That Unbiblical Slogan: Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin
The slogan “Love the sinner, hate the sin” is actually not very scriptural–at all. Nowhere in the Bible are we commanded to “hate sin.” Absolutely nowhere.
We are, on the other hand, repeatedly encouraged to forgive sin. Jeremiah’s prophecy of the New Covenant highlights forgiveness. Paul taught us to forgive. Jesus taught us to forgive. Jesus came to forgive sin, even died on the cross because of it. Jesus forgave unrepentant people from the cross.
New Slogan: Love People, Forgive the Sin
We love slogans, we tend to think in slogans. A much better slogan for us would be “Love people, forgive the sin.” This is much more in spirit with the enormous emphasis on love and forgiveness in the Greek scriptures.
- How often I fail. (micharia.wordpress.com)