By Phylicia Masonheimer – May 18, 2017 – Crosswalk.com
Social media has brought out a dark side of Christianity. Torrents of hate spill into Facebook comments. Names are called. Insults are hurled. And somehow, we’re expected to win people to Christ through all of this. It’s this dark side of faith that the world reacts against so violently; their scapegoat for subjective morality. If Christian love looks like this – who would want it?
Hate the sin but love the sinner.
We use the phrase liberally, but are we liberal with the love?
There are plenty of Christian leaders who see this hatred and say, “No more!” But with the same breath that claims the love of Christ they write off the law that made Him necessary. Blurring the created lines of right and wrong, they “love the sinner” – and lie about the sin. Thus, we end up right where we began: Striving for the ever-evasive balance of love and truth.