Friday, October 14, 2016

October 15, 2016

"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness,righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5:8-11

Chapter Seven of "Well Versed" covers the insidious issue of political correctness.

For the Progressives "PC" has been a WMD - "weapon of mass distraction" drawing Americans from what is true and real to that which is socially acceptable as defined by the radical left. This powerful method of speech censorship and bullying dates back nearly a century and has it's roots in Marxism. It's primary target is Christianity and the Western civilization it has spawned through its Judeo-Christian values. "PC-ness" is all about controlling speech and thought in order to suppress opposing ideas (truth) and redefine cultural norms.

Marxist "PC" strategies began in Europe and central to the rise of totalitarian regimes that instigated World War II. As the war spread many of the proponents of this this mindset immigrated to the United States and began to spread their poison in the universities, media outlets and political movements across our nation. This tyrannical ungodly doctrine has spread like the vile plague it is and has Christianity in its cross-hairs.

Those of us who know and love the Bible understand this thought-process is as old as humanity itself. We know Nebuchadnezzar used it against the Hebrew children. Darius used it against Daniel. The Pharisees used it against Jesus and the Emperors used it against the Early Church.

If the Democrats prevail in this election we will see an alarming increase in the amount of PC pressure that will be unleashed on the Church. We would do well to learn from these Old Testament heroes.

So what do we do?

First, pray fervently for the election.

Second, get your heart right with God. Find boldness in the truth of God's Word. Stand for God's Word and refuse to be intimidated by the PC bullies.

Next, get informed politically and understand what's happening in our culture.

Vote informed and intelligently.

Use your influence with family and friends to convince them to vote.

Become active in your church and in your community. Consider running for school board or some other key local office. Build your influence in your community by service in your church, in community groups and political activism.

Paul said, "Be not overcome with evil but "overcome evil with good".

Learn that as the record of history testifies truth ultimately defeats error and lies. Truth will win again if God's people will find the courage of a Moses, the truths of God's Word, love God's truth and live the truth. Put on the spiritual armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) and stand boldly for the truth regardless of the cost until "PC" comes to stand for "Praise Christ"!

As the three Hebrews said to the king, "Our God is able to deliver us but even if He doesn't, oh King we will not bow."

Be a Daniel! God still controls the lions!