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Strong Speech Demonstrates Genuine Love
An Essay By E.H.Jackson
Proverbs 27:5-6 "Open rebuke is better than love that is hidden. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."
False tenderness and the sissification of Jesus Christ by the church, have polluted the truth of God to the point where it is no longer recognizable as truth, and where God is no longer recognizable as God. It is no wonder that people rebel against the Biblical commands and exhortations which instruct true believers to rebuke the errant soul. They have built their entire denominations, and religious superstructures on a false Christ who pets the lambs and hob nobs with sinners, while never making demands for repentance and faith. Christianity has to be smooth a silk, and as pliable as butter to these fine folks who are infatuated with their high estimation of themselves. And their low views of Jesus Christ, reveals their true hatred for Him and their inner atheism. They have a created a notion of the Lord that is so sissified and molly coddled that Jesus is no longer recognizable. That's why they disdain His words, ignore His truth and never challenge anything or anyone. Complacency is their comfort food, which they dine on day and night.
And they are extremely proud of their gentle and kind spirits, in fact they are not ashamed to admit that they are far more gentle and kind than Jesus Himself! They have mastery and self-control which far exceeds that of Christ or any of the relatively uncivilized people who were His disciples. Jesus set the wheels of love in motion, and it has taken over 2000 years for his religion to finally work, and to conquer the base hearts of men and turn everyone into the sissies, wimps and spiritual pigmies that we have now become! We thank God that we are not like those men of unbridled passions, spontaneous faith and the leading of the the really not so holy ghost. We have finally realized Christ's true dreams for humanity. His teachings of love and peace have penetrated the collective psyche of the world, and now men have finally risen out of the slime of the past, and now we are so civilized that we never rebuke anybody. Now we use diplomacy, dialog, conversation, negotiation, education, rehabilitation and other civilized means to show our love. We reward people for good behavior, but we never discipline for bad behavior. We do not raise our voices. We never allow ourselves to speak sternly or to utter words that are not gentle. We do not want to offend anyone. We do not spank our children, because touching another human in any way other than in love is evil. In fact, most of us want to close down all prisons, eliminate all punishment for crimes, because such behavior is inhumane and uncivilized. The criminals, murderers and rapists are really very good people, created in the image of God, and they just need to be given some love and shown some tenderness and kindness. We love people and that's why we do not rebuke them and command them to repent when they sin, commit atrocities, teach false doctrines, and lead people astray. Love covers a multitude of sins, but rebuking people, raising the voice, stern speech, and calling people names like snakes, vipers, Devil worshipers, Satan's spawn, dung, worthless, whited tombs, God haters, and dead men; those things just turn people off and alienate men from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
If you find yourself thinking like this, then you are in serious trouble. Not only do you not know the Bible, you do not know God either. If you concur, in any way, with the modern godless idealistic philosophy that I have just stated, you are a lost ignorant blasphemer, and you are in danger of hell fire. Your view of God is so warped and twisted that you actually think that you are Him! You believe in your own divinity, and you believe that gives you the right to call evil good and good evil. You believe that you define the terms of righteousness which both God and His ambassadors must live by. You think that the God of the Bible, has to abide by your system of right and wrong, and that your views of the correct way to act has to be imposed upon the preachers of righteousness; and that the church, and everybody in it, has to look and act like you want them to act. Who do you think you are? Your views of yourself show how vile and wretched a creature you really are. Repent, you scumbag, and quit diluting the religion of Christ, and quit trying to make it palatable. Your interests are false. Your purposes are evil. And your compromise with the world's viewpoints is thoroughly unchristian and unacceptable. You have an evil heart of unbelief, and even though you toss in some nice sounding Scripture verses because they add to the delusion that you are a Christian, You are inwardly a ravening Devil, filled with mischief and evil intentions to undermine both Christ and the Christians who truly follow him.
You talk all day about your imagined, superior form of love, and it is nothing but varnished hatred. Love never hides itself under the cloak of withholding a rebuke for sin and for sinners who commit it. "Open rebuke" is far better than sweet kisses from an enemy.
Take the case of parental love, and consider it.
Hebrews 12:6-11 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby".
If you love your child you will spank Him, in spite of the threats that DSS may lay at your doorstep. The Bible says if you do not spank Him, that you do not love him! In fact, if you do not spank him, you actually hate Him! "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes" (Prov. 13:24). You also hate God, if you refuse to do what He says, because Jesus said: "if you love me you will keep my commandments"!
Since God made children, he ought to know what they need. You need to listen to God and not listen to the human psychologists. The fact that they are unbelievers proves that they are ignorant and not are not fit to be listened to. Unbelievers do not know how to think, because they always love darkness rather than light. They choose to eliminate God from their thinking, and this makes them stupid, ignorant and untrustworthy. They may be fit and able to be blind leaders of the blind, but they are not fit, nor able to lead you if you are a child of God. The people of light and truth receive no information or value from darkness, lies and stupidity. No believer ever has to listen to or accept the illogical nonsense of the unbelievers. Do not listen to them. In fact, it might be good if you do not even allow them to speak at all in your presence, since you have a completely other way of thinking. You can gain nothing by listening to any unbeliever. Whatever they value, and whatever they think, is total meaningless nonsense, if they do not process the clear information that was given to all men through Jesus Christ who is that true light which lightens every man that comes into the world. When they listen to, and hear, Your Master, maybe then you can listen to and hear them, but if they refuse to process the clear information they have received about Him, and if they persist in putting Him out of their mind, then you should not listen. Whatever they say, other than "what must I do to be saved?" is a ploy to distract you, a tool to try to embroil you in their own unbelief. It is Satan using His children of darkness, and you need to recognize it and silence them. You will never convert them if you allow them to spew their garbage in your ears. Recognize that it is Satan trying to convert you to atheism. Recognize it for what it is.
