Politically Incorrect

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Our world has used the phrase “politically incorrect” numerous times in the last several years. The idea is that you do not say or do anything that could be considered offensive. For example, someone who cannot see would not be blind but vision-impaired. It is a neat idea that we would try to do everything that we want to try to not offend anyone, but our world has taken it too far.

We can see the reason I say that we have taken it too far when we consider the recent problems we have faced due to gender neutrality. For example, the company Target decided in the last couple of years to allow a man (that identifies as a woman) to go into the ladies restroom and vice-versa. It was not long after this rule was passed that stories broke of men abusing that rule to try to spy on unsuspecting ladies. We have also seen a problem in our society with the idea of who can date whom. I do not care one bit if a couple is interracial; in fact, God does not care either. The Lord does care, though, if a man tries to date another man, or a woman another woman (Romans 1:27).

However, the people in 2018 believe that homosexuality is a beautiful progression of our history. The Lord called it an abomination (Leviticus 18:22). “Well, that was the Old Testament, right? Surely God has gotten with the times and does not care as much anymore.” The passage in Romans 1:27 is proof positive He still believes that it is a sin. The Supreme Court made a big splash on June 26, 2015, when they decided that gay marriage should be legalized in all fifty states. Those in the United States that supported the Supreme Court were cheering for their ability to finally get us out of the “dark ages.” Christians and those who are religious, however, lamented over the sinful state of our nation.

When we think about the way God intends family to be, this world says that is politically incorrect. “A man should be able to marry a man and a woman a woman. You Christians need to stop preaching hate and actually buy into the love you say you are all about.” Is it unloving to speak and preach what Jesus taught? Some say that Jesus never publicly called out homosexuality, but that is a false statement. Jesus stated the following: “And He answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Matthew 19:4-6)

Would this not have been a great time for Jesus to have told us whether or not gay marriage would be acceptable under the new law? Especially when one notices Matthew 5:38-39 where Jesus was telling the people what they had heard versus what the law actually said. The people had the law and missed the true lesson. With that in mind, if gay marriage were acceptable, would Jesus not have said: “At the beginning He made them male and female and they married, but now it does not matter who you marry.” God has always cared about the family. The husband is expected to lead, and the wife is expected to follow (Ephesians 5:22-29). The role of the husband is a male role, and the role of the wife is a female role. If we follow God’s commands, we will never be incorrect.