Often it gets said that God loves the sinner, but hates the sin. I too believed this.
Why do people believe this? Because John 3:16 “….. God so loved the world…..” THE WORLD.
His creation. Not sinners. Biblical confirmation?
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
Abhor : Regard with disgust and hatred.
How many times have you heard so-called preachers stand behind the pulpits and try and wing their way around the fact that God didn’t really hate Esau? I have – it was laughable because the “buts” were plentiful in trying to justify the fact that God doesn’t hate sinners or certain people.
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
God isn’t politically correct like mainline denominationalists and some believers make Him out to be.
Do you really think God would send people He loved to hell?
How many times have you heard mainline denominationalists say that God loves everyone? It’s not true, if you aren’t saved, you are God’s enemy until you believe the gospel by which you become reconciled to Him (saved).
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
The Apostle Paul tells us –
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.