Usually, “Loving the Sinner” means “Loving the Sin”

Many times you have either heard someone say, or perhaps you have said it yourself – “love the sinner but hate the sin.” I think this is a phrase we should throw in the trash can and be done with. Let me tell you why.

This phrase is used to excuse sin. Only the first part of it is ever actually enforced. The “hate the sin” part just conveniently gets forgotten. And if you do hate the sin, well, you are generally marked up as a hateful person, right?

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