When I get feedback lately, it’s usually laughable. I won’t dignify them by quoting it, but usually the things that are written come in the terms of “anger” and “hate”, and how I’m “unsaved” and leading people astray by my “legalism”. It’s the same kind of “anger” and “hate” that Dalrock received when he called out the denizens of christianforums.com on their view of marriage as not being Biblically sanctioned. It’s the same kind of thing that made Jenny Erikson furious when the pastor “ruined the surprise” she had for her husband – her frivorce.
So what can we learn? Upholding God’s truth, which frees us, has definitely come out of fashion. But it would also seem love is now something else entirely. We are told by Jesus:
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:36-40)
So we are to love God first with all heart, all soul, and all mind, first. Jesus goes on to tell us:
If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15)
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. (John 14:23-24)
So the issue is this:
If you love Jesus you will do what He says.
If you don’t love Jesus, you won’t do what He says.
So can one who loves Jesus disregard His commandments when dealing with another? No! For it is written:
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. (Matthew 10:37-39)
So you can’t put anyone else (even yourself) before Him to have life…sounds different than the traditional Churchian practice, doesn’t it? In the previous research, we can see that progressive thought in the church is about the abolishment of dualistic thought – right/wrong, sinful/not sinful. It’s quite “unloving” in the minds of these Churchians to not be tolerant of them. But what is tolerance to them?:
The “tolerance” that the Progressive Left believes in is the “tolerance” of those beliefs that they demand you believe. They are intolerant of other points of view. You are “tolerant” if, and only if, you blindly agree with them. They are not just being intolerant of “intolerance,” but being intolerance of those who do not agree with them.
To be “tolerant” and giving “Christian love” has become the complete denial of truth and the embracing of evil.
To be “Christian” in today’s world involves not only tolerating those who believe differently, but tolerating wickedness of every measure. “Christian love” involves embracing divorce, single motherhood, fornication, rebellion of wives, and general godlessness. These will find a much different reception than they anticipated:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? (Matthew 7:21-22)
God’s love is narrow-minded, and intolerant, for there is only one truth, and one way:
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matthew 7:13-14)
Love and salvation does not exist without the presence of truth. Unfortunately, there are those who are professing Christ, whose whole mission is one of deception, for it is written:
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
What those who seek to change Truth will find is that they will reap their just reward.