Was Jesus Politically Correct?

The issue of political correctness is once again in the forefront with the recent slaughter at Fort Hood, Texas. There are varied definitions of political correctness, however, the common denominator is that political correctness is the practice of avoiding speech or opinions that may offend another based on a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, ethnicity, sexual preference, religion, etc. The major problem with political correctness is that it tends to suppress the truth.

And once again, the reference for this discussion on political correctness is the Bible. Anyone may of course reject Biblical references; however, those that profess Christianity will most likely use scripture as their benchmark.

Political correctness is not new. Two thousand years ago when Christ was crucified Pilate wrote an inscription and put in on the cross. The title read: “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” This offended the Jewish leaders and they requested that the inscription be changed to read: “He said, ‘I am King of the Jews.’” In this case Pilate stood his ground and the truth prevailed.

A recent example of political correctness occurred in Kent, Connecticut when Peter Gadiel wanted to erect a monument commemorating the death of his son who was killed in the 911 terrorist attacks. On the monument he wanted to inscribe, “Murdered by Muslim Terrorists.” He was denied permission to erect this monument on the grounds that it might offend other Muslims even though the inscription was inarguably true.

The topic of Islam is perhaps the most prevalent focus of current political correctness. For those that profess Christianity it will be remembered that the Bible was completed nearly 600 years before the birth of Islam. The Bible claims Jesus was the final revelation of God.

“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…” Hebrews 1:1-3

Therefore, any religious teaching that appeared after the revelation of Jesus is not Biblical. Jesus Himself had warned about being deceived by anyone who would appear after Him claiming to be from God.

Islamic teachings can be likened to the teachings of the scribes and Pharisees in Jesus’ times. Both Islam and the scribes and Pharisees taught that heaven could be attained by religious ritual, performing good deeds, and avoiding sinful actions. These were according to the Bible false teachings. Jesus confronted such teachings head on with passion. There was no hint of political correctness.

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”
Matthew 23:13

Jesus condemned those false teachers because not only had they perverted the truth and destined themselves for hell, they were leading others down the same road.

The New Testament disciple, teacher, and author Paul penned similar teachings.

“I bear witness that they possess an enthusiasm for God, only it is zeal without knowledge. They did not recognize God’s way of justification and in their eagerness to set up a righteousness of their own they refused to accept with submission the righteousness of God. For Christ has brought Law to an end, so that righteousness may be obtained by every one who believes in Him.”
Romans 10:2-4

This passage was originally written to hardhearted Jews but it definitely applies to Muslims who vehemently deny eternal life through the vicarious death of Christ on the cross which is at the very heart of Christianity.

The Koran blatantly denies such Biblical passages by stating that Jesus was not deity and further that Jesus did not die on the cross.

A major non-theological difference between Christianity and Islam is how non believers are treated. When someone rejects the Christian message the messenger is to go on his way.

“And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.”
Matthew 10:14

On the other hand, whoever rejects Islam is an infidel and worthy of death.

When political correctness is applied to diversity the result is multiculturalism where equitable status is given to multiple ethnic and/or religious groups. That sounds noble except in this case the foreign culture/religion of Islam has a totally imperialistic agenda. It needs to be remembered that according to Islamic teachings their goal is to destroy everything we stand for whether by sword or by political stealth.

America is rethinking diversity. For as many that believe this country is great because of our diversity, there are as many who now say this country is great in spite of our diversity.

To tolerate, accept, and protect the teachings of Islam in this country is to reject Biblical teachings. If America is truly a Christian nation Islam must be exposed for what it is, confronted, and rejected.

The major threat to America’s freedoms is not necessarily radical Islamic terrorists; rather it is the compassionate grandmother or well meaning nephew who believes that the seemingly passive Muslims who live in their neighborhood should be allowed to practice their religion and sharia law in their community without scrutiny or concern.

The day is quickly coming when the freedom of choice for all Americans in this matter will not be available and just saying the “M” word will be a hate crime.

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