Jesus told us that the second greatest commandment, after loving God with our whole being, is to love one another. It’s that important. People will know we are followers of Jesus if we love one another.
But the modern Church has perverted the meaning of love to mean tolerance and acceptance with a “do not judge” theology that is antichrist. I hope you’ll read what God has to say through Jude in these verses. Pay special attention to verse 23:
Show mercy to still others, but do so with caution, hating the sin that contaminates their lives. (NLT)
HATING THE SIN THAT CONTAMINATES THEIR LIVES.
You might say, “Hate is a pretty strong word.” It’s not my word, it’s God’s. He tells us to hate sin. HATE.
Why would God use that word in regard to sin? Well, sin leads to hell, and He doesn’t want anyone to go there. The only way to avoid hell is to deal with sin, not tolerate or accept it. That knowledge should make every Christian hate sin.
There are progressives who call themselves Christian and will tell you they have a deeper understanding of Scripture than the rest of us. So I laughed out loud today when I read what John said about that in his Revelation. In regard to false teaching he said:
‘deeper truths,’ as they call them – depths of Satan, actually. (Revelation 2:24)
These ‘deeper truths’ people are claiming to have are, according to Scripture, deeper into Satan’s theology. Beware!
I will stand by Scripture that tells us to love people enough to address the sin in their lives so they can repent of it. I stand by Scripture that tells us there is no other way.
Real love, God’s kind of love, is NOT tolerant or accepting of sin, according to Scripture.