Love Does Not Affirm a Dangerous Path

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I want to say, upfront, I am preaching to myself in this post. Maybe it will speak to you, too.

We must not affirm sinful behavior just because it’s a popular trend in our culture. If you aren’t sure about which trends are evil and/or dangerous, the truth can be found in the Bible. God’s Word is Truth and the final authority. The Word says,

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:6 NIV

Going along with anything and everything is not love. Sin brings pain and heartache. It always does. That’s why God warns us against it.

Pastor David Jeremiah says, “This is the way sin works: it comes covered in an attractive veneer that hides its evil and hideous consequences.”

Standing for truth is not being legalistic, as some accuse. Speaking truth protects the innocent. Truth is the antidote for deception and deception is the enemy of mankind.

Standing for truth isn’t hard to do when evil is something society detests. But what about when sinful behavior is something our culture affirms? What sin does our society affirm? All you have to do is watch TV to find out.

I never thought I’d see the day when women would celebrate because they had won the right to murder their unborn baby. But many women in America demand abortion rights during all months of pregnancy, and they call it healthcare. It’s not healthcare we’re talking about. It’s killing your baby. If we are going to have this discussion, let’s be honest.

There’s a reason abortion advocates call it healthcare. It’s more palatable to call it healthcare or women’s rights than to call it what it is: taking a life, killing a baby. How can we even have a real discussion if we don’t consider all facets of the issue honestly?

Abortion is just one evil that our culture affirms. There are many others. My question for you is: Will you love? Or, will you affirm evil? To affirm evil is not love. It takes courage to stand up for what is right.

I’m not asking you to protest or to march with signs. I’m just reminding you of what God’s Word says.

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:6 NIV

What other sinful behaviors does our culture affirm that are, in reality, dangerous paths? Will you stand up for truth to protect the innocent and/or the misinformed? It won’t be easy, but it will be loving.

With Love, Cindy

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13 thoughts on “Love Does Not Affirm a Dangerous Path”

  1. Great Post Cindy and we need the reminder more and more. I have found that it is actually easier to walk through town to raise funds for a crisis pregnancy center than taking a stand in our own family on the issue of same sex marriage. The loving guidance of God on both issues is clearly laid out in the Bibe but now somehow these age-old Christian values are suddenly controversial.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate your input very much. You hit the nail on the head when you said, “The loving guidance of God on both issues is clearly laid out in the Bibe but now somehow these age-old Christian values are suddenly controversial.” God bless you, Pastor Pete!

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  2. A good word, Cindy.
    Love is not equated with tolerance. God does not tolerate sin, and He is love. Speaking the Truth is love.
    As for those who are blind to the truth, and our responsibility before God, 2 Corinthians 4.1-6 says it very well:
    1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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  3. Your words are so true, Cindy, because they are based on God’s word to us. Satan has so cleverly woven dark sin into the very fabric of our everyday lives now, and to object is to be called all sorts of untrue names. I cringe even at many television commercials now. Sin is made to look beautiful and normal. We as believers need to be wise and bold and loving, but never agreeable to sin. Thank you for such a timely reminder to us today!

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words. We are shocked because it didn’t use to be this way and we can’t believe how things have changed. But young people have only seen these evils presented as “normal”. It is alarming, to say the least. Once again, thanks for your encouragement. God bless you and yours!

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