How we choose to correct others should be determined by who we are correcting. Our tone should be appropriately suited for our audience.
As we do the work of an evangelist in presenting the gospel to unbelievers, we are simultaneously accomplishing two tasks; 1) We are lovingly providing the means of salvation to those who are you lost, 2) We are presenting our defense of the character and nature of God against the lies of his enemies.
“I don’t want man’s interpretation of Scripture, just give me the pure unadulterated Bible.” Ever heard something like this? Statements like this may sound spiritual, but they actually reveal ignorance at best and arrogance at worst.
It is likely that you have heard of Joshua Harris and his denial of the Christian faith. How could this happen?
Jesus clearly commands us to love our neighbor, which includes loving unbelievers. However, Jesus also commands us not to love the world. So, how can we love our neighbor and not love the world at the same time?
A mighty fortress is our God. His mercy and might protect the righteous in the midst of trouble. *Don’t mind the sweat. Pastor Joel’s air conditioning went out, and he was preaching up a storm.