The great preacher Adrian Rogers said, “It’s better to speak truth that hurts and then helps than falsehood that comforts and then kills.”
A misconception persists among Christians that we are to be ever the “nice guy” in the room. The Mr. Rogers of the group. The super-positive person who wants everyone to hold hands like Barnie the purple dinosaur and sing “I Love You.”
No doubt, the Lord calls His children to exemplify godly behavior, most often characterized by traits such as gentleness, kindness, joy, and patience. However, it is also true that at times believers are to confront, challenge, and rebuke wrong patterns of thinking and behaving.