Trump, Eastwood on Political Correctness: Christian Controversy (…here it comes…)

“Because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a p – – – y generation,” Eastwood said in the article. “Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

(http://www.aol.com/article/2016/08/04/clint-eastwood-praises-donald-trump-and-slams-political-correctn/21444882/)

Use the link above to read the article, gain more context, and formulate your own opinion.  Okay?

But here’s the crux of the matter:  Eastwood believes that Trump’s lack of filter (verbal) is to be applauded and–obviously–emulated, as he believes we have become a “…kiss-ass generation…”  Now, you may not agree with such verbiage.  In fact, you may TRULY have issue with his continued description of the current generation through use of the term “p – – – y.”

Now, taking what I believe is the message of Mr. Eastwood’s statements (which, in my opinion, reflect a challenge to our own thoughts and behavior) and applying it to the “church,” we open the door to deeper considerations and challenges.  That is, considering that much of collective human behavior is dictated seemingly through enculturation via politics, media, special interest groups, and even the church—all working in tandem toward the same outcome—we then may need to question whether or not the “church” has traded Yeshua (Jesus) for political correctness.  In other words, it may be possible that many of us have become so shaped by the world around us that we fail to access, address, demonstrate, and defend the WORD that is supposedly within us.  That is, we have become a “kiss-ass generation” of Christians that fail to teach and preach righteousness/holiness because we don’t possess righteous/holy mindsets.  And such is reflected in our public and private behavior more-often-than-not without remorse, without repentance.

The old people around whom I was raised in Georgia and in Chicago often said:

“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.”

The Bible itself is full of examples reflecting our God’s people (us) having to take a STAND against powers, rulers, governments and even the church (synagogue).  Two scriptures come to mind for our spiritual edification regarding this matter:

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12 – KJB)

and

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

(2 Timothy 1:7 – KJV)

In closing, I need you to know I am not advocating for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.  In fact, I am not advocating anyone’s campaign specific to the current presidential competition.  I am, however, stating that it may be worthwhile to consider your own views and stances—especially those of you who call yourselves “Christians.”  Through the WORD and prayer, let the Holy Spirit speak to your heart about the boldness that’s required to be effective in demonstrating God’s love.  His love, which though is unconditional, does come with structure and order—the same structure and order that are being challenged from high places everyday.

 

Think (pray) about it.

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Published by: Fredrick O. Stanley

Julius Caesar, according to William Shakespeare's work, stated: "Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come." The Lord God, Jehovah, spoke to Moses saying: "Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their descendants after them." (Deuteronomy 1:8) He then spoke to Isaiah, the prophet, saying: "For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." (Isaiah 41:13) The Lord has given me His boldness to go into places He desires me to go, proving to me at each and every turn that He is with me and will never forsake me. I am here for the purpose(s) God has set before me and to share my journey with others along the way.

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