When I was about seven years old one of my friends, who we will fictitiously name TrueBlue, told me something that would temporarily devastate me in that singular way children can fixate on a very bad secret. What TrueBlue had told me is, “My Mamma told me that your family is going to hell. While your daddy is barbequing on your driveway, he drinks beer.” Being a tender-hearted child, I went home and cried my heart out.
Even at that young age, I eventually reasoned the whole thing through, and made a little headway to my eventual discovery that there is a difference between faith and man’s religions. What triggered the beginning of me developing my faith, instead of one of man’s religions, came by surprise a few months later. I was asked to get the lettuce out of TrueBlue’s refrigerator while sandwiches were being made for our lunch. There, in the back of the large vegetable crisper, was a six pack of beer.
I now know that I had been upset over something said by the unthinking “P.C. Police.” Who knew that the “P.C. Police” was alive and well in the late fifties? In my experience it went like this: From erroneous pulpit, to a parent, to a child, and on to my young ears.
Shortly after that incident, I asked a neighbor if I could swing on their swing set that was never used. I could see how pretty their back yard was through our common fence. I was seeking a pretty place to be alone and think. This is unusual in that I was normally too shy to ask an adult pretty much anything, much less, ask for what I perceived to be a favor.
I remember swinging on that beautiful, windy day just as clear as if it were yesterday. As I was swinging I was singing what was in my heart and mind to a presence I could feel. We are to know The Lord / God in the very least through His Creation. Why I could feel this truth at such a young age, I cannot begin to tell you. In hindsight, I know that God had a plan for my life, and The Holy Spirit was with me from an early age on – long before I would completely understand. I believe that during traumatic events in my young life, I would pray – and my prayers were not only answered in the VERY long run, but I felt protection from the Holy Spirit – in the meantime – from childhood forward.
I decided to do some investigation into all different denominations of Christian churches that my friends and their parents attended. Children have very active imaginations about many things. Several years later, it seemed to me like all of these families belonged to different Christian clubs, that made them superior to me in some way. In my imagination, it went like this (since I had candidly asked my Mamma why we didn’t attend church on Sundays), “Poor girl, her father was raised Episcopal, and her mother was raised Presbyterian, so they decided to not take her to either church.” This imagined sentiment just made me dig in for more research. Erroneously, I thought they were closer to The Lord than I could ever be. None of us deserve the Grace we receive, and through much Bible study in my adult years, I came to understand that.
FAST FORWARD to the present and I am still concerned about this thing we now call the “P.C. Police.” In America, we attribute the failures of our Christian Faith and culture in very general terms to the “P.C. Police.” Faith and culture failures affect: children /schools, families / communities, community / churches, adult’s / work places, all of the above / entertainment. How many Christians talk about the need to do something about the whole “P.C. Police” that no one effectively does anything about – and now call it the “P.C. Police Culture.” Today, Americans have become accustomed to being a society of excuses to explain their failure as an individual, a family, a community, a state, and a nation to the monstrosity we are saddled with:
1. Ignore it, and live in my own little bubble, because someone else will better know how to fix our society, and do something about what our children are exposed to.
2. Participate in un-Christian activities, to get along – TO BELONG, because I am strong enough to do these small sins and not let them truly affect me . . . surely God will understand . . . after all, we are all sinners anyway.
3. Buy into the lie that everyone, but Christians, deserve the right to change our American culture, into the failed cultures that have come to America – not as immigrants – but as infiltrators.
I looked to the scriptures for help in understanding what we are dealing with. It just so happens that I am studying the book of Acts. No sooner did this question come to mind, then I read the answer. Funny how these things happen to appear exactly when I need them. There is a plan for my life and the more I study my Bible, the easier my life’s plan seems to unfold. I don’t believe in coincidences, I believe in purpose, the Gospel, and faith in my Lord, Jesus Christ.
I would like to present from The King James Version of the Holy Bible, the first 26 Verses of Acts Chapter 3 to set the groundwork in order to learn something about the “P.C. Police”. It takes 4 minutes of your life to read this scripture. I promise you will not have wasted a second. Our lives are always enriched by learning in the scriptures. I can only testify to you that it is true for me. Highlights of scripture, and words / highlights between [ ] are my doing.
“Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee:
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
And all the people [Acts 4:4 about 5,000 present] saw him walking and praising God:
And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering. And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people,
Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.”
After this, Israel’s elders and priests, and the Sadducees had Peter and John held. Since so many people had seen a previously extremely lame man (from birth) healed in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, they were in a quandary as to what to do to convince the people that they held the power, and wanted the business with disciples stopped. They needed for the spreading of the Gospel to be squashed – period.
Because so many had seen the miracle involving the lame man, they could not charge Peter and John with anything. They decided to beat Peter and John, and ordered / threatened them to stop spreading the Gospel.
