It seems that on any given day one can turn on a new cast or a story in a newspaper about someone being offended by someone, something, or just a plain word. It has become a day when everyone wears their feelings on their shoulders and thinks they deserve some form of compensation or some kind of radical change just to appease them. We have become a society of political correctness and what we think is correct should be tolerated, whether it meets the standard of the majority or not.
I have been very blessed with opportunities of traveling a good bit in the United States and even served a one-year tour of duty overseas. During these travels I have had the pleasure of meeting so many people that understand the world we now abide in is only for the short time and that our future is founded on knowing Jesus Christ as our personal Savior.
During these travels I have witnessed so many others that care only for themselves and things of the world and are always in a hurry to get to their next destination or project. It is all about them and no one should get in their way because they care nothing for anyone but themselves and what they are interested in.
In today’s world, if someone is offended their first move of objection is to the media instead of the person or company that has offended them. In many instances people are looking for anything, anywhere, to complain about or in some form or fashion to compliment them and look for the easy way out. I read with interest that a simple word on the front of a tee shirt offended someone. This word has been around for eons and never seemed to have bothered anyone before. It has been used in many different settings; however, it is taken as a person receives it. The offended one went to the electronic media first and in no time the story was around the world. Many others caught on to the story and now this word will probably be taken out of the English language because one person with a few followers demanded it to be stricken down. This is not the first word to be taken “off the shelf” so to speak because a few people have been offended by them.
Christianity, it seems by today’s standard, is offensive to many people. This is because we as Christians quit talking about the saving knowledge and grace of Jesus and have accepted the watered- down version of the Bible. Many people in the world today know about Jesus and His saving grace, however have rejected to spread His message because of fear of alienating someone. We have allowed the world to dictate to us Christians the way and manner we can speak in public. In the days that Jesus walked on this earth He never let politics affect Him and He spoke about the one true God that allows us to walk on His earth.
Salvation is a personal relationship between you and Jesus Christ. No one can take that away from you. When you accept Him as your Lord and Savior, He will change your thoughts and actions; however, Satan (the world) will pull at you in every way, shape, or form, to discredit your salvation experience and accept a lesser role in your Christian walk.
Each and every day that you are allowed to walk this earth, be thankful to Jesus and give Him all the glory and praise for your existence. Do not let the world influence you in a direction that sounds or looks good when you know the truth.