Christian Hatred

Many seem to think that hatred is something that Christians should have nothing to do with, but this is manifestly not the doctrine of scripture.  Paul commands us to “abhor that which is evil,” and in the text for this message, it is said, “Ye that love the Lord, hate evil.”  Few things more clearly reveal our heart’s condition than our attitude towards sin, or moral evil.  If we tolerate it, or embrace it, then we are still in darkness.  If we hate it, in ourselves first and foremost, and in the external world around us, then we have every reason to hope that a true transforming work of grace has been wrought in us.