Those who see God as a grandfatherly teddy bear who sits in Heaven and smiles tolerantly down upon imperfect human beings often argue that God is love and would never send people to an eternity of torment. Most in this category would agree with Pope Francis that even atheists will eventually go to Heaven.
When considering today’s world, while wickedness is on the rise and is the order of the hour, the fallen mind, it can be reasoned, might be justified in reaching such a conclusion. Wickedness pervades societies and cultures around the planet. Those who perpetrate heinous activity seem to get away with their iniquitous behavior. God in Heaven seems to the “God is love only” crowd to be forgiving of all evil—even if repentance isn’t forthcoming.
“A loving God couldn’t send even the Adolf Hitlers and Mao Zedongs to a place of punishment such as the Bible describes” is the mantra. Although such beastly humans are subject to earthly retribution, the retribution is only temporary. The person’s spirit is ultimately absolved of all sins. This is the religiosity behind many in the matter of good vs evil.
“God is only love; that such a deity could harbor no hate” is at the heart of this earth-centered theology.
Of course, those who hang onto this view want no heavenly governance for the most part. They want to be free to do what is right in their own eyes. They don’t want to answer to a deity for their own sins. They will make it to Heaven because a loving God could never send them, or anyone, to the Hell described in the Bible.
And they must at the same time view the Bible as a book that is flawed at the very least—not the Word of God (at least, not of their version of God).
Because they declare that God can’t hate—that He is only love—they must deny that the words of the Bible aren’t the Truth—the very words of the Living God.
You might disagree with my analysis of the type of things God hates, but I thought these are matters we’re all familiar with. Here is why they must deny the Bible to be God’s Word. This is how the writer of Proverbs puts it:
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him.
- A proud look,
- A lying tongue,
- Hands that shed innocent blood,
- An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,
- Feet that be swift in running to mischief,
- A false witness that speaketh lies,
- And he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16–19)
If there is a God who punishes sin with eternal fire in Hell, there is a world full of people at this moment who will not make Heaven without repentance. Let’s look at some of the sins we should be thoroughly familiar with, since we’re inundated with such wickedness at an exponentially increasing rate.
“A proud look”
We remember the actress who held up a performance award she had just won and told Jesus to do something in the most vulgar of terms. Hollywood types and politicians of the anti-God, ideological left often display such prideful blasphemy.
“A lying tongue”
A president—despite absolute, even scientific, DNA evidence—lied that he had never had sex with a young woman, and had only his hand slapped for the lie to a forum before which lying supposedly brings severe punishment.
Additionally, another president continues to have ongoing lies perpetrated against him from opposition politicos, entertainers, and even mainstream news organizations. The Russian collusion hoax continues to haunt our eyes and ears, with other lies just as egregious making their way to the forefront of the crooked election processes of our day.
“Hands that shed innocent blood”
Can there be any among us who are truly innocent other than babies in the wombs of their mothers? Yet their blood continues to be shed by the millions every year in America and around the world. Laws are made just to secure the right to commit this most wicked practice and those who practice abortion as “the right to choose.”
“An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations”
In considering this thing that God hates, we think on the desires of those who want to do wickedness to the youngest of children through exposing them to evil, transvestite, and other sexual perversions. One political party is now controlled by those who want to teach these perversions in classrooms and even to change the genders medically of children while declaring parents who oppose such activity as anarchists. The FBI has joined in the pursuit of such parents who seek to protect their children.
“Feet that be swift in running to mischief”
Black Lives Matter (BLM) comes immediately to mind. Its followers have done billions of dollars in damage to private and public properties—have even burned churches, such as setting on fire the church known as the church of the presidents in Washington, DC.
These and other rioter-organizations, like Antifa, have burned entire portions of inner cities and blocked off certain areas as “off limits” to police.
These, funded by the evilist of globalist minions, run swiftly to any mischief that arises.
“A false witness that speaketh lies”
We recall a Supreme Court nominee who, in the recent past, was subjected to a woman who, it was proven, falsely accused the nominee of sexually assaulting her and other young women many years previous.
Justice Clarence Thomas also went through such false accusations at his hearings, with the current president of the United States, when he was a US senator, leading the false accusations in what has become known as a high-tech lynching.
“And he that soweth discord among brethren.”
For me, this is manifest in those who claim to be of a political party, but run to left-leaning forums, particularly mainstream “progressive” panels such as The View and TV programs at networks, and tell the anti-America, anti-God hosts what they want to hear. This is all to get air time, while throwing their fellow party members under the proverbial bus because of hatreds they hold.
Some would say this is only politics and doesn’t fit God’s condemnation in this sense, but, as I say, to me personally, this is one example of this type of wickedness God hates. I certainly hate it, at any rate.
God is a God of love, absolutely. But He is also a God who is perfectly righteous. He is patient concerning His judgment, but His patience is not without limits. He hates sin in any form and will ultimately destroy it.
With all the wickedness, the evil, we see all around us, we must ask: Is the Lord of Heaven about to bring all of this anti-God activity to an end?
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. (Jude 1:14–15)
Before that great judgment, Jesus said the following will happen:
And when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your head, for your redemption draws near. (Luke 21:28)