Monday, December 20, 2010

IS GOD CAPABLE OF HATING?


“God does not hate for God is love” has been echoed on the streets from coast to coast, from university to university, from the believer and nonbeliever as even atheist’s bellow such words regarding God.

We will look at the scriptures coupled with examples to conclude this question, rather than emotion and a false belief on the subject.

1) DOES GOD HATE?

YES, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A GOD THAT FORGIVES AND LOVES TO HATE;

"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"
Leviticus 20:23
"And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you"
Leviticus 26:30

"And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters"
Deuteronomy 32:19
"For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth"
Psalm 10:3
"The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein"
Proverbs 22:14
"There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them"
Psalm 53:5
"As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image"
Psalm 73:20
“Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them”
Is.1:14
“hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies”
Amos 5:21
“And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD”
Zechariah 8:17

THE VERY WORDS ‘ABOMINATION’ AND ‘ABHOR’ IS USED TO DESCRIBE, WHAT A HOLY GOD THINKS OF BOTH SIN AND SINNER.

Abhor: to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate, despise. to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject,

Abomination: anything abominable; anything greatly disliked or abhorred, intense aversion or loathing, detestation, a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit, hatred.


2) WELL, OK MAYBE HE CAN HATE SIN BUT NOT HIS CREATION RIGHT?

"The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity"
Psalm 5:5
"Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man"
Psalm 5:6
"The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth"
Psalm 11:5
"When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel"
Psalm 78:59
“Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance”
Ps 106:40
"These six things doth the LORD HATE: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."
Proverbs 6:16-19
“The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein”
Amos 6:8
"Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me"
Zechariah 11:8
"As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated"
Romans 9:13

THESE WERE NOT SIN’S GOD HATES BUT ACTUAL PEOPLE OR THE VERY PERSON.

3) BUT DOESN’T THE BIBLE SAY ‘GOD IS LOVE?”

YES, BUT THAT IS NOT THE FULL CHARACTER OF GOD FOR:

GOD IS LIGHT
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all”
1John 1:5
GOD IS WAR
“The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name”
Ex.15:3
GOD IS JEALOUS
“Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me”
Deut.5:9
GOD IS HOLY
“Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy”
1Peter 1:16
GOD IS MERCIFUL
“Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.”
Ps.116:5
GOD IS ANGRY
“God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day”
Ps.7:11
....AND GOD HATES
"All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters"
Hosea 9:15
"And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness"
Malachi 1:3


FOR THIS IS THE FULL COUNSEL OF GOD!

4) WELL MAYBE THAT WAS JUST DURING THE OLD TESTAMENT?

HOW OFTEN DO WE HEAR THAT ON THE STREETS OR A CAMPUS, AS IF THE GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WAS NOT MERCYFUL OR LONGSUFFERING.

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD”
Gen.6:8
“The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth”
Ex 34:6
“For the LORD thy God is a merciful God”
Deut4:31
“How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings”
Ps.36:7

5) BUT THE NEW TESTAMENT IS FILLED WITH ‘GOD’S LOVE’ RIGHT?

WELL HERE IS THE ‘NEW AND IMPROVED’ GOD THAT WE NOW BELIEVE IN, AS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT HAS GONE TO ‘ANGER MANAGEMENT’ TO BEST WORK WITH HIS HANDIWORK.
5a) THESE ARE RED LETTERED WORDS OF JESUS HIMSELF:

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”
Matthew 10:28
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not”
Matthew 11:20
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes”
Matthew 11:21
But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee”
Matthew 11:24
“And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other”
Mark 3:5
“But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God”
Mark 10:14



5b) THIS IS FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS:

“And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles”
Acts 2:43
“But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things”
Acts 5:3-5
“Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things”
Acts 5:9-11

5c) THIS IS FROM THE EPISTLES
“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences”
2Cor.5:11
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ”
2Thes.1:8
For our God is a consuming fire”
Heb.12:29
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men”
2Peter 3:7
Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?”
2Peter 3:12
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire”
Jude :7

5d) THIS IS FROM THE BOOK OF REVELATION
“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire”
1:14
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth……And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places”
6:9-14
“And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea”
7:1-2
“The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood”
8:7-8
“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth……. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will……. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified…..And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them”
Rev.11:3-11
“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time”
12:12
“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth”
16:1
“And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great”
16:18
“Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her”
18:8
“And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her”
8:19-20
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war”
19:11
“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh”
19:20-21

