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                                       Politically Incorrect Statement #13

 

Matt 10:34

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”

 

Comment: Here the “sword” is the word of God, as is well documented: (Gen 3:24, Psalms 149:6, Isaiah 49:2, Luke 2:35, Ephesians 6:17, Hebrews 4:12, Rev 1:16, 2:12, 2:16, 19:15, 19:21).

 

     Obviously, the Lord didn't pack “steel”. He did approve of His disciples carrying one or two for self-defense since they would soon be out on their own (Luke 22:36), but Christ's suggestion was more addressed to “carrying the Word” as a ready defense and using steel as a last resort. The Lord did make it clear that He needed no defense and would go willingly to His death (Matt 26:52, John 18:10). The Word of YHVH divides people as the above verse suggests because most won't adhere to the truth once they've heard it. Truth kicks people off the fence into taking sides. But this method of Christ's is contrary to the politically correct ways of most churches. We are admonished by both the secular and the clergy to not offend by any means. It's a serious error to gloss over passages and to remain silent on matters of truth.

 

 

 

 

                                       Politically Incorrect Statement #14

 

Matt 8:21-22 (repeated in Luke 9:60)

“And another of His disciples said to him, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.

v.22 But Jesus said to him, Follow Me; and let the dead bury their dead.”

 

Comment: In the Greek: Ho dé Ieesoús légei autoó Akoloúthei moi kaí áfes toús nekroús (Strong's # 3498) thápsai toús heautoón nekroús (Strong's #1438, 3498. See Bullinger's Comp. bible App.139).

 

     The Lord was saying: 'Let the spiritually dead bury their corpses.' Not exactly a “nice” thing to say about folks who are blind and deaf to the Lord's words. But He said this to teach this disciple a lesson. Will one leave traditions and false ideas about God behind and follow the truth even though it's uncomfortable and might cost you family, friends or position? In the previous verses (Matt 19-20), the Lord had just warned a scribe what a steep price this scribe might pay if he followed Christ. The Lord didn't want to sugar-coat the path. Most churches and worshipers aren't interested in facing persecution and all the ugliness that follow those who stand for the Lord in the face of opposition. Definitely not politically correct.

 

 

 

 

                                      Politically Incorrect Statement #15

Matt 24:4-5

“And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you. v.5 For many shall come in My name, saying, 'I am Christ' and shall deceive many.

 

Context: The disciples had just asked what would herald the end of the age and bring in the kingdom of YHVH. Same question all are dying to ask! The Lord's first warning? That many would come in His name claiming to be “Christians” yet they would not be who they say they are. Whole churches and/or individual worshipers practice idolatry and traditions from other cultures, saying such traditions are “holy”. Whole church systems have engaged in inquisitions and genocide. Others, mostly individuals, put on a public face of piety and do heinous things behind closed doors. The list marches on not the least of which...ignoring passages and cherry-picking verses to create cults (the list is too extensive to mention here).

 

Ultimately it comes down to not “rightly divide (ing) the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15).