"LOVE THE SINNER BUT NOT THE SIN?"





 

First, Christ never said any such thing, least wise in the condescendingway it is all too frequently employed by Professional Faith Merchants,the 20th Century Antichrist. The Catholic Father, St. Augustine said "Cumdilectione hominum et odio vitiorum" which means "With love for mankindand hatred of sins."  This was in St. Augustine's Letter 211 foundin J.-P. Migne (ed.) _Patrologiae Latinae_ (1845), vol. 33.  Accordingto the Dictionary, this is "often quoted by Professional Faith Merchantsas 'Love the sinner but hate the sin' ".

Secondly, There are two parts to this issue. Part 1, assuminga person can love a left handed person and still, intellectually and reasonablyhate the fact that the person is left-handed and Part 2, Isaiahand Christ prophesied that man would try to redefine and label somethinga sin for his own aggrandizement.

PART 1: How is it possible to love a left-handed person or ablond hair, blue eyed person and not love what makes them person differentor unique? Can a mother or father say to the child, "I love you but I hateand despise what makes you, you?"

The argument has been stated that, a mother loves her son but when hekills someone, she can still love her child but hates what he or she hasdone.

I submit that is totally and unequivocally false! The mother loves thememory of here child but no longer respects him or her and can't reallylove her child she no longer respects. True, she still has feelings forthe child she remembers and loves the child's memory. She wants to restoreher child to favor, but she has an lost respect for and has a profoundemptiness of love for that child. The mother longs for the love she remembersfondly. One must respect a person before they can love that person. Inthe case of the mother and murderous child, a person can not respect someoneand still feel outrage and disgust for what he or she had done.

Although the bond between parent and child, e.g. the love between parentand child is extremely strong, the parent must respect the child beforethe parent can truly love the child and his/her decisions.

The Bible says, God is no respecter of persons, which is to say, Goddoesn't care who you are, he is and will be consistant. If you do the crime,you must do the time! The Bible also says, God has unconditional love forall His children. Why, because although He is greatly disappointed becauseof the actions of one of His children, that child may not be able to livewith Him in heaven. However, in the end, that individual will never dieand He’ll still be able to see that child.

God the Father loves all His children and has unconditional empathyfor man's situation. That goes to the very heart of any and all sins orcrimes against God. God is perfect, he knows everything and has empathyfor man because He knows we came to earth, mentally blind as to our formerexistence. He knows we started out with a blank slate and because we don'tknow everything and in most cases, comparatively, man doesn't know anything,man has to live by faith in God and trust in his fellowman.

Literally speaking, man can not kill a spirit. There is nothing we cando to alter the fact that one day, we'll all return home -- "saved by grace"in words of one -- and live with or nearer God with a more perfect knowledge.There is only one crime against God for which man will essentially be banishedfrom the presence of God, or cast into hell with Satan. Although referrinbgto him as such, it is debatable whether or not Judas Iscariot had sufficientknowledge of the Holy Ghost before betraying Christ to have qualified asa Son of Perdition but that's between him and God and basically, has nothingto do with me. I’m responsible only for what I do and not what you or anyoneelse does! However, essentially, all mankind will return, in some measure,to the presence of the Father, albeit, not to the same glory or mansionin our Father’s house. Each of us will live in our own hell realizing thatwe would have had far more with a little more effort.

Does God not hate the deed but still love the murderer?

Yes, I don't doubt that he does but that shows real importance of thislife in the Eternal Plan of God. To God, we'll always be alive, throughouteternity and we will never die but to mortal man, he has a life span ofa few short years. If someone we love is killed, we feel miserable andempty. Without a knowledge of "life after death," we feel we are deprivedof that person forever more. Hence, we are taught and conditioned to cherishlife. After all, it is our only change at life and to secure a better placethrough out eternity. This is part of God's Plan for Man.

 To us, it means how we'll spend eternity, in management in theboard room, as a lowly clerk, a grunt or in the warehouse doing manuallabor for eternity. However, to God, for better or worse, He'll welcomeus home, lock, stock and barrel. Then come the Judgment or if you will"Graduation Day." Some will graduate Valedictorian and some, Salutatorianwhile still others, will not graduate. Very few will all but fail and almostno one will fail. Literally speaking, there is nothing we can do to killa spirit. We'll all go back to live with God, but in a jail cell, an apartment,a condo or in a big beautiful home on miles and miles of a big, beautiful,lush green plantation or beach front property but it'll be of our own creation.God is also perfect and while God wants man to work towards perfection,He's wise enough to know that man is not nor can he be expected to be perfectlike God. Man must live and be tested with imperfect knowledge! This lifeis for man to be tried and tested and reach for perfection.

