God hates.


I hate abortion.

I do not believe there is anything more indicative of man’s depravity than the acceptance of infanticide. In ancient times, parents with unwanted children would simply “expose” their children to nature (leaving infants in fields, wooded areas, or by tossing them into the sea). Today, we simply tear our children limb from limb with a vacuum for cheap in unclean facilities. We live in a world where an abortion costs 400 dollars, and adoption can cost 40,000 dollars. It’s much easier to end life than nourish it. All for the sake of convenience.

Over the years the arguments have changed. The argument that an infant is merely a fetus and not a living-functioning human being is being proven false as we continue to advance technologically. Ironically, science is our greatest ally in this respect.  Now, the Pro-choice argument is that it is a woman’s right to end the life of her child, so long as it is still inside her. Abortive rights have become a feminist issue.

I say all of this not to inform you on the horrors of abortion (hopefully you will educate yourself on this issue), or the sinfulness of Pro-choice advocates. I say this because I want to prove a point: You hate whatever threatens what you love. The greater the love you have for someone or something, the greater your hatred for whatever opposes it. The more you love, cherish and celebrate life, the more you will hate that which takes life away.

It’s the same with sin. God hates sin. Yes, God is full of grace and love (He is love), but He is not some sentimental being who overlooks sin and pardons the unrepentant. God sent His very Son to die for your sin. Sin brings death, and God hates death. Do not be like the Jews who presumed that God would save them simply because He was patient and merciful. They practiced external rituals in order to make themselves appear righteous, but deep down they knew they were not. They simply hardened their hearts and presumed that God would save them regardless.

Remember this, God forbids because He loves. God hates because He loves. He does not restrict for your displeasure. God is for your life.

Do you suppose, O man–you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself–that you will escape the judgement of God?

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

-Romans 2:3-4 (ESV)

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