IS HATE A BAD THING?
I can honestly and unequivocally say that there isn�t a person on this planet that I hate. Many rub me the wrong way, but I usually write them off as misdirected or uninformed!
I suppose there are a few folks that hate me. I get emails every time I write a commentary. Many call me hateful. But I really can�t control the emotions of another person. As teenagers like to say--it�s on them.
While running the risk of being �Coultered,� I have to be faithful to what I know to be true. So I have to ask, is it wrong to be a hatemonger?
In our ongoing struggle with the PC crowd we usually find ourselves behind the eight ball because we continually allow them to frame the agenda. They have redefined the English language, and as a result, most mainstream Americans no longer know what is acceptable to say. Hate speech, hate crimes, and hatemonger are terms that have been created to silence the Truth. The enemies of God are trying to make hate obsolete.
You may think I�m nuts, that I am playing right into their hands, but I have to ask, is hate a bad thing?
Hate---the emotion of hate; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action.
You see it is OK--even necessary--to hate THINGS��but not PEOPLE. I wish more people hated some things.
What would America be like if more people were spurred into action because they hated:
Instead, we are taught to tolerate it, to accept it, and to even codify into law things that we should hate.
Perhaps I�m still not clear.
I wonder, does America need more hate?
I saw a t-shirt the other day that read: Truth Is Hate To Those Who Hate Truth! "Have I now become your enemy by telling the truth?" Galatians 4:16
That�s it, isn�t it? Truth. No one wants to hear the Truth. Truth brings conviction. Conviction brings guilt. Guilt brings shame. Shame brings remorse, remorse brings repentance. Truth is hate, to those who hate Truth.
I know it is hard to believe, but the God who IS love, also hates. That�s right. God hates. In fact He goes further. He calls some things an abomination, which is a much more powerful type of hate. According to the dictionary abomination means �hate coupled with disgust,� and abomination occurs 174 times in the Bible.
I know you want to argue. But the proof is in the pudding. Check it out for yourself. Here is a list of 43 things God hates.
So where does that leave us? If hate is so wrong, why does God tell us that �there is a time for hate" (Ecclesiastes 3:8). �Hate what is evil, cling to what is good� (Romans 12:9)
Yes, folks, God hates. And His hatred forced Him into action. He hated sin so much that He willingly sacrificed His beloved Son to eliminate it. If God hated sin, shouldn�t we?
Someone was once asked when all of the suicide bombing would stop in the Middle East. The response was chilling. �The bombing will stop when Muslims love their children more than they hate the Jews.�
Is hate really the problem in America? Could the problem be what we hate�.and what we love?
So, let�s ask ourselves a few hard questions.
Misapplied and misappropriated love is destroying America. "Have I now become your enemy by telling the truth?" Galatians 4:16
If we are ever to recover our moral equilibrium in America, then we are going to have to make the decision to love the things that God loves and hate the things that God hates. Because of the ongoing confusion in the Church, America loves the things that God hates.
I have a window sticker on the back of my car. �For God so loved the world, He did something!�
He hated sin�.it spurred Him to action�..He gave his Son. I�m so glad He did.
John Lennon changed America with the mantra, �All you need is love.� He didn't know God, therefore, he didn�t understand. Many in America love the wrong things.
So, which is worse, loving the wrong things, or hating the right things?
hate a bad thing?
out my new CD�Why
Should God Bless America?�it's better than listening to O'Rush,
O'Hannity, or O'Reilly. Pass some salt to your friends!
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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen United www.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.
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They have redefined the English language, and as a result, most mainstream Americans no longer know what is acceptable to say. Hate speech, hate crimes, and hatemonger are terms that have been created to silence the Truth. The enemies of God are trying to making hate obsolete.