Christians so often use the phrase “Love the sinner, hate the sin” that you would think it comes straight from Scripture. But is it true of God? Should it be true of us?

My guest on this podcast is Don Carson, research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and president of The Gospel Coalition. He joins me to examine this familiar statement and whether or not it is true and helpful. We talked about what we should make of Bible passages like Psalm 5:5 that speak of God hating the wicked.

Is God’s love for us unconditional? Does God love both the elect and the unelect in the same way? Listen as Carson sheds biblical light on these tough questions. Thank you to Betsy Childs Howard for her assistance in preparing this podcast.