Wow! Tom may not be a "spring chicken" but he sure does know how to surround an argument. Great stuff!
Originally Posted by Tom From Mabank
You quoted the Sermon on the Mount, which most do, and specifically Mat. 5:44. I will asnwer and show you that the Sermon on the Mount can't be used as an argument and that most Christians have a misunderstanding of what Jesus taught.
You can't separate sin from the sinner: "As a man thinks in his heart, SO IS HE" (Prov. 23:7)
"God HATES all WORKERS of iniquity" (Ps. 5:5).
"The Lord ABHORS the bloodthirsty and deceitful MAN" (Ps. 5:6).
"The WICKED and the ONE WHO loves violence [God] HATES" (Ps. 11:5).
"The face of the LORD is AGAINST THOSE WHO do evil" (Ps. 34:16).
"God LOVES RIGHTEOUSNESS and HATES WICKEDNESS" (Ps. 45:7).
"The LORD HATES a HEART that devises wicked plans, a FASLE WITNESS, ONE WHO sows discord among the brethren" (Prov. 6:16-19).
God reminds us, "All wickedness is in Gilgal, for there I HATED THEM. Because of the evil of THEIR DEEDS I will drive them from My house; I will LOVE THEM NO MORE" (Ho. 9:13).
And Moses wrote of God: "If you do not obey ME, MY SOUL shall ABHOR YOU" (Lev. 26:27-30).
Then there is hypocritical love: God warns, "Should you LOVE THOSE WHO HATE the LORD? Therefore the WRATH of the LORD is upon YOU" (2 Chr. 19:2)
Paul also warns of hypocritical love: "Let your LOVE be without hypocracy. ABHOR what is EVIL..." (Rom. 12:9).
Now, I've made it easy for you. In light of the above passages (I can give more), can you admit that God HATES wicked humans? I'll make it easier--multiple choice even:
C. I rather not answer.
I really want you to answer!
I pray that Knight leaves his up for an extra day?
I have an appointment this morning. This afternoon I will show you your misunderstanding of the Sermon on the Mount.
God bless, Tom from Mabank, TX