Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Love Is Truth, Not Lies to Shelter Feelings

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

The Bible says we should love thy neighbor. Does that mean saying nothing as we see our neighbor struggling with the bonds of sin? Does that mean looking the other way when our neighbor is committing spiritual suicide because we don't want to be seen as being "judgmental"?  Should we not fight for the lives of children because some women claim they have a right to choose to end the lives of those babies?  Ought we remain silent as an entire society embraces sexual deviancy and claims it is okay to allow the mutilation of children's genitals because they might not feel the same as who they biologically are?

As Christians we are called to love.  But seeking not to offend someone is not love.  True love is the deliverance of the truth.

To those who reject Christ the truth always offends.  

Jesus calls us to love one another as He loves us.  Jesus loved us by speaking the truth.  And in Jesus' day the truth He spoke was offensive to them to the point that they wanted to kill Him, and they did...by crucifixion on a cross.

Love is truth.  Unwillingness to be honest, an unwillingness to tell someone the truth because you are afraid it might offend them, or challenge their "choice", or question their lifestyle, or recognize their folly because you don't want to offend them and come across as judgmental, is not love.    

The truth shall set you free.

The unwillingness to speak the truth makes us accomplices in ensuring that others will continue to suffer in the bondage of sin.

Love is Truth.

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