From .......... O Timothy magazine
Volume 10, Issue 9, 1993.
IS THIS HATE?
When a man bows before an idol of ivory, begging for salvation, and you tell him it cannot answer ... is this hate?
When someone's little girl, barely sixteen, must tell her thoughts, her emotions and temptations to an unmarried priest in the confession box, and you tell her she need only confess to Jesus ... is this hate?
When a poor, grieving widow pays from her meager substance for Masses for her dead husband, desperately hoping to end his pain in purgatory, and you tell her there is no purgatory ... is this hate?
When one billion souls, for whom Christ died, trust a well-fed pontiff dressed in gold and fine linen to give them the keys to Heaven, and you tell them they need no one but Jesus ... is this hate?
When Jesus, God's gift of love to all mankind, pointed his finger at the Pharisees and called them so many snakes ... was this hate?
When the Apostle Paul stood on Mars Hill, and dared tell the philosophers of pagan mystery religion that they were too superstitious ... was this hate? NO!
To free a man from Satan's chains, you must first tell him he is a prisoner. You must convince him that he is lost and without hope. And if pained and angered by this message, he says your message is one of hatred, then know that his anguish is conviction of sin. Didn't you become upset when told you were a sinner?
There are those who call [fundamental] literature "hate literature."
But they do not know the true meaning of hate. True hatred hides the Gospel in beautiful words that upset no one, and therefore bring no conviction of sin.
True hatred stands in selfish silence as hell's population grows (Battle Cry, May-June 1993).
Now, you can put your arm around someone, and tell them all about how much you love them, and never tell them that they are defying God, and let them perish because you were so concerned about their feelings...you love them so much you would let them die in their sins.
You can care that they know the truth, regardless of what it costs you, or how much they hate you, because you would rather they know the truth, than care about, or accept *_you_*.
One of those is "love," the other is "hate." Don't confuse the two.
"Love...seeketh not her own." "Love" does not seek acceptance, and does not seek itself in return." (I Corinthians 13)
Those who Christ loved nailed Him to the cross. We should not expect to be treated any different. It is our love for Roman Catholic people that _forces_ us to attack the idols of their disobedience.
If leaving them to die in defiance of God's commandments against images is the way you "love" them, please stop loving them, because some of them are my own family, and I would have them free of their chains of enslavement.
The Grace Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Be With You All. Amen.
... Faith in Christ frees men from the need of faith in images!
Origin: Open your KJBIBLE and READ it. (1:375/1611)
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