But don't you think we should reason with men? After all God says "come now and let us reason together saith the Lord"? My answer is simple. Unless you are God, the verse does not apply to you. There is no reasoning with a man who is out of his right mind. And if He rejects salvation and disbelieves God he is completely insane. He rejects God and loves darkness rather than light. God does not tell you anywhere to reason with men, it tells you to preach to them. Warn them and urge them with gospel truth to turn or be damned. That is what you are to do. The Bible tells you to give them the answer if they ask you about the reason for your hope, but this does not involve endless philosophical discussions and dialogs, it involves disseminating gospel information only. It involves one way preaching which is always monolog, and never dialog. Chit chat and pitter-patter is not preaching and that stuff puts men to ease, and diverts their mind from the true issue before them. They need one thing. They need salvation. You are commanded to preach to them so they can receive it.
Mark 16:15-16 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned".
Romans 10:13-14 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?"
Preaching involves destroying all their false props, and driving them with the full force of the Holy Spirit's power, to the only person who can save them. There is no other name under heaven whereby they can be saved. Preachers knock men silent, shut them up from their own stupid babbling, and then drag them to Christ where they can whimper and complain all they want. Jesus can deal with every sort of sinner, sorrow, excuse and complaint, but you are not cabable of dealing with any. Don't pretend to do the work of Christ. You bring the people to Him, and He will do the rest. You do not need to answer every foolish question. In fact, to do so is a total waste of time, because sinners know exactly how to lead you down every rabbit hole between New York and California. There is no end to foolish questions that men devise against God and His truth. Be a faithful witness, and show the true love of Christ, by rebuking the sinners and showing them the error of their ways.
Spare no punches in trying to awaken sinners from their horrible death sleep. Call them every name that God calls them. They are vile loathsome insects, they are sly creeping snakes, they are altogether evil, there is none righteous no not one. They are sinners, overtaken by every evil plague. They are hypocrites, vipers, wolves in sheep's clothing. They are hateful, vindictive, murderers and rapists in their hearts. They are the dwelling place of unclean spirits. They are God's enemies and your enemies too. They are liars and thieves. They are the spawn of Satan, children of the devil, servants of evil, and not of God. they are the children of the wicked one. They are covenant breakers. The are lawless. They are disobedient and hateful. They think only evil continually. They do only evil continually. They are selfish, proud, boasters of themselves. They are worldly, fleshly, arrogant, haters of God. They are consumed by their own loves, they love darkness rather than light. They are untrustworthy. They are unloving. They are unkind.
Call them what God calls them, and then you might get their attention. Call them what God calls them and deliver the stinging rebuke of a friend, because you care. Piece them through with all of God's arrows. But don't forget, you were once just like them. So when you call them these names explain to them that God saves men from themselves, and saves men, out of their lostness, and saves men from His wrath against sin. When you rebuke them do it not in pride or with hatefulness in your heart. Your rebukes show that you really love them, and are so concerned that you will do almost anything to awaken them from their lost slumber. Say these things and issue these rebukes with tears in your eyes and a quiver in your voice, but do not hold back. You must tell them what God thinks of them if you are ever to bring them to the fountain of God's forgiveness and grace. They will be forever banished from the love of God, if they do not trust in and obey Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He is the door, the way to the Father, and the only way out from the sinfulness of sin. Do not hide your love from the sinners you are trying to reach. Rebuke them and you will demonstrate it openly, severely, honestly and clearly.
"God is angry with the wicked every day" (Psalm 7:11). So do not deceive him. Do not tell him he is good when he is altogether bad. Do not feed his evil self-love and self-righteousness. Because He is not righteous or good in the least. Tell Him exactly what God really thinks of Him, and you will drive His soul to Calvary where he will seek and find salvation. False and slippery speech, which mollifies and coddles a sinners conscience making him feel good, when he ought to feel horrible, is evil hateful and unchristian speech. Don't you dare talk like that to sinners if you really love them and seek for their salvation. If you are brokenhearted about their plight, then you will not water down the words of life which might save them. You will humbly but forcefully drive the pointed arrows which will hurt their feelings but deliver their soul. "Faithful are the wounds of a friend", (Prov 27:6). Who cares if their feelings are hurt, if their soul is delivered from hell? Their feelings are evil anyway. Their feelings show that they are self-centered, self important and self-righteous. Ignore their feelings. They will get over it, if you point them to the balm that binds and cures all wounds. "The balm that is in Gilead" is Jesus Christ. He alone binds up the brokenhearted and wounded. So don't imagine that you know a better, kinder, more noble way to reach sinners. You cannot improve on God's methods. The two edged sword cuts deep and hard, and that deep penetration which it makes goes right to the soul and spirit, making salvation both necessary and available, to the one who is without God. Use it right, and you will lead many souls to faith in God and eternal life in Christ Jesus.
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