As the following is a true statement, aren't Christians lying when they claim "hate the sin, love the sinner"?
"The survey [ U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] showed that 40% of men and 35% of women between 25 and 44 had engaged in heterosexual anal sex".
Are all these heterosexual people guilty of some sin?
If they are NOT, then OBVIOUSLY it is not the ACT that Christians hate, it is the person COMMITTING the act, correct?
- DavidLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Given the number of televangelists caught performing one form of sodomy or another I suspect it would be more accurately described as "love the sin, hate the press!"
If one is to take the Bible literally then any sex not leading to procreation is sin, and the thought is as bad as the deed. We are all going to Hell.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Okay, first of all you're only confusing the issue. If people want to have anal sex, then by all means that's their prerogative. In relation to HIV and AIDS, well, they should've gotten tested first before having sex with a particular person. When they say, "Hate the sin, not the sinner," it's the act that should be looked down upon, not the person who committed the act. That principle basically implies that there is no sense in hating or holding any grudges against anyone for something terrible that has happened because it doesn't change the fact that the problem already exists, what needs to be done is to find a way to get rid of it and hopefully people will have enough sense not to make the same mistake again. There is also a saying, "Don't cry over spilled milk." It basically ties in with, "Hate the sin, not the sinner."
- ErikaLv 44 years ago
you're making the comparable mistake that fundamentalist, "Bible-in basic terms" Christians often make -- that's assuming that the Bible, and not something, is the only rule of Christian faith. The Bible isn't the only rule of religion for Christians -- it somewhat is a thought that separates Catholics like myself from different Christians. different Christians do have self belief that the Bible is the only rule of religion for Christians -- however the Catholic place is that there is not any verse interior the Bible that proclaims that status for itself. in fact, the Bible even shows the alternative -- in John 21:25 and someplace else. So, there's no longer something incorrect with taking a word that does no longer specially look interior the Bible -- which contain "love the sinner, hate the sin" -- and using it to place across a complicated-to-deny message. it somewhat is a factor I in many situations make whilst debating a "Bible-in basic terms Christian" who has themes with Catholicism. i think of it relatively is the 1st time i've got ever argued this factor with an atheist! .
- Uncle Remus 54Lv 78 years ago
No. God is this way as well. Sin is a state that displeases God and separates man from God. The sinner is some one who allows sinful behavior to rule his life. But that person can choose to stop sinning and live for God. In other words a person need not live in a state of sin and instead live in a state of redemption and close fellowship with God.
That is what this statement means and is not hypocritical and is a true statement.
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- humanistheartLv 68 years ago
Maybe, some think it's a sin to have any sex that doesn't have a chance of reproduction. Which is unfair to infertile people. But they also think having gay sex is a sin, and anal with a man and woman isn't gay sex.Source(s): Minored in Rel Studies
- HorsenseLv 78 years ago
*True* Christians *really do* hate the sin itself, and dis-fellowship(1) any among themselves who make a practice of of it . . .
". . . Por·nei′a includes such acts as oral sex, anal sex, and masturbating another person....
People who think that such acts are not “fornication” are fooling themselves and have fallen victim to one of Satan’s snares. (2 Timothy 2:26) . . ." (2)
Many people today claim they will be forgiven of anything if they just say that they believe in Jesus, or take some other step according to their belief system.(3) However, God is not bound by their fraudulent beliefs. Nor do true Christians hold to such low standards.
.Source(s): (1) "Let Us Abhor What Is Wicked" - Keeping the Congregation Clean - Inevitable Consequences - When a Dedicated Christian Sins http://watchtower.org/e/19970101/article_01.htm (2) "Maintain Chastity by Safeguarding Your Heart" http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2004123?q=Porne... (3) "Whatever Happened to Sin?": - Have We Lost the Sense of Sin? - Sin---What Has Changed? - The Truth About Sin http://watchtower.org/e/20100601/article_01.htm
- Anonymous8 years ago
You are missing the point. People who hate gays don't hate them because they have anal sex. They hate them because they are sexually attracted to the same sex. I don't hate them though.
- RossLv 78 years ago
Yes they are guilty, a christian does not automatically become immune from sin after accepting Christ.
- Anonymous8 years ago
The bible says the marriage bed is undefiled!
- 8 years ago
Wrong. You are correct in saying it is not the act that Christian's hate but it is the ideology that are rooted behind act.