“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9 NKJV)”
Yes, God loves the sinner, and He hates the sin, but there is something amiss on the statement.
He also judges the sinner, but He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross; and to rise from the dead, in order for salvation to come to this cursed world.
So in conclusion, the statement: “God loves the sinner, and hates sin” is incomplete. It should go as this: “God loves the sinner, hates sin for He is holy and sin separates the sinner from God. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, both Man and God, to be the substitute to the death the sinner deserve, and for the sinner to receive a gift he did not deserve, that is, a relationship with God and salvation. The sinner can be restored to God upon realization of His works, and repentance for his sins.”