Sunday, June 1, 2014

Love Is Alien From The Spirit Of The Cynic

There are many Christians who believe slander about other believers. Instead of reading their books, watching their videos, or going to them directly, they believe snippets of what others have said or videos that have been pieced together making them look evil. They will also take a few sentences from what a person said, completely out of context, for the sake of getting their point across.

Whenever I write anything critical about anyone, I link to their words directly so all of you can read what they said in context and come to your own conclusions. I think it is very wrong to listen to someone criticizing others without having access to what they really said and in context.

Pastors criticize other pastors. I believe it is okay as long as they clearly link to what the pastor they are criticizing actually said. We have a right to stand up and say what we believe and speak the Truth as we know it but we should never listen to someone distort, pull out of context, and lie about what others have written or said.

Instead of reading blogs or watching youtubes that criticize other believers, read those believers words for yourself. Give them the benefit of the doubt, especially if their lives are exhibiting beautiful fruit. For love "Believeth all things. Takes the best and kindest views of all men and all circumstances, as long as it is possible to do so. It is the opposite to the common spirit, which drags everything in deteriorem partem, paints it in the darkest colours, and makes the worst of it. Love is entirely alien from the spirit of the cynic, the pessimist, the ecclesiastical rival, the anonymous slanderer, the secret detractor." {source}

The next time you hear or see criticism of the Pearls, the Duggars, John MacArthur, Mark Driscoll, etc., don't believe it. Go to their websites directly and read their words or watch the videos they make. They are all godly people who desire to impart God's Truth to others. You may not agree with everything they teach but that is okay. The only book you should agree with 100% is the Bible.

Love...Bears all things, believes all things, 
hopes all things, endures all things.
I Corinthians 13:7