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TRUE love rejoices in the TRUTH and DOES NOT rejoice in unrighteousness!

TRUE love rejoices in the TRUTH and DOES NOT rejoice in unrighteousness. TRUE LOVE of unbelievers promotes their good and well-being, which includes telling them that they are lost and presenting the gospel to them. FALSE LOVE promotes their destruction by telling them that they already believe the gospel and are at peace with God. True love hates iniquity, rebukes and disciplines. Jesus said, For "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten".

Many people describe Love as that, one must never speak harshly, must never correct, It doesn't matter what I do, say, or believe, as a human being, I deserve unconditional love and must tolerate everything for the sake of Love.Many others we see in our soceity they say I love you even to strangers , are they really showing true love? They talk about love through lips yet in their heart they are wicked. They show the love of Judas Iscariot.But that is NOT True Love.

True Love wants the very best for those around you & saving someone’s life, and leading them to the kingdom of God and Christ. True Love is to correct, rebuke so that the person would return to the right and correct path speaking the truth in love. Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love [phileo] of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, (1 Peter 1:22)

The Scriptures give many examples and instructions of reproving and rebuking. God rebuked and reproved Adam, Eve, and Abel. The Lord rebuked Sarah when she laughed. He rebuked Moses when he struck the rock in anger. Nathan the prophet rebuked and reproved David about his sin. We see the same thing in the New Testament. Jesus rebuked and reproved the hypocritical religious leaders. He also rebuked the disciples, especially their main spokesman, Peter. Jesus rebukes the churches of Asia in the book of Revelation. Paul rebuked the Corinthians many times in his two letters to them. Why? Because rebuke and reproof are acts of love. In fact, when Paul tells Timothy to keep on preaching the Word in II Tim. 4:1-4 he defines preaching, in vs. 2, as reproving, rebuking, and exhorting.

Though similar in meaning, reproving relates to convincing someone that they are in sin. It is to expose their sin or to bring it to light so they can see it.

Prov. 27:5 which says, “Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.”Prov. 28:23 also says, “He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with the tongue.” Believers are to also rebuke the wicked. Prov. 24:25 says, “But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.”

John the Baptist and Jesus exposed the sins of many in their day. Yes, you might be persecuted when you expose the sins of others, yet being persecuted also brings a blessing from God (Mt. 5:11-12).

Prov.10:17 says, “…he who ignores reproof goes astray.”Prov. 12:1 says, “…he who hates reproof is stupid.”Prov. 13:1 says, “a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.”Prov. 13:18 says, “Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.”Prov. 15:10 says, “…He who hates reproof will die.” And Prov. 29:1 says, “A man who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.” The Apostle Paul wrote, "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good." (Romans 12:9)

Conditional Love of God: Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him. (Jn 14:21)

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments. (Ex 20:5-6)

The Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God (John 16:27).

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. (1 John 4:15-16)

It’s not a saving love that he has for everybody. Else everybody would be saved, since they would not have to meet any conditions, not even faith. But Jesus said everybody is not saved (Matthew 25:46).

It’s not the love that justifies sinners since the Bible says we are justified by faith, and faith is a condition (Romans 5:1).

It’s not the love of working all things together for our good because Paul says that happens “to those who love God” (Romans 8:28).

It’s not the love of the most intimate fellowship with the Father because Jesus said, “He who loves me will be loved by my Father” (John 14:21). And James said, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you” (James 4:8).

It’s not the love that will admit us into heaven when we die because John says, “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10). And faithfulness is a condition.

If we obey Him, we experience His love. If we rebel against Him, we fall under His wrath. The Bible offers no hope that at the final day of judgment we will all "pass" because of the "unconditional love" of God.

Did not the Holy Spirit slay (kill) Ananias and his wife Sapphira for the sin of lying (Acts 5:1-11)? Can you hear the screams of liberals and liberal churchmen everywhere?

Did not Peter hold the Jews of Jerusalem culpable for having conspired against and for murdering the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 3:15,19; 4:10,27)? Would not the Apostle Peter today be accused of being an "anti-Semite"?

Did not the Apostle Paul bring accountability and judgment upon the Corinthians for having harbored the sexually immoral (1 Cor. 5 & 6)? Have not today's sexually immoral actually found the church a safe haven?

And are not Christians warned about the fact that "Evil company corrupts good habits (i.e., character)"? And exhorted, "But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person." Does not the moral imperative of biblical separation run afoul of today's inclusivity standard?

Look at probably the most well known verse in the Bible, John 3:16,

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

This verse is often used to "prove" that God loves everybody with an unconditional love, but notice the love is past tense. God loved the world enough to provide it a Savior, but those who refuse the Savior do not partake of the love. Only those who "believeth in him" get "everlasting life." In short, God's love for every sinner is found at the cross and there alone. Those who refuse the cross presently have God's wrath abiding on them as John testifies in the same chapter,

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. [Joh 3:36]

No where in the Bible does it say God loves a lost sinner who refuses His provision in the Lord Jesus Christ. Instead they inherit wrath [Psa. 2:12; Rom. 1:18, Rom. 4:15, Rom. 5:9; Gal. 3:10; Eph. 5:6; 1Thes. 1:10, 1Thes. 5:9; Heb. 2:3; Heb. 10:29; Rev. 6:16, Rev. 6:17].

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