by David J. Stewart
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"These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." —Proverb 6:16-19
Though it may be hard for some people to comprehend, God does hate some things. God hates evil and He commands those who love God to also hate evil...
"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." —Psalm 97:10
Every Christian should have a healthy hate life. This nonsense circulating in churches today about love, cooperation and unity that doesn't hate sin, false religion and the works of the Devil is demonic. You can't truly love anything without hating that which is harmful to what you love.
The wicked people in this world who live in unrepentant sin against God refuse to accept this truth. God hates evil and commands all believers to hate evil. Wicked and unreasonable people attempt to REDEFINE God by corrupting the Bible and twisting the truth (Romans 1:25). This is why so many corrupt Bibles have been marketed over the past few decades.
A good example is the Godless New Oxford Annotated Bible which was recently published. This work of darkness was written by pro-homosexuals; in it they REMOVE all Biblical passages condemning Sodomy to make it acceptable to the homosexual community. It is wicked! God hates a false witness that speaketh lies (Proverb 6:19). God is a Holy God and His love NEVER condones or permits our sin! It was God's love that sent Jesus Christ into the world to pay for our sins. Apart from the redeeming work of Christ upon the cross, mankind would have been doomed to Hell forever. Thanks be to God for His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ! Oh listen friend, it's Jesus or Hell!
Concerning God, you'll find the word "hate" several times more than the word "love" throughout the Bible. Yes God loves, but He hates wickedness and idolatry. Proverbs 6:16-19 teaches that God hates lying, a proud look, hands that shed innocent blood, a false witness that telleth lies, feet that are quick to mischief and he that soweth discord amongst brethren (gossip is the best way to do that). God hates gossip, whether true or false, because gossip destroys lives and causes MUCH emotional pain.
God hates the homosexual and feminist agendas of this wicked generation, which have caused the evil Committee On Biblical translation (CBT) to horribly butcher and pervert the NIV 2011 concerning the masculine pronouns, "he, him, her, et cetera. The CBT are so evil that they even stop referring to the Holy Spirit as "He." God hates false Bibles that pervert His Words. The NIV 2011 teaches the heresy of Lordship Salvation, which requires people to stop harmful activates to be saved. Every Christian ought to hate the NIV, both the 1984 and new 2011 versions (finished in 2010). The NIV 2011 attacks Jesus' deity. No wonder God has stopped blessing America.
When Israel fell prey to the Midianites in Judges 6:13, Gideon was upset with God and thought He had abandoned His people. What Gideon didn't see because of his own sinful heart was that Israel had done evil in the Lord's sight (Judges 6:1). This is EXACTLY what's happening in America today. Many Christians are wondering "why" they can't find a job. They are asking God why things are getting so bad. It's because God has removed His hand of blessing upon our wicked nation. The 51,000,000 abortions have finally caught up with us. Most people have no idea just how much God hates abortion. God has a special concerning for the unborn child in the womb...
Amos 1:13, “...I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child...”
Abortionists have shed the blood of the innocent...
Psalms 106:38, “And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.”
Erroneously, many people label Christians as "hateful" because we proclaim the truth of God's Word. Jesus forewarned of these naysayers and false accusers...
"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake." —Luke 21:17
"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." —John 15:18
"but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." —John 15:19
I frequently receive hateful e-mails from angry witches, homosexuals and Catholics. I realize that it is NOT me they hate; but rather, the Lord Jesus Christ. They hate the Word of God. They hate the Truth. John 3:20 gives us the reason for their hatred...
"For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." —John 3:20
I am not saying that all hatred is justified. Titus 3:3 states, "For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another." The Bible teaches that it is wrong to harbor envy and hatred towards others. This type of hatred is wrong; however, there is also a Biblical hatred for sin that every believer SHOULD have, just as the Lord Himself hated iniquity... "Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows" (Hebrews 1:9).
In order to have the capacity to love, one must also have the capacity to hate. This is called the "Reciprocating Law of Life." In order for one to experience extreme happiness, one must also experience extreme sadness. You can't know true joy unless you've endured true sorrow. Misery begets joy and happiness if we'll continue trusting the Lord and never quit. Joy cometh in the morning... "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" (Psalm 30:5).
