Should Christians be politically correct?

Miriam-Webster dictionary states that to be politically correct, “people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.” There is no doubt that Christians should do their best not to offend anyone. For the Bible says, “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt” (Colossians 4:6). And their actions should be full of respect and kindness.

But sometimes the truth itself can be offensive to those that don’t believe in it. Paul names it the “offense of the cross” (Galatians 5:11). The Lord Himself said to the people of the world, “For your thoughts are not My thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8). Christian, can’t compromise the truth and be part of the world for their “citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20). And Jesus did not promise them popularity and approval.

The real goal of the political correctness agenda is to promote the ideology that all beliefs are of equal validity. This “brotherhood” aims at tearing down the barriers of separation between the masses. They teach that God has manifested Himself in many different ways to the the varied cultures, therefore, all religions in reality worship the same god. While to some this seems like a great idea, unity and brotherhood should not be achieved by compromising the truth.

The unifying factor to all truth should be the Word of God.  Jesus taught, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). Our life should be based on Christ (John 6:51, John 8:12, 23, 58, John 10:9, 11; John 14:6; John 15:1). Political correctness turns into cheap grace which is appealing to the secular culture.

Today, through political correctness, the mention of Christian beliefs is forbidden in government, the courts, and education. Ironically, the exceptions to this rule are the Far Eastern, Native, and Islamic faiths. While political correctness promoters claim to seek understanding and tolerance, they are, in fact, not tolerant of other groups. This is clearly seen when they set to persecute those that hold different views.

In any case, Christians should maintain their love and respect to everyone. Jesus, loved all people regardless of their faith and He asks His children to follow in His footsteps. This means adhering to the Scripture without any compromise while also sincerely loving, those who don’t believe the way we do.

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In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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