Ah, C’mon – Only Love Matters!

If I had a dollar for every email (or comment) that I’ve receive admonishing me to “stop causing division” or recognize that “the only thing that matters is that we love each other”, then I could retire and blog full time.

Alas, I can’t continue to chuckle to myself when confronted with such simple retorts. I am compelled to dig through the Word of God to stress the importance of following sound doctrine and the TRUE Gospel, not the candy-coated stuff that is satisfying the appetites of the immature today.

Below is a video posted by Lane Chaplin (another of my favorite youtube evangelists). This video is part of a series entitled “The Sovereignty of God”. Below, Mark Kielar (the host) lays out the case for the importance of sticking with sound doctrine verses the “can’t we all just be friends” outcry:

“Sound Doctrine Just Divides… It’s Love That Matters!”

I love one of Mark’s quotes from the video (my emphasis in bold):

“Ah, we need to forget about the differences in our doctrines, and we just need to love one another.” as though those two are consistent goals. Surely they haven’t come to realize that the only way we can love right is to live right, and the only way we can live right is to believe right.

The seeker-sensitive, emergent, , ecumenical, “inclusion” peddling, relevant church proponents don’t want to get into deep discussions on biblical doctrine because it scares too many people away from the “friendly church model” they try so desperately to market to fill pews.

If sound doctrine didn’t matter, then why would God so painstakingly lay down His precepts through His inspired Word over and over again? Wouldn’t it just be simple to let everyone do what they wanted to do according to their own “moral center”, thereby ensuring that EVERYBODY was right?

Thank God through Jesus Christ that His Word clearly dileneates His idea of true love (my emphasis in bold):

1 John 3:18-20 (New American Standard Bible)

18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

19 We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him

20 in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

We exhibit our love for God and man by adhering to God’s truth, not by “getting along with everyone”.

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7 Responses to “Ah, C’mon – Only Love Matters!”


  1. 1 Douglas K. Adu-Boahen August 27, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Firstly his name is Lane Chaplin, bro 😆

    Someone commented on my other blog and he/she said if my theology aches me so much, why keep hitting myself over the head with it? So much for Beatles theology: “all you need is love” 😆

  2. 2 speaking truth August 27, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Chapman…Chaplin…Tomato…Potato…you knew who I was talking about 😀

    It’s always the “God is love” crowd that wishes you death and dismemberment…go figure.

  3. 3 LaVrai August 27, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Everyone loves to say ‘GOD is love,’ but no one seems to want to know why. And has everyone forgotten just how much the LORD our GOD loves HIS first born Israel? — And how HE loved David, Jonah and all HIS children whom HE properly chastises because of this love? Do people think that folks that the LORD our GOD loves aren’t sitting in damnation right now because they refused to return HIS love by refusing to be obedient to HIS Will and to HIS Way?

  4. 4 dale mcalpine (UK) August 27, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Hey great post …”Judge not lest you be judged” is a favourite also …man if i hd a quid for evry time that one has been thrown at me i could retire and blog full time also.
    Keep up the great work!

    God bless
    – dale

  5. 5 Douglas K. Adu-Boahen August 27, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I know him personally so I tend to be that way something 😛

    Yup the Beatles theologians want to get me – woe is me!!!

  6. 6 gcmwatch August 27, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Ok, IST you took the words right out of my keyboard. The nameless, faceless anonymouses who slither onto our blogs and accuse us of not being loving,etc is really mind boggling. I have yet to have even one present an intact biblical argument against what I write. Its ususally emotion-driven drivel.

    I dont mean to be condescending at all, but such brazen ignorance is simply uncalled for.

    /end/ mini-vent /end/

    But, bro…be steadfast, unmoveable always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that you labor is not in vain.

    Ya hear?

  7. 7 beckrl August 31, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I’m glad that you wrote this post, because I also hear this “love” theology to the point that it’s needed to be expressed.

    Yes, We are to love our neighbors,and Jesus said, “I give a New Commandment” which is love that fulfills all of the Old Commandments.
    But as the Old commandments cannot save the New cannot as well, If without the WORD of God in truth we would be only friends with good intensions. How do God known his own children? They obey him.

    Brother keep speaking the truth:)


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