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death”
21:8

I SEE ONLY CONSISTANCE NOT A BIPOLAR MOOD SWING.
GOD IS RIGHTEOUS AND HIS JUDGMENT IS JUST AND CONSISTENT, NOT DEPRESSINGLY LOW IN THE OLD TESTAMENT TO EXTREME HIGH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL SERMONS “SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD” BY JONATHAN EDWARDS ON JULY 8TH 1741. WITHIN SAID SERMON THE WORDS “GOD ABHORS” IS USED ALONG WITH:
**God may cast wicked men into hell at any given moment.
**The Wicked deserve to be cast into hell. Divine justice does not prevent God from destroying the Wicked at any moment.
**The Wicked, at this moment, suffer under God's condemnation to Hell.
**The Wicked, on earth - at this very moment - suffer the torments of Hell. The Wicked must not think, simply because they are not physically in Hell, that God (in Whose hand the Wicked now reside) is not - at this very moment - as angry with them as He is with those miserable creatures He is now tormenting in hell, and who - at this very moment - do feel and bear the fierceness of His wrath.
**At any moment God shall permit him, Satan stands ready to fall upon the Wicked and seize them as his own.
**If it were not for God's restraints, there are, in the souls of wicked men, hellish principles reigning which, presently, would kindle and flame out into hellfire.
**Simply because there are not visible means of death before them, at any given moment, the Wicked should not, therefore, feel secure.
**Simply because it is natural to care for oneself or to think that others may care for them, men should not think themselves safe from God's wrath.
**All that wicked men may do to save themselves from Hell's pains shall afford them nothing if they continue to reject Christ.
**God has never promised to save us from Hell, except for those contained in Christ through the covenant of Grace.
**The wicked shall not escape the wrath of God unless they repent.


ME THINKETH BROTHER EDWARDS WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK IN MOST CHURCHES TODAY AS HE MIGHT GET A DIFFERENT RESPONSE FROM THE 21 CENTURY PARISHIONERS.

6) DIDN'T JESUS PREACH LOVE, FORGIVENESS AND TOLERANCE?
JESUS PUBLICLY PREACHED AND TAUGHT MORE ON HELLFIRE/ETERNALFIRE/WEEPING AND NASHING OF TEETH/EVERLASTING FIRE/TORMENT/WIPING/BEATING/WHERE THE WORN DIES NOT/UNQUENCHABLE FIRE/RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION/ETC. THEN WE FIND JESUS PREACHING ‘GOD LOVES YOU’ IN PUBLIC.
NOWHERE IN ALL FOUR GOSPEL’S DO WE FIND JESUS PREACHING OR TEACHING ‘GOD LOVES YOU’ IN PUBLIC. NOT ONCE IN 89 CHAPTERS, NOT ONCE IN 3,779 VERSES. NOT ONCE IN ANY GOSPEL.
NOR, DO WE FIND THE APOSTLES PREACHING “GOD LOVES YOU” OR “JESUS LOVES YOU” IN ACTS. NOT ONE TIME IN 28 CHAPTERS, NOT ONE TIME IN 1,007 VERSES, NOT ONCE FROM THE ENTIRE BOOK OF ACTS. YET IT IS SO COMMON TODAY.

7) THINK JESUS EVER USED THE WORD ‘HATE’ RIGHT?
“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate” Rev.2:6
“So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate” Rev.2:15
“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple”
Lk.14:26

8) WE ARE COMMANDED TO ‘LOVE’ NOT ‘HATE’

“Ye that love the LORD, hate evil”
Ps.97:10
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil”
Pr.8:13

“An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked”
Pr.29:27
“A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace”
Ecc.3:8
“Hate the evil, and love the good”
Amos 5:15
“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good” Rom 12:9

9) NO ONE IN THE BIBLE SAID THEY ‘HATED’ RIGHT?


“I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love”
Ps 119:163
“I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD”
Ps.31:61
“I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked”
Ps.26:51
“I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies”
Ps.139:22
“Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?”
Ps.139:21
“I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD”
Ps.31:61
ALL THESE VERSES ARE TAKEN FROM DAVID, A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART.

