At the National
Prayer Breakfast a few months ago Dr Ben Carson, a renowned pediatric
neurosurgeon said that “PC is Dangerous”; he went on to say ““In this country,
one of the founding principles was freedom of thought and freedom of
expression. (Political correctness) puts a muzzle on people. We have imposed
upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the
media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really
“I am part of the Fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit’s power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look up, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power. My pace is set, my gait is fact, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, and my mission clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate and the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I’ve preached up, prayed up, stored up and stayed up the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until Heaven returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My colors will be clear.”
This man knew he could be killed for his faith. Daniel knew that he was in danger for his convictions. What have we got to lose in our stance? Being called narrow minded or a bigot? Perhaps we may lose some friends. But if we fail in our faith, how will it feel that day when we come face to face with God?