True Love Warns || Thought

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
1 Cor 6:9-10

“True love warns” <–I have had this thought on my mind quite a bit lately! We so casually throw around the word “love” and don’t really take time to understand the depth it holds. I recently read  a somewhat disheartening article from the Christian post where a  professor at a Christian College stated:

“homosexuality is not an issue to be wrestled with but a people to love…There’s so many complexities that the conservative church absolutely has to wake up to and learn how to dialogue. We’ve taken the ‘Duck Dynasty’ approach far too long. We need to be much more thought out and nuanced and compassionate”.

I believe we do need to be deeply compassionate and love but my thought of the evening is true compassion & true love warns of the destruction that lies ahead.  If we love the sinner we will warn him/her of eternal separation from God, of hell, and of the need to repent and turn from his/her sins{Acts 3:19}. I believe we, “conservative Christians”, need to dialogue with the lost and dying world through the infallible inerrant Word of God{Heb 4:12}! God’s Word is powerful and, yes, it is sharp piercing the heart and convicting man of his sin. I am a Christian and I believe homosexuality is a sin{Rom 1:25-32}. But there is hope for the sinner because Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am chief{saved?}! Warning or proclaiming truth isn’t always the “easiest” or most popular thing to do nor is it the most welcome form of  love for the world {we are warned that the world will most likely hate us for it John 15:18-19} but tonight I want to encourage y’all{and more so myself} to continue to all the more boldly proclaim the truth in love & stand for righteousness. To be a light in the dark world{Matt 5:14-16}! :) I am reminded of James 5:20:

“Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”
James 5:20

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About Rachel

"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

14 thoughts on “True Love Warns || Thought

  1. That’s encouraging to see your courage in posting this ;-) I totally agree with you !
    Thank you so much for your wonderful card that I received yesterday. I love it ! Did you get mine ?
    Blessings !

    1. I am thankful God gives the courage needed. Honestly, apart from Him I have no courage! He is good.
      Received your card and was so blessed by it. Thank you again! Blessings to you! (:

      “Be strong and of a good courage , fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6

  2. Yes!!! Praise The Lord!!
    “Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein:
    then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord: for he cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth:
    He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.”
    Psalm 96:12-13

    1. Thank you, Micah. :)
      “Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth:
      the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved:
      He shall judge the people righteously.” Psalm 96:10

  3. Totally agree, My husband and I were just talking about it…how people in our church leaves because they say the God’s word is too harsh and there is not enough love: but yes true love warns, even though people just likes to ear about how God loves them, we also need to hear about sin, cause other wise it wouldn’t be in the bible…..

    1. So true Lucy! Thank you for commenting, it means a lot to me. :)
      “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” 2 Tim 3:16

  4. Thank you for speaking truth, Rachel. Our culture has twisted the meaning of LOVE so much that we barely recognize it in it’s true form. Sad indeed, because GOD is LOVE.

    1. Thankful to the Lord. I prayed that He would give me the words to write if He willed i write this post and He supplied! Amen. He is LOVE.

      “And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.” Colossians 3:14

  5. Truth!
    “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” John 7:7
    “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

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