FINAL CONCLUSION:
There is no verse in the Bible where we find God ALL loving and ALL forgiving but we do find verses where God is ALMIGHTY and we will all stand before Him and give an account of our life.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
-Ecclesiastes 12:1





MAN’S BEST FRIEND

As a child I grew up with animals and have always seemed to have a dog, even as a Street Preacher. Hence my story of my male Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix named ‘Gentile.’



Yes, I named my dog “gentile” and I decided to take him with me preaching. I’ve seen dogs seating in cars, in back of pick-up trucks, running with their owners, jumping in the ocean at the beach, riding a motorcycle, even taken to job sites. Dogs seem to adapt to their owners world, and my world is preaching, so WHY NOT? I trained Gentile for a couple of weeks to sit without moving, then I bought him this masculine spike collar and his leash was a heavy duty chain link. Now this was a big dog that gave a blank look and seemed to command well. So I thought I would break in Gentile to a rock concert in Long Beach. Hours before the concert, I grabbed my banner, TRUTH-horn, Bible, a hand full of tracts and called ‘Gentile’ to join me. Verily, I’m telling you life gets no better than driving to a preach with Christian music playing and my sidekick Gentile sitting shotgun.
At the concert I found a good location, hoisted my banner, preached with the TRUTH-horn in one hand and held my Bible and chain leash with the other. Oh man that was a bit of heaven, preaching to heathen with man’s best friend sitting at your foot. About an hour into the preach, Gentile kept the sinners at bay and I got into an argument with someone. It was one of those guys that would yell something after they passed you but never say anything while in front of you. So I used the mega-phone and said; “If you have something to say, why don’t you say it to my face” and it looked like that person stopped and was contemplating. Then all I can see is several of these silhouettes were now walking towards me cussing, fists raised and mocking God and they were moving fast. So I used the mega-phone and a said “Back off or I will release THE DOG!” More dark silhouettes seem to follow as it appeared a crowd was coming my way with haste and I gave a second warning; “BACK OFF or I will release THE DOG!.”
This did not phase the little mob, so I lifted the chain as the dog stood up and I gave my last warning shouting “I am now going to release THE DOG!”…..and I did……….
…………………well……………ever heard the phase ‘dog gone?’…………….
I released the dog and to my surprise he fled like Jonah. I remembered calling him and soon that small angry mob that wanted me transformed into a search and rescue team for Gentile. They started to shout for Gentile with many of them looking for the dog in the parking lot, people were everywhere calling out for Gentile and all I can say is it was a lonely ride home.
I MISS THAT DOG!
My wife has since made a few house rules one being, No dogs on ministry trips.
We could have made quite a team, Ruben Israel and his dog Gentile, but no he got raptured. Now if you see a big male Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix with a spike collar, dragging a chain leash running like Lot from Sodom, remember THAT’S MY DOG!
We have had a few dogs since Gentile that lived and died at a ripe old age, as we now have a female hybrid wolf Shepherd mix named ‘Rosie.’


Here is a picture of Rosie about 8 weeks old




STREET PREACHERS WITH GOOD NEWS


UPDATE KRQE NEWS VIDEO REGARDING THE BRETHREN FROM NEW MEXICO PREACHING IN FRONT OF A LOCAL CHURCH THAT RESULTED IN ARRESTS.


Pastor on pastor confrontation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02MYEnEAdeo&feature=email


Confrontation between churches caught on tape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O03_Kugu64&feature=email


THE ROSWELL BRETHREN DO NOT JUST PREACH AGAINST HOMO’S OR DRUNKS AND LUKEWARM CHURCHES BUT THEY ARE AN ‘EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REBUKER’ AS PER THIS NOTE FROM THE WEBSITE OF A LOCAL MUSLIM MOSQUE:
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IMPORTANT - 12/09/10 Incident‏

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 23:49

This morning (12/09/10) there was an incident involving a group of radical Christians. They stood outside the ICNM fence with signs and a camcorder while trying to antagonize Muslims by hurling insults. It is believed that their goal was to cause a verbal or physical altercation while capturing it on camera. Members of the board along with witnesses met with the FBI to discuss the situation. We have been instructed by the FBI to NOT engage with this group and to immediately notify the local authorities should this radical group return. Please show restraint by not allowing this group to provoke you, which is what they want.
May Allah Guide Them and we ask Allah to provide our community with the necessary strength to overcome this difficult test.