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24.11.2019 Feature Article

Hate The Sin But Love The Sinner

Hate The Sin But Love The Sinner

There are a lot of us who have no interest in people. We profess Christ, but we know nothing about him not to talk of the love he showed us.

I often hear some Christians say ‘Because these people are worldly, we don’t have to associate with them or even talk to them’. This is so embarrassing and unacceptable.

Can you ponder over these questions?
If you are the light of the world in Matthew 5:14, why then do you say you don’t want to associate with them?

Have you seen any light running away from the darkness? You must make them know the truth and stop judging them.

We were all created in the image and likeness of God. And that is why God values us so much. When God sees a bird, he doesn’t see his image. He only sees his handy work. But when God sees you, he sees himself

Every single person regardless of their race, tribe or religion, God feels the same love for us all. Stop hating people because they don’t know the truth. Just because somebody is not a Christian, you hate them, just because someone is an atheist, Muslim or what they claim to be, you start hating them.

Some people feel so big to think they need to do something before God can love them. It is very wrong. You can do nothing to make God love you. There is nothing good enough that you can do to make God love you.

Let me prove it.
While you were yet a sinner…( Romans 5:8), he died before the foundation of the earth was formed ( Revelation 13:8)…… you don’t need to do good for God to love you. So don’t say you need to get things right before you come to him.

There is nothing you can get right. He died even before you knew you were dirty.

Love people because they are the image of God. If you genuinely love God, you would love men. Love for mankind is a measure of the love of God. When the disciple asked him what the greatest commandment is in Matthew 22:37, he said “love the Lord your GOD with all your heart and soul and love your neighbor as yourself.

Your neighbor in this context has nothing to do with religion, race or class. God is the father of all so learn to love all.

Author: Tsifodze Ernest

Ernest Tsifodze
Ernest Tsifodze, © 2019

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