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Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 30, 2011 (love the sinner... hate the sin)

love the sinner… hate the sin
photo by Lee Keefer

“What a wonderful Savior we have.
It wasn’t lovely people for whose sake He died;
it was for ungodly people, for His enemies.
It was for law breakers that He suffered.
He loved us, says (the Apostle) Paul,
in spite of how unlovely we were.
Just as He loved us,
Paul insists we are to love one another.”
- Jay E. Adams

“I go further and say that there is a great need
in the contemporary world for more Christian anger.
We human beings compromise with sin
in a way in which God never does.
In the face of blatant evil
we should be indignant not tolerant,
angry, not apathetic.
If God hates sin, His people should hate sin too.
If evil arouses His anger,
it should arouse ours too.
What other reaction can wickedness
be expected to provoke
in those who love God?
- John Stott

Is this so hard to understand?

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