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In general Romans 12:16-21 (ESV) 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, ...


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Jonathan already explained from a Biblical perspective how God is a God of hate as well as love. I will try not to duplicate that. The 'problem of evil' is utterly unrelated to the attribute of hate. Evil and hate are not at all the same thing. God is good: 100% pure good. He is, in fact, the only standard of what good is; we measure whether something is ...


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I think "hate the sin, love the sinner" is a very Christian concept. God hates sin, and in fact he hates sinners. Romans 9:10-18 10 Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac. 11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: 12 not by ...


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Great question. I think where people often struggle with this is the imposition of the assumption that hate and love are mutually exclusive. This often tends to be the case with us, but it is a result of our sinful nature. God can both hate the sinner for what he does, and still love him in many ways. Donald Carson has a great little book (free PDF) called ...


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In the words of Jesus: Matthew 18:15-17 (NIV) 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still ...


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John 8:11 ...“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” We'll there was the women caught in the very act of adultery. Jesus demonstrated his love to her and showed her mercy, but at the same time He commanded her to sin no longer. There there was the time that Jesus drove out the money changers at the ...


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Hatred should not be shown towards anyone. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23 NKJV) Being Homosexual IS a punishment of itself. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their ...


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It is impossible to love without hating. They are opposites in a sense--in the same sense that every coin has two sides, and without one side the other cannot exist. If you love your child, you have anything which harms your child: illness, a kidnapper, a vengeful ex-boyfriend If you love cleanliness, you hate dirtiness If you love quiet, you hate noise If ...


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I'd say that we forgive each other in order to more closely imitate Jesus. It doesn't have to do with letting them off the hook, nor do I believe it necessarily means we expect God to judge them later. From Matthew 18:21-22, Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven ...


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Leviticus 19:18: Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. It would appear that this pastor may be an example of this quote: Matthew 7:15: “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ...


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I know that the Bible is the Word of God, but it may be important to remember that that particular verse was written by David; "To the Chief Musician". David did not say that he was writing a prophetic word from the Father. It was meant as a song of worship and it was written by man. I think the most outstanding proof that our Father loves us, sinners ...


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First off, a point of terminology. There is no Biblical (or historical, for that matter) basis for the existence of "homosexual people" in the first place. The concept of "sexual orientation" as an inherent trait seems to be a modern concept, invented for political purposes and unsupported by objective facts. The Bible condemns homosexual acts in very ...


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Firstly, I don't think forgiveness means complete absolution from justice (just to clarify some definitions). I think it means absolution from any form of revenge, redemptive violence, punishment for its own sake, etc. We can forgive someone for a violent act, but if they are likely to continue their violence that doesn't mean allowing them to freely do so. ...


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Could Jesus Christ hate something or someone? Yes. Since Jesus is God, he would hate the same things God hates. John 10:30 I and my Father are one. Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked ...


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God is Good. Good doesn't need Evil to exist. Just as Warm doesn't need Cold to exist. Just as light doesn't need shadow to exist. If something has temperature of absolute zero, it cannot be colder. But it can be infinitly hotter. Because what we call cold, is just lack of temperature. If something is in the shadow, we cant see it, we name this lack of ...


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Since you haven't accepted an answer, I'm assuming you are looking for something more explicit. Hate the sin There is a clear call in Scripture for the people of God to hate sin: The fear of the LORD is to hate evil -Proverbs 8:13 Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! -Amos 5:15 Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his ...


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Quote from the CARM article on Dualism: Religious dualism is the belief that there are two opposite powers in the universe: good and evil. Some say that this is manifested in the biblical revelation of God versus Satan. A common representation of these opposites is known from the Taoist religion as Yin and Yang. Dualism is unbiblical since Scripture ...



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