“ Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” (1 John 4:4-6)
In these days the Christian worldview is dynamically clashing with the perspective of science, the media, government, and academia. Therefore, we believers must heed the words of the Apostle John. We view the world from the standpoint of the Word of God. False teachers do not. These may sound good and noble and even claim to speak for Christ but their thoughts and proclamations originate in the spirit of the antichrist. Nothing godly can come from them. We must reject their teaching and their “authority” because they have no real fellowship with Christ or, consequently, with us.
Thus, we cannot compromise with worldly authorities, celebrities, and scientists if it means we deny the truth of the gospel in any way. We must speak the truth in love so that sinners may see their sins and repent. We do not help sinners if we deny or redefine sin so they will not be offended. To do so is to call Christ Jesus a liar. And some co-called churches and Christians are doing just that, proffering man’s opinion based on bias and experience as if it were God’s Word. Instead our love should direct us to bring the truth of God’s Word to others no matter what it may cost us. Worldly culture and individuals talk a lot about love, but they do not know the love of God. We believers do because we belong to Jesus who laid down His life for us all even while we were alienated from Him and unworthy of His love. Since God is love, those who belong to Him will also love as He does.