Thus speaketh Christ our Lord to us

Inscription inside door, Lubeck Cathedral Germany (1173 A.D).

 

Thus speaketh Christ our Lord to us:

Ye call Me Master and obey Me not.

Ye call Me Light and see Me not.

Ye call Me Way and walk Me not.

Ye call Me Life and choose Me not.

Ye call Me Wise and follow Me not.

Ye call Me Fair and love Me not.

Ye call Me Rich and ask Me not.

Ye call Me Eternal and seek Me not.

Ye call Me Noble and serve Me not.

Ye call Me Gracious and trust Me not.

Ye call Me Might and honor Me not.

Ye call Me Just and fear Me not.

If I condemn you, blame Me not.



Is Love More Important Than Truth?

The growing trend in the 21st century church is to suppress doctrinal differences for the sake of unity. Many are saying that we should avoid doctrine because it is divisive. Instead, we supposedly need to focus on just loving Jesus and seek unity with all Christians; but which Jesus? Paul warned that some would come and preach “another Jesus” (2 Cor. 11:4). How can we love the true Jesus without truth? The only way is to be sanctified, or set apart, by the truth of His Word (John 17:17). Sanctified believers, who love Jesus as He is gloriously revealed in Scripture, can never have biblical unity with the cults and world religions who love “another Jesus.” 
 
Those who say that love is more important than truth will point to the words of Paul. He wrote, concerning faith, hope and love, that the greatest of these is love (1 Cor. 13:13). They say that should settle it. Love is greatest. But Paul also wrote, in the same chapter, that love rejoices with the truth (1 Cor. 13: 6). In these days of great deception, relying on love without truth can be fatal. We must love God with all of our mind, which means discerning the true Christ from the many false christs (Matt. 22:37). Love must be the servant of truth because true love loves truth! Those who fail to love the truth are in danger of perishing (2 Thess. 2:10). Read more…


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