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Section One - How it is Supposed to Work

Chapter 1 - Truth and Love

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: - Ephesians 4:14-15

Truth and love both describe the nature of God. These also define both the path and destination of our Christian journey. It is difficult to think that something so clear can be made so difficult. The biggest reason Christians have for so often been diverted from this path is that Satan has constructed the world to appeal to our old nature that seeks after self. For example, truth is often divorced from love so that it is diverted into self-righteous smugness. Love can be divorced from truth so that we can be led into self-stimulation and sensation. For these reasons it is essential to have a solid foundation of understanding so that any radical changes we pursue are more likely to bring us closer to God rather than further away.

The bible describes the imbalance that can occur and we should be mindful of how important both truth and love are.

If with the tongues of men and of messengers I speak, and have not love, I have become brass sounding, or a cymbal tinkling; and if I have prophecy, and know all the secrets, and all the knowledge, and if I have all the faith, so as to remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing; and if I give away to feed others all my goods, and if I give up my body that I may be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.- 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. - Romans 10:1-3

Truth and love will be considered in detail alternatively so that a deeper understanding of each can be achieved. However, it will be important to remember that these operate together.


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