Does God “hate the sin and not the sinner” or is it righteous for God to hate since…?

Does God “hate the sin and not the sinner” or is it righteous for God to hate since…?
he’s the one entitled to judge?
@joe: a non-physical intelligence who created the universe and sent Jesus to fulfill the Covenant to Abraham by dying on the cross and resurrecting.

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when you say “God,” what exactly do you mean?

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17 Responses to “Does God “hate the sin and not the sinner” or is it righteous for God to hate since…?”

  • Fireball says:

    first choice is correct…

  • K~WOO says:

    God does not exist. Get over it and move on.

    Why would god create man, give him original sin, than impregnate a woman with himself so he can come back as a man and be crucified to save us from the very original sin he gave us?

  • Helen says:

    I can’t even presume God’s shoes fit me.

  • MortalGuardian says:

    I do not believe that God hates anyone, and I would have grave reservations about worshiping any deity that would hate people. Yes, he hates sin, and rightfully so!

  • Bronz Kratliss says:

    IMO, God doesn’t hate.

    Love cannot hate, and hate cannot love.

  • d4nnyb0y02 says:

    God hates sin and loves His children.

  • asimpletruth7 says:

    God does not hate any person. Not even Saul (eventually Paul) who began a genocide of His people. God hates sin because it destroys the people who He loves and separates them from Him. God loves human beings with a strong passion beyond our ability to grasp. No one on earth can repay God with the equal amount of love that He has given and will continue to give.

  • Rex says:

    hmmm if God hates the sinners, why are Israelis the “Chosen people”?

  • Evangelist Paul says:

    The Bible teaches that “God is love”. It tells us that God loved us so much that He came and died on the Cross for our sins. It further teaches that “God is long suffering, not wanting any to perish”.

    However, It does teach that God hates anything that is unrighteous. He has a “hatred” for sin.

    Given this, it would be safe to say that God is fully justified and righteous in hating sin…yet at the same time, loves all people. (“For God so loved the World….”)


    Sin is like lemon juice in Odin’s paper cut. He gets really ticked off.

  • D123 says:

    Well technically God determine everything, He’s above right and wrong because there’s no one to judge Him. He determine what is good and what is not.

  • chris g says:

    Since God is love, He must hate. If you love babies, you hate abortion. If you love black people, you hate racism. God loves those He has chosen, all of the others are under HIs sore displeasure. God is still kind to all, the just and the unjust alike, but God only loves HIs chosen!

    Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

    If you claim to believe God’s word, there it is in black and white. Unless you are willing to deny this plain scripture….. GOD HATES ALL WORKERS OF INIQUITY, therefore He loves those who do righteousness. He is the judge of all the earth, and He shall do rightly!

  • mark says:

    When the Bible does speak of God hating, the object of God’s hatred is usually sin and wickedness. Among the things God hates are idolatry (Deuteronomy 12:31, 16:22) and those who do evil (Psalm 5:4-6, 11:5). Proverbs 6:16-19 outlines seven things the Lord hates: pride, lying, murder, evil plots, those who love evil, false witness, and troublemakers. Notice that this passage does not include just things that God hates; it includes people as well.

  • Out-of-the-ordinary NORMAL says:

    That quote is from St Augustine and comes from a sermon on an Epistle of John. So it is largely irrelevant.

    God hates sin and He hates what it does to you and He knows that if left as is it will damn you NECESSARILY

    “—it is fearful, but it is right to say it;—that if we wished to imagine a punishment for an unholy, reprobate soul, we perhaps could not fancy a greater than to summon it to heaven. Heaven would be hell to an irreligious man. We know how unhappy we are apt to feel at present, when alone in the midst of strangers, or of men of different tastes and habits from ourselves. How miserable, for example, would it be to have to live in a foreign land, among a people whose faces we never saw before, and whose language we could not learn. And this is but a faint illustration of the loneliness of a man of earthly dispositions and tastes, thrust into the society of saints and angels. How forlorn would he wander through the courts of heaven! He would find no one like himself; he would see in every direction the marks of God’s holiness, and these would make him shudder. He would feel himself always in His presence. He could no longer turn his thoughts another way, as he does now, when conscience reproaches him. He would know that the Eternal Eye was ever upon him; and that Eye of holiness, which is joy and life to holy creatures, would seem to him an Eye of wrath and punishment. God cannot change His nature. Holy He must ever be. But while He is holy, no unholy soul can be happy in heaven.”

  • Free Stuff in 2012 says:

    “Hate the sin, not the sinner,” is a HUMAN phrase of judgement not one of a god’s.

    Also, it i not from the bible.; it was popularized by Gandhi, a Hindu, not a Christian. Few Christians realize this, though.

    ADD: Another one of my favorites is “The Gods help those who help themselves.” The quote is actually from Aesop and refers to the Greek Gods.
    The god of Abraham, especially in the “New Testament”, tells people to NOT do for themselves. They are supposed to leave it up to god.
    Of course, when you think that the End of the World is nigh, it is easy to just let things slide. When the End fails to arrive you have to start wondering about taking care of things again…

  • tree top says:

    we are all born into this world dead spiritualy romans 5:12 seperated from God, when we come to Jesus by faith in his completed work at the cross, then we are raised from our spiritual death to life with Jesus, now you can understand all things because now you have the spirit of God living in you. you have been set free from the bondage of sin and death, and live in the newness of life guided by the holy spirit. it is like going from being a worm and then becoming a butter fly and you will never be a worm again.

  • JimboP says:

    God has no human emotions. IT is a Universal Being.

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