Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matt 7:13-14
In 2009, written under the same title as this article, I wrote, “There is much ado these days about a misnamed ideology called, ‘political correctness’, and it is only getting worse.” That was then, ten years ago.
Has anything changed since? A terribly destructive war has been waged during this past decade under this banner. We have witnessed many innocent people charged, fined, and sent to jail, charged for hating someone without truly hating anyone. We saw businesses buried in legal defense costs and closed for good for not bowing to obey their communist leaning bullies. Our courts were abused, employed as a weapon contrary to the philosophy of law. Religious rights, moral thought, and the right to free speech was placed on trial. However, revisiting this issue now in 2019, I am seeing cracks beginning to appear in this method of mind control called political correctness. I see evidence that political correctness, or, “PC” as it can be called, is in fact burning itself out. I believe the leftists have finally overextended themselves. They have been ignoring the truth for too long and I am seeing the reasonable person test slowly coming back to reality. Praise the Lord if this is true! Yes, PC always was overblown: overused, confused, abused, but now becoming defused. I sure hope I am right about this, because everything seems to be protected under this lead umbrella, particularly sin, wickedness and unrighteousness. But, I ask, in this era, is the political left overusing this bumbershoot to its own detriment, and in fact, ushering in a post-PC era?
If it was necessary to define “political correctness” I would say, it is merely the over-sensitization of any issue you can imagine. It is basically taking sin, or the consequence of sin, and shining the blinding light of mass media on it until society comes to accept it as normal. Sadly, that has worked to a degree. As I wrote back then, everywhere you looked there was some group trying to protect one or another’s rights. This movement had its own growing culture, including its own language, which is somewhat akin to the ‘doublespeak’ found in George Orwell’s book, “1984”. It has it’s own methods of exposure, such as mass and social media, to gain wider support as well as an arsenal of slanted polls determined to sway public opinion. Ten years ago, it was claimed loudly and proudly that there were certain rights to be protected, they called them human rights, women’s rights, gay rights, and the list goes on and on. Consequentially, religious and moral rights were left exposed, because they were all trumped by those with the desire to sin at will. Well, now it seems that PC is the one being trumped. After all, we are finding it was all fake news that needed to become accepted as truth, but it seems people are seeing through that now. I think we are finding the guarded veil of PC is becoming threadbare.
To be honest, this movement’s efforts were contrary to its own claim right from the beginning, often finding itself excluding other groups and rendering itself guilty of the very wrong it was trying to correct – discrimination. Even the term, “minority”, so broadly used by those that are not in the minority, is in of itself demeaning to the ones it so ardently claims to defend. Therefore, I submit that the term ‘political correctness’ had much less to do with providing a group or individual with more sustainable rights than it has to do with the success and subsequent bragging rights of the defender. Sadly, the people that were supposedly cared about are being used as mere pawns to further a much larger objective, namely, to get rid of God and His rules and to make sin acceptable. Take dark skinned people for example. These cultural Marxists do not care one whoop about them as people, just to use them as a rung in a ladder reaching to the Marxist utopia. Or, take the LGBT community, the liberals that claim to care have no real personal regard for them, their feelings, or their health. If they did they would truly help them by telling them the truth and not pandering to their feelings and emotions. No doubt, and I believe time has borne this out, it has much more to do with the guidance of the public mind in the direction of the few global-minded individuals – simply put, the brainwashing of the masses. In any event, the success or failure of this crusade did not come without a cost, because there is a truth which does not change: in the balance of truth versus error, one ideology must suffer at the hand of the other. However, in the end, Truth will always be truth and error, error. So, what is the truth?
The truth is: in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. God created man and gave him a command, which he subsequently disobeyed. The result of this is something called “SIN” by the Lawmaker. The Bible says, sin causes death. Romans 3:23, says “For the wages of sin is death.” If you think that is not true, do me a favour and prove it… DON’T DIE! So, the truth is, there is death and there is sin. They are inextricably linked. Furthermore, If there were no sin in this world then we would not have pride and hatred either. There would be no desire to step on an individual’s rights to gain the upper hand over them in any way. So, what is this all about then? Did one lesser group finally get justice? Maybe ‘Black Lives Matters’, or, ‘Me Too’, or maybe the ‘Women’s March’ helped them? Not really. So then, it would seem to me that this ideology of “politically correctness” always had more to do with getting rid of one, small, dirty little word, “sin”, to bring the world together.
