Does God Hate Sinners?

"God hates sinners" is the proclamation of many fear mongering preachers and people who are deceived by their contextual misuse of scripture by believing God hates people which gives believers the right to judge and condemn sinners as one individual did in response to my post "Are Lovers of God People Haters". And the ironic thing is he and all who believe God hates people use bible verses to prove their right to hate.

Here is a quote by Matt Slick, "The sobering fact is that God is so holy and righteous that He hates the sinner (Psalm 5:5; Lev. 20:23; Prov. 6:16-19; Hos. 9:15). Some say that we should say that God only hates the sin but loves the sinner. But, the above scriptures speak contrary to that."

Can you imagine that because a person is HOLY and RIGHTEOUS is the reason to HATE PEOPLE! Would that not make God, the supreme Holy and righteous one, the SUPREME HATER of PEOPLE...how absurd!

Angelo Sanchez says this, "You say that God is a God of love and doesn't hate, but if you read your bibles you would know that He does hate, for He hates all workers of iniquity (sin) and will destroy those who speak falsehood..."

Those who read their bibles contextually correct understand that God does not HATE the way it is understood and practiced by sinner haters like Mr. Snachez!

Mark Driscoll says this, “Some of you, God hates you. Some of you, God is sick of you. God is frustrated with you. God is wearied by you. God has suffered long enough with you. He doesn’t think you’re cute. He doesn’t think it’s funny. He doesn’t think your excuse is “meritous” [the word he's looking for here is "meritorious"]. He doesn’t care if you compare yourself to someone worse than you, He hates them too. God hates, right now, personally, objectively hates some of you.”

Wow, reminds me of a Baptist Church who runs a website called "God Hates Fags." Their messages are filled with gleeful hate-speech, all justified by the Bible as far as they are concerned. Does that message shock you? Mark Driscoll's quote would sit right at home on their website

While religious people quote bible verses out of context to back up their warped view of God, I wonder how ready are they to join God, "as they see Him", a hater of sinners? How ready are they to "hate fags" along with the Westboro Baptist Church? Does Mr. Driscoll hate people in his church also?

If God hates ALL who work iniquity, and we desire to be like God, should believers likewise have a sincere hatred for all non-believers though they be your mother or father, your son or your daughter who may be sinners and warrant your hate. Some have already cheerfully sold themselves into what they perceive as God's hatred of this world of sinners by saying that God not only hates the sin, He also hates the sinner. They believe they found their justification. But, you may not be comfortable buying into to that at this point. You may not be comfortable joining God in hating ALL, that is everyone, who works iniquity.

You may be, as some of the hypocrites do, content to leave the hatred up to God, because hatred makes you feel a bit guilty of being involved in wrong.

Are we so naive as to claim that we know the mind of God when it comes to the word hate in the bible. Are we such good and righteous people in our humanity that our finite mind can comprehend the ways of God...His ways are far above the ways of man!

Would these preachers of hate, quote those "hate" verses liberally when they want to, recommend that you hate sinners along with God? I doubt it. Some, hypocrites that they are, recommend that you love sinners, and let God do the hating. They might recommend that you treat sinners kindly, that you turn the other cheek (Luke 6:29) when a sinner slaps you. They may recommend that you love your enemies, do good to them that hate you. (Luke 6:27). They may recommend that you bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. (Luke 6:28).

In fact they may recommend that you PRAY for all men including sinners (1 Timothy 2:1). They may recommend that if a sinner is murdering you, that you ask God to forgive them on the spot, like Stephen did (Acts 7:16). That last one is not very practical to them, so they may not go that far.

Nevertheless, they carry the "hate" scriptures loaded in their condemnation gun (their mouth), with the firing pin (their tongue) set to fire at a moments notice, just in case you get carried away with what they call that "lovey-dovey" "greasy-gracie" stuff.

Some of the bible verses they use are; Luke 14:26 If any man come to me (Jesus), and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Jesus said that. You have to hate your whole family or you cannot be Jesus Christ's disciple. You have to HATE them. So, let the hating begin. Gather all your blood-boiling, eye blurring, teeth gritting hatred into your stomach and focus it on your mother and father, wife, children etc. You must do that before you can be Christ's disciple if you believe God hates the way humans hate.

Here is where the grace-haters begin their tap dance. To them, declaring that God hates all who do iniquity is perfectly acceptable, but do they want to admit Jesus, their personal Saviour, is preaching hate, even to hate one's own parents in spite of the Old Testament commandment that one must "honour thy mother and father?"

Mat 19:19
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Is this sounding a bit contradictory to you? It should. It seems like a red-faced hatred of your own parents is in direct conflict with God's commandment to honour your parents. How do the people haters of the world account for that? Which commandment will you follow? Will you hate them or honour them?

As the saying goes...let's "stop the insanity".

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