So many times. Professional Faith Merchants tout this phrase and attributeit to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ without so much as saying how Christdefined "sin," implying, and they do so frequently, "Sin is what I sayit is!"
WRONG! That is Satan speaking! Beware!
While I can't personally disagree with the phrase which I'm sure Goddoesn't either, so often it is used as a precursor to denouncing some behavioras an "abominable unforgivable sin." There is only one unforgivablesin and it ios not murder! This prompted a great deal of research intofinding out who was the originator of this phrase.
Keep in mind, Christ defined sin only as "Not believing inJesus Christ,"
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
But Christ said even that is forgivable. If you profess belief in Christbut keep not His commandments, the hard, difficult, onerous and nearlyimpossible BIG 2, are you a true Christian?
Christ said, "If you love me, keep my words," implying if youdon't keep his words, then you don't love Jesus Christ!
Christ came not to judge nor condemn the world but to teach it the wayof the Father.
Who then said, "love the sinner but hate the sin?"
For those Professional Faith Merchants who use this as a sacred mantraand secretly wish they were a Prints or a Fathers in the Catholic Church,you'll be reassured to learn that research shows that "Hate the sin, lovethe sinner" probably came from the man designated as St. Augustine, notChrist.
• The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, says that St. Augustinewrote in letter 211 found in J.-P. Migne (ed.) Patrologiae Latinae (1845),vol. 33 "Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum" which means "With lovefor mankind and hatred of sins." This according to the Dictionary,this is "often quoted 'Love the sinner but hate the sin' ".
While Satan has, can and will reveal the truth to his minions, moreoften than not, there will be some lies intermingled. The fact that ProfessionalFaith Merchants, who Christ said, "draw near me with their lips, but theirhearts are from me," as they "teach for doctrine of God, commandments ofmen," use this phrase to judge their fellowman, it is important that manknows the truth from whence this phrase came and why.
Concerning sin, Christ gave man ONLY TWO COMMANDMENTS, violationof which IS A SIN!
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 HANG ALL THE LAWS AND THE PROPHETS,”which is to say that ALL THE LAWS and ALL THE PROPHETS since thebeginning of time were given to man for the expressed purpose of teachingand getting man to adhere to these two commandments only! All other verbiageis simply commentary, some of which are the nothing more than commandmentsof men he teaches for doctrines of God for some of Satan’s gold!
IF YOU LOVE GOD, JESUS CHRIST, YOU'LL KEEP HIS WORDS, HIS COMMANDMENTS,BOTH OF THEM!
NOTHING MORE NEEDS TO BE SAID!
David R.W. Wadsworth
Servant of the Most High God
El Santuario Escondido
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Escondido, CA 92029-5405
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