[quote=chipusa]Remove the stumblingblocks?? You cannot capitulate truth to allow deniers of the faith. Christ NEVER changed truth to help people “get along.” He didn’t hold an ecumenical council in John 6:66. Quite frankly, love does not compromise truth. As a matter of fact, you must love the Truth before you can love others. Sorry if I seem to rough, but doggone it! It’s time someone had some courage and fortitude in this age of compromise.
Two verses before John 6,66 Jesus is said to know who will believe in him and who won’t. I have to admit that I don’t know that about a person when I am talking to them.
In other places, Jesus tries to reason with people who do not believe. Even those who accuse him of expelling Satan through the power of Satan, he asks them to consider how that can make any sense. Or if it is happening, than Satan is divided against himself.
Discussing the truth, listening to another person’s perception of truth and using words to redirect that person to truth, does not have to mean compromising the truth.