Tonight, at bible study, we watched a short movie on fearing God, but for some reason I got something totally different out of what he was saying than what I think I was suppose to. As a side note to what he was talking about, he mentioned the church being the bride of Christ and how we should defend him. After this statement, my mind went to wondering. Think about it… If someone did something that caused physical or emotional harm to your wife or husband, you would probably explode on them in a not so Christian way. Not that exploding on them is the right thing to do, but there are things that make us get very angry sometimes. Usually it is doing something to someone we love. So, do we truly love Christ? If so, are we defending him when people misrepresent him? Or how about when people are blaspheming him? How about the false teachers that Paul warns us of; are we correcting them? But when defending him, don’t do it in the not so Christian way in which I referred to above. If you do, then you are taking part in the misrepresentation of Christ yourself.
1 Timothy 6:20-21
20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.
1 Timothy 1:3-7
3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. 5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
Just don’t leave out verse five. “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”