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.