Friday, August 12, 2016

Does God Hate the Wicked?

We always here from so many pastors in so many different churches that God loves everybody...He hates sin but he loves sinners.

Really?  Then how does one reconcile these verses from a God who is NEVER changing?

“The arrogant cannot stand in your presence.  You hate all who do wrong. You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord  ‘abhors’ the bloodthirsty and deceitful man” (Psalm 5:5-6).

“The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins and you have uprooted the cities; the very memory of them has perished” (Psalm 9:6).  

“The Lord examines the righteous, but the  wicked, those who love violence, he  hates with a passion.” (Psalm 11:5).

“For the Lord detests the perverse but takes the upright into confidence. The Lord  curses the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the upright” (Proverbs 3:32-33).

“This is what the Lord says: Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:5-9).

“Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nations which I shall drive out before you, for they did all these things and therefore I have abhorred them” (Leviticus 20:23).

Are all these verses hard to read? Do they make you feel uncomfortable? They should.

God hates sin, but He doesn’t punish sin—He punishes the sinner!

Sin is a rebellion of the heart and it breaks God’s laws.  He’s both holy and just and the person who sins offends Him! I have so often heard and read that God loves the sinner but not his sins.  It has confused me for a long time but after finding convincing Bible Scriptures, I must come to the conclusion that God hates both the sinner and his wicked ways.

I can’t help but feel that whatever I think, say and do reflect who I am. I can’t separate myself from my behavior.

Some well-intended Christians will quote John 3:16 as proof that God hates sin but loves the sinner. That Scripture says that He loves the world. But what world does He love? That’s the world He originally created as GOOD—not the present corrupt world! 

The book of Genesis talks about God’s creation and giving life to the first couple, Adam and Eve. All was perfect but is was cursed because of Man’s sin.

If you live contrarily to the true God of the universe by harming and killing others for religious purposes because of your need to belong to groups as you seek your true “identity” and the why’s of your life on this earth, then you are  a very lost soul. While fighting internal conflicts and viewing yourself and others in a very negative way, needing to prove to yourself that you can have power over others—you must realize that God forbids destroying and killing innocent citizens. 

Let’s admit it, anyone who does this does so for satanic reasons which will lead to an eternity with your master—Satan.

God’s hatred is not like fallen mankind’s hatred; it is a righteous hatred as He cannot look upon sin. Man’s hatred is a wicked self-centered hatred from a wicked heart for his personal selfish way and gain.

God’s ways are not our ways nor are His thoughts (Isaiah 55:8 ).  He pours rain on the just and unjust out of His MERCY without loving the sinners. In Romans 9:15,  God said to Moses  “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.”

You cannot understand that you’re a sinner unless God reveals it to you. He can forgive the worst sins—so don’t allow yourself or Satan to deceive you. Satan hates you with a passion and desires to keep you away from believing in the truth. Remember, you’ve been created to be God’s child. He’s waiting for you with open arms of unconditional love!

 Go to Him, be at peace and made well.


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