“The adoption of terms like “racial justice” or “gender justice” reflects a similar drift from biblical principles. While the pursuit of true justice is undoubtedly Christian (Micah 6:8), these contemporary terms with adjectives in front of them carry with them connotations and agendas that are far removed from the biblical concept of justice. Biblical justice is grounded in the character and law of God, not in the whims of cultural opinion or political ideology.”
(The Dissenter) It’s been a few weeks since I published an article in this series, Snares of the Modern Church. But I wanted to touch on something today that even the best of us are affected by. It’s easy to get caught up in the language and reconstructionism of the day, especially in the labyrinthine corridors of modern society, where the shifting sands of social opinion have reshaped the landscape….
This particular phenomenon, political correctness, has even stealthily infiltrated the Church. It’s a snare, as subtle as it is dangerous, and it’s reshaping how Christians speak, think, and engage with the world. No longer content with the clear, unvarnished language of Scripture, many in the Church have begun parroting the world’s terminology, unwittingly endorsing concepts and perspectives that are at odds with biblical truth.
Take, for example, the adoption of terms like “LGBTQ community.” At first glance, this might seem like a benign acknowledgment of a specific people group—it may even seem respectful. But when you peel back the veneer of political correctness from this label, it reveals the rotting corpse of social degeneration underneath it.