and an American, doesn't that mean he is already equal to everyone else under the constitution? Why then should they be granted "special rights?
I'll let you decide if you think that is "correct."
Note: "Political Correctness" of today is never about EQUAL RIGHTS, but about "special rights" to people who most often don't have those right granted to them in the Bible. It's almost as if the Devil is behind the push to grant special rights to a certain group just because God didn't give them any. Think about that for a while! :)
In the Bible we are told the same God who made man also made the animals and all the foliage on the earth. We further read that those animals and this world are to be ruled by man, for in Genesis 1:26-29 we read the following:
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
In the Bible, man is to have "dominion" over all the animals and all the fruit of the earth. It is to food for him, and to be used as he sees fit.
But how is this viewed today by those who advocate "Political Correctness." They utterly reject it. With slogans like "Save the Whales" and "Save the Owls," modern day "do gooders" and "tree huggers" put more emphasis on saving plants and animals then they do in caring about people!
This is why there are "Animal Police" which can put you in jail for not feeding your dog enough food, or Foliage Officers, which can put you in jail for cutting a limb off of a tree and using it for firewood.
Fines, Fees, and even jail time can be dished out to people in many states for burning logs in their chimneys or even fishing with nets for food to eat.
"Save the Planet" has become the universal cry in most countries world-wide, instead of the Biblical shout of, "You must be saved!"
The Bible says the earth won't last much longer. Jesus is coming back and boy is he mad! After he rules and reigns for 1000 years, in which by the way, he'll make the earth to bloom and flourish, the Bible teaches he is going to destory the earth and make a new heaven and a new earth! That's why Christians aren't too attached to this one!
But in this day and age of "Green," it's very "politically incorrect" to not want to change your habits and update your lifestyle to be "earth friendly."
"Political Correctness" is never about what's CORRECT, rather it's about POLITICAL POWER. It's using a group, and trying to grant it special rights so that members of that group will willingly stand behind those in power and vote for them to continue their agenda. Which, I must add, is almost always against God and the Bible.
You may not agree with the Bible. That's fine. But can you at least admit the direction the world is going in is very much against the way Christians have believed for thousands of years. And can you answer this question: "Is that a good thing?"
Further, can you answer this question: is POLITICS always correct?
I'm a Christian, and I want to be on the side of Correctness, not on the side of POLITICS. But what's correct now seems very fuzzy in the eyes of many people. Many Christians nowdays are against some of the very things I've written about here that older Christians were very much in favor for and preached as truth. They have chosen the way of POLITICS instead of the way of PERSECUTION. For the Bible teaches that Christians should go against the world, and follow only the Bible. And it promises that if they do so, THEY WILL BE PERSECUTED!
After reading this article, my only hope is that you rethink everything you know and look only to the word of God for your "correctness."
Am I condoning slavery? NO! I look at it this way, I would never want to be a slave, so I would never own a slave myself!
Am I putting down women? NOPE! I'm just saying that if they want to be happy, they should follow God's plan in their life.
Am I bashing gays and lesbians? NOPE! I'm just showing some verses on what God says about their sexuality and sex acts, and asking them to rethink their lifestyles.
Am I saying we should kill all the whales and burn down all the forests? A THOUSAND TIMES NO! I'm just stating that we should care more about our fellow man than we do nature!
Are you "politically correct?" If so, why?
Are you "biblically correct?" If so, why?

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