Love the sinner, Hate the sin

Are you Defined by your sin?


Are you Defined by your sin?

I believe that all sin occurs when we give into temptation. Every sin is a choice and we make your own choices
For example: I have stolen, lied, had premarital sex and I have a temper. All my sin started as temptation(ie seeing something I wanted but didn't need, Wanting to make a better impression or make myself look good, or just wanting to be love and thinking sex was the only way to feel loved) and when I gave in I sinned. This goes for everything sin including homosexuality.
ALL sins are equal,(excluding blasphemy of the Holy Spirit) but I think what causes so much debate and anger regarding sin especially homosexuality is we as the world have blurred the line so much that anything goes. I know stealing is wrong and a sin, but I don't go around an say I was born a thief, born a liar. I wasn't born that way, but through Jesus I have been able to stop those sinful ways. By choosing to forsake sin and live my life according to God's word. Are we born killers, rapist, thief, liars, homosexual, greedy and/or people love material things more than everything else or do we have circumstance that lead us into temptation then we choose or not choose to give in. Does that mean I'm not tempted? No. I just refused to give in to those temptations. And when I do stumble I am convicted and I repent. And in order to justify our sins we seem to devalued ourselves so low that we compare ourselves animals ie " Dogs do it", "I just can't control myself." or "My physical or instant pleasure beats all" Think about it.(A) Are you defined by your sin? Or are you (B)A Child of God who has sinned, and have been forgiven. I chose to be option B
God loves us, regardless of how far you may have gone astray into sin. He has made all of us in his image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-27), and has a special plan for your life. He offers salvation to you if you will come to Him repent of your sin, and trust in Jesus Christ, and follow His will for your life. Jesus paid the penalty for your sin (death) so that you could have peace with God. Something to “world” cannot offer. When you turn away from your sin, God welcomes you back with open arms, just as the father welcomed the wayward son home (Luke 15:11-32).
PS It's Never too late until it's too late.


For more info
http://www.porn-free.org/homosexual_God.htm

http://www.gotquestions.org/victory-over-sin.html

http://www.the-highway.com/lovesinner_Gerstner.html

Much Love

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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

I love to sin


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ratcliffe07 7 years ago

I agree about temptation. The Bible says in ALL ways Jesus was tempted, but yet they found no sin in him. That means he was tempted homosexually, heterosexually, even in the ways of animals. Temptation comes from prince of darkness...it is rather we choose to live in sin or not...good blog


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

You spoke to truth with power and I love it! You have a new fan today!


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livelonger 7 years ago from San Francisco

Certain sins earn the condemnation from hypocrites, while others are ignored.


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drpastorcarlotta 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Praise God, you have a new Fan today!!!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless You!!!


sandra rinck 7 years ago

I heard it said by some about Christains, why do we sin then ask for forgiveness and then do it again, then ask again for forgiveness?

Then I heard it said that God or Jesus will only forgive you so many times so.....

Then I heard it said that you cannot ask for forgiveness at your death bed and expect to be saved, how is this fair?

I gave up after a while. I sin, I call myself a sinner. I try not to, I usually do, I ask to be forgiven all the time while I try, try, try, try, try etc... you get the point, to do better.

It's either that or savor up all my sins and ask just one time on my death bed etc...

But I like how I heard it said. Well pray in advance for forgiveness of the sins you have done, the sins you will do in the future and the ones you don't even know you did.

I am just grateful in knowing Jesus is for the sinners but His mercy and forgiveness has no end as long as you remain in His sights...

So I believe anyways. I never really know for sure except the part where as long I sincerely keep trying and keep forgiving the sins of others, then they will also be forgiven of me.

Great hub, loved your commentary on, "I don't go around saying I was born a theif." LOL, that was funny. :)


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spiderpam 7 years ago from USA Author

@ goldentoad- I will pray for you

@ ratcliffe07- Thank you for commenting

@ James- Thank you

@ livelonger- God will not ignore any sins, including hypocrisy, be concern about your salvation, Let God deal with them.

@ drpastorcarlotta- Thank you and God Bless

@ Sandra- Thank for your comments


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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

You seem to attract comments that are flippant or sarcastic. You know why that is? It is because you have a way to strike to the heart with truth. Your picture seems so innocent but you are a warrior, lady. You just keep up the good fight and I will pray for your strength.


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spiderpam 7 years ago from USA Author

Thank you for your prayers.


Brenda Durham 6 years ago

Very Biblical as well as common-sense. Many will still rebel at that concept, but stay the course, for it's the right one.


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spiderpam 6 years ago from USA Author

Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage me.

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