John 8:31-32"If you abide in my word , you are my disciples indeed; you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." Jesus did not just say to dwell in his love only, but his truth as well.
Love alone will not save anyone from Hell but love with the truth will.
Jesus is the truth and told only the truth and we should as well.
The love Jesus asks has loyalty it means for us to stand against opposition no matter where it will lead.
Can love bring unity? If one wants to disregard the truth it
certainly can! But it is not honored by God, only man.
When we read Gods love was shed abroad in our hearts this means we have his heart a new nature that cares differently than before. We were born by an incorruptible seed, the word of truth. When people say we should accept everyone to unite even if they do not believe the same, we compromise the truth. It is not true love to do this. Why? Because neither did Jesus or the apostles do this.
When Jesus publicly condemned the Pharisees calling them whitewashed tombs, dead men's bones, was this unloving ???? Matthew 23
Without GODS TRUTH there can be No LOVE! What part of this can we not grasp here.... truth or love , we must have both!!!
We do not use Gods grace or His love without speaking the truth. You do not sweep away lies and place it under the rug and go on. You address it as led of the Holy Ghost. Jesus always brought what was hidden in darkness into the Light. The LIGHT of His very truth.
Or else we pervert His Love and His grace. So many use and think they can use Gods grace, God mercy and HIS love and speak smooth words and pat people on the back , and say, all is well....
No, sadly in this world, all is not well. This world is smothered in false doctrines and the teaching of men.
When someone comes with another gospel you do not embrace the lie of which is spoken. You and I are to righteously speak forth Gods truth. We are called to speak forth Gods truth. Else we are just blind leading the blind straight to hell.
You can not speak LOVE without Gods TRUTH! Both go together. If people do not speak forth GODS truth, than it is NOT LOVE.
How many people are tired and sick of the false being embraced , cuddled and patted on the back. While Gods true people, where ever they may be get kicked in the teeth for speaking the truth? Rather sickening isnt it?
There is ONLY ONE TRUE GOSPEL and it shall remain and stand FOREVER! All other false gospels, liars, deceivers and thieves, and the list goes on will not have there part in the Kingdom of GOD. All other false gospels shall be burned!
When we say God loves. it does not mean God accepts all no matter what they do or believe. God hates sin. It is contrary to his nature. He CAME AGAINST THE SCRIBES AND THE PHARISEES HARSHLY! JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD
DID NOT MINCE WORDS, NOR DOES HE.
God sent His ONLY begotten Son, Jesus Christ into the world, not only to be sacrificed but also to deliver
a Holy and Righteous Truth. He came to bring truth to mankind as well as to die. But to introduce truth one must be confronted with their falsehood. Many will not receive Gods truth, They will reject it and follow a lie to suit there fleshly way so they can continue in a life leading to utter destruction.
You and I and all, we have conditions to be met to be found in a new relationship of Jesus's unconditional love. Just as the Good news was delivered to the eunich and to his disciples, it was to those of good will, who were willing to REPENT and receive the message, the good news of the gospel. It is NOT to anyone who continues on the same destructive course. NO! To turn Gods truth into a greasy grace and false love is not in accordance with the true gospel. Preach the truth in season and out of season... again without GODS truth spoken there is and can not be the love of Christ shed abroad in ones heart. Truth remains forever, The lies will one day be gone forever. So many use Christ love, grace and mercy to continue on in there known sins.
SADLY the view of GODS love has changed drastically. It now means to be tolerant and go the way of least resistance, to avoid any conflict. However, true love is not helping people be accepted and have them continue in falsehood . Gods true people will speak His truth, NO matter the COST, even if it means physically being put to DEATH!
Gods true people when they know something is a lie, it is truly like a fire shut up in there bones , until they speak forth it will not leave them for the Lord has placed it upon them heavily to speak forth!!!!
Today everybody is told they have the assurance of going to heaven as long as they are good people, so who needs Jesus! The narrow road is abandoned for the broader path. Tolerance is just another excuse to cover their sin. False teachers and preachers and the like reassures everyone of all religions on their deathbed that, everything will be all right, because God loves you just the way you are, your accepted. This is NOT love according to scripture, but is actually "the lie" for those who refused the love of the truth.
Can we leave them on their current destructive course that will eventually bring the ultimate destruction on them in the afterlife? Are you willing to do that? I am NOT willing to do that because Christ lives in me and I will speak forth whether people hear of forebear , Christ lives in ME, Christ Jesus!!!
Love that sacrifices the truth is void of GODS real love. It props itself up as the ultimate caring, but all it is, is tolerance in disguise, a fake substitute. We actually exhibit love to correct someone who has gone off course. We are not showing love by being silent and allowing them to continue . It is love coupled with truth that motivates us to speak out because we care for them. If that is not love, then we have a morbid twist of what Christ love is.
There is so much garbage spewed out on this forum and it is welcomed to those that have no clue of the truth. Let us begin to stand stand in the holy place of Christ and speak forth to a dying generation full of lies and deception and are sending many to the pits of hell daily. For as it is written sheol/hell is truly enlarging its mouth daily and taking the many.
We are so careful not to OFFEND our neighbors , friends and family by THE TRUTH, so we can love them. But are we loving God by doing this? Are we really loving them? Are we so unwilling to endure any rejection that we have become ashamed of Gods words! Its better to do what is right in Gods eyes and suffer the consequences from man, then to do what is right in mans eyes and suffer the consequences from God!
John records later what Jesus said to Nicodemus 3:21"But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." In other words those who seek to know truth will gladly abandon their wrongs and embrace Jesus as savior.