— because truth has consequences —

Brian Kuehmichel
March 6, 2012

Eternity's largest battle is not between good and evil, but between truth and lies!

Lie #3: No one should be offended.

How inconceivable that every idea no matter how demeaning or disrespectful, every falsehood or misrepresentation, every contradiction, every utterance, every contrivance or conduct of man should be considered inoffensive! How absurd, indeed! Such a delusion that not even one person should be offended by these words and actions while the perpetrators take great offense at any who would disagree, refute, rebuke or bristle at them. This is the great double standard of hypocrisy (and "tolerance") and shows the eminent depths of depravity (and judgmentalism) of its practitioners.

We who seek the best from ourselves and others, aspire to virtue not vice, know right from wrong, good from evil, better from worse are offended! For vice destroys others, wrong hurts every recipient, evil spreads its tentacles and corrupts others, and worse has no beneficial comparison to the advantages of better. All the kindness, helpfulness, compassion and mercy that we extend to the unborn or to the oppressed is offensive to some. And simply telling the truth is offenive to others.

Every idea should be examined and tested (judged) for value, every claim weighed in the balances, every thought brought into subjection to this standard: "whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8 There is no higher goal than this: "Cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5

And the pretentious who reply: "Do not judge" are speaking with sheer ignorance, or willful denial, of their own actions. For their judgment and condemnation of those who oppose them is swift, strong and sure. But this they need to hear:

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