Thursday, May 24, 2012

If I Hear The Phrase “Love the Sinner Hate The Sin” One More Time I Will Puke by Terrell Harris

Min.Terrell Harris
source: If I Hear The Phrase “Love the Sinner Hate The Sin” One More Time I Will Puke [Blog]

I am so sick and tired of “Christian” phrases that we tend to throw around as if they are scripture. Everywhere I turn I’m cornered by the phrase “You have to love the sinner and hate the sin right?” In fact we have been hearing the phrase for so long that we all assume that it is scripture. Facebook posts, Twitter posts, e-mails, blogs everywhere I turn everyone is saying “Love The Sinner, Hate the Sin”, it is almost becoming a cult chant.

Love The Sinner Hate The Sin!
Love The Sinner Hate The Sin!
Love The Sinner Hate The Sin!
Love The Sinner Hate The Sin!

Now instead of going off in a rant about how this is not scripture I’ve found a quote Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. who eloquently expresses my sentiments in his Huffington Post Article Entitled “’Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin’ And Other Modern-Day Heresies’.

“First, “love the sinner, hate the sin” is an unbiblical concept. Many people think that this is a divine command, but it actually doesn’t appear anywhere in the Bible. Although God clearly “hates” sin in the Bible (sane in Hebrew and miseo in the Greek), God never demands that we carry out this hatred on God’s behalf. God is perfectly capable of addressing the sins of others without needing our third-party intervention. Those who truly believe in “hating sin” probably should focus more on hating their own sins (i.e., first taking the log out of their own eyes, as Jesus says) instead of hating the sins of others. (See Matt. 7:5 and Luke 6:42.)” – (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-patrick-s-cheng-phd/love-the-sinner-hate-the_b_526355.html)

So stop it immediately! Your use of this term must end immediately, especially if you are using it in a theological discussion regarding sexuality! It’s quite a weak theological argument.

Need more proof search BibleStudyTools.com:

http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=hate+sin&c=&t=nrsa&ps=10&s=Bibles
http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=love+sinner+hate+sin&c=&t=nrsa&ps=10&s=Bibles
(For Those King James Users)
http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=love+sinner+hate+sin&c=&t=kjv&ps=10&s=Bibles
http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=hate+sin&c=&t=kjv&ps=10&s=Bibles

If one must know this phrase may have been derived from a Gandhi quote which reads:
“Hate the sin, love the sinner” in the 1929 autobiography of Mohandas Gandhi.

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