2 Timothy 4:2 ~ Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
The love that the majority in the Grace Movement have can be equated to the same love the world has. You’re good and “loved” until you tell them what they believe is wrong.
Just like the world, their “love” disappears at the drop of a hat, and their self-righteous indignation gets the upperhand. One can equate the situation to loving one’s children, but disciplining them with the rod. The world sees that as warped, it sees it as abuse, hatred, they see it as being wrong – unloving.
Is it any wonder that the children of today grow up spineless, without integrity, equating love to what you can give them (materialistically) and seeing reproof and rebuke as not being loved.
If you love someone you make darn sure you give them the CORRECT GOSPEL, you don’t deceive them, yourself and others by giving them false hope because it’s not okay to send someone to hell for eternity. That is NOT love.
If you love someone, you correct them because you don’t want them walking around or going through life on this earth being spiritual babies or spiritual cripples. That is NOT love.
And it’s not okay pointing out someone’s “lack of love” when you are reproved or rebuked. It not only shows your ignorance, but your blatant love for lies, being second best, being manipulative and trying to cover up your wrong because you’re trying to gain followers.
How the majority can say they’re followers of the Apostle Paul and all they can do is advertise their total ignorance like decorating their Saturnalia trees, showing absolutely no respect for others, never ceases to amaze me. The only reason why people don’t respect others is because they first and foremost do not respect themselves.
If you preach another gospel, you have no love for people – “Preach the word; be instant in season, and out of season”
Reprove – Reprimand, rebuke, reproach, scold, admonish, remonstrate with, chastise, chide, upbraid, berate, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one’s mind, haul over the coals, criticise, censure.
Where else do we see the word admonish in Paul’s epistles?
In Titus 3:10 ~
A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
Reject ~ Dismiss as inadequate, unacceptable, or faulty.
Most with their worldly version of love see that as unloving and avoid verses like Titus 3:10 like the plague. It makes them angry, it makes their flesh feel uncomfortable, so they hide their heresy and lies behind a mask of worldly love whereby they make fair speeches and speak so-called kind words to cover up their faulty doctrine. Dare question their unacceptable doctrine, then you’re the one that is anathema. People who do not test themselves to see if they’re in the faith, i.e., the faith of Christ which is the Pauline nomenclature applicable for today are outward looking and profess that one cannot know the whole truth, because the men who they follow are second rate somnambulists who propagate worldly love that has an agenda which doesn’t fall in line with Pauline truth.
It seems everyone wants to be second best, followers of men, they can’t seem to leave the sheepfold and think for themselves because they’re in their comfort zones where the somnambulists tell them everything is alright… but it isn’t.
Just being saved isn’t the end of the road. There’s a race to be run, getting people saved by the preaching of Paul’s Gospel, living morally upright and behaving like the child of God and joint-heir with Christ that you became the day you were saved, in comparison to the pagan that you used to be because those without – the unsaved, judge you by the outerman, they have no clue that the innerman is saved and sealed.
1 Corinthians 5:12 ~
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
We cannot remain spiritual babies for our remaining tenure on this earth, we have to grow up and not settle for second best.