Word Manipulation: Love -3
Following is an example from Humpty Dumpty and Alice which sheds light on Word Manipulation:
"When I use a word, it means just what I want it to mean —neither more nor less." said Humpty Dumpty. "The question is," Alice asked, “can you make words mean different things?” Humpty Dumpty answered, "The question is, who is to be master—that is all.“ -‘Through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carrol
In other words, Humpty Dumpty has authority* to determine word meanings, which literally means: there is no universal definition of words—which obviously allowed Humpty to re-define words any way he desires. Second, the end of his authority is: “to be master”! In other words, Word Manipulation facilitates coercion.
In this tidbit, I offer the word “love” as the example of liberal Word Manipulation. The word ‘love’ is extremely important because human beings have a God-created inherent need for love—to first receive love, then to give love.
For example, God reveals Himself as love(1Jn4:8), Who first loved us, and through that love, permits us to love Him and others(1Jn4:19). In other words, human beings have a need for love in spirit, soul, and body---without which, we perish!
How then does liberalism manipulate “love”? First, at its root, liberalism is a doctrine of the flesh(Jer17:5). The flesh uses feelings, or the 5 senses (see, hear, smell, taste, touch) to determine good and evil. However, because of “sin in the flesh”(Rom8:3), the flesh can NEVER please God (Rom8:7,8; Rom7:14-25)!!! Therefore, the flesh will always call good, evil; and evil, good(Is5:20)!
Second, in practice, the most critical way liberals pervert “love” is through re-definition. For example, the common thinking in Hollywood and the music industry--in various forms--is: “Let me love you!”; or “I want to love you baby!”; or “Let’s make love tonight!” Of course, the re-definition of “love” in these statements is: Love equals sex. On the contrary, while love can include sex, for instance, in the context after a man and woman marry! However, love is not sex!! Nor is love equal to sex!
On the contrary, God is love(1Jn4:8), and He most certainly is not sex. Furthermore, love exists between God and man (Jn3:16), yet no sex exists in that relationship! Love exists between parents and children, yet no sex OUGHT** to exist in that relationship! Love exists between siblings, cousins, uncles, aunts, etc., yet no sex OUGHT** to exist in those relationships!! Love can even exist between a human and a pet, yet no sex OUGHT* to exist in that relationship!!! By far, the vast majority of the time where love exists, NO sex is involved! Sex is—by far—only a minute part of love!
Third, liberals continue re-defining love, inventing another popular phrase: “Love is love”! This phrase is most often used in the context of homosexuality, by which they reason: “Everyone needs love, and all love is equal, therefore, ‘love is love’, and I can love who I want, when I want, and the way I want!” By the statement: “love is love”, gays mean all love is the same.
Simply, all love is NOT the same!!! Because God is love(1Jn4:8), it is critical to go to the Word of God--to find answers on love:
-“…to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth” -3Jn1
-“…let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and
in truth.” -1Jn3:18
These two passages teach that ‘love demands truth’! Yet, the scriptures also teach:
-Jesus is truth (Jn14:6)
-The Holy Spirit is truth (1Jn5:6)
-The Word of God is truth (Jn17:17)
-God’s law is truth (Ps119:142)
1.Love is defined only by God, Whom is love’s origin (Jn3:16)
2.Love requires truth, which originates only in God(Jn14:6)
3.Truth gives birth to morality, i.e.right and wrong, which
is required for love to be love
4.The end of love is not sex, but to know God(1Jn4:7)
In conclusion, Paul prayed in Philippians 1:9, 10:
“9.And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more
in knowledge and in all judgment;
10.That ye may approve things that are excellent…”
How then do we abound in love? Not through sex, but through acquiring knowledge, and in all judgment(discernment). Discernment requires God’s word, for His Word alone brings light to man (Ps36:9; Jn1:4,9) to determine good and evil, in order to approve that which is excellent in life!
Three departing points, in review:
1.all love is NOT the same!!
2.love is not equal sex!
3.Love requires truth, and therefore morality!!!
*The question is, who gave him this authority?
**I use the word “ought” because love requires the existence of morality!!!
Start with where people are before you try to take them to where you want them to go.
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