The purpose of political correctness is to shame us through feelings of guilt to accept what is untrue and unacceptable. It has been the primary tool used by those who seek to change America into a “progressive” nation of dependent citizens. It has weakened the foundations of our faith.
Has shame made you unwilling to defend your faith?
I want to share two email and telephone responses to my January opinion column, “It’s time to step up and take action,” action against certain “evils” that political correctness has forced upon us. Among those “evils” are:
Paul Dixon, a retired minister from Fairfield, said we have indeed lost our way. He, like me, can’t understand the silence of Christian leadership when our faith is systematically being attacked.
Green Valley resident Todd Holden and I talked about the absence of an aggressive defense of the Christian faith by mainstream denominations. In place of cries of outrage from our churches, there is either silence or open acceptance of the unacceptable. Does your pastor hear your cries of outrage?
Christ’s instructions to us are clear. In his parable on salt and light, he tells us that we are the light of the world; to not be ashamed of our faith; to let it shine for all to see as if it were a shining city on a hill.
In our national government, we have stripped our Constitution of its original intent of being the solid foundation of our nation. Instead, we are told it is a living document which can change with each new popular social notion. As a result, the solid foundation of the “rule of law” has been transformed into the “rule of man,” which is no rule at all. A house built on a shifting foundation collapses. That’s where we are in America today.
The Christian religion in America appears to have adopted the politically correct gospel of man to replace the gospel of Jesus Christ. There seems to be a practice of “cherry picking ” the Scriptures to justify almost any kind of behavior.
Todd believes we have allowed demonic influences to take over our culture and it may be too late to save it. We have denied Christ and his gospel and God has abandoned us. We have not earned his love and support.
I don’t agree that we are abandoned. Many devout Christians are actively working to get Americans to embrace God and America’s faith-based foundations once more.
Yes, some denominations have decided it is easier to be politically correct and go along to get along. They want to save their tax-exempt status. They continue to do good works, but good works aren’t enough. You can’t be a part-time Christian.
Is your church going along to get along because that is what you want it to do? A Sunday feel-good experience? No hellfire and brimstone for you? If so, then you are the church and have created a less-than-Christian place of worship.
Stand up and speak up for your faith. You are the light of the world.
What would it be like if Christians choose to defend their faith? For one thing, we would know that we have earned God’s support in what we do. We would have a moral society with moral strength. Family would again be the cornerstone of our society. We would have an America we can love and respect once more.
It’s our choice.
Murray Bass can be reached at 427-0744 or [email protected]