David Platt recently argued that God hates the sin and hates the sinner and loves the sinner. Scripture clearly teaches both. Reject the cliche’ that God only “hates the sin and loves the sinner.” Our sins cannot be separated from us. Jesus didn’t just die for my sins; He died for me!
5 The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. 6 You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man (Psalms 5:5-6).
5 The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence (Psalms 11:5).
16 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, 19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers (Proverbs 6:16-19).
36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him (John 3:36).
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