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Love the sinner, hate the sin, but if you truly love them tell the sinner they are sinning


This is what we are called to do:
2 Timothy 4: 1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
We are told to reprove, rebuke and exhort.
Reprove is elegcho in the Greek which means to –convict, convince, and tell a fault. Is this not what people call judging these days? Why yes it is. So if we are instructed within the Bible to tell those that sin of the faults and we are to convince them to turn from the error of their ways. Then are we judging them? No we are not, we are a tool of God, one of His servants through the grace of Jesus Christ, as long as we do not do the same sin and use facts found within the Bible.
If we do not reprove those that sin, if we do not rebuke those that sin and if we do not exhort them to turn from their sins then are we not in disobedience to God? Yes we are.
So yes love the person that sins, and yes hate their sin for their sin is more important to them then God and for this reason alone you must tell them of their sin. You must ask them time and again to turn away from that which is evil, which is of this temporal existence. For our ultimate goal is not to be happy here, but to be eternally joyous in our service to God in our eternal life promised to us by the Bible.
We are to learn how to do that service here in the short time here upon this plain of existence. Then we are to learn more during the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ Himself who we as His body are to serve alongside Him and learn from Him. Teaching, caring, instructing those that either survive the Great Tribulation or come after it.
Even in this time there will be failure for at the end of the thousand year Satan is to be let loose upon those that live upon the earth at that time and others will choose to follow him into the abyss than to serve God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the fate for all that chose the sin over God.

They shall turn to fables and fantasies


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We are told to teach the Bible. We are told to stay true to the Bible. We are warned that in time people will turn from God and instead seek after “fables.”
2 Timothy 4:1 – I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
We are told to reprove. – elegcho el-eng’-kho of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish:–convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove.
We are told to rebuke. – epitimao ep-ee-tee-mah’-o; to tax upon, i.e. censure or admonish; by implication, forbid:–(straitly) charge, rebuke
We are told to exhort. – parakaleo par-ak-al-eh’-o; to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation):–beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort(-ation), intreat, pray.
Why? Because they will accuse us of judging them, because they wish to live in a myth, a fairytale, a fable of their own creation that they call Jesus, but it is not. For they have strayed from the true teachings of Christ and have embraced that which is a lie, because the truth was too harsh for them to handle, which is why we are told to reprove, rebuke and exhort them.
We now live in these times and we need to stand our ground and make it known what is true, good and holy within the teaching of “the Word,” the Bible.
It is now that all that truly call themselves “Christian” must step fully into the light and make all fully known that is true, that is Jesus, that is GOD

Reprove, Rebuke, Exhort


These are what we have been told to help those that live in sin. We are told to teach God’s Word unto all. Yet many say “c’est la vie” that say this profess to be “Christian.”

There is a point where we must let go and allow people to decide upon their own. This is true of anything that is why God gave us free will. However, as Christians the moment you say you are one you are drawing a line in the stone, not in the sand, but in the stone. It is a line that cannot moved and should not move, but that is not the case in today’s day and age.
When those that try to follow the teaching of the above three words they are attacked, they are accused of “judging.”
Here is the thing. When Jesus made his statement “take the beam out of your own eye before you take the splinter out of your neighbors” (paraphrased). Here is the important element of that analogy. A beam and a splinter are the same thing word wise. What Jesus was saying is the person “judging” suffers from the same sin. It also means that they are not working within the facts given within the Bible.
Those who stick to the Bible and what the Bible teaches are reproving. When they challenge someone using what the Bible teaches they are rebuking. And when they then ask you in love to stop sinning they are exhorting.
So the people that keep using the “judging card” as I call to me are trying to avoid practicing their Christianity. They wish to keep it all to themselves and in the meantime are sinning against God.