Good Morning July 17

In our world of ever increasing tolerance, both outside and within the Church, a principle that one is to love the sinner but hate the sin is rejected. In modern terms we are to love the sinner and accept everything he does as a normal or simply an alternate way of life. Christians often have Jesus’ words, “Do not judge and you will not be judged”,(Luke 6:37) thrown up to them any time they speak out against some sin. But if this is true, then all I wrote yesterday about Christians being different is meaningless, and further, it negates much of the Bible. God created mankind in purity and declared all that He had made “very good.” But we rebelled from God and blackened His purity, especially that which is in our hearts. God’s original holiness is the normal. What we have done, and gotten completely accustomed to, is not normal. It is evil, and separated from God. Unless God had come to us as the Redeemer we would all be lost and separated from Him forever. Christians are to judge right from wrong. Where we see wrong in a brother or sister Christian we are to “speak the truth in love”(Ephesians 4:15) so that we continue to live lives that show others a better way of life.