Does God ‘love the sinner but hate the sin’?

Sifting Reality

God loves the sinner but hatesthe sin is a common expression in many Christian circles.  But is it true?  Where does this saying come from?  Though anyone is welcome to add their two cents in on this, it is primarily an in-house discussion.  It might be more fun for skeptics to watch us Christians bicker over the question; especially if you’re not well versed in Christian theology and specific knowledge of biblical concepts — it will only complicate and side track the discussion.

I think this tidbit of Christianese is offered in good intention, but shouldn’t be concluded given the Bible’s message on sin and sinners.  I get the impression that it makes Christians who’d offer this slogan feel as though they aren’t being judgemental of persons, but instead are only assessing the sinfulness of particular behaviors.  I can appreciate this, but in my opinion, it’s not a concept…

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