Many wonder how God can be angry at a people He Himself created. I don’t know. But it would appear from scripture that although God is slow to anger He indeed gets angry. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Why? Why would we have to be afraid of that. Well it appears that outside of Christ falling into Gods hands is not a good thing. I don’t know if I could say that God is just looking to be angry or has only anger for those who don’t know Christ cause that might not be biblically accurate. I believe God wants us to all come to Him. To seek Him. To know Him and His Love. But what happens when we reject His love. The stark contrast to love is hate. God doesn’t hate us. God hates hate. So when we choose to hate Him all that seems to be left is hate. Because God is love I believe He still loves us but when we hate hate Him (reject Him) then we end up in hate because there is no love. Not that we have loved Him but that He first loved us.
As for those in Christ its not that we know Him as much as we are known of Him. And that’s what makes us free and accepted by the otherwise “angry” God. You may disagree and that’s fine but if God doesn’t hate evil and have anger then why does the bible talk about so much. One of my friends gave the suggestion that sometimes people have to attribute things to God because that’s what makes sense to them and in to a degree I agree with that but there must be some point where this “angry God” thing has meaning and some truth to it. I mean when we tell our kids to do something and they straight reject it we can get angry with them. And what God desires from us, His children, is way higher then what we expect from our children so it would seem that His “anger” might be higher as well. Can pure holiness embrace anything less? Its kind of funny cause I believe God desires pure holiness from us but don’t know if He actually expects it. I mean isn’t that part of what Jesus did for us?
All I know is that I don’t want to fall into the hands of the living God without the holiness of Christ covering me. Some think that hell is just more of a state of mind more than a physical/spiritual place. I hold that it is both physical and spiritual but mostly spiritual and when those in hell are resurrected into their bodies they are then destined for the lake of fire which I believe to be even more physical without relief for eternity. I mean it may not seem right in our eyes but God says [every way looks right in the eyes of man but in the end it leads to destruction]. Soooooo, I’m just sayin. In my scriptural understanding God will impose judgment on all those in hell not because He’s a hater just runnin around angry with a chip on His shoulder ready to take people out but because we choose to be angry and hate Him.
I’m no writer and I don’t have the special words or grammar or homineutics to make you believe what I’m saying is either scriptural or true. But you and I and all humanity has a choice. Love or hate. God said [I love jacob but hate esau] but God is love so how can that be. Well esau rejected God (please note that first of all the term hate means more rejected and second that there is a bigger picture here) but that’s because esau rejected God. Don’t reject God. I hate just telling people straight up “do this” or “don’t do this” but please sinner……saint…….don’t reject God cause He definitely doesn’t want to reject you but if you reject Him then inherently Love can’t embrace hate.
That’s about it for now.
Maybe next ill give some insight on what love vs hate means/looks like cause I think sometimes we get it a little twisted.
I know there are many here who believe that living a homosexual life is a sin. Okay. But, what does that have to do with love?~dan pearce
A little primer