Here we have the “P.C. Police” ordering men to lie, and forbid them to tell the gospel regarding Jesus Christ. Peter and John understood that these synagogue leaders would tell the people over and over again that there was no miracle, it was a trick of some kind. They did punish people for telling the truth. But Peter and John were men of faith that had the Holy Spirit alive in them. They continued to spread the gospel for decades, and true to the scriptures, feared not.
Peter died 33-34 years after the death of Christ. According to the early writers, he died at or about the same time with Paul, and in the Neronian persecution, A.D. 67,68. All agree that he was crucified. Origen says that Peter felt himself to be unworthy to be put to death in the same manner as his Master, and was, therefore, at his request, crucified with his head downward.
Because of who Peter was, he is a martyr. Peter promoted life, and salvation through Jesus Christ. Today, much of the world has it backwards, they declare themselves martyrs, and blow up innocent life as well as their own. They promote a culture of death.
In overwhelming majority, American Christians, because they were not true to their faith, allowed the enemy within to divide and conquer. They did not stand firm, as The Body of Christ, and say no to division, and every kind of selfish activity imaginable – at the cost of our children, the family, The Church, the schools, the community, and the Republic.
Every ‘Milk Christian and Apostate Christian were the weak link that used the words and actions as the “P. C. Police” to change our culture and our religion. Inviting all to become submissive to the idea that there is no personal responsibility to any action, and there is no right or wrong – they believe it is all subjective.
Did we, as Christians, learn to love the least among us? No, and due to the guilt the enemy within the “P.C. Police” used our guilt to elevate the least among us to high places in our courts, in our politics, in our schools, and even in our churches. We are supposed to love each other as Christ loves us. We are not supposed to lower our moral, educational, and political standards so everyone on the planet is poor and ignorant – except those evil enough to exempt themselves from the culture they push upon us.
If our “denominational religions” had been doing God’s work, they would not have diverted their congregation from the parts of the Bible that require us to be moral. If every Christian – and Americans are still claiming to be 85% Christian – would take their Bibles and their families to the local schools their children attend in their neighborhoods, and simply put on the door for the day, “The Body of Christ,” and left the man made opinionated part of denominational faith behind, can you imagine how different our faithful would be from coast to coast – loving the least among us, but elevating human activities with hearts and minds God-ward. Neighbors would again know who each other are, and be willing to help each other instead of depending on the government – which gives the government the reason to tax us severely. Legal Immigrants would be welcomed into whatever neighborhood they lived in. (There is that whole thing of obeying our laws that Americans would be able to control.) Healing our land must start at a local level, and in short order we would find those among us who are natural leaders. Being 85% of the nation, the Christian vote would once again prevail in America.
If American Christians were striving for the sustained worship of our Lord together, neighbor with neighbor, the results would be overwhelming. . . I hear you – doing what is right is not always easy, but it is always superior than doing nothing, or the wrong thing. ‘Evil needs nothing to prosper, but the inaction of good men.’ Our enemies picked up the “P.C. Police” banner from our failing culture, and used / infiltrated our own “P. C. Police” to bring us down to our failing status. Even now we look among ourselves and find no willing decent people to be our leaders. This is a reflection of the sad state of the majority.
I am sick of hearing people say that the Bible’s truth is outdated. I say not. They have not read and studied the entire Bible, and learned what was actually said, and who it was said to. Christians have made the exact same mistakes Israel did – and therefore, did not [deserve to] know their King when He was among them. Just as Israel put their man-made traditions over God’s law, so has much of Christianity in America.
[Jesus is talking here (He)]
Mark 7:5 – 23: Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. [Do you have ears?]
And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”
Are you a Jesus worshipping, and Bible based Christian; or are you a Christian for show only? Being the “P.C. Police” means we are judging all we come into some kind of contact with; and are hypocrites because we do this against our Christian faith. THINKING WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO JUDGE in God’s place is the root of the “P.C. Police.” WE EACH NEED TO ASK OURSELVES, IF WE ARE THE “P.C. Police”? Are there so many American Christians who are the “P.C. Police”, that the enemy within – also the “P.C. Police” – are entrenched, and easily hidden among us? If the answer is yes, what are we going to do about it? It is never too late to get on our knees and ask for forgiveness, and for help. Let God see hundreds of thousands on their knees, unified by our Christian faith. Do it every day. Read and study your entire Bibles, and welcome your neighbors in, as The Body of Christ, and pray on your knees together. Turn away from those things that make us weak, and easy targets for Satan. Time is growing short, for any window of opportunity for Christian America to take back our nation, and once again enjoy the prosperity and protection that God provided. And for Heaven’s sake – never turn this ship erroneously toward the same direction as Europe did – from persecution – to persecution – why our Christian ancestors came to create America.
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AMEN & AMEN!!!