Last night at church we discussed this quote from Anselm:
“If hell were on one side and sin on the other, I would rather leap into hell than willingly sin against my God.”
This quote raised a good discussion. We had a few people quickly say they didn’t like it. They had good motives. They replied by saying they dont like sin or hell. Thats good!
So I clarified. If we define hell as “eternal suffering” and we define sin as “disobeying God”, which would you choose?
That put it into a different light. I like the quote. That is the type of Christian I want to be. That is the type of Christians I want to lead our church to be.
- God hates sin, so I should too.
- Sin is not whats best for me, so I should pursue something better.
- Jesus died for sin, so I should oppose it.
Loving Jesus and Hating sin are two sides to the same coin. How much do you hate sin?