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God hates the sin and the sinner!

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Brother Shane, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
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    Psalm 5
    4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
    5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
    6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

    More than the word "hate" must be looked at in this verse. "abhor" is very strong.

    John 3:16 (to keep it in context, include some more verses)
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    And then the consequence of unbelief in the last verse of John 3 (the wrath of God):

    36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

    Revelation 19
    15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
    16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

    Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    By what stretch of the imagination can the wrath of God be defined as love for the recipients of His wrath?

    Do we believe it is coming or not?

    Yes, preach the love of God (the good news) to mankind, the Spirit of God having done His work ("he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment").

    Then add your voice as a second witness (in the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses) to the bad news if necessary.

    Acts 24
    24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    The wrath of God has been received by Jesus Christ on the cross in our place, and we should tell the world about it.

    Leave those who refuse the gospel of love (salvation through Jesus Christ's death burial and resurrection) to Him.

    Proverbs 16
    3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
    4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
    5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

  2. Glory-to-God

    Glory-to-God Guest

    The word "HATE" in the Bible is often used to express priority and preference rather than emotional hatred.
    For example, in Deuteronomy 21:15-17 the word refers to a preference rather than an emotional hatred. The same is true of Malachi 1:2-3.

    If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love [literally, the hated wife], when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love. He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father's strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.

    Deuteronomy 21:15-17

    "I have loved you," says the LORD. "But you ask, 'How have you loved us?' "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" the LORD says. "Yet I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his mountains into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals."

    Malachi 1:2-3
  3. Glory-to-God

    Glory-to-God Guest

    Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.