I am a trustee of a British Christian magazine. We are not a church, nor a counseling agency, but often people do write to us for help. The managing editor sent one such letter to me recently, and asked me to pray about it. Let me quote a few excerpts. Last week I was told I have cancer again, the second time in 20 years…. Last year I was told I was a diabetic.
What Is Sin and Why Does God Hate It?
While I broke with fundamentalist religion somewhere around , I still struggle. As any therapist will tell you, old mental habits take a long time to break. My inner concept of God still sees him as an all-powerful being that is infinite at everything- including being pissed off.
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If you or someone you know is considering suicide, know that resources are available. Text: , call TALK , or visit www. Reading this article made me deeply sad, because it made me realize just how many incorrect ideas about God are still out there, and how deeply those ideas are hurting people. We are the ones who have created societies in which individuals are judged based on their physical appearance or on their membership in particular demographic groups, rather than on the content of their character or according to their unique gifts and skills. The Rev. Leanna K. Her ministry experience includes serving as associate pastor of Oakland Christian Church in Suffolk, Va. She writes regularly on pastoral care and counseling, pastoral theology, and congregational conflict. In the almost four years since this blog post went live, we have received record numbers of comments and e-mails.
The short answer is that God does not hate you. He loves you deeply. He hates what sin has done to you. God created a perfect world that sin corrupted and destroyed. The great news of the gospel is that we can be free of sin! When we consider just how sinful we are before God, it can lead to a painful sense of just how horrible and sinful we really can be.