The public reading of Scripture is an ancient tradition which was passed onto the first Christians by the Apostles. For example, it would be wrong for me to construct an entire theological house on John 3:16 and leave out everything else God's Word has to say about the plan of salvation. Your words are very inspiring. The fall or ruin of the antichristian state is declared. Apart from Christ, people are dead in their sins and destined for an eternity in hell John 3:16—18; Romans 6:23.
Is the bridge strong enough? Is it possible to tell the truth out of a wrong motivation? We avoid getting too close to anyone, lest we be tempted to divulge our weaknesses, and people see us as we really are! We can count on our old Adam to vote No to such an attitude. You stretch the story a bit to make yourself look better or to evoke sympathy. Check out these great scriptures and quotes. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:15 - Speaking the Truth in Love. We must make sure we are speaking from an attitude of love. Solomon said there is a time to speak and a time to be silent.
And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. It is supposed to be the power of the Roman empire, which the apostle did not mention more plainly at that time. Or, alternatively, can one speak truth without loving? There may be a volcanic outburst, an angry tirade, gushing tears, or a long period of sullen silence. Paul has to reprove them for this behavior. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. I am not saying that you will lose your salvation by lying. In Proverbs 6:16-19, Solomon lists seven things which God hates.
Ashur-Banipal is the Biblical Asnapper. The health of your physical body depends on truthful communication between the members through the nervous system. Each time, it was out of fear of what might happen if they told the truth. Additionally, she works with her husband using their extensive experience in information technology to provide Christ-centered teaching and resources to people all over the world. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. Yes, but such wrong motives lead to negative consequences—sometimes to the target of the message, and always to the malevolent speaker. I must speak it in the same manner.
How will my lying affect other believers? The greatest thing that could ever happen to some marriages would be for the high and mighty husband or the holier-than-thou wife to step down off his pedestal of self-righteousness and confess his weakness and need. God, however, already understands our mates; He created them. Recognize the source of truth and the source of falsehood. I'm going to work on it. Christ's teachings do not emanate from man's philosophy; they are not the result of personal feelings or prejudice. We will encourage rather than injure our mates. How should you react when your mate opens his heart? Search popularity is shown in blue using the scale below.
We cannot defraud each other through lies. Ἀληθεύοντες is hardly translatable in English it implies being true as well as speaking the truth and following the truth. How should you respond when a host asks whether you liked a meal that you disliked? If the issue we wish to discuss is some fault in our spouses, love will cause us to talk to the Lord first. Do you really love the person as God loves them? The entire encounter must be done out of a motive of love and carried out in the spirit of love. We should have a relationship with the person with whom we are going to talk.
Not learning his lesson the first time, Abraham repeated the same lie years later with Abimelech Gen. The instant that Adam and Eve sinned, they experienced a breakdown in the close fellowship with God and with one another that they had known before the fall. John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. The current unbiblical ungodly custom of motivational messages loosely linked to a few carefully selected verses would be vigorously denounced by the Apostles and by the early Church.
Do you see the difference? Oftentimes I'm afraid we use love for brethren as an excuse not to deal directly with a problem. Many times what they mean is the need to share difficult truths in a gentle, kind, inoffensive manner. When he is in control we will sound neither harsh nor unkind, nor will we imply for a moment that we are faultless ourselves. The Wonderful Holy Spirit is present in a powerful way to help, to heal, and to guide the children of God whenever they are gathered together to hear His words. But God wants us to keep growing, each day exposing a little more of our souls to each other in Christian love and courtesy.