Is being vague about sin an act of love? Often people avoid condemning sin out of a desire to love. Insinuating sin instead of naming sin; Generalizing instead of being specific; Apologizing for how embarrassing the very mention of sin can be; Fearing that being too specific might turn someone away from Jesus. This all too often stems from a sincere desire to love. That
In a recent conversation someone cited Hebrews 12:6 as proof of God’s love towards a person suffering because he was caught in sexual immorality. The text reads, “For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” The logic was, “So and so got caught in sin. Being caught hurt. Being hurt is discipline. God disciplines the one he loves.