“Love the sinner; hate the sin” … Really?

A very solid, thoughtful, rather indicting piece in Red Letter Christians on the idea, often misunderstood and applied, on “Love the sinner; hate the sin.”

If we are speaking to people who feel wronged, wounded, hurt, by others–addressing people who are struggling with loving and forgiving those who have deeply hurt them–then “love the sinner, hate the sin” can be a powerful push towards recognizing the humanity in another and thus taking a step towards looking to mend the relationship. In this context “love the sinner, hate the sin” is about recognizing the humanity of the other. It moves the one who hates to instead learn to love in the face of hurt with the hope that love can act to mend the wrong. – See more at: http://www.redletterchristians.org/love-sinner-hate-sin-really/#sthash.3Ip5G0YU.dpuf

If we are speaking to people who feel wronged, wounded, hurt, by others–addressing people who are struggling with loving and forgiving those who have deeply hurt them–then “love the sinner, hate the sin” can be a powerful push towards recognizing the humanity in another and thus taking a step towards looking to mend the relationship. In this context “love the sinner, hate the sin” is about recognizing the humanity of the other. It moves the one who hates to instead learn to love in the face of hurt with the hope that love can act to mend the wrong. – See more at: http://www.redletterchristians.org/love-sinner-hate-sin-really/#sthash.3Ip5G0YU.dpuf
If we are speaking to people who feel wronged, wounded, hurt, by others–addressing people who are struggling with loving and forgiving those who have deeply hurt them–then “love the sinner, hate the sin” can be a powerful push towards recognizing the humanity in another and thus taking a step towards looking to mend the relationship. In this context “love the sinner, hate the sin” is about recognizing the humanity of the other. It moves the one who hates to instead learn to love in the face of hurt with the hope that love can act to mend the wrong. – See more at: http://www.redletterchristians.org/love-sinner-hate-sin-really/#sthash.3Ip5G0YU.dpuf

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