Practical Application of Love IV: The Problem that Kills Love
We are taking our time to ponder on the practical reality of Love in Marriage. My first series which is: The Biblical Love Psychology (I to V) talks about basic Biblical principles which will help us better our relationships. Now this new series is on how we can apply these principles into practical Lives and the last of it will emphasize on the practical application in our relationships/marriages.
It is strongly advised, you view the first three series before reading this. If you want to try, then just click on the links below:
1. Love is a personality and not a feeling
2. Love is Blind but the Lover shouldn't be
3. Enjoy the non-quantifiable Agape Love from the Father.
The books of Daniel and revelation in the Bible make it clear that Satan has pulled off his master trick by inventing a counterfeit Christianity based on disobedience to God's law. Not all so-called "Christian" ideas are based on the True word of God or Biblical teachings. For example, here is a professedly Christian book about marriage that says that the male "can be faithful in his mind and heart without being faithful in his body" (McGrath and Gregoire, Africa: Our way to Love and Marriage, London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1977, Page, 20). In other words, a husband is permitted to visit prostitutes or have sex with whomsoever he pleases provided "in his mind and heart" he maintains a mental faithfulness to his wife! This is completely contrary to the words of Jesus, who says, "From within, out of the heart of men, proceed...... adulteries, fornications" (Mark 7:21).
It is impossible for a man to commit adultery and at the same time "be faithful in his mind and heart.." Whenever you find a Christian married couple who are unhappily married, you can be sure there is guilt somewhere hiding beneath the surface, or that they have been taught some similar false doctrine, maybe from childhood. They have been poisoned by lies that Satan has told.
There is no poison in the teachings of true Christianity. But there is plenty of Poison in the teachings of "Babylon," which is counterfeit Christianity. "Babylon the great is fallen." says the angel, "and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit." she deals in the "merchandise of....slaves, and souls of men..... And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth" (Revelation 18:2, 12, 13, 24). And by counterfeit Christianity here, we mean doctrines taken from the Bible and twisted either to mock Christianity or in ignorance.
Some comments in reaction to my first series on Biblical Love Psychology proclaimed some doctrines which can never be found in the Bible. Someone claimed Jesus did not die but rather disguised himself to die and went to Pakistan to marry Mary Magdalene who poured expensive Oil on His feet and wiped it with her hair. The same person also claimed the World now is full of wickedness and iniquity in that it would be impossible for Jesus Christ to exhibit the same exact Kind of Love He exhibited earlier (Some thousands of years ago). These are Babylon doctrines and so far as the Bible is concerned, such a Person is not a Christian. Jesus died for our sins and of course even in those days the Bible recorded that the Pharisees time and time again sorted to kill Him. The manner of His death is another confirmation of How much they despised Him. So, how on Earth does the wickedness of Men differ now?
The Christian Angle!
This "poison" that makes people "slaves" and destroys their "souls" is the teaching that God's law cannot be obeyed. Hence some Christians go to church every week and give offerings in order to "pay" for their continued fornication and adultery, and all manner of evil. They are taught that the blood of Christ "covers" their sin while they continue living in sin. They "lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof" (2nd Timothy 3:2-5).
It is like a factory producing guilt. They come and confess their sins, thinking that it is impossible not to sin. They actually believe that God does not expect them to live pure lives, that it is impossible not to commit adultery or fornication. This is the "wine" of false teaching that Babylon teaches. "for all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication" (Revelation 18:3). "Natural affection" would be the pure love of husband and wife in marriage, but Paul says "this know also that in the last days"- this kind of love will be rare (2nd Timothy 3:1). Isn't this true?
So brethren, the admonition here is very simple, the way of the Lord is unique and wonderful. It has time and time again shown us the light and way to be at peace and love each other and make our environment a better place. All we need to do is make it practical in our Lives. Whoever claims is a Christian and does not follow God's ways is actually not a Christian. Let's follow the scriptures and desist from ungodly ways which are detrimental not only to ourselves but as well our relationships/marriages.
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