This is part of being a truthful follower the one who said, “I am the truth” (John 14:6).
The Church is always called to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15).
When an assembly of believers does not fellowship based in love and truth, it easily becomes a gathering based in superficiality and hypocrisy. It also ceases to be a light-bearing community for Christ.
Sometimes truth speaking involves loving confrontation.
if we desire genuine rather than superficial relationships. This is the difficult side to Christian fellowship. But we only perpetuate deception if we allow people to believe we’re on good terms with them despite deep violations of authentic relationship.
Confrontation is sometimes a matter of integrity and a non-negotiable step for those who truly care about others.
Yet confrontation is a difficult task.
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