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Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

I dislike this terminology more than any I hear the organized church spout off. They say it so piously and they have no idea what they are talking about. Nowhere do I find the idea of “love the sinner, hate the sin” in scripture. What

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Love the Sinner, Forgive the Sin

And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” Then some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus,

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Love the Sinner, Period

Love the sinner … hate the sin. I live in a small community of conservative Christians that uses this phrase with reference to every “vice” known to man. Growing up, I heard it used with regard to alcoholics and drug abusers more than the gay

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Love the Sinner/Hate the Sin? Definitely!

“He rescued me, because He delighted in me.” — Psalm 18.19b In all of our lives, there are moments when God unexpectedly breaks through and reaches us directly. These moments stay with us for years. They serve as reference points for us — signposts we

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Loving and Sinning

Many of us feel very vulnerable when we hear ourselves referred to as sinners by those who contend that living out our sexual orientation is a sin, an abomination before God. Once I used to feel very defensive on this count, but things have changed

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The Danger of Judging Sinners

Love the sinner, hate the sin? Not! Is there biblical support for this position? Sure! Just like there is biblical support for stoning unfaithful spouses, killing doctors who perform abortions, racism, and unicorns. Anyone who chooses to can find biblical support for just about any