Christine Smith: Should Christians Ever Be Politically Correct?

As Christians, we are taught throughout Scripture to be loving, patient, kind, and humble. Does this translate into also being politically correct? No.

We live in a culture adulterated with false teachings even by some claiming to be Christians.

Political correctness is the worldly doctrine which purports to guide people to do what is right toward their fellow man. The danger of this insidious social norm is because it is not a sound doctrine; it is a mere humanistic morality not based on God’s word. Fundamentally flawed because it rejects God, it has become prevalent and popular among all ages of those seeking to feel good about themselves without actually living out the love God has taught. As such, it poses a clear danger to Christians who may be weak in their faith and subject to intimidation by their peers.

Political correctness is not mere dis-attachment from other people’s choices, it is a doctrine which when examined uses social repercussions to punish anyone who doesn’t accept their worldview of right and wrong. Its effect is to cause confusion resulting in the bad being called good and the good being called bad. It’s the big lie saying you must accept everyone as being equal and good in the name of fairness when we know that only before God does glory and grace reside.

Your esteem is with God as his child not with the approval of people. A product of the world and its darkness, this doctrine seeks to condone and defend all manner of evil choices as if everything people do should be tolerated and respectfully regarded. Political correctness is encouraged as the approach to every political and social controversy.

We, believers, are not of this world, and we must evince God’s will in all things, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” John 2:15-16 ( KJV).

As Christians, our highest goal is to follow what God has taught us, even if that means being shunned or ridiculed by the pseudo-intellectuals and dominant social groups surrounding us. We must not let the fear of not being accepted by peers and acquaintances cause us to give tacit approval to that which we know to be sinful. All opinions, beliefs, feelings, and activities are not equal nor righteous before God. It is our Christian duty to be bold and courageous in the midst of such darkness, sharing the truth as we understand it.

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