Wednesday, April 11, 2007

God Hates Some People

Many people have never heard this idea that the God of the Bible actually hates some people. It is, though, a biblical truth.

Psalm 5:5-6 says, "The boastful shall not stand before Thine eyes; Thou dost HATE all who do iniquity. Thou dost destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit."

Psalm 11:5 says, "The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence His soul HATES."

Rom 9:11-13 "though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls— she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I HATED.”

Even the psalmist expresses this attitude when he writes, "Do I not HATE those who hate Thee, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against Thee? I hate them with the utmost HATRED; they have become my enemies" (Ps. 139:21-22).

So much for "hate the sin, love the sinner" in all situations. There is such a thing as a holy hatred. It is, though, a hate born out of love. If I love my kids I will hate that which is destroying them.

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