The phrase “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” gives me all the feels. It brings me back to evangelical world during my teen years.
1.Have you ever used this phrase with others? What was the outcome?
Yes, I have used the phrase with others. Honestly, I became more bitter and hateful towards people. I couldn’t seem to separate the sin from the sinner.
2. How would you define “sin” today? How did you define it earlier in your life?
If I remember correctly my former christian counselor described sin as a misguided intention. This softened my heart. This didn’t cause me to condone sin. But this definition helped me not to be so harsh toward others who sinned.
3. Is it possible to love a person and hate their sin?
I think it is possible to be deeply saddened by the choices of the world. You still lift people up in prayer and have compassion on them.