(1) We are to love God first (Deuteronomy 6:5, Luke 10:27). Loving others is what God commands as well, but if we neglect God’s commands to obey Him (which is submitting to Him in love), then we are not loving God. If God says something is not okay, but we decide that a thing is okay so that we can better “love” another person, we are neither loving that person (because we are lying to them about sinful actions, and in fact making them believe everything is okay when it is not) nor are we loving God (by teaching others that things are good when they are against God). That is loving man first, not God. You would instead be hating that person by withholding the Truth from them and pretending like they are Heaven-bound when in fact they are Hell-bound. Withholding the Truth in order to deceive others by pretending everything is fine, is the most hateful thing one can do to someone. Satan uses this very method on humanity, deceiving many into believing that they are “good enough” to go to Heaven. How can someone practice the same tricks as Satan and then confess they are of God? How can someone who says they are a Christian witness a man on railroad tracks with a train approaching, and when the man asks “Am I safe?”, the so-called Christian smiles and waves saying “Yes, you are”. That is not being a Christian (aka a follower of Christ, a lover of God & His salvation of humankind through Jesus Christ), that is instead demonic.
One way we love God first is by our faith and trust in Him. Proverbs 3:5-6 states: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path”. It doesn’t say “Trust in God’s understanding up until the point where it veers from your personal beliefs”. It says to NOT lean on your own understanding, but to instead trust in God’s understanding. If God says something is wrong, our personal beliefs do not make it right. If God’s Word (His Spirit-breathed Scripture) says something is wrong, it is wrong firstly because God (the Creator of everything) said so. When I was a child, I didn’t understand why my mom and dad cared so much about a clean room, they just told me to do it and I rebelled against them by having a messy room instead.
- Does rebellion to a rule mean that the rule is wrong? No.
- Does not understanding or not agreeing with a rule mean that the rule-giver is stupid and out-of-touch with society? Again, No.
God and His Words are Faithful and True (Psalm 33:4, Revelation 19:11), regardless of humanity’s understanding, personal beliefs, disagreements, or society’s changing landscape. If God says something is wrong, it is wrong because God is Right.
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