Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin? Why Christians Should Retire Their Favorite Phrase

Joe Forrest
10 min readOct 21, 2019

“Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” is one of those phrases that feels so baked into modern Christianity is almost shocking to discover it never appears anywhere in the Bible.

At a fundamental level, there’s nothing wrong about “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin.” It seeks to be a more gracious counterpoint to the accusation that…

Joe Forrest

Joe Forrest writes on the intersection of faith, culture, secularism, and politics.