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Thursday, October 27 2016
1 John 3: The Two Kinds Of Hate
"These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him ... Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate ... Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil"
The English-language word "hate" originated from an Anglo-Saxon word, hete, that meant to strongly dislike something because it is viewed as being abominably offensive. The word applied as much to objects, as animals, or humans. The term was about having the sovereign right to think for one's self.
There are two kinds of hate recorded in the Holy Bible.
Some people who choose to live self-destructive perverted lives (as they have every right to do, according to the Word of God, because that is what His Judgment will be about: "22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be" Revelation 22:11-12 KJV; see Let Both Grow Together Until The Harvest) use the in itself hateful term "haters" for those who believe that it is wrong to make one's self a victim of dead-end rebellion and immorality of any kind. But they should include the LORD (see The Identity Of The LORD God) Himself in their "haters" list.
"6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." (Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV)
According to the Word of God, by the LORD's own example, it is not wrong to hate what is evil - its is commanded ("5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph" Amos 5:15 KJV) - while keeping in mind that it's also the right of those who choose to do evil to do so without interference from those who regard their public behavior to be offensive.
It is however, according to the Word of God, wrong to hate what is good - as has become typical of the intolerant, always-easily-offended (while declaring the right to be as offensive to others as they want) doomed-to-fail "political correctness" tyranny - a favoritism dictatorship of any one minority over everyone else.
The Word is God is about loving the ways of life, and eternal life (see the Fact Finder question below), rather than loving the things and behavior that will deprive people of their eternal life and happiness. God's Law is about winning, not being a self-made-by-choice loser.
"3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
The "world" (see Friends Of The World, Enemies Of God and Who Were The People Born After Each Of The Three Worldwide Floods?) has hated the Word of God right from the time of humanity's rejection of the Word of the LORD in favor of the Devil's way of misery and death. Satan's world is however going to be obliterated by the LORD at the time of His return - along with everyone who chooses to hate His Way of Life.
"3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
Fact Finder: Is grace a free gift to those who defy and rebel against God's Laws of Life, or is grace a free gift to those who strive to repent and obey the LORD?
This Day In History, October 27
97: To placate the Praetorians of Germany, Nerva of Rome adopted Trajan (see New Testament Roman Emperors and Whatever Happened To Those Romans?), the governor of lower Germany. The "German connection" to the later "Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation" (its official title) was established very early (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
312: Constantine the Great claimed to see his "vision of the Cross" (see The Signature Of The Antichrist). Constantine was the inventor of the Church of Rome and its "sun day" worship law (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and Why Observe The True Sabbath?).
939: Athelstan died. He was the first Saxon king to have effective rule over the whole of England (Saxons were from Saxony in Germany; the Anglo-Saxons were a tribe of those Germanic Saxons).
1275: The traditional date of the founding of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
1492: Christopher Columbus "discovered" Cuba (it was no "discovery" for the people who were already there; see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy). All of the four voyages of Columbus were to the islands of the Caribbean Sea.
1553: Spanish reformer theologian and physician Michael Servetus was burned at the stake for heresy.
1644: The Battle of Newbury; 9,000 royalists under English King Charles I held out against the parliamentary army of 17,500.
1662: Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres.
1795: Pinckney's Treaty between the U.S. and Spain established the U.S. southern boundary at the 31st parallel and gave the U.S. the right to ship down the Mississippi without having to pay duty to Spain.
1806: Napoleon's troops entered Berlin.
1808: The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed by Napoleon and Charles IV of Spain, divided Portugal into 3 parts.
1809: U.S. President James Madison ordered the annexation of the western part of Florida after Spanish settlers there rebelled against the Spanish authorities. The U.S. was actually created from four rebellions against those who had established colonies in the wilderness: England in the northeast, Spain in Florida, France in Louisiana and Mexico/Spain in Texas. Madison later declared the start of the War of 1812 (1812-1814) with the stated intention to annex ("take territory by conquest") Canada; the war ended with the borders intact, as they remain to this day.
1871: The diamond fields of Kimberley in South Africa were annexed by Britain.
1936: Wallis Simpson was granted a divorce in her native U.S. She later married Edward, the Duke of Windsor, who gave up the throne of England for her.
1962: Major Rudolf Anderson of the U.S. Air Force became the only human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Cuba by a surface-to-air missile.
1942: During the Second World War, an indecisive 2-day air and sea battle around the Solomon Islands ended with substantial damage to both the U.S. and Japanese fleets.
1971: Republic of The Congo name changed to Zaire. The country was earlier ruled by Belgium.
1978: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1994: The U.S. prison population exceeded 1 million people.
1999: Gunmen opened fire inside the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members of the government.