every so often you read something that stops you dead.

Just a snippet from a longer article by Frederica Mathewes-Green quoted on Virtuosity;

“God hates sin,” some emphasize. But God hates sin like the parent of a leukemia victim hates cancer.

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  1. detroitfather

    I don’t think that gives quite the right sense of God’s hatred of sin. For the child with leukemia wishes every waking hour to be delivered from it, and would certainly do so if it had the means.

    In the case of our sin, we love it and cling to it. And we are responsible for it.

    1. David Ould

      you’re right. It’s only one side of the coin.

      However, the quote immediately made me think of Jesus weeping at Lazarus’ tomb. Whilst He was, presumably, angry at Lazarus’ sin He also hated what sin did to Lazarus.

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