Political Correctness and Moral Correctness

I remember when I first learned of “political correctness.” To me it sounded like, “Don’t say anything that could offend someone. So you might as well just say nothing. But that might offend people, too.” As time has gone on, I’ve noticed that political correctness keeps changing its specific opinions, and the opinions are always very subjective. But recently I’ve thought about the “correctness” part of the phrase. To be truly politically correct, you need to be morally correct.

Essentially, if you are completely correct morally, you will be correct in every other aspect of your life. But to do that you have to know what correct morality is, and you have to know its standard. Who gets to say what is and is not morally correct? This isn’t like political correctness where the standard changes depending on what someone or a group of people wants. Moral correctness is unchanging because the God who set it forth in the first place in unchanging.

God is good and perfect. He literally cannot do anything wrong or bad. For Him to change would be for Him to become less than perfect. Take a look at Leviticus 19:2, 1 Peter 1:6, Malachi 3:6, and Titus 1:2. Because of God’s perfection and ultimate goodness, whatever He says must be true and correct. Which also means that anything that disagrees with what God says is wrong. Those statements are not what most people call political correct, but they are morally correct.

Get to know God, who He is, and what He says. He is unchanging, so he more you know Him and obey Him, the more you will know what is right and true, and the more steady you will become.


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