The Wide Road
SIN. That despicable word! That offensive word! A word hated by all, because we are all damned as a result of it. Why don’t we just get rid of it? After all, it’s only three backspaces long! Prideful men in history have been trying to sweep sin under the rug for centuries now and have finally gotten humanity to believe it. From the Gnostic’s worship of reason to the oft-disproved lie of evolution and the lie of humanistic psychology amongst many others, the result is the degradation of a moral absolute resulting in the erosion of society. Let’s take sodomy for example. This is an act against God’s Word punishable by death in the Old Testament. God calls it “sin” in His Book. If political correctness teaches that this is hateful to a group of individuals, then the so-called “sin” must no longer be a sin for it to become acceptable. I submit, therefore, that the war is not against those who are mean and call homosexuals demeaning names and threaten violence against them, but against those who will call immorality, “sin”. Furthermore, take it one slippery step further and you will find that the war is not a physical one, but a spiritual one. Political correctness is a war against the God of heaven through those motivated by Satan, the spiritual enemy of God. This is described by God’s Word as the wide road. But, we do not have to travel down that road. God has given us another way to follow.
The Narrow Road
Many will say that God’s Word, The Bible, is narrow, negative and hateful due to its exclusivity and intolerance of a sinful individual. I think these ones misunderstand the meaning of hate. Nothing could be further from the truth. God loved the sinners so much He gave His only begotten Son to die to save them, but he hates the sin and cannot be near it. Contrary to this great act of love is the hatred fomented by those that claim they deserve more than another and, by default, claim another deserves less than them. An example of this would be, say, the fascist teaching of a supreme Arian race or the Mormon teaching that sinful spirit babies are born on the earth as black skinned people. That is hate and, I would say, lying is synonymous with hatred since one begets the other. Conversely, love and truth is the opposite of hate. So, who then is the real hater?
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Eph. 4:15
Also, when we look at God’s Word, there is no such thing as a minority. Was Jesus a bigot? There are many examples in the Bible that He was not. Take the woman at the well, for one, when Jesus, a Jew, politely asked her, a woman of Samaria, for a drink of water:
“Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.” John 4:9
Furthermore, the Bible says we are all fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image. And, the Bible says in the book of Acts that says we are made with, “one blood”. No matter what colour our skin is, we all know the colour of our blood is no different!
“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;” Act 17:26
So, the politically correct and the biblically correct positions are clearly opposed, one comes of hate, the other of love. God is love incarnate. He states in His Word, in that famous verse,
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
It would seem that the PC crowd is beginning to disperse. The cracks in this ideology are beginning to show. It’s about time the truth is told!
So, which way would you side with? Political correctness or biblical correctness? The wide way or the narrow? I would rather follow the tried and true path of peace and understanding rather than be bullied down the path of hate, division and slavery. I would, therefore, reject supporting any LGBT cause, any function supporting minority groups, feminist women’s rights, or any of the increasingly wide range of Marxist PC ideologies, since they do not care about the person, as God does, but only care about getting rid of that dirty little word called, “sin”. I believe, we as Bible believing Christians need to abandon this bully tactic called, “political correctness” and stand up for the God of love against these haters. The truth is, sin exists. These PC smokescreens are just that, smokescreens and lies borne out of hate. The loving truth is, Jesus came to saved sinners. The Socialists put up these smokescreens to blind the hearer from the truth. How much more evidence does one need to prove that this God of the Bible is not a God of hatred and segregation? Our Heavenly Father gave up His own Son so that you could be saved from hell fire and an eternal separation from the creator of love. What kind of deep seated love is this?
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
Don’t be fooled: there is no love in hell. That is where these PC idealists are headed, because they reject the God of peace and truth. There will be no parties in hell! There will only be eternal separation from God. If you have not already, please accept Jesus as your Saviour today by admitting you are a sinner and believing that Jesus died and was raised from the dead to save you from your sin. And, because you believe this is truth, confess with your mouth to God in prayer that you desire to turn from your life of sin and accept God’s gift of eternal life from this day forward. This is true love! (Look in the Holy Bible (King James Version) at Romans 3:23; Romans 10:9-10) If you are a Christian, it is time to stand up against the world’s views and for our God who loved us and gave Himself for us. ~R.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9
© 2009; 2019 Remi Fernhout