THE SERVANT GENERAL
WAY FORWARD IN CHRIST
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – 6
gospel: John 5:1-16
Jesus healed the sick man who had been ill for 38 years. Later
Jesus told him, “Look, you are well; do not sin any
more, so that nothing worse may happen to you.” (v.14).
Illness was seen at that time as a consequence of sin. In
truth, sin causes much illness, such as HIV/AIDS for gay sex,
STDs for promiscuous sex, cancer for use of various dangerous
substances, and so on. To avoid illness, avoid those things
that can cause illness.
looking to avoidance of sin, we consider a scourge in our
Church today, and that is the whole idea of political correctness.
Basically, this is the posture of just accepting and accompanying
the sinner without talking about his sin. It is said that
the latter is offensive and so should be avoided. We are to
simply love and welcome the person.
we indeed are to love the sinner, but we are to hate the sin.
We indeed are to welcome and accompany the sinner, but we
must be speaking to him about his sin, and try to help him
get out of his sin. That is key to spiritual, as well as emotional
and even physical, wellness.
fact, political correctness is false mercy. If the person
remains in his sin, then he remains lost and ill. In fact,
by just being welcomed and accepted, he can think that his
sin is acceptable. Why then should he change?
what some clerics in our Church today say, Jesus was consistent
in telling people to sin no more. He did so with the woman
caught in adultery. It is not just about being accepted and
not condemned, but it is about repentance and striving to
sin no more.
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