Hate the Sin but Love the sinner.
Quite a number of years ago, I learned what that meant.
I debated whether I should share this or not but feel led to do it by the Holy Spirit.
I had a cousin that I loved very much. He and I were good friends and he would visit often. One day, I found out through the newspaper that he had brutally raped a girl in our city. At first, I doubted it could be true, but all the evidence showed he did it.
I HATED what he had done but yet I still loved him. One cannot just turn off love because of something one does. I knew him from very young, yet what he did was horrendous.
So many turned against him and wanted nothing to do with him, but I stood by him because I felt that is what God wanted me to do and I still loved him.
He got one of the longest jail sentences ever given in our province. My husband and I continued to visit him in prison quite often till they moved him to another province. I would write him letters talking about God etc.
Years later, when he got out of prison, he came to visit us. We welcomed him with open arms. He claimed to have given his life to the Lord while in prison. I do hope he wasn’t lying or what they call a jail house conversion. I hope to see him one day in heaven. (He died a few years later.)
He paid for his crime in prison, plus he ended up getting aids while in there.
God knows those that are his. We are all sinners. Some are worse than others, but sin is sin in God’s eyes.
Many of the Hamas people have been brainwashed from young and didn’t really have much of a chance. They’ve all been deceived by the enemy.
But for the Grace of God, that could be us.
God knows each individual one and he wants all of them to turn to him. I know he is working in each and every life. They will be without excuse when they stand before Him. There are no lost causes with Jesus.
I hate what was done to the Israelis. It was horrendous. But I also know that there are many dying in Gaza this very moment going into an eternity separated from God.
I stand for Israel because they are God’s people, and it is God’s land, but I also pray that the Palestinian Arabs will also come to a saving knowledge of Jesus and become our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Lord come quickly Please.