The Dichotomy of Judgment and Love.
A dichotomy can also exist in the attributes of an person. Consider one of the most common dichotomies but seldom ever addressed is the dichotomy of judgment and love. For the Christian we see this in the statement “love the sinner but hate the sin” but this over used, seldom practice statement takes a very difficult gem of understanding and tries to packages it in a Cracker Jack box of application. Let’s investigate further.
Judgment of Sin
Throughout the beginning, God has set a man to warn the people of the rewards of their sin. Today He has set us who are His own, to warn the world of the impending danger to come. So the dichotomy is that we must intervene in their lives. deliberately introducing a change in thought feeling and behaviors in a way which will allows them to see their self-destructive behavior. This so that the judgement of the christian is not out of hate or malicious behavior, but out of love.
Love that Causes Judgment
The apostle Paul says “knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men” ( 2 Corinthians 5:11-21,)
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