Love, Prayer and Forgiveness
Of the original essay, ?When Love Becomes Heresy,? R. C. Sproul wrote, ?...an excellent piece...one that many Christians need to hear.?Love, prayer, and forgiveness do not stand alone. They cannot be isolated from obedience, exhortation, and repentance. The key to remaining faithful to the whole counsel of God is what Elton Trueblood called ?the holy conjunction??AND. Just as dropping the conjunction between Christ?s humanity and divinity gives us heresy, so too does dropping the conjunction between love and obedience, etc.Also, we need clear minds to discern where we have made unholy conjunctions with the spirit of the times. Unholy conjunctions crowd out the holy. Examples include the view in many churches that love excludes discipline but includes same-sex ?marriages.? Regarding undiscerning Christians, Leon Morris observes, ?In the end our idea of love is indistinguishable from the world around us.? Only by keeping the holy conjunction between love and obedience, etc., will we break free from doldrums and become faithful laborers and faithful seekers of lost sheep.
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