I have to love him, but it doesn’t mean I have to like him! Have you ever heard anyone express this idea? Perhaps you’ve said it yourself? I know I certainly have. The problem with this statement is that it has no foundation in the Bible. In fact, this kind of statement actually contradicts what the Bible actually teaches.
- I don’t give the homeless money because they might spend it on booze
- The Bible says I have to love my neighbor, but that doesn’t mean I have to like him
- I don’t have the gift of evangelism, so I don’t have to witness to people
- Tithing is part of the law, and I’m not under the law, so I don’t have to tithe if I don’t want
- Love is a verb