A new billboard scars the land of man. “LOVE WINS”.
I was in the room while the news spoke of this. They showed an old man with a white beard saying that they chose this message because it is not offensive to either side.
With what control I could use, I restrained my voice as I muttered, “Define love, son.” Love honors what is Holy. It is the lust of man that renders Holy as if it were some evil thing. It is the “love of man” that obscures the Love of God.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
So I have some questions about this:
Is it love to demand your own way at the insult of others?
Is it love to redefine a great volume of words so that they match your ideology?
Is it love to force your preference of sexual experience on others, simply because you think you have “rights”?
Hey folks. Listen to this. “God is Love”. Man is, by his nature, an offence to the Love of God. Are we exempt from offence because we nullify the Love of God; the Holy One before whom NO evil will ever stand?
You think you’ve come up with another victory because you think you can use the word love to uphold your selfish choices. You think, “Surely, they will respect this message. ‘Love Wins” can’t possibly upset anyone.” Have you considered the Only One who matters? Have you consulted His eternal wisdom as you make your plans to retain your sins? God is Sovereign. Why do you allow yourself to “guess” about what offends Him? All the while, the Bible stands ready to be read with understanding.
But this is your day to do as you please. I, and many others, stand to warn: The day is soon coming when all Man will be silenced. God will have His Holy Day to do as pleases Him. No longer will there be a redefinition of words. He will speak with eternal clarity. He will not hide behind crafty words. Who will be able to bear what He will say?
So much to say. Who will bother to listen?