1. POLITICALLY CORRECT – STEMS FROM GOOD INTENTIONS.
Originally, and I’m talking to late 1800s, when Bibles became much more common in the home and more people were able to access and read them; the idea of being “politically correct” as it is called today, began with the good intention of doing what was the best and fairest for the majority of the population. I believe at that time it was done in such a manner that did not often unfairly disadvantage or hurt the minority.
That said, there were of course still many terrible things done during that period of time which were evil and wicked in God’s sight, such as the slave trade etc.
The political correctness of that time was based on Biblical principles, and upheld by the moral principles and human decency of the majority of the population, most of whom were devout Christian men and women. “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you” was the catch cry of the period. Although not a Bible verse, that concept is definitely based on Bible principles. I feel that it was also a generational principle or concept of the time, where everybody, or almost everybody, was given a fair hearing. This time period from the mid to late 1800s through to the mid 1940s, also fits perfectly the time line calculated by Bible scholars as the period of the Church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3:7-13.
Governments enacted reasonable legislation, the media were reasonably honest in how they presented the news etc. and the average man was tolerant and tried to be helpful to his neighbours. The USA led the way in its Christian teaching, testimony and missionary outreach during this period. As time went on however, gradually changes began to slowly erode the Christian way of life, and slowly many Christians started gravitating into the worldly way of thinking and living, and allowed materialism to become their God. This slow decline continued until about the end of the Second World War in 1945 when the POLITICALLY CORRECT became the POLITICALLY FOOLISH.
2. POLITICALLY FOOLISH – STEMS FROM GOOD INTENTIONS MIXED WITH A GOOD DOSE OF IGNORANCE AND UNBELIEF IN THE BIBLE.
The timeline for this period of political foolishness commences at the end of World War Two. Bible scholars estimate this to be the timeline when the Laodicean Church of Revelation 3:14-22 commenced. Many of the war veterans who had seen terrible things, and been involved in terrible things during the war, became disillusioned with their Christian faith, and gave up their faith in God and in Jesus. This in turn resulted in the falling away of their families, relations and friends, who they influenced. The previously well used and worn Bibles, were put up on shelves and left to gather dust.
The Churches were losing their saltiness, and losing their relevance in society and the world.
As Christians began to fall away from their faith in God, and enter more into the world’s way of thinking, so also the world’s moral principles and human decency also began to deteriorate, “the salt was losing its saltiness”. During this time, the evolution movement perpetrated many hoaxes, frauds and deceptions on an unsuspecting world, and their doctrines began to really take hold in the scholastic institutes, spreading rapidly around the whole world. Pretending to be a science, which evolution is not, as its theories can neither be tested nor proven until they can build a reversible time machine, they nevertheless continue to spread their religion of “evolution” around the world. 1Cor 1:26 Not many wise men after the flesh, … are called: 1Cor 1:27 God chose the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. The day of His revelation about this is almost upon us!
The “GOD is DEAD movement also began in the USA in the 1960s. The cover of the April 8, 1966 edition of “Time Magazine” and the accompanying article was about a movement in America that arose in the 1960s known as the “death of God”.
The “Hippie” movement, which later became known as the “Flower Power” movement, was the idea that love and nonviolence is a better way to fix the world’s problems than war. This movement also began to grow in the USA in the mid to late 1960s and became more widespread throughout the “First World” nations during the 1970s. It was during this time that sexual promiscuity and so called “free sex” really took off, and the media were quick to cash in with their pornographic magazines, and sexually explicit films. As the church sank deeper into the arms of this world, so the world in turn sank deeper into sin and evil, and all kinds of excesses became common.
Supreme Courts soon became de-facto governments as the governments began to adopt the Supreme Court rulings, and pass laws which were based on the Supreme court rulings rather than on their Constitution. An example of this would be the abortion laws, passed in the USA in 1973 which legalised the murder of unborn children in the USA, by granting abortions to any pregnant girl or woman who didn’t want their child. This has resulted in Government licensed clinics, approving and carrying out the murder of some fifty million unborn or newly born children in the USA alone since 1973.
Like lost sheep, most of the so called “first world” countries governments followed the lead of the USA in taking up these iniquitous practices and laws. The USA became the world leader in the rapid decline of Godliness, morality and decency, to the point where today they are trying to force third world countries into following their evil practices. In this instance being “Politically Correct” by saying that the mother to be should be allowed to decide for herself whether she wants her baby or not, is being “Politically Foolish.” The results of this law are too gruesome and horrifying to think about.
Second world countries like China and Russia with their communistic atheistic beliefs, began legal abortions even earlier than the USA as you would expect from Godless countries, and they were even worse. In Russia over a hundred and fifty million legal abortions have been carried out since the mid 1950s. From 1962 until 1980, there were two babies being aborted in Russia for every one baby being born. That number has dropped gradually over the intervening years, until the latest figures given for 2013 showed 1,895,822 live births and 1,012,399 abortions. 1965 was the worst year for abortions in Russia, when close to five and a half million (5,463,300) unborn children were murdered.
In China, over 13,000,000 children were either murdered either before, or after birth every year until this year when the single child policy was finally extended to the two child policy. Since 1978 /1979 when their single child policy was introduced to control population growth, it is estimated that over four hundred million unborn or “illegal newborn” children have been murdered in the past 37 years. 1Cor 1:27 And God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. The day of His revelation about this is almost upon us!
My next post will continue from where in the 1980s, the “Politically Foolish” starts to become the “Politically Insane.”