The Relationship of Truth and Love

truth-in-loveTruth and love have a symbiotic relationship. You cannot have one without the other less we confuse truth with facts. You can have true facts without love – in the church this looks like religion. Truth is a Person. Jesus lived is a fact of history. Jesus lives is a truth of eternity. His life is the great message of love. Jesus is the expression to the world that God is love. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, Jesus . . .

Truth, by its very nature, is exclusive of all that is false. Jesus being the way, the truth, and the life, means that all other like claims are false. Jesus doesn’t give life, He is life. He gives Himself. Jesus doesn’t show us the way, He is the way. Jesus is not just a truth teller, He is Truth. Jesus excludes that which is not Jesus from being the truth. Buddha, Vishnu, Mohammed, Zeus, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster are all excluded.

Love, by its very nature, is inclusive – For God so loved the world.  . .  Read more

Exchanging Sin for Life

Sin mars the world. It makes life difficult. The good news is that Jesus came and broke the hold of sin and death. But when we create doctrine that it is only a spiritual reality that will eventually be experienced in heaven we allow sin to persist in our lives.

Christians have relegated “sin” to that which makes God angry or that which God forbids because it is unholy behavior. We are scared of it. We are angry when we see people breaking God’s rules. We think they are intentionally living against God and His ways. But what if there is another way to look at sin? Read more