|The world gets it?
||[Feb. 10th, 2004|07:59 pm]
It's very tragic when the world has an apparent understanding of things that Christians don't. In listening to a worldly (secular) song I was reminded that even the world realizes the truth of the lyrics, "I can't separate myself from what I've done" (Linkin Park)|
This is in stark contrast to the popular but unbiblical notion of "hate the sin, love the sinner." God doesn't separate the two, and He certainly never told us to. Indeed if God separate sin and sinner, why did He send His Son to die for our sin? Why didn't He just "hate the sin, and love the sinner?" Why would He worry with punishment and sacrifices? Indeed, He doesn't separate them.
Sadly, the world, who understands the connection between sin and sinner, has been disappointed and shunned by the phony "Christianity" that denies it. How can we Christians be salt and light if we don't acknowledge this key point? Our witness is ruined by telling the world that they can easily be separated from their sin. We give them a false sense of security by giving them the idea that God will just forgive them whether they repent or not. Others will simply use the failure of Christians to recognize the sin-sinner connection as an excuse to ignore Christianity. Many will go to hell, and we will be partly responsible.