Feb 22, 2017 by Will Maule

Billy Graham: "God Hates Sin Because He Loves Us, And He Knows That Sin Hurts Us"

Too often, we fall into the trap of believing that because of our sin, God dislikes us. This could not be further from the truth. Does God hate our sin? Absolutely. But He loves us infinitely despite our imperfection. "God doesn’t approve of anything that is wrong in His eyes. When we sin, we often feel guilty because we know we’ve done something wrong," writes Billy Graham. "But sometimes we brush it off and act as if it doesn’t matter. In fact, sometimes we even turn everything upside down, and call something good that is actually evil."

However, when we do sin, we can know that God is going to accept us back into his arms if we come to him in repentance. God hates sin, but he loves us. "The reason isn’t because He hates us – because He doesn’t. Instead the opposite is true: He hates sin because He loves us, and He knows that sin hurts us. Sin cuts us off from God and ends up destroying us – and God doesn’t want that to happen. The Bible says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3)," highlights Graham. 

"The most important truth I can ever tell you is that God loves you. He loves you so much that He sent His only Son into the world to shed His blood for you. Now He offers to forgive you and cleanse you and give you a new life – and this becomes a reality as you give your life to Christ. Ask Him to come into your life today."

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