Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin?

Our world strongly fights the Christian distinction of loving the sinner and hating the sin. As Believers we find ourselves increasingly surrendering into silence about sin and fearfully refusing to confront its deadly consequences. Yet in the midst of this, we are commanded by Christ to love the sinner as valuable for one reason only, God loves him. This is a serious challenge for every believer in Christ yet it is possible because Christ treated people and their sins this way. This is a good place to be reminded of the truth of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King.

I am grateful this Thanksgiving that Christ loves me and hates my sin enough to provide the only remedy for my sin. He died on the cross to bear the punishment my sins deserve. Why? He loves me and hates my sin.
Amazing Love defined by an act of utter unselfishness.
Thank You Lord Jesus!
Ed Litton


Anonymous said...

Wow! What an awesome reminder of Christ's love. As a child of the 60's and teenager of the 70's, it's been my prayer for ALL men to look not at someone's color, but their character. It is also my prayer that the media will follow that philosophy or practice, because it's hard to tell your children not to look at someone's color, when we're constantly reminded of their color in the media. Thank you for reminding us that we are to see people the way Christ sees people.

Anonymous said...

I have been to your church service twice. I was drawn by how God is using you. All that comes to mind is how '' HUGE '' God is using you.
If you ever prayed for God to use you in whatever ''HUGE'' way,, to draw people to Christ. I assure you Ed,,, I can't think of any way bigger than this. I will keep you in my prayers and plan to keep coming to this wonderful house of praise. I hope we can meet and become friends. Love in Christ. David

Anonymous said...

Admonish, reprove- to correct gently. OUCH...failed there.
Because of your post, I searched out their meanings tonight.
Two words that can change peoples worlds.
Jesus was an expert at reproving and admonishment. He delivered critical correction with love.
Understanding comes again. Thanks.