One can not love someone without first respecting that person! If aperson doesn't respect someone else, it is a demonic lie sound bite andobfuscation of the truth to say he or she loves the person he or she doesn’trespect.

The pernicious Radial Religionists and Professional Faith Merchantslove to say, "I love the sinner but not the sin." It is easy to call somethingwe disagree with a sin and if one looks long and hard enough, the personwill undoubtedly not only find something he or she disagrees with and alsosomeone who agrees with him or her. However, man is basically GIVENONLY TWO, count them, (2) COMMANDMENTS and said, all prophetsand laws are based on these two commandments. If something is not basedon one of these two commandments, it is a commandment of man and Satannot God.

Matthew 22:35-40

35 Then one of them, [which was] a lawyer, asked [him a question], temptinghim, and saying,

36 Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thyheart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour (sic)as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Christ said,

By their fruits ye shall know them.

Christ did not say,

By their words ye shall know them, but by their deedsye shall know them. DEED PRODUCE FRUIT, WORDS DO NOT! Actions do speaklouder than words!
 
 

PART 2: Man's defining something a sin, does not make it a sin!

Christ had every opportunity but said absolutely nothing at all abouthomosexuality. Quite the contrary, Isaiah prophesied,

Isaiah 29:14

13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me]with their mouth, and with their lips do honour (sic) me, but have removedtheir heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the preceptof men:

Christ said quoting Isaiah, "

Matthew 15:7-9

 7 [Ye] hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

   8 This people draweth (sic) nigh unto me with their mouth,and honoureth (sic) me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me.

  9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines thecommandments of men.
 

Granted, under the Mosaic Law, the Israeli people couldn't sneeze butwhat it was a sin! When Moses went up to the Mount the second time, hepleaded with God for 40 days and 40 nights to give the Israeli people aheavy taskmaster, a burdensome yoke of bondage comparable to what theyknew in Egypt  which would prepare  the flighty, wishy washy,effeminate -- the 1st century definition -- minded Israeli people to recognize,appreciate and comprehend the freer, more Godly Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Moses asked for 7 x 70 or 490 commandments but God have him and theIsraelites only. Moses was hurt and bent out of shape. He issued 613 Lawsand called it the Law of Moses. It was not called the Law of God nor theLaw of Jehovah because is was it was the creation of Moses not God. Godprevented Moses from taking his anger out on the Israelites.

The Israelites didn't have to have a contrite heart, repent by endeavoringnever to do it again and pray for forgiveness, which is God's way of teachinghis children to be better people. No! The ancient Israeli people had tosacrifice goats and sheep, which was their main source of food, their sustenanceand turtle doves which were rare. The Israeli people had to pay a pricefor their transgression against Moses’ Law, the Israelites didn't haveto have a contrite heart, they had to feel the actual pangs of being punished.Moses felt they had to be trained and they had to be taught with a sternhand or as they had proven at the foot of Mt. Sinai, they would quicklyturn against God.

To a large extent, the Muslims are in the same boat as the ancient Israelis.Muhammad knew this and fashioned Islam after the Law of Moses. It was toteach the Arabs, the sons and daughters of Ishmael, about the true Godand  to worship God verses a pagan idol. Islam could have been calledthe Law of Muhammad!

Long before the advent of Christ, in accordance with his promise toMoses in trying to teach, to train and to mold the Israeli people, Jehovahsaid through Samuel the prophet,

1 Samuel 15:22

  22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burntofferings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold,to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the fat of rams.

But for those who have accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he or shemust keep in mind what God has defined as a sin (see <u>What is Sin?<u>in these Journals of Discourses, )
 

Matthew 22:36-40

  36 Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law?

   37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy Godwith all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

 38 This is the first and great commandment.

 39 And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour(sic) as thyself.

 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Read Verse 40 again. “ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HAND ALL THE LAWSAND THE PROPHETS,” which is to say that ALL THE LAWS and ALL THE PROPHETS"since the beginning of time were given to man for the expressed purposeof teaching and getting man to adhere to these two commandments only! Allother verbiage is simply commentary, some of which are the nothing morethan commandments of men he teaches for doctrines of God for some of Satan’sgold!
 

 That's right,TRUE Christians have basically ONLY TWOcommandments to adhere to but from these two commandments, man can be guiltyof a myriad of sins or crimes against God! Homosexuality is not and neverwas one of those sins, not even under the Law of Moses. If the world adheredto only these two commandments instead of the myriad of others that man'sProfessional Faith Merchants and Radical Religionists have devised to gaincontrol over the hearts and minds of his fellowman, separating the foolfrom his money, there would be no crime, no poverty, no famine, no hatredor war. Love would abound everywhere and man would be working hard to eradicateall sickness and disease. Man's economies would not be based on exploitationof the masses but on the eradication of any disease, impairment or malady.
 
 


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