Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hate the Sin, but Love the Sinner (Like God Does)

To all who have felt hated or discriminated against by Christians, I APOLOGIZE!

As people of God, we are not to hate or despise anyone, but we are called to LOVE. Yes, God does hate sin, and so should we. However, mature people of God understand that this does NOT justify hating or mistreating a person, despite anything they've done. We all do things that God hates, yet He loves us... so much that He sent His Son to die for us, despite that sin (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).

We have ALL sinned! So, whether you are a homosexual, a drunk or a prostitute... Even if you are a rapist or a murderer... a TRUE child of God will HATE the sin, but LOVE you. They won't turn their back on you when you want to know Christ. They will tell you the truth - that repentance is required - and they'll help you to change rather than talking about you or putting you down. When you find that relationship with God, they won't despise you and won't envy your promotion. They won't hold your past against you when you are pressing toward your future.

No, I do NOT promote or support sin. Yet, I know that true LOVE, which comes only from God, covers a multitude of them. ORDER IN THE CHURCH!

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