When I started the untethered blog a couple of years ago, it was with the intent of encouraging others to loose their self-inflicted bonds and live a free, untethered life. This idea scares some people because they struggle with setting healthy boundaries for themselves, or fail to put this idea into the context of a Christian World View. Morals, values, and the exercise of a viable Christian faith are liberating. Salvation in Christ frees us from sin, from moral bondage, and from the guilt that comes from poor decision making.
For several months now I have been struggling with all the political correctness shackling our society (and the church). When we acquiesce to the standards of an amoral society it is little more than a return to spiritual bondage. All of a sudden I am afraid of what I am going to say, or who I might offend. The actions of sinful men and woman are now more “protected” than our own religious free speech. While I have never been one who is known for my political correctness, I find myself straining at times for the right word, or phrase lest someone misunderstand my intentions. Passive surrender!
Today, I am making a commitment to my friends (and potential opponents)! I am sprinting back to Jerusalem, the Holy City of political incorrectness, that beacon light to all who strive to know what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8). I am reminded of Peter and John when they were called before the council for preaching Jesus, “So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:18-20).
Society doesn’t want us to teach on the biblical foundations of the home, on the importance of disciplining our children and teaching them respect for authority, on homosexuality, adultery, or that there is ONE path to eternal life (John 14:6). Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge… I am through apologizing for believing and speaking the truth, for believing that God’s word is the measuring rod for all mankind, and for unapologetically standing on the time tested truth spoken for eternity.
I’m Free! One day my liberty may be taken from me (e.g. Victor Frankl’s, “Man’s Search for Meaning”), but never my freedom. My freedom comes through Christ Jesus. My freedom is framed in the inward man. My freedom cannot be abridged until I surrender it at the altar of humanism, political correctness, public acceptance, or whatever other idol I place ahead of my untethered, inalienable rights endowed to me by my creator. I invite you to join me.