I realize that there are professed "Christians" who are filled with CRUEL hatred, and this is certainly sinful. Truthfully, there is nothing "Christian" about the behavior of such individuals. A true Christian should possess a PROPER hatred towards sin, while also maintaining a PROPER love towards sinners. God is our Example—no one hates sin as much as God; yet no one loves sinners more than God. God is the Perfection of love and hate. Yes, we should hate all forms of evil as Christians; but we are displeasing God if we do not genuinely love the sinner at the same time. We should never hate people. Please read, The Love of God in You.
God loves people; but He equally hates sin. When the Bible says that God is angry with the wicked, it never says anything about hating the wicked. It's critically important for us all to recognize the difference between hating something that is harmful or evil and hatred itself. Homosexuality is harmful to society. It undermines the very basis of our freedom, which is faith in the God of the Bible. Homosexuality is evil. A child needs a mother and a father to properly develop in the home. For a child to recognize (identify) his or her own sexual orientation and mentally develop properly, he or she needs to have a mom and a dad. For a little boy to grow up with no father is tragic. For a little girl to grow up with no mother is tragic. God hates homosexuality; but God certainly does NOT hate homosexuals. Jesus died for all (2nd Corinthians 5:15; 1st John 2:2).
Some people have a hard time understanding this truth, because they can't comprehend God's unconditional love for mankind. Many people can't understand how you can "love and hate" at the same time. Any decent parent who loves their child hates anything that threatens that child. The love and hate are directed at TWO SEPARATE objects. Likewise, Christians should love people while also hating their sins. The love is directed towards the sinner; but the hatred towards the sin. It is not uncommon for a teenager to feel that the parents don't love them for setting rules and curfews. This is because teenagers are still young and often don't recognize the hidden dangers of sin that their parents do see. We frequently hear horror stories from the newsmedia concerning the tragic consequences of teenagers being left alone together. Parents who love their teens will guard and shelter them. Satan wants your children.
My point is that love is often mistaken as unkindness or unfairness. God's hatred is really love. God wants what's best for us. God is angry with those who commit wickedness and live in sin. GOD IS ANGRY WITH THE WICKED EVERY DAY...
"...God is angry with the wicked every day." —Psalm 7:11
God gets mad folks! God HATES sin and injustice. God HATES corruption and evil. It's tragic that so many people make the grave mistake of ASSUMING that since God is a Loving God that He would never send anyone to Hell. Nothing could be further from the truth. Look at all the suffering in the world today. If God allows mankind to suffer because of his own sins here upon the earth, then you can be assured that it will hold true in eternity as well. If a loving, kind, honest, hard working, compassionate, and respectable person dies in his or her sins without Jesus Christ as Savior, then Hell will be their home forever! If you die without having your sins forgiven, then you WILL go to Hell. I didn't say it, GOD DID!...
"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." —John 3:3
"That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." —2nd Thessalonians 2:12
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." —Revelation 20:15
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power." —2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9
It's Jesus or Hell. If you think the Sacraments will get you into heaven, you are greatly mistaken. If you think good works will get you into Heaven, you are greatly mistaken. If you think everyone goes to Heaven, then you are greatly mistaken. The Bible CANNOT be changed, it will be fulfilled...
"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." —Matthew 5:18
Where will you spend eternity friend? God hates sin; but He loves the sinner. God loves mankind so much that He sent His only begotten Son to the cross to pay for our wicked sins (John 3:16). We don't deserve anything less than hellfire; but God wants to give us paradise and peace in Heaven. All God asks is for us to BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who shed His blood to wash away our sins forever. Don't be deceived friend, God does hate sin and He will NOT look the other way as sinful men do. God hates false religion and you will NOT get into Heaven through some religion.
You need Jesus; not religion. You need forgiveness; not the sacraments. ONLY by going DIRECTLY to Jesus Christ can you be saved (1st Timothy 2:5). The Pope cannot help you. The priest cannot help you. Salvation is of God, and so God must do it alone, and therefore you MUST come to Jesus for salvation. Acts 10:43 states, "To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins."
Ye Must Be Born Again!