Hey all. What do you do when you find the Bible teaching two things that appear contradictory? For example, the idea that God hates sinners (Ps 5:5) and yet loves sinners (John 3:16ff). That's just one example, that the Bible teaches that the same group of people are hated and loved. There are others things that appear to be contradictory, such as God's desire for all to be saved (2 Peter 3:9) and the idea that there exists a special group who were chosen before the foundations of the world unto salvation(Eph 1:3-6). It seems that most theological systems perform bad interpretation because they think that one of the truths contradicts another. What about you? What do you do when you are presented with a paradox? A truth that may not make much sense, systematically, but is the clear teaching of the text?