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Teaching the Truth in Love (Acappella)

In Acts 17:11, Paul preached at Berea and Scriptures tell us the Bereans were more noble than those in Thessalonica in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily whether those things were true. Are we searching the Scriptures to see what God’s truth is or living by what man tell us what is God given truth?

Perhaps we allow emotions to hinder us from telling others the truth. But when it comes to the Doctrine of Jesus, we must preach and teach the whole truth from book, chapter and verse. When this happens there is no controversy because God said what He said without asking our input. If we sit back and take a look at the state of this world, why would He ask?

As free moral agents, we have been given the freedom to choose to obey, or disobey Him, but know there will be consequences on the Judgment Day. I am striving to stay within the walls of the Living God who holds the faith of my soul in His hand. “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way of everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24).

FINAL THOUGHTS

We cannot straddle the fence. Are we teaching about Jesus in truth and love, or are teaching what pleases itching ears? Are we causing others to leave the faith? If someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. (2 Corinthians 11:4)

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14 thoughts on “Teaching the Truth in Love (Acappella)

  1. Sister Tangie. I found your comment on my blog refreshing. And I agree with this post we must speak truth. Really love this part from your post: “Perhaps we allow emotions to hinder us from telling others the truth. But when it comes to the Doctrine of Jesus, we must preach and teach the whole truth from book, chapter and verse. “

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    1. SLIMJIM, thank you. We definitely need more converted Christians to have courage and teach God’s Word without adding or taking away to appease emotions. We should live each day God allows as the day Jesus is returning. I included some scriptures that tell us not to add or take away from the Word of God: Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 10:13; Revelation 22:18-22; Proverb 30:6, Jeremiah 26:2; Leviticus 22:31; Ecclesiastes 12:13. What God commands is not man’s right to remove it from His Word based on our emotions. Enjoy the rest of your day/night and remain safe.

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  2. Unfortunately too many who claim to be a Christian are pointing fingers at another who is different from themselves, God is still on the Throne and not of us should put ourselves as His God’s equal.

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    1. Eileen,
      I concur we cannot point fingers at each other because of our differences. I believe this world would be in a better position if more converted Christians had the courage to point others in love to the Bible and learn God’s Truth. Sadly, there are people who not only consider themselves equal to the Living God but are above Him to be worshipped. Following are some scriptures that tell us not to add or take away from the Word of God: Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 10:13; Revelation 22:18-22; Proverb 30:6, Jeremiah 26:2; Leviticus 22:31; Ecclesiastes 12:13.

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      1. I appreciate the scriptures as a Pastor I also know them as well, I am saying when we lead with love in time people can and will accept Christ, Jesus did not judge the way others do today We are not equal to God we are all sinners which includes me and you,. Too many Christians judge people who have cancer like my daughter and others I have not seen such faith in someone like I have witness in her and yet so call Christians judge her and me because I am pro-choice and I believe in the gay community. We will agree to disagree
        Blessings

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      2. Agree Jesus did not judge the way others judge today. I am sorry to hear about your daughter’s medical condition.
        As a Christian, I cannot agree to what God did not authorize. Enjoy the rest of your day/night and remain safe.

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      3. He looks at the heart/mind (interchangeable) and this is exactly why I cannot agree to what He did not scripturally authorized. I strive to help lead others to Christ and to save myself from this wicked generation (Acts 2:40). One of many reasons I love my husband so much is he boldly preaches God’s Word from book, chapter and verse. He does not add or take away and is definitely not moved by emotions contrary to Scriptures. As a minister, his loyalty is to God, and his responsibilities include ensuring he preaches God’s Word in truth and in love which will take away excuses from everyone who hears him when they stand before God on the Judgment Day. Their blood will not be on his hands. He is not insensitive to people’s feelings but do not allow Him to move away from God’s Word. I stand on the entire Word of God and will not agree with what He did not authorized.

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      4. Unfortunately my husband abuse me as well as my daughter who is chronically ill and terminal
        He did things to her that no father should do
        I am married 30 yrs so I went to the court had a protection order against him and I have file for divorce. Even though others may preach the word they truly don’t understand

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  3. Many Christians are lukewarm and seed mixing which are main reasons for Not teaching, The Truth in love.

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