Rethinking “God Hates the Sin but Loves the Sinner”

“God hates the sin but loves the sinner.” That’s what we’re tempted to tell non-believers, especially our friends who identify as LGBT. The Bible teaches that every person is guilty of crimes against God and deserves to be punished, but that message doesn’t give non-believers a warm, fuzzy feeling. So, we attempt to soften the blow of this bad news with a cliché.

There are at least two problems, as I see it, with this statement. One is practical, and the other is theological.

https://www.str.org/blog/rethinking-god-hates-sin-loves-sinner#.Wal_4NN95Jx

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