Isaiah 5:20-21 – “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!” NKJV
I know, I know this is a devotional blog and I’m not supposed to be political but the overbearingness of political correctness has paralyzed much of today’s church and that is troubling to this believer. We live in a world today where many believe there is ‘No Universal Truth’. We are engaged in cultural wars to the point that many have been placed in chains out of fear of offending anyone, losing members, support, finances and/or position. I believe Isaiah spoke to that quite plainly and perfectly. I believe that the disciples when ordered by the Jewish leadership to speak no more in the name of Jesus understood when they responded, “Shall we obey God or man?”
It seems that many today are asking the question of Pilate as Jesus stood before him, “What is truth?” It would seem by the attack on free speech and religious convictions that the modern view is “There is no definitive truth only relativism.” If we, as the Body of Christ and the representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ in this world, do not reclaim our voice and holy boldness in standing for and speaking truth we will see the fulfillment of the Lord’s question in Luke 18:8, “…when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
In our modern world and much of Christendom we have evolved to the place that many believe:
- Truth is Subjective. (No longer believing in ultimate or absolute truth)
- Morality is Subjective. (If it feels good do it therefore whatever a person desires should not be condemned or judged by any definitive standard)
- Consciousness is Being Elevated. (Belief that to hold moral and ethical standards based on the Bible reflects a narrow-mindedness and should be rejected.)
- A Prime Objective Must be Sensitivity. (Imprisoning figuratively if not literally who declares Sin)
- In Victimism. (If one is deemed a victim then they are exempt from personal responsibility and accountability.)
- In Multiculturalism. (Ending the ‘melting pot’ ideal of America and separated us into a myriad of varying sects, groups, ideologies, and cultures. No longer becoming one but remaining isolated and divided.)
In the Body of Christ we are supposed to become one with Jesus and thereby one with each other. We are instructed in 2 Corinthians 6:17 to “come out from among them and be separate…” We are to be holy because He is holy. The Bible is not silent on sin and lifestyles or actions considered by God to be abominable and we dare not be. We are instructed to suppress our fear of man because all he can do is kill the body and develop a reverential and holy fear of God who controls our eternal destiny.
If the Bible calls something sin dare we not call it sin and avoid it? In fact we read in Proverbs 17:15, “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.” In Proverbs 24:24-25 we find, “He who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,” Him the people will curse; Nations will abhor him. But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.”
The simple question for each of us is, will we adopt a mindset of Political Correctness or Biblical Correctness. There are two paths before us and as Joshua addressed the nation, “Choose you this day whom you will serve…” I choose to follow the LORD!
God bless you as you go through this day!