"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?

GFaith's picture

I find this reference in the book of Wisdom

Wis 14:9 But to God the wicked and his wickedness are hateful alike.

But I can not find that God loves the sinner but hates the sin.


~ Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words. ~ Francis of Assisi