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A Time to Hate? From childhood we are taught not to hate others, Luke 6:27-28 Do not hate enemies; Matthew 5:43-44 Yet, there is a “time to hate”, Eccl. 3:8 –“Set against”, hence, to set oneself against –Comparatively / Relatively, Luke 14:26 God so loved the world…yet, God hates sin, Proverbs 6:16 –King David prayed from a good heart of “perfect hatred”, Psalms 139:21-24 2
Hate: Abhor Evil (Rom. 12:9) Hate: “to hate (personally): -enemy, foe, … odious” (Strong’s Dictionary) –No friendship with, Prov. 3:32 –No delight in, Prov. 11:20 –“A right feeling of aversion from what is evil” (Vine), Heb. 1:9 Abomination: “Disgusting, an abhorrence” (Strong’s, 123) –Sin is loathsome, detestable, reprehensible and repulsive to God (who is holy), Hab. 1:13 –We must be holy, 1 Pet. 1:15-16 3
Our Attitude Toward Sin M UST B E L IKE G OD ’ S, Psa. 97:10; 119: 104; 139:20-24 (pure, absolute, intense hatred) Fear of God is lacking when we fail to hate sin, Prov. 8:13 (cf. Acts 10:35) Our hatred of sin reveals itself in our conduct, Jer. 44:4-5 We must have a corresponding love for good, Amos 5:14-15; Rom. 12:9 4
Applying the Principle W E M UST H ATE A LL S IN IN A LL ITS F ORMS, 1 Jno. 5:17; Col. 3:17; Matt. 7:23 Commitment not to love the world, 1 Jno. 2:15-17 The works of the flesh, Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:3-5 Put on the mind of Christ, 1 Pet. 4:1-5 5
Applying the Principle W E M UST H ATE A LL S IN IN A LL ITS F ORMS, 1 Jno. 5:17; Col. 3:17; Matt. 7:23 Refuse fellowship with error/sin, Psa. 26:1-5 Walk in purity of truth, not evil, Eph. 5:7-11 Come out and be separate, 2 Cor. 6:14-18 Aversions to refusing fellowship is seen Liberalism is accommodated Moral sins are winked at Hatred of sin helps us obey, 2 Jno. 9-11 6
Applying the Principle W E M UST H ATE A LL S IN IN A LL ITS F ORMS, 1 Jno. 5:17; Col. 3:17; Matt. 7:23 Genuine aversion to sin, Psa. 101:3-4 Don’t put trust in those who oppose God by opposing His truth, Psa. 31:6 (Prov. 13:5) Determine to oppose false teaching and those who teach it, Gal. 2:4-5 Mark and avoid divisionists, Rom. 16:17-18 Identify to limit their damage, 2 Tim. 2:16-18 Preach and contend earnestly, 2 Tim. 4:2; Jude 3 7
A Time to Hate J UDGMENTAL N EGATIVE N ARROW H ARSH Eccl. 3:8 Some will say… 8 H ATEFUL Like God, there is a “time to hate”!