It seems that a great amount of our news consists of some group or nationality that has been offended. The PC police are working over time. In just about every area of our society we have to walk on “egg shells” to keep from offending someone.
- A restaurant in Vermont offended a Muslim women by posting a sign saying they served bacon. She complained and the sign was removed. Inquisitor
- Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. This was in response to pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a well-known atheist group. National Review
While the church is being so careful not to offend anyone, they forget that truth by its very nature will offend some people.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 Sounds like it just might offend someone, doesn’t it?
Jesus was not afraid to speak the truth no matter who it offended. Matthew 15:12
But this does not justify any Christ-follower from being hateful or rude. The Bible says when we speak the truth it should always be in love. Ephesians 4:15 So when you share the Good News (in love) and they are offended; don’t take it personal. It is the Word convicting them.