Hate the Sin, not the sinner

I am writing today about the misdeeds of one Ben Roethlisberger. I’ve been a Steeler fan since  early childhood & this latest accusation against my team’s star QB tugs at my heart. I really hope Ben isn’t guilty & will continue to be a Steeler fan even if the DNA evidence proves his guilt.

At best, Ben is guilty of being with the wrong people at the wrong time & clearly in the wrong place.  Perhaps the woman who accuses Ben of sexual assult is nothing more than an opportunist & for this I ferverently pray. But at the same time, Ben has not shown much good judgement during these past two years & already has one accusation of assult  on his record{ thanks be to God nothing came of that first case…}

Even if the court of public opinion convicts Ben, as a Christian it is my responsibility to hate the sin but love the sinner. ben clearly is a confused young man who, even if he is never charged with this latest accusation,  has a knack for finding trouble.

God be with you, Ben. You will need it.

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  • getfreefromdebt  On 03/10/2010 at 3:46 am

    I haven’t heard about the situation you mention but agree with the headline. Jesus taught us to hate the sin but love the sinner. Loving the sinner doesn’t mean condoning or allowing bad behavior (i.e. sin). We love the person but don’t let him/her get away with the bad behavior. It bothers me that people say Christians are hypocrites because they don’t understand this concept.


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