Sanctimonious Attitudes Toward Sexual Sinners

Today’s society provides an overabundance of subject matter for the Christian that thrives on sanctimonious attitudes toward sexual sinners. One saint will hold great disdain for one sexual sin. Someone else will abhor another. More times than not, one saint will hold great disdain for one sexual sinner. Someone else will abhor another–sexual sinner.

Just what constitutes sexual sin, despite what the Bible states, is argued amongst the masses. Still, human “omniscient” condemnation abounds. The contradiction of terms is intended.

I bespeak you, my reader, to not move to the far left or right on the matter. I understand there are those who have experienced various forms of satanic cruelty. And if your experience has been such, I digress to empathize and desire your restorative process. God restores!

Great Intentions

With great intentions of presenting a devoted Christian, it is sadly possible for the avid believer to greatly betray the sacred trust of following. The aim may be to sow normality, but chaos is reaped. Despite the ground being equal at the foot of the Cross, inequality is elevated. Violence is chosen to establish order. Hate for a man to present love for God. The world now sees Jesus, in you, and hates Him.

Social Justice

A friend spoke of social justice in a Biblical quote:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind,” (Luke 4:18 NKJV)

Will bias give birth to fairness? Can bigotry stimulate impartiality? Can hate and love walk together?

Jesus On Tolerance

If you ever want to walk with Jesus as He personally portrays tolerance versus intolerance, here is an opportunity. In Luke 9:51–56, Jesus, the Saviour of the world, was refused entrance. The disciples, in a great display of dedication, seek to clean house. Expecting kudos for their heroism, the disciples are met with rebuke. Jesus presents tolerance. To James and John, he speaks, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of” (Verse 55). To the hasty stone throwers of the woman caught in adultery, Jesus speaks, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” (John 8:1–12).

Sanctimonious Attitudes Toward Sexual Sinners

In conclusion, a sanctimonious attitude toward sexual sinners is anti-salvific. Hear Jesus. “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them” (Luke 9:55, 56). Of course, it is of value to call sin by its right name. Jesus, to the woman, “go and sin no more.” (John 8:11). Yet, hear the first part of His statement, “Neither do I condemn you.” It is of great value to be a true follower.

Read 1 Corinthians 6:11 aloud with salvific eyes, “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

Jesus came to save, not condemn (John 3:16, 17).



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Charlton Alexander

Charlton Alexander

Executive Director of African American Family Life Center of Artistic Communication — Owner of