Saturday, June 10, 2017
Biblical Love and Sin
Biblical love does not mean that I ignore things that people do that are wrong and injurious. This is true both in the physical and spiritual realms. For example, to love a murderer, in a biblical sense, does not mean that we ignore his crime. It means that we put him to death for his horrible trespass against the image of God (Genesis 9:5-6). Likewise, to love a false teacher does not mean that I turn a blind eye to his error and strive to have unity with him regardless of his doctrine. It means that I obey the Bible and mark and avoid him (Romans 16:17), that I expose his error publicly to protect those who might be led astray by his teaching.
David W. Cloud, Contemporary Christian Music Under the Spotlight, pg.168