The Promise: The Antidote for â€œProgressiveâ€ Political Correctness? http://www.alainsnewsletter.com/read/259/liberalism/the-promise-the-antidote-for-progressive-political-correctness/ Political Correctness replaces Biblical Correctness with selective anti-faith secular laws that provide no-blame, no-fault excuses, resulting in undefined boundaries, which have produced the news we see every day.
While celebrating Pentecost 2009 it begs to ask why this Christian nation is evolving from the defined boundaries of Biblical correctness, based on Godâ€™s law, to an undefined and unfounded â€œprogressiveâ€ selective process of how â€œRightsâ€ are â€œentitledâ€ (hate crimes legislation) and from a â€œlimited governmentâ€ to One Nation Under Government.
This â€œprogressiveâ€ movement makes it clear that the warnings by the very same people who established Americaâ€™s Republic are being ignored and unheeded. That foundation of Biblical moral virtue is becoming, not only gravely diminished, but criminal, in favor of an unfounded secularism and socialism where regulations stifle liberty and free market enterprise. â€œProgressivesâ€ would have us believe that America can obtain human-defined moral values that supersede those Biblically defined.
For instance, abortion and same-sex marriage are falsely promoted and taught as being â€œnormalâ€ when it blatantly violates â€œthe Laws of Nature and of Natureâ€™s Godâ€ which the Declaration of Independence established as the boundary for how â€œRightsâ€ are to be â€œentitled.â€ Yet the mainstream media, Hollywood, judges, politicians, public and higher education are having success in duping an apathetic complacent citizenry.
Biblical Correctness is God-defined and establishes justice based upon personal responsibility and accountability. Political Correctness replaces Biblical Correctness with selective anti-faith secular laws that provide no-blame, no-fault excuses, resulting in undefined boundaries, which have produced the news we see every day.
If not too late, perhaps revisiting these warnings may help to restore the Republic and the American way of life that is fast becoming obsolete. Compare the following statements against todayâ€™s â€œprogressiveâ€ dogma.
Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence - "Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure...are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."
James Madison, Primary author of the Constitution: "We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."And, "Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe. Religion is the basis and foundation of government."'
Noah Webster in the text book, History of the United States, used for over 60 years in public schools: "The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scripture ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws." And "All the miseries and evils which men suffer from - vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war - proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible."
Calvin Coolidge - "No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the Spirit come first.
What is the basis for these convictions? Canâ€™t it be traced back to the â€œpromise of My Fatherâ€ that Christ proclaimed (Acts 1:1-4) which was initially imparted on the First Pentecost after His ascension? The â€œpromiseâ€ laid the foundation whereby every individual (Acts 2:1-4, 38-39) could have Godâ€™s laws â€œwritten in their heartâ€ (Jeremiah 31:33-34, Psalms 51:9-13).
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:14-17).
However, as Jesus pointed out to Nicodemus (John 3), if you cannot grasp this, how will you be able to grasp the Kingdom of God and His laws? It is essential, so it â€œpleased God to hide His Kingdomâ€ from those who consider themselves wise in this world (Matthew 11:15-27, 1 Corinthians 1).
Now it appears more and more Americans are hardening their hearts (Exodus 4:21, Hebrews 3:7-8) against the Creator, being blinded by limited human reason, pride, and ego, also foretold (2 Corinthians 4, 2 Peter 3). It is also disturbing to witness conservatives and â€œGodâ€™s electâ€ (Matthew 24:24) shun this promise and the Great Commission.
Many may be saying of this promise of the Holy Spirit (John 14-16), as did those at Ephesus, â€œWe have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghostâ€ (Acts 19:1-6).
Jesus said: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. â€¦He that believes on me, as the Scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake He of the Spirit) â€¦It is the Spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: (John 4:23-24, 7:38-38, 6:63)
How? The Scriptures make it clear that God is a trinity (Matthew 3:16-17, 1 John 4:7-8) and we were created in His image (Genesis 1:26, 1 John 5:7, 1 Thessalonians 5:18-23, James 2:26). The reason for this design in Godâ€™s image was the promise.
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding. Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment. Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show mine opinion (Job 32:8-10).
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORDâ€¦ (Proverbs 20:27).
For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God (1 Corinthians 2:11-12, John 1:1-14).
Until Biblically Correct Christians realize these truths and apply the same Biblical moral virtue of Americaâ€™s Founders (Patriotâ€™s Declaration), we and our offspring will continue to grope in the darkness of mandated laws and regulations dictated by the â€œprogressiveâ€ political correctness of undefined boundaries. (John 3:19-21)
Gary Kelly's web site is EarsToHear.net and he is the author of Lessons of The Holy Spirit: A Guide for Entering the Kingdom of God and Discover Why It Pleased God to Hide His Kingdom from the Wise.