For about 40 years Living Waters has been preaching the Gospel from a new, “lost” perspective. Their perspective comes from multiple areas of the Bible that use God’s law to bring guilt and recognition of their sin to the human conscience. They apply these verses to live and witness in that manner.

Once the conscience has been plowed, Living Waters places the seed of truth (of a Savior that can save them from their sin) in the heart and nourish it by telling people that they need to repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Salvation. Many people object to this method by saying . . .

1. We are told not to judge and this method of preaching judges people

2. We are supposed to love the sinners up, not knock them down

In response to these un-based claims I have done the following:

1. We are told not to judge and this method of preaching judges people

Biblically this statement is true (Matthew 7:1) but it does not apply to the ministry of Living Waters since this is not what they do. Let me explain.

A judge is someone who declares a sentence to someone. In the case of Living Waters’ way of witnessing they are acting more like the man who tells the sentence to the one being sentenced. They do not give the decree or sentence and they do not judge; they let God do that.

It is not unbiblical to tell mankind about what they will face when they die. In fact, Jesus commands us too (Acts 1:8)!

2. We are supposed to love the sinners up, not knock them down

First off, sin is the conscious act of disobedience against God, by a human. And, since murder and gay marriages are clearly spoken against in the Bible, we can definitely say they are a sin. And, since sin is disobedience against a perfect God, we could assume that God would have a righteous anger against the disobedience.

But, don’t just take my word for it, read what God has said Himself:

Numbers 11:1:

And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and His anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.

Numbers 32:13:

And the LORD’S anger was kindled against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.

If God has that kind of righteous anger against complaining, imagine His perfect anger against other sin.

So, should we say, “hate the sin, not the sinner.”? No, we shouldn’t say it but the leading point behind this saying is, “love the person for who they are and just don’t do what they do.” This is not what God acts like.

Christians should have a righteous anger for sin, just like God does. But, because of this flesh-soaked world, we have grown soft on that. We seem to forget, or force from our minds, the fact that God hates sin!

We need to speak against such things as gay marriages and abortion, with the righteous anger against sin! So, “hate the sin, teach the sinner the same.”

Also, last time I checked, telling a sinner about God and how they will go to hell without divine intervention is not unbiblical; actually it is one of the most biblical things you can say!

Living Waters has been preaching the Gospel for awhile and I feel that their method of preaching not only brings a true, repentant heart but also a soul for God!

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