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News => From the Pastor's Desk => Topic started by: Richard OFfill on May 05, 2017, 07:15:15 PM

Title: Proclaim the truth - condemn error
Post by: Richard OFfill on May 05, 2017, 07:15:15 PM
I am sure that none of us who has the mind of Christ enjoys conflict. Harmony is preferable to discord. But when truth is at stake, the person who has the mind of Christ will not allow error to go unchallenged. If we are to be truly like Jesus, we must both proclaim the truth and at the same time must condemn error in clear and precise language.

This means that one must learn how to discriminate. The word "discriminate" carries a painful connotation, but the word itself is not negative. Discriminate simply means to make clear a distinction. In things having to do with faith and morals, discrimination signifies a positive ability to draw the line between good and evil, true and false, right and wrong.

Sadly, the idea of discrimination and discernment seem to be out of favor. But how can we be saved if we lose the ability to discern between good and evil, right and wrong? If we fail in this, not only will we be lost, but we will cause others to be lost as well. The Scriptures tell us to examine everything carefully and to hold fast to that which is good and to abstain from every form of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22).
Title: Re: Proclaim the truth - condemn error
Post by: Larry Lyons on May 06, 2017, 01:48:51 PM
Today's modern popular culture proclaims  "tolerance" as a most important value. However, in reality,  one who dares to say that something is evil, even when it is blatantly obvious to all that it is evil, that person may be met by the most sever intolerance and censure. Political correctness trumps truth.
But as someone once said, "Political correctness is Stalinism." There are even now voices from within the church calling for our message to be softened so as not to offend anyone, but according to the Spirit of Prophecy  when we hear that, we should instead raise our banner higher.