God Hates certain PEOPLE not just SINS
The bible is very clear.
God hates certain PEOPLE not just SINS.
I loved Jacob but Esau I hated
All of them are evil, I came to hate them
God hates people who run to evil, make wicked plans, and lie
God hates ALL PEOPLE who do inequity
God hates wicked people and people who love violence
God is love (1 John 4:8); but God also punishes the sinner and HATES all who do iniquity. God is NOT one-sided. He is not simply an infinitely loving God. He is also infinitely just. He must deal with sin. He must punish the sinner. In the truth of God's word, we find the the Lord has provided one way by which we may be saved. That single way is through Jesus' sacrificy. For all who trust in Him, salvation will come. But to those who turn away, God's wrath abides them: " He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." (John 3:36).
Lev 20:23 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 (hated).***
God wants us to be like him, because his morality is perfect and he alone is the righteous standard.
God doesn't want you to become a god; he wants you to become godly—taking on his values, attitudes, and character. We are meant to "take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you. Be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness."
So try to be like God, because you are his own dear children.
1 Thessalonians 1:6
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord when you welcomed the message with the joy of the Holy Spirit, in spite of your great suffering.
1 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
Join one another in following my example, brothers, and carefully observe those who live according to the pattern we set for you.
1 Corinthians 11:1
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
[[The apostle (Paul) not only preached such doctrine as they ought to believe, but led such a life as they ought to live. Yet Christ being our perfect example, the actions and conduct of men, as related in the Scriptures, should be followed only so far as they are like to his.]]
People often use the phrase "like father, like son" to refer to family resemblance. When people see my likeness in my kids, it pleases me. God wants his children to bear his image and likeness, too. The Bible says, "You were ... created to be like God, truly righteous and holy." (Ephesians 4:24)
1 Peter 2:21
For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you
God directly tells us to HATE, and reminds us that there is a time to HATE.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
How do we reconcile this with John 3:14-16??
Only the civil and ceremonial laws of the OT were washed away when Jesus ushered in the new covenant. The moral laws carry over, as Gods morality is necessarily eternal and unchanging.
ALL SIN IS NOT THE SAME
All sin is not the same!!...Sins are only the same in that they all lead to death and comes in between our relationship with God...But that is not to say that God feels the same about all sin, or that God views all sin equally. He does NOT!!
:Here are a few Examples:
1.) There are only Ten Commandments but surely more than 10 sins. (Pride, Greed, Alcohol Abuse, Un-forgiveness, etc.)
2.) Not all, but only Certain sins are viewed by GOD as detestable shameless abominations. (God says Homosexuality is a detestable abomination.)
3.) Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed for specific sins and not others. (It wasn't destroyed because people kept stealing each others water.)
4.) Sexual immorality is an example of being different than other sins because it's a sin against your own flesh. (1 Corinthians 6:18) - "Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin[a] a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body."
5.) Some sinners we are commanded to not eat or associate with, while other types of sinners are not mentioned.
6.) The bible tells us that all sin is NOT the same!! Click the link at the bottom for some scriptures.
NOTE - You may encounter someone that claims ALL SINS are covered in the 10 Commandments. This is simply not true.
1.) If Commandment 1 covered all the bases, then there would be no need for the other 9...For example, there would be no need to make a commandment that says DO NOT MURDER because it would be known that God covered that in already in Commandment 1...But this is not the case. The commandments are mutually exclusive.
2.) Furthermore, look at the wording of Commandment 1...It clearly says do not put any other 'GODS' before your lord. It's clearly talking about fake Gods and idols...For example, It's NOT talking about you having a problem stealing things, and then that somehow becoming more important to you than GOD....Theft is not a God, nor is it what Commandment 1 is talking about.
3.) And finally, could a person not still worship God yet still have a problem with alcohol abuse??...Surely they could!!....For these three reasons we see that all sins are NOT covered by the TEN commandments.
More info can be found here: http://carm.org/questions-sins-equal
OLD TESTAMENT VS. NEW TESTAMENT
The Old Testament law is much more than a list of dos and dont's---Many times Christians get confused as to which laws still apply. It's important to remember that there are 3 types of laws. Ceremonial, Civil, and Moral. The easiest way to remember it is that The Ceremonial and Civil Laws are temporary, while the Moral Laws (Gods eternal morality) is eternal.