What Does God Hate?

20131203-221607.jpgGod is love, but He still hates!

What does God hate? Does He hate tattoos, or Christmas trees, or little fat Santas?

Is He a hater of republicans, democrats, or both? Does He hate the United States of America, as some “prophets” have proclaimed?

Just who, or what, does God hate?

Maybe God hates Starbucks employees, because, oh, I forgot why.

I’ve heard He hates Proctor and Gamble products, but, again, I don’t remember why.

Some people say He hates Disney films; post-Walt films, that is.

Oh, and don’t forget the tobacco growers, beer makers, and horse racers. If God hates anyone, it has to be those kind.

For a while, God hated Pepsi products; but I think that’s changed. I hope so…

Listening to the news lately makes me even wonder about Tea Party members. Have they fallen from grace? Are they now among the hated by God?

Everyone knows God hates rock and roll because of its “beat”, and country music because the huge belt buckles worn by the singers are really pagan idols; so I’ve been told. And rap music? In Heaven? Ha!

I was talking with some really spiritual people the other day, and discovered God REALLY loves southern gospel music, even if it sounds like country. I figured they were telling me the truth; after all, there sure are a lot of “them there” groups on Christian television!

You may find THIS hard to believe, but God loves George W. Bush, even though everyone else hates him.

And, Mr. and Mrs. Ima Rightwinger, God even loves Barak H. Obama!

I don’t believe God hates football, because I really like it. It’s okay if He hates hockey, or even tennis; I don’t pay any attention to those sports.

Does God hate YOU? I won’t ask you if you think God hates me.

Okay, let’s try and figure this out. How can Love hate? Hate can not love, so how can Love hate?

Love hates things, and actions, that steal, kill, and destroy.

He hates actions that divide brothers and sisters. He hates things that defile; things that stain, disfigure, and ruin His creation.

Love hates iniquity and wickedness. It hates lies, regardless of whether they’re white or black. God hates bigotry, racism, slander, and things that bring about shame. Love hates backbiting, jealousy, and the belittling of others. It hates death, sickness and disease, and pathetic faith “formulas” that turn a person’s eyes and heart from the Author and Finisher of faith to themselves.

God hates the religion of humanism.

Love does not hate people. Even though God said He hated Esau, the phrase was used more as a comparison than an actual fact. Sorry; I realize you may hate me for saying that…

God so loved the world…the people, even wicked, sadistic, murderous people. He loved, and loves, people whom I have an extremely hard time even liking.

And even though the fine folks from a certain Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, disagree; God loves homosexuals and lesbians! Check this out:

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV)

…and such were some of you!

But it wasn’t just love that motivated God to send His Son as a ransom for this messed up world.

No, He was also motivated by hate! He hated to see the world He so loved face eternity without Him.

Without His Presence.

Without Love.

Forever surrounded by total darkness and pure hatred.

So what does God hate? He hates to see His love, His demonstrated love, rejected for a life of eternal damnation.

THAT’S what God REALLY hates!