Politically Incorrect is Correct with God – Proverbs 28:4

by Pastor John Fredericksen

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Have you heard about the experiment with a frog placed in a pan of water on the stove? Some say if you gradually turn up the temperature until the water reaches a boiling point, the frog won’t realize it is being cooked alive and will simply stay in the water. Whether this is true or not, it seems to illustrate the political and moral condition in America. Over the past four decades, the media and many politicians have been pushing homosexuality as being right and desirable. They insist abortion is a woman’s right while ignoring the rights of babies in the womb. And they promote immorality, such as casual sex. Those who object to this standard of sin are viciously attacked. They are labeled, as having a phobia, being narrow minded, intolerant, ignorant, extreme, and politically incorrect. Americans, and some Christians, have been gradually desensitized by this campaign of propaganda. In many cases, believers are intimidated into complete silence, and others have come to embrace and defend these sins the Bible speaks against. How should Christians respond to the moral issues of our day?

Proverbs 28:4 says, “They that forsake the law [God’s standards] praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.” In order to embrace and defend the moral decline of our day, one has to forsake God’s standards recorded in the Holy Scriptures. One must deem them outdated, irrelevant, and without authority. It amounts to abandoning God’s Word to become loyal to an alternate ideology. Many who do so still “have a form of godliness” in worship or speech. How the Lord responds to this is soberly explained, “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” (Proverbs 28:9). How then is the believer today supposed to respond to the moral decay? According to Proverbs 28:4, we are to “contend with them” when unbiblical and ungodly ideas are being promoted. We don’t have to protest in the streets, do acts of violence, or become obnoxiously argumentative, but we should speak up. We should respectfully explain and support the standards outlined in the Holy Scriptures and stand with others who are doing likewise.

In these “latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils…” (I Timothy 4:1). Instead of being swept away to the wrong side of moral issues, be brave enough to be “politically incorrect” but correct in the sight of God.

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