Sunday, 29 March 2009

Political Correctness

Political Correctness
Acts 2:36-37 …….. "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"
With so much that is wrong going on in the world around us, it is difficult not to make any comment – especially when much of what we are witnessing is not only anti-Christian, it is blatantly anti-Christ. Yet the contemporary Christian voice is usually weak and, more often, silent. Why is this?
It is because we have been duped by the media into believing that the Christian way, the ‘right’ way, is one of diplomatic political correctness. Effectively, we have been gagged but, more accurately, we have been conned.
Other faiths and minority groups are quick to rise-up and make their opinions known but where are we when it comes to standing-up for Jesus and Christian ethics?
When we do have the ‘audacity’ to speak out, the media portrays us as a pathetic little bunch of wimps huddled around a few dog-eared placards with a dog-collared politically correct spokesperson, barking into the wind with nothing substantial to say.
This is not how it should be. This is not how it was in the early church. Look at Peter, the bold spokesman, fearlessly confronting the very people who crucified Jesus and look at the results (Acts 2:41).
Do not be deceived into remaining silent. Do not be fooled by ‘political correctness’. This world is going to the dogs and we have a responsibility to tell it as it is. What would Jesus do? What did the leaders of the early church do? What are you doing?
Lord Jesus, thank you for giving us a holy boldness with which to confront and correct a messed-up world. Amen.

Monday, 16 March 2009

The Internet

The Internet
Matthew 13:47 …….. Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.
Some people think that the Internet is the greatest thing since sliced bread while others think that it comes straight from the pit of hell. Personally, I believe that the Internet is a gift from God.
Used properly, not only can the Internet be the most comprehensive source of knowledge available to man, but it can be the biggest global platform that has ever been available to make Jesus know to the human race.
As in any outreach we need to be wise; to pray and hear from God for where best to go and what to do when we get there. We must use the Internet diligently and prudently. There are most certainly places of danger and evil that we should avoid.
TheWayCM has a website on the Internet ( and we rejoice when people visit our site. However, most of our visitors are Christians. If we want to be a witness to non-Christians, we need to go where non-Christians go. Therefore, we have multimedia resources on most of the social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube and also in secular Blogs and forums.
We frequently enter into (often unrepeatable) discussions with non-Christian browsers. This gives us an opportunity to share the gospel with a wide diversity of people.
As we cast our videos, Blogs, discussions and thoughts out into the deeps of cyber-space, we expect to catch all kinds of fish. Some stay caught in the net of salvation, others swim away until another day.
Every day we use the Internet and every day we catch something. In this way, the kingdom of heaven is expanding for the glory of God.
Lord Jesus, thank you for showing us how to be fishers of men. Amen