God Does Hate a Few Things

  Pr 6:16 "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:"
Zec 8:17 "And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD."

  The above verses along with several others shows us that God is capable of hatred. I'm glad to report that there is not one commandment  of the ten that says, "Thou shalt not hate." Now before I go any further, I must assure my reader that this article is not an article espousing hatred. It is rather an article that hopefully will bring some balance to current trends. Do you realize that as you are reading this, congress is no doubt working on some legislation that is targeting hate. The sad thing is that most of the rhetoric is centering on "hate speech."  The predominant subject is supposedly to protect the gay community.  They are doing everything they can to make it illegal to say anything negative against the homosexual lifestyle. There is a pastor currently imprisoned in Canada only because he spoke negatively against homosexual behaviour. It is already illegal there. In other words people can be arrested and charged with the crime of, "Hate Speech."
  In the public minds eye, what is hate speech?  Anything said that is derogatory about or toward someone because of their difference or uniqueness. It is definitely wrong for someone to hate another person because of their color, language, handicap or gender resemblance.  You will not find the hatred of God toward the physical makeup of any individual, but you will find the hatred of God toward some things that individuals do. Especially those things that God has said we should not do. And More especially those things that God calls an abomination. Stop and think with me for a moment. King David took another man's wife then had her husband murdered. David is in Heaven right now. Does that make sense? God definitely hates adultery and murder, yet one of the Bible characters who committed both has been forgiven and was later referred to as the, "friend of God."  The apostle Paul, before he was an apostle, did some really dastardly deeds. On the road to Damascus, he was gloriously saved and forgiven of his sin. He also is in Heaven for eternity.  I am pretty sure God hated that Stephen was stoned to death at the order of Saul, but he gave Saul the name Paul and sent him to the uttermost part of the earth.
  My point in all this is to argue that we must hate the things that God hates and love the things that God loves. Yes, we can hate things but we shouldn't hate people. We must hate some of the things that people do, but we must be ready to forgive when they turn from those things!  We must learn and train ourselves to carry the message against the sins of this world, naming sin as sin; but intermixed with an active love for the lost and misdirected.  We must not even leave the impression that we have no problem with perverted lifestyles. It is not healthy and it is self destructive to indulge in perversions. God has made it clear that people should not engage in such behaviour. In fact such behaviour is proof that God has already judged the world partly because of what is currently going on. Romans 1:18-32.
  It has not been my ministry to work with or reach homosexuals, but I have dealt with enough of them to know that they truly believe they are in accord with their nature. But, they are also plagued with the inner knowledge that they are following a life that is not real.
  I do not want to see America bound up in laws that prevent us from speaking freely on any subject we please. I especially do not want to see America make laws that provide perverts privilege to participate in acts that will destroy our nation and world.
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