“Politically correct” has become the new buzz word of the day. It appears the concept of being politically correct has also infiltrated the mindset of many Christians.
I have seen people who profess to be Christians, yet believe there is nothing wrong with being gay. There are even denominations which are ordaining homosexual ministers. Yet God clearly condemns this sin. The Word tells us that those who are homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. (I Corinthians 6:9-10)
I have heard numerous stories of men who profess to be Christians leaving their wives for another woman. Often, they will say that it just feels right, so it must be of God for them to continue this adulterous relationship. Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that our hearts are deceitful and desperately wicked. Our hearts will easily lead us astray, so we must follow what the Word of God tells us. His Word clearly denounces adultery in First Corinthians 6:9-10.
I see many professing Christians allowing witchcraft into their homes through a series of popular books. The Lord makes it very clear in Leviticus 19:26 that we are to stay away from these things. In Exodus 22:18, we see that anyone who practiced sorcery was to be put to death. So why would a Christian allow any kind of witchcraft in their home?
As I have taken a stand against these very things, I have been verbally attacked. I would expect this behavior from nonbelievers, but these vicious assaults came from people who profess to be Christians!
In a place of Christian fellowship, I was repeatedly bashed when I spoke out against a lesbian witch. She would pretend to be a Christian, yet was active in circles that flaunted homosexuality and Wicca. First Corinthians 5:9-11 tells us not to associate with one who professes to be a Christian, yet lives a lifestyle that says otherwise. When I dared to speak the truth of God’s Word on this issue, I was accused of being on a witch-hunt.
I believe we are living in the days when the love of many will wax cold. (Matthew 24:12) We are living in a time when even the elect are being deceived into choosing to be politically correct, rather than standing firm on the Word of God. (Matthew 24:24)
I have struggled to understand why professing Christians have so blatantly attacked those who choose to speak the uncompromised Word of God. I have finally come to realize that people who compromise on the principles in God’s Word can not stand the sight of excellence. They are deeply convicted when someone takes a righteous stand on an issue, and it makes them feel uncomfortable. The result is lashing out at those who speak the uncompromised truth.
Jesus faced this very thing many times with the religious leaders of His day. They lashed out at Him, persecuted Him, called Him names, and planned to kill Him. Jesus assured us that His followers will also be persecuted. (John 15:20)
As we get closer to the second coming of Jesus, things will only get worse. We need to make a decision. Will we choose to join the popular crowd and be politically correct? Or, will we join the ranks of those who refuse to compromise, and be Biblically correct?
© 2006, Stacy R. Miller