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Actually, nowhere in the Bible does it say to "hate the sin but love the sinner"; in fact, the teachings of Jesus are more along the lines of loving our neighbor and hating our own sin. As United Methodist pastor and author Adam Hamilton writes, "When 'love the sinner' is our mantra, we put ourselves in a position of seeing others as sinners rather than neighbors. ... When Jesus speaks to sinful people, he doesn't talk about their sin but about God's forgiveness." ("Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say," Adam Hamilton, copyright 2016, Abingdon Press) With respect to homosexuality and sin: After coming into relationship with LGBTQ Christians, and considering biological theories concerning sexual development, I find it impossible to ignore their stories and will not brush them off as unrepentant sinners. Granted, I once walked a hard-core, conservative line on this issue (I will put a link to a blog post about that journey at the end of this comment), but several years ago I decided that was a mistake. While I do not have all of the answers, I decided to err on the side of grace. In reading the New Testament, I never once saw Jesus coming down on folks for showing too much grace; in fact, he served up his harshest words for hard-line religious authorities. ALL are welcome at Green Meadow United Methodist Church, where I pastor. 'Nuff said. http://pastorsbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/03/my-own-personal-journey-on-issue-of.html
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