The Fruit of The Tree
“For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.” (Luke 6:44)
Faith teaches us to recognize the pronouncements of God’s Word to be absolutely authoritative. After this there is also a sphere in which we recognize the rule of reason.
Jesus appealed to one of the most fundamental axioms that reason works by, the Law of Cause and Effect. If something produces effects we call apples, then the cause is an apple tree. This free and rightful use of our intellectual faculties is commended by the Lord.
The effect of enslavement to political correctness is just the opposite. The mind is not encouraged, or even allowed, to consider the fruit and come to a conclusion about the tree. Political correctness is a system of coercion in which the mind is dethroned and conclusions about the tree are dictated rather than being the outcome of exercising private judgment. Alas that humankind, so admirably supplied by God with faculties for their own self preservation should be so easily convinced to surrender their defences without a battle.
Further, the fruit itself is often disguised, misrepresented, or obscured to further support the established thought patterns about the tree. It is hard to know what are facts and what is fake in today’s world. And if it has become impossible to hide the fruit, the engines of political correctness just shamelessly deny any conclusions can be made about the tree and preach the acceptance of some other view.
When this insanity proliferates in matters of man’s spiritual life the ruin is impossible to overstate. How can things go well when ideas contrary to both God’s revealed Word and the rational conclusions of unbiased observation bully their way into widespread public acceptance?
Like in the story of the emperor’s new clothing, things that make no sense gain almost universal acceptance even when they are overtly antichristian and obviously untrue. The damage reaches human souls. The solution to this problem is first that individuals would open their Bibles and their eyes and dare to come to the conclusions that are so compelling. Jesus promised that the truth would set us free, but this can never be realized by those who have become the lackeys of political correctness.
“It is hard to know what are facts and what is fake in today’s world. And if it has become impossible to hide the fruit, the engines of political correctness just shamelessly deny any conclusions can be made about the tree and preach the acceptance of some other view.”