This stamp goes somewhat with my last stamp
, but I guess it's a little edgier.
To my fellow Christians who subscribe to this "hate the sin, love the sinner," mentality... I realize that many who hold this point of view are very loving and accepting people. That said, I have also far too often seen this little slogan misused to justify all manner of asinine comments toward people who hold slightly different views about controversial subjects like, say, abortion or homosexuality.
In the first place, the sinfulness of those actions (and other controversial things - those are just examples) has been debated for a very long time and will continue to be debated until Jesus returns. (Please don't bother commenting with "The Bible CLEARLY says..."
or "God CLEARLY says..."
. Those comments will be ignored and hidden. If God or the Bible CLEARLY
said anything on those subjects, they would not still be such a subject of debate among Christians.)
In the second place - even if these things are sinful, that doesn't mean we should be beating people over the head with it. We are commissioned by God to "make disciples of all nations". I don't know if you've noticed, but the apparent Christian obsession with sin is not making disciples of anyone
. It is serving only to drive people away from God.
Besides - think about it this way: if someone truly chooses to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, they will learn to want
to stop sinning, anyway, because the Holy Spirit will direct them thus. We need to let God do what He says He will do and worry about our own
walk with him.
"Hate the sin, love the sinner" is better than hating the sinner, but the focus is still in the wrong place
. Because we're still focusing on sin. We don't have the power to save people from sin. We need to stop trying and let God do that. Our
focus ought to be on the love of Jesus, who gives us strength to turn from sin.Thank you, $zilla774 for the template.If you don't want me to say thank you, then don't fave it. If you accuse me of not looking at your profile, I will turn right around and accuse you of not reading the artist comments.