Are the Sinner haters Correct in saying that God is a Sinner Hater?
A scripture in the Bible that as believers would do us all well to understand with clarity.
Isaiah 55:8-9 reads; For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
From the rendering of the passage, it is fair to say that whatever man's understanding of hate and its consequences are, God's knowledge and understanding of hate is righteously far beyond the puny brain power of man who figure they have a handle on scripture and use the verses about hate to bring God down to their level of understanding that essentially makes God into their image of who He is. This is the height of idolatry where the self-appointed-knowers of God become are idol and deceive many to bow to their perceptions about God.
Have you considered that when you read about God's "hatred" of sinners, and you attribute your personal, human emotional psychology to God's words, you are lowering God to your level? You are making your thoughts God's thoughts, and your ways, His ways. You are attributing your feelings, which proceed from your human heart...which the scripture says is "deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked" (Jer 17:9) to a God who is not flesh, but Spirit. Yet you have the gall to say that you do not discredit or devalue God! Is it because you think your ways are as high as God's ways? This is blasphemous in that you are attributing the mind of man to be the mind of God!
Those who have lifted the "hate" scriptures from the Bible and have chosen to lower them to a human level, are now living by them. And because they blaspheme the Word of God by proclaiming His thoughts to be as low as theirs, their lives are filled with anger, judgmentalism and condemnation.
The "hate" scriptures, therefore, have become idols in their heart that renders themselves, idols of hate to people who support them, even if doing so innocently.
God is nothing like you and I. His ways are not your ways, but are higher than your ways. His thoughts are not like your thoughts, but are higher. Even his so-called "hate" is "love" compared to your weak human emotional hatred you show your enemies. Do you see how easy it is for God to melt the human heart with His "hatred?"
God says many things in the Bible that shock the carnal mind. Make no mistake, "the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom." But if you see the things God says within your own human psychology and fail to understand how ancient people talked you will not understand God's prophecy. Some preachers go so far as to label God's anger with sinners as "Holy Hatred." If they are marrying the word "holy" with their human emotional hatred, which proceeds from a deeply flawed, dark, and desperately wicked heart.
This is not to say that God has no emotions. Only that we should not judge God's emotions based on how we understand with flawed human understanding. Otherwise, we are guilty of making God in our image.