Calvinism/Why God Hates

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  1. steaver

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    I would like to hear from our Calvinist brothers and sisters here on 'Why God Hates' ?

    Here is a quote from brother Willis....

    Every Calvinist I have seen post here seems to agree with this concept that God hates the non-elect. The question for the Calvinist is 'Why does God hate them?' Could be you do not know, but I am curious as to if you do know why.
     
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    God hates all sin and sinners. He has a Holy hatred of sin and unrighteousness.

    hab1:13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?


    14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

    15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

    16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

    17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.

    18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

    19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

    20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

    21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

    22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

    23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
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    14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

    15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

    16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

    17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.

    18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

    19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

    20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

    21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

    22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

    23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.


    God would hate us also if we remained outside of Christ.:thumbs: It is ONLY because we Have a SURETY, our Great High Priest and MEDIATOR that we can be covered and made accepted by the blood...

    Being born sinners we grow up liking sin.....it is our friend until God saves us. It is hard for sinners to grasp the evilness of any and all sin much less hate it.
    I offered you another answer in the other thread:thumbsup:
     
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    Ask yourself these questions:

    1. If God is a God of Love why does He not save everyone?

    2. If God is a God of Love why is anyone cast into the Lake of Fire?
     
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    God does not hate all sinners, in Fact He commended His Love to some while they were sinners Rom 5:8 ! You don't believe that God Loved The Sinners Christ died for ?
     
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    Where does it say he hates the non-elect?
    Here he hates their instruction, not them personally.
    these things you have done. No hatred here of the non-elect.
    There is not one verse where God says he hates any person.
    Having said that you quoted from an imprecatory psalm--psalms of judgment.
    Let me ask you: Would you pray like that today?
    Do you pray: "Dear Lord, I pray that those that forget about you will be torn in pieces and that there will be none to deliver them." Is that your prayer also?
    Jesus said:
    Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
    --He didn't say: "Pray the imprecatory Psalms!!
    God so loved the world--all of the world and all of the people of the world. He died for all. There isn't a single person he didn't die for. He was the just taking the place of the unjust.
     
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    Invalid comments, not supported by scripture !
     
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    This does not satisfy the question. For I believe the Calvinist declares God hates these (non-elect) before they were ever born and ever committed any sin or unrighteousness. Thus, the question remains - why does God hate them?
     
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    First off, it's quite unsettling and quite puzzling too, that I take up so much of Steaver's thoughts...


    Look at the wrath of God poured out on the cross...
     
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    God sees us through either the first(lost) Adam, or the second(saved) Adam...second Adam=Christ...
     
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    good post con one I think steaver is trying to ask the question why is God God
     
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    And he can't or won't answer my questions!
     
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    Are you sure you posted in the right thread? The question was 'why does God hate the non-elect?'
     
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    :laugh: Good one! When did you answer mine?
     
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    So this is your answer to the OP? God hates the non-elect because he foresees them through a futuristic Adam?
     
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    No need to "think" here Icon. Just read the question in the OP :thumbsup:
     
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    God is not one dimensional. He is just as well as merciful. Because of sin everyone stands condemned, but he choses to show his mercy to a remnant, just as he always has done from the begging of the "Book".

    He must judge sin. If He did didn't, you would like that either. He casts guilty, unrepentant sinners, they are not victims. They are enemies of God.

    The only puzzle is not why God choses to save only some. It's why does he chose to save any.
     
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    It seems an easy question. Is this a trick? I assumed that every Christian knew of God's hatred.

    For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
    evil may not dwell with you.
    5 The zboastful shall not astand before your eyes;
    you bhate all evildoers.
    6 You destroy those who speak clies;
    the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
     
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    The Calvinist here declare that God hated the non-elect before they ever existed, before they ever committed any wickedness. My OP question is why?
     
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    Not those Christ died for, He was condemned in their stead for their sins against God's Law ! God would be unjust to condemned them now, Justice has been served for them ! You dont believe that do you ?
     
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    Are you are asking why God hated a person pre- Fall or post- Fall? If it's the former, I see no evidence that he did. If it's the later, I have an answer.

    Let me flip it around to see if that helps. You and I both are very pleased with the fact that Christ's work on the cross was attributed to us, so could I not ask, why did God love the elect (in-Christ, of course)?. We could ask, "why is it "fair" that God forgives Brian's sin just because Jesus died"? It's the same "problem, and it's a bigger problem for we who live in Western/individualistic society where we don't understand that the sin of one member of a group affects all.

    Adam was our representative head, so was Christ. According to scripture, one man brought death to us, and one man brings life. It's the way God arranged things.

    I am not exactly sure of the context of what the other person said about God's hate, so any other clues would help.
     
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