"Love the sinner, hate the sin" - is this Christian?

George Nickens's picture

Dear Brothers in Christ,

I heard that "Love the sinner hate the sin" mantra was initially uttered by Gandhi to expound on some principles of Indian non-Christian religious systems. I wonder whether it corresponds to the teaching of Jesus Christ?

Mike Kirby's picture

love the sinner, hate the sin

I think Jesus was first with any saying like that :).
John chapter 3 delineates that really good. We've all just learned it well in jstaller's gospel of John study.


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it is opposed to earning "
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