On “Real Love” as counter to the confusion being created and codified in our time…
By Rev. Dr. C. Joseph Fifer
Unconditional love is not haughty, or proud, but it is powerful. It changes both the loved and the lover into something else.
It changes the lover into a blessing as it changes their focus outward into a service that is about the well-being and future of the loved.
The loved become new in that they become aware of the presence of love that is directed toward them. As love is received or applied, the loved move toward the source.
Unconditional love produces a trust that resides within the relationship.
Unconditional love therefore, requires truth. Truth is the catalyst, the standard, and is required for good fruits to come out of that applied unconditional love.
It’s not enough to say “just love” them.
You must commit to “loving” them unconditionally, which is hard to do.
It is designed by God to move people into His plans and purposes for each of us, that He would be glorified in us (each).
If we lie to them, it’s not love.
If we “love” them only because they’re different, or only to make them different. It’s not love.
Truth and unconditional love move one from darkness into light, It’s God’s Love.
He has defined as absolute, Truth and the “Plum Line” (book of Amos) so that we can see it and know it, to which we are called upon to speak it.
God says that each of us are fearfully and wonderfully made, (Psalm 139) and in His own image (Gen 1).
What each of us has (is) is from God that we would know Him.
Even the oddity, malady, or illness are from God. They are opportunities to shine and glorify God as He covers us.
The truth is that God is in this. All of this, seeing both sides and the damage that has been caused, along with all the damage that will be caused in a future unswayed by God’s Truth and God’s Love.
He is! Just because we choose not to see, hear, or obey Him, doesn’t mean He isn’t.
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.” (Mark 9)
In all of the confusion, especially with gender, being caused by evil, we must stand upon the rock and love them enough to say “NO!”