Posted by Allen Cantrell
So how does this sit with you?
“The cliché, God hates the sin but loves the sinner, is false on the face of it and should be abandoned. Fourteen times in the first fifty Psalms alone, we are told that God hates the sinner, His wrath is on the liar, and so forth. In the Bible, the wrath of God rests both on the sin (Romans 1:18ff) and on the sinner (John 3:36).”
The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God, Crossway, 2000, p. 70.
Are you scrambling, after reading this, to clarify lest anyone be put off by a God who is angry with sin and sinners?
If the god you believe/preach/serve/worship/know/love,etc. does not burn in wrath against all unrepentant sinners, then you my friend are an idolater.
Are we so fearful today of offending mere mortals that we cannot find our tongues so as to speak boldly the hard truths of scripture? May such mousy preaching cease. And may all pandering preachers and catering clerics get an honest job. They are certainly not honest when they so misrepresent the Living God.