3 thoughts on “Does God Hate Sin But Love The Sinner?”

  1. True that, Dave!

    What I think is amazing is that God’s love doesn’t just love what it likes, God’s love is able to love what He previously hated. That is some great love, woe to the man who rejects that.

  2. There is no contradiction between the question and the verse, only apparent.

    “Through your precepts I get understanding;
    therefore I hate every false way.” Psalms 119:104

    God’s love and hate are expressed in accordance with the principles of His law. As soon as sin entered, God’s hatred of this destroying power was manifest. He must hate that which is against life…otherwise love is not true love.

    But as soon as sin entered, Christ, the most Loved of heaven, was made available to bring men back into harmony with the law…to make them loved and lovely again.

    God hates “the workers of iniquity” because all they have is sin, and God must hate sin.

    But in Christ, the sinner can be changed and separated from sin. So, in Christ, and in His offering, God loves the sinner. “He hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Eph. 1:6

    Therefore, “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.” Ps. 2:12

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