There is an old adage:Â “All it takes for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.”
In the church today is a grievous twisting of the Word becoming prevalent.Â Many say we must love what God says we are to hate.Â They believe that it is being loving and showing grace.Â But it is a perverted teaching of God’s love and grace.Â If we say we must love what God hates, we are saying we are holier than God!Â God does not tolerate evil and calls us not to as well.
Isaiah 5:20Â Â Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
God is pretty clear about His children hating what He hates.Â How does that play out in real life, one may ask.
When you see injustice, it means you do what you can to correct it; you don’tÂ let it goÂ because you are afraid to get involved.
When you see evil, you stand up to it boldly; you don’t tolerate it.
When your friend is mistreated, you honor your friend; you don’t keep associating with the one(s) who betrayed your friend, thereby condoning the bad.
When one who claims to be a Christian is living in blatant sin, you are to let them know; if they do not refrain, you are to have nothing to do with them.
When you are a witness to those teaching false doctrine, you don’t continue to associate with them; you present them with the truth.Â If they do not heed, you break off relationship – you don’t keep hanging aroundÂ them.
Does it sound harsh?Â Yes, it does, especially in this age of tolerance and political correctness that says we are to accept everyone and everything.Â ButÂ God calls us to be brave and bold and to stand for what He stands for.
Scripture references:Â Proverbs 6:16-19; 2 Timothy 2:24-26; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5; 1 Corinthians 5:11; Psalm 11:5; Psalm 26:2-5; Matthew 18:15-17
Keep the faith!!