4/16/2016 8:25:37 AM
Passion for Truth
Christians who love truth will speak the truth in love with a desire to see hearts and minds turn from every false way. As messengers of the truth, we are not perfect, but the biblical message is always perfect, infallible and forever settled in heaven (Isaiah 55:11). The truth of God’s Word is eternal and never changes (Mat. 5:18). That is why we are to test every man’s teaching with the supreme authority of Scripture so that we will not be carried away by persuasive personalities or long standing religious traditions (Acts 17:11).
Christians will seek honest solutions to any disagreements over doctrine by pursuing the truth with humble teachable spirits (Col. 3:16; 2 Tim. 2:15). They will seek to be fair but never at the expense of tolerating error or compromising biblical doctrines. Lovers of truth will give instruction in sound doctrine and be able to rebuke those who contradict it (Titus 1:9). They will also welcome reproof and correction because they desire to handle the Word of God accurately in order to be equipped for every good work (2 Tim. 3:16).