As Christians, we are commanded to speak "the truth in love." (Ephesians 4:15) Despite this clear command of Scripture, we often fail to speak the truth at all on the hardest issues, largely because of Political Correctness. Rather than confronting the shifting winds of culture head on, we regularly remain silent for fear of being publicly "shamed," or worse. The result of our failure, as the church, is a culture that's been pushed so far left that it's forgotten what's right. The time to fight back, with truth, is now.
When we do speak, however, we are to do so in love. To that end, we are clearly commanded to "Let no unwholesome word proceed from [our] mouth." (Ephesians 4:29) In an attempt to fight back against PC culture, many Christians (and others) have become uncouth, forgetting that Scripture speaks about our language just as it speaks to our other behaviors. Thus, perhaps without even realizing it, we have also been influenced by the shifting winds of culture, specifically by the often-vulgar language used by many on the far-right. Neither silence nor vulgarity is acceptable for a people called by the name of Christ.
As Christians, we must find ways to make our points strongly, but without using bad words or vulgarity. We cannot let our desire to fight the PC culture become an excuse for our own disobedience to Scripture. And to that end, I give you my most recent sermon. I hope you find it edifying, and welcome whatever comments you may have.
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"For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God." (Acts 20:27)