Faith & Spirituality

Is the Truth Supposed to be Offensive?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard this: A pastor or church leader says something like, “If what I’m saying makes you upset, that’s the Holy Spirit convicting you” or “So-and-so left our church because they didn’t want to hear the truth.” Sound familiar? “Truth” is always presented in these scenarios as disagreeable and divisive. It should make you feel uncomfortable and ashamed. It’s medicine that’s supposed to taste  ...

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