Hate the sin, not the sinner!
Hate the sin, not the sinner!
Yes, these are very true words.
But do kids know what it means when they make the cute little pictures and post this phrase on their timelines? It doesn’t mean, “Well, I think it’s bad what you are doing, but I love you anyways, so keep on doing it.” It means that we shouldn’t be mean or hateful towards the person who commits a sin or make a immoral decision because how many of us haven’t sinned who is over the age of 5? Whether it’s idol worship over a celebrity or sports star, whether it’s violence-related, whether it’s discrimination-related, whether it’s hate-related, whether it’s sexually-related, whether it’s language-related, or watching stuff you shouldn’t and the lists goes on… We all have sinned. But does that make us bad people? Um Well, it only does if we haven’t asked God for forgiveness and really meant what we prayed about. You are automatically forgiven for a sin if are sorry for doing it and pray for forgiveness. But you gotta mean it! And only God and you know if you are really sorry.
The point is that we all have sinned and we have no right to hate someone for doing wrong because God forgives us when we asks Him for it. But sin, it’s annoying! It gets on a lot of Christians nerves when people do bad stuff around us. Believe me. I know.
I was fired once for hating all the sin that was going on around me. But it got out of hand and I never heard the phrase “hate the sin and not the sinner” at that point in time. I began to build up hate for anyone who did bad things in front of me. I didn’t realize that in my heart, I was letting the sin make me hate people. I became bitter towards a lot of people. I had to take a step back and do a lot of praying and soul searching. And now I’m finally able to shake my head to the sin and feel sorry for the sinner without anger. The slavery of sin is a sad world, and we should pity people for wanting live a life of slavery, when there is freedom in living for the Lord. I try to pray for people I come in contact with who do bad things. I know it’s up to them to change, so that is why I give many that chance and that choice by spreading the Word of God daily.
Hating sin is basically the only thing you are allowed to hate in Christianity. And you should hate sin, so that it will be easier to resist doing bad things in the future. But as Christian’s we are not allowed to hate people just because they choose to do wrong. We must separate the person from the sin and treat the wrong-doing like a cancer. Because when you think about it, if you sin and you keep on doing that same sin without remorse, over time it starts to control you. You become a slave to it unknowingly. And by then, love ones, friends, and (a lot of times) strangers, who want you to stop doing the act become angry and resentful towards you. And when we are talking about adults, some would rather kill you then stop the things they are doing. They have let what they are doing control their lives, and the devil convinced them that you are the enemy. And that is why the hate starts. That is why the world is such a mess! They don’t understand that they are slaves.
Serious Christians know that if you sin, you must admit to God that you sinned, you must ask Him sincerely for forgiveness, and you must try with effort not to do the sin again. After that you are free from the slavery of sin. That is the whole reason Jesus died for us. He died so that if we make a mistake and sin, we can honestly apologize for the sin and be forgiven for it. But if you have not gotten to the point where you have a righteous fear and respect for the Lord, you will never care about hating sin or asking for forgiveness. That is why it is so important for us as Christians to spread the word of God, and give people the chance to choose good over evil. God bless.