Hating Sin: A Motive for Ministry?


About Ron Goetz

My first wife used to say, "There's nothing so sacred that Ron won't pick it apart." My desire to be a pastor -- that was a temperamental mismatch. She was so patient. If my birth mother had lived somewhere else, maybe I would've become a cold case detective. But I would have had to be J instead of a P, I think. And that mid-life reevaluation, starting adolescence as a GARB fundamentalist and transitioning to a non-theist, that gave me an unusual skill set.
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2 Responses to Hating Sin: A Motive for Ministry?

  1. Hebrews 1: 9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” (Worked for Jesus).


    • Ron Goetz says:

      “A time for every purpose under heaven.”

      A time for love, and a time for contrariness! 😉

      I used to wallow in hatred of my own sin and, even there, graciousness toward myself is more profitable than harshness.

      BTW: Based in his criticisms, the wickedness Jesus hated most was religious. But you know that.


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