…that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Those are the words of Jesus in John 13:35. They come after Christ has given a “new command” of loving one another, just as He has loved them. I had just been listening to a sermon on this passage when I saw a twitter post regarding the following:
I am not going to give any judgment on Mr. Robertson’s words, only that I, as far as my conviction from the Holy Spirit is concerned, whole-heartedly disagree with him. Christ loved us while we were yet dead in our sins (Colossians 2:13/Romans 5:8). Showing this type of unconditional, sacrificial, Christ-like love is precisely how the non-believing world will know we follow a God who offers the same type of love–only His is perfect–to them. (This is, of course, not even touching the issue of the marriage covenant, which I will not do in this post.)
As the granddaughter of an incredible man whose mind has been ravaged and destroyed by this horrible disease, and as a believer in Jesus Christ, I would like to apologize on behalf of Mr. Robertson’s possibly hurtful words.
It is called “the long goodbye” for a reason…please pray for my Poppop and for my family, especially my mom and uncles. Pray that we would love him well until he passes…