The Warning

It is not a hate crime to tell someone that they are living in sin. It is love to tell them.

“Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand. Yet if you warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul.” (Ezekiel 3:17-21)

If a crime is committed, and you have the means to stop it, and you stand by and do nothing, then you are just as guilty as the one who committed the crime.

To tell someone that what they are doing is sin, and that they need to repent and be saved is not to hate them, but to love them. For if we as Christians warn them not, then we cast them down into hell, just as surely as if we had caused them to sin.

And if you are hated and rejected and persecuted and even killed because you have done what is right; then so be it. You have delivered your soul.

 


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