How does a person tie together "Truth and Love"?
To really love someone, you must tell them the truth. A failure to speak the truth is the sign of hate, not love. The greatest liar and deceiver is Satan himself, and he also hates more than any other creature. God is Love and only speaks truth.
When we as Christians have an opportunity to speak to people, then if we truly love them we will always speak the truth in love--even when it hurts. It is not easy for me to tell my 75 year old mother that she is condemned to hell because of her refusal to adore Christ. But if I truly love her, then it must be said. I could make her happier if I never said those words, but then she would die and go into hell never having heard me warn her of the coming wrath. I love her so I must speak truth in love.
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