I have no problem saying that we do a lot of rebuking on this site. That’s because the gay christian movement needs to be rebuked sharply until they repent. Did you know that rebuke is actually a hard component of grace?
The scriptures, contrary to the one dimensional love message of the gcm, is multifacted. According to 2 Timothy 3:16, it is to be used for doctrine (a foundation for beliefs), reproof (evidence), correction (redemptive disciplinary correction), and instruction in righteousness. Note that this is profitable or advantegeous to be the recipient of such benefits. Thus, the biblical perspective is that it is both good and required.
You wouldn’t know that talking to or reading the angry, but unlearned comments from gcm supporters and others who base much of their lives on fickle opinion. Consequently, a majority of people who a minimal bible believers reject rebuke, correction and instruction while branding it “judgmental” and “bigoted”. But here’s the truth: no one is beyond rebuke or correction in righteousness. No one. Not you, not I no one. The catch is that only scripture is the proper judge for our conduct and words.
While studying about rebuke, I came across this article par excellence by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon of A Purtian’s Mind. The article is called “Thoughts on Rebuking”.
“Where the wicked man hates rebuke, so at the same time the Christian should love the rebuke, but has a hard time incorporating it into his heart and mind because sin is still present. Rebuking is loathsome to the wicked mind and heart. It is loathsome to the sinful flesh. Christians still struggle with the sinful flesh, and so rebukes that are pointed toward them are also sometimes rejected and despised. However, Christians must face the fact that one of the means that God’s gives them to overcome sin is the rebuke and reproof. Though it may be hard to digest, and bitter when taken, the Christian should receive it with joy if they truly love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. The rebuke is something that draws them out of sin and closer to Christ.<It is something that draws out sin, and changes the attitude, mind and heart toward that which is holy. Why then would they still continue to hate the rebuke? The answer to this is also relatively easy – when Christians are rebuked for sin, they often love their sin more than they love Christ and so hate to change or be comforted to His image.”
Do yourself a major favor and read this commentary. I accept righteous rebuke and correction because I want to be holy and pleasing to God, not equal. I want my life, beliefs, thoughts and actions to conform to the image of Christ, not society’s drifting “values”. Why? Simply because holiness is God’s command to his children, not equality. This is why “radical inclusion” doctrine will never be compatible with the scriptures.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Uncleannes: Gr “akatharsia” which denotes any physical or moral impurity.
1 Peter 14-16 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior [including private sexual behavior]; because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.” (our bracket insert)