Monday, August 10, 2015
Recently, in a community meeting at the Skyline church’s building, a black pastor stated, “Sunday contains the most segregated hour of the week.” He spoke what some could not or would not say. Some would disagree. Some would think that he needed to get his facts straight. Others might agree, but are not yet ready to practice what they know to be true. In spite of Martin Luther King’s speech on August 28, 1963, “I Have A Dream,” our present national direction seems to declare that dream null and void.
Political Correctness seeks to silence truth and magnify stupidity! Intelligent people vacate common sense and evolve into fools. Instead of burning in our zeal to work for common solutions, we torch both black and white businesses after looting their inventory. If Martin Luther King were alive and pleaded for calm hearts and brotherly relationships, some would tag him as an “uncle Tom.”
Recently a politician publicly stated, “Black lives matter. White lives matter.” He was immediately booed. He apologized for making the second statement. Why? Jesus taught that all lives matter (John 3:16)! Political Correctness not only reigns but thinks Jesus needs to be locked in the closet and his mouth sealed to stop his offensiveness!
If Political Correctness reigned in Jesus’ day, when the apostles informed him that he offended the Pharisees, Jesus would have apologized. He would not have spoken to the Samaritan woman because it offended the Jews. When the woman with a reputation washed his feet and wiped them with her hair, Jesus would have reprimanded her severely and exposed her for what she was. Matthew chapters 22 nor 23 would be in the New Testament. Too offensive! The events would not have been recorded!
If Political Correctness reigned in the first century church, Peter would never have entered the house of a Gentile. The church of God at Corinth and everywhere else would have remained Jewish. If one wanted salvation, he would have had to submit to Jewish circumcision before he was truly saved (Acts 15:1-5)!
If Political Correctness reigned in the first century, Jesus would never have said, “For God so loved the world,” he would have said, “For God so loved only the Jews.” Jesus never went to the Gentiles to preach. He never selected a Gentile as one of his apostles. He never selected a Gentile to be among the 120 prior to Pentecost. He never appeared to a Gentile after his ascension. Perhaps the Jerusalem church was only practicing Political Correctness from Pentecost to the incident at the house of Cornelius? If so, was that attitude correct?
The black pastor said, “Sunday contains the most segregated hour of the week.” Was he correct, lying, or grossly misinformed?
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).