Presentation on theme: "HATE IS HATE ALWAYS WRONG?. Hate as the Bible Presents It “Malicious and unjustifiable feelings toward others, whether towards the innocent or mutual."— Presentation transcript:
Hate as the Bible Presents It “Malicious and unjustifiable feelings toward others, whether towards the innocent or mutual animosity.” DEFINITION ONE “A feeling of aversion from what is evil or towards error.” DEFINTION TWO “Relative preference of one thing over another.” DEFINITION THREE “HATE” W.E. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Hate as the Bible Presents It I. God Hates (In the last two senses). A.Even though “God is love” (1 John4:8). B.He hates (and opposes) evil. Idolatry (Jer. 44:2-5; Col. 3:5; 1 Cor. 10:14). Seven things (Prov. 6:16-19). C. God hated Esau (Edom) (Rom. 9:13; Mal. 1:2-5).
Hate as the Bible Presents It II. We Should Hate and Oppose Evil. A.We must hate every false way (Ps. 119:104). What we believe makes a difference (2 Thess. 2:10-12). Ephesus was commended for hating evil (Rev. 2:6). B. We must hate evil (Ps. 97:10). Sin is against God (Ps. 51:4; Gen. 39:9). Sin is degrading (Luke 15; Prov. 13:15). C. If not, we do not love God (Ps. 97:10).
Hate as the Bible Presents It III. Relative Preference for Things. A.We cannot serve two masters (Matt. 6:24). B.“Hate” one’s family (Luke 14:25-26). Love less (Matt. 10:37). C. “Hate” one’s own life (Luke 14:25-26). Prefer pleasing God (John 12:25).