Since the Hippy Movement of the 1960’s, our society has sunk deeper and deeper into a misunderstanding of love. The idea that one must approve of another’s choices in order to love them is foreign to any Biblical concept of love. And nobody really believes it. That train only runs one way. For if I disagree with your lifestyle choices, I am declared unloving. But if you disagree with my opinion, somehow you remain loving. If I disagree you’re your lifestyle choices, I’m an unrighteous judge. But if you disagree with my opinion, I you remain both loving and righteous. It’s a one-way train. What it truly amounts to is intolerance. The most intolerant people in the world are the depraved of the world that have disguised themselves in what they refer to as love.
Todd Bryant is the Lead Elder at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Northport, AL. He has pastored there since 1998. For more more information on the church and links to audio sermons and apps for electronic devices, visit www.sovereigngrace.net