Chris Ashley
January 15, 2016
End times tyranny of 'political correctness'
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By Chris Ashley

Let's make no mistake about it: we are seeing Biblical prophecies playing out before our very eyes. Just as most living 2,000 years ago didn't realize they were living and seeing the fulfillment of the Messianic prophecies, most today do not see it or believe it as well. How many, when reading Daniel, Joel, Zechariah, Revelation, etc., have asked yourself, "Why is the United States not stepping up during all of this? Surely the US would not simply stand by as these things happened." I know I certainly have. I have always asked where we were. "Had we disappeared as a nation before the Last Days? If not, were we so weak that we were irrelevant? Surely the US wouldn't stand by as Israel was attacked, would we?"

Before we get to 2016, you have to understand that United States' "downturn" did not start with G.W. Bush, Clinton, Bush 41, or even Obama. When most people think about threats to our nation and way of life, we think of immediate threats and/or attacks. We attempt to identify them, and set in motion plans to stop them. As Americans have learned to be pretty good at stopping immediate threats, those who want to truly bring down our nation realized the best way was to be patient, and set in motion a long term plan that would bring our nation to its knees from within. It was dependent on a cognitive dissonance of our people, facilitated by progressive education, and put into practice by federal agency appointees, colleges of education, union leaders, and bureaucrats with established leftist liberals. I do not wish to belabor the beginnings of their plans, maybe at another time. I will leave you with one tidbit if you want to look in to it for yourself. Research the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Howard Machtinger, Kathy Boudin, and others. It undoubtedly was seeded with or maybe even before them, but that's a beginning point.

As those who cared about the nation, its values, laws and rights were working to protect us from outside forces and evils, others were willing to set in motion an agenda, knowing it would take many years, but willing to work their plan over decades. They knew that people, especially Americans, could be manipulated by playing on their need to be liked, and their desire not to be labeled haters, bigots, racists, etc. The nation was trying to battle its way out of decades of segregation, racism and bigotry. They knew it would take time, but if they could control the minds of the people, they could eventually accomplish their goal.

Its culmination, to this point, is "political correctness." Today we live in a world where people are afraid to discuss issues of importance due to a concern that they might say something wrong. We have a society where people can be condemned for being on the wrong side of an issue, especially if you're in a position where you could be labeled as a racist or an individual who has no sensitivity towards those who are in some way in need. Those with the intent to "fundamentally change" this nation set this in motion back in the 1990s, and lots of jokes were made about "political correctness," and almost everybody thought they were really funny. Unfortunately, very few people are laughing now, because political correctness has become a way of life in America. If you say the "wrong thing," you could lose your job or you could quickly end up in court. Every single day, the mainstream media bombards us with subtle messages that make it clear what is "appropriate" and what is "inappropriate," and most Americans quietly fall in line with this unwritten speech code. Yet, just because it is not written down somewhere, does not mean that it isn't real. In fact, this speech code becomes more restrictive and more suffocating with each passing year.

The goal of the "thought Nazis" is to control what people say to one another, because eventually that will shape what most people think and what most people believe. If you don't think this is true, just try the following experiment some time. Go to a public place where a lot of people are gathered and yell out something horribly politically incorrect such as "I love Jesus" and watch people visibly cringe. The name of "Jesus" has become a curse word in our politically correct society, and we have been trained to have a negative reaction to it in public places. After that, yell out something politically correct such as "I support gay marriage" and watch what happens. You will probably get a bunch of smiles and quite a few people may even approach you to express their appreciation for what you just said. Of course this is going to vary depending on what area of the country you live in, but hopefully you get the idea. Billions of dollars of media "programming" have changed the definitions of what people consider to be "acceptable" and what people consider to be "not acceptable." Political correctness shapes the way that we all communicate with each other every single day. It is basically fascism pretending to be good manners, and it is only going to get worse in the years ahead. Sadly, most people simply have no idea what is happening to them.

So, we find ourselves here in 2016. Political correctness, at its core, is intimidation. We cannot speak out against evil, because we are then hatemongers. We cannot speak out against sin, because then we are bigots. We cannot speak the truth about God, because then we are intolerant. We cannot speak out against our current presidential administration, because then we are racists. What does all this mean? Slowly we are being "made" to be quiet against all these things, not by force but by our own free will. Think about it. That's the smartest and greatest victory ever won! We ARE being "fundamentally changed," and as a whole, refuse to speak out or stand up against it! When political correctness becomes a fashionable or commonly acceptable attitude, we are at tyranny's door which leads directly to the loss of our freedom of speech. The self-censorship that currently controls us has brought us all the way to the point that we are afraid to even name the enemy, let alone fight it. Because we have bowed down to the altar of political correctness, we see ourselves (at least as nation, i.e. our leadership) calling terrorism, which of course is the ultimate in intimidation, everything but terrorism. When taken seriously, political correctness will demand its due payment from our national character, as would any other enemy we face, and it will be more painful than we could ever imagine.

Telling the truth, even if it hurts us, used to be considered a noble show of character. America is sliding quickly into moral bankruptcy! We have given in to the new-age lie that morality is relative and any moral choice we make is equally valid, and in turn we have embraced depravity. The moral argument for any issue we face today would be obvious to a moral society. The problem is, we are no longer a moral society. Morality points to a code of conduct or a set of beliefs distinguishing between right and wrong behaviors. Instead, the issues today are clouded in competing philosophical arguments based not on morality, right and wrong, but instead, on pragmatic acceptance of whatever the individual chooses: "To each, his own."

So, where will the US be in the End Times? Right where the rest of the world is, against Israel. The more important question is, what should we as Christians be doing about it? Many will say, "It is the Lord's will. There is nothing we can or should do." Is that Biblical? If Jesus thought it was worthwhile to pray, we should also. If He needed to pray to remain in the Father's will, how much more do we need to pray? Sometimes He delays His answers according to His wisdom and for our benefit. In these situations, we are to be diligent and persistent in prayer. Prayer should not be seen as our means of getting God to do our will on earth, but rather as a means of getting God's will done on earth. God's wisdom far exceeds our own. I don't believe God requires us to do anything just for the sake of doing it. I think our prayers can influence outcomes. Think about it. If God knows the end from the beginning, then He knows everything in between as well. In other words, He not only knows the outcome of a given situation, but how that outcome was/will be reached. For example, He knows in advance whether we'll pray for a particular outcome or not.

We should also be actively proclaiming the TRUTH to the world. It is time that Christians stand against evil, regardless of what is politically correct. We should take God's Word and charge ourselves to do His will to be the "watchmen" of our day.

"I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest." Isaiah 62:6

If we cave to societal will, we not only are part of the problem, we surely will have to answer to God.

"When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul." Ezekiel 3:18-19

The time is coming... soon.

"And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." (Rev. 22:7)

Let's settle in our heart to be watchmen, not watchers, until He returns.

© Chris Ashley

 

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Chris Ashley

Chris Ashley is a native of Georgia and current resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and has been the pastor at Cowan Road Baptist Church since 2007.

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