Politically correct, no spiritual respect
3rd December 2006. Updated 30th December 2006
There is a new form of persecution that we must contend with in this age. It is called political correctness. A persecution not of the body, but of the emotion/mind.
It is much more than just 'celebrating differences'. It is being forced to speak and think in a certain way, which one is not allowed to 'kindly decline'. Thus the bigger picture actually gets lost in it all. The order is all lost. For love must first come from within to without, and not from laws from without to within. That's why Moses' law could not make anyone perfect, though it is good.
It is a false sense of tolerance; a tolerance because of restraining laws on the mouths of men, but not the minds of men.
A tolerance based on fear and not on love.
So attitudes don't really change, just the way it is said. It is really more about pretence i.e. keeping up appearances rather than heart-truth.
But this is the only thing that men without God's rule in their hearts can do. Let us not condemn them therefore. For Our Lord allows this for a season, though it may hurt us for now.
But you will notice the occasional slip of the tongue, when what is actually believed bypasses the well-organised defense mechanisms of the mind. You'll notice the violent responses when toes are stepped on: people getting sacked, verbally abused, being ostracized, physically attacked etc...
Is this a reflex reaction to the subjugation of the mind?
The world would be a very boring place if we all looked the same, had the same culture, the same colour, the same ethnic group, the same language, the same accent, and may I add - the same religion! All religions are a system of worship, including atheism and liberalism. Anything your energy is completely devoted to, being the supreme thought in your mind and spirit, is your worship. It doesn't just mean a 'deity'. Anything can become your 'deity'.
Our Lord will conquer all hearts, for He seeks the heart of worship - not the system of worship. All will have a living worship for the one true God, as Christ is received into each heart. And that, my dear friends, is very different from religion - including visible Christianity!
Father, that men would be free to think, free to speak, and free to love. A love that comes from within, not from pressurizing from without.
Evermore Lord, do this: so that we may be saved.
Stay blessed in Him,
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