On one hand I respect her. In the same way that we do, she was lovingly telling me something that I was doing wrong because she thought that the consequences would be serious if I continued doing it. I offered to send her some literature of a link to a video that would help explain why open air preaching and the use of God's Law in evangelism is biblical. That's what I do respect her for, speaking up when she thinks it's beneficial. But I lost respect for her because it's been a week and she has yet to contact me for those resources.
Doesn't she understand that she did what we do? We speaking in love telling people what they are doing wrong (lying, stealing, fornication, blasphemy, etc.) and we do this because we know that they are in grave danger if they continue to live like this. We, unlike Britney offer them even more. Instead of just telling them that they are wrong, we warn them that the punishment is death and eternity in hell - but that there is one way that their sins can be forgiven. We tell them about "God's Wonderful Plan:" that He sent His only begotten Son to suffer and die on the cross to pay the price for their sin. That He rose from the dead defatting death. We let them know that God commands them to repent and trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross for the forgiveness of their sin.
The father of lies has certainly blinded people in this world from the truth. Even professing Christians will tell you that telling other people what's wrong and right is wrong… they are blinded by the irony of what they're doing. Telling someone that they are in the wrong, in love, is not bad. If you think I'm wrong, just let me know.
By God's Grace
~ brandt dary