God Hates Perfectly just as He Loves perfectly !

Sethproton

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Yes, because God went on to Create the World...
you lost me here: "God went on...?" Adam was the end of creation, nothing is spoken of as being created after man.
Salvation is the choice of sovereign God.
You are right, Salvation is from God's thoughts and actions. And He has declared that He will freely save those who choose to entrust themselves to Him. We are saved by faith.
 

Dizerner

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He hates what is contrary to His nature—He hates what is contrary to love.

And desiring to make evil things and put them in hell for no other reason than to glorify himself, is not self-sacrificial, is not pursuing the good, and is not caring for the well-being of the things made.

So God necessarily hates any doctrine that attributes evil actions to him, if he is in fact, a God of love.
 

Sethproton

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What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, ........................Romans 9.

And @ Seth, what if this is the case? What can you do about it?
What about Romans 9:19 where God directly addresses Calvinist about their attitude toward Him?
 

Sethproton

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Where ?

Chapter and verse please !
Romans 1:19+20 and Hebrews 11:1-3
These describe the gift of faith whereby we can know that God exists. This does not save us, but lets us know (by faith) what we need to know to be able to entrust ourselves to God to be saved.
 

brightfame52

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civic

He can hate the sinner in a perfectly holy way and still lovingly forgive the sinner at the moment of repentance and faith (Malachi 1:3; Revelation 2:6; 2 Peter 3:9).

This is absolutely false. God never hated the elect, even while they were enemies, ungodly sinners He Loved them. Rom 5:8

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

He Loved them while unrepentant and while in unbelief ! It was because He Loved them, He quickened them while dead in sin Eph 2:4-5

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)

You have God being mutable and doubleminded, loving and hating the same sinner !
 

civic

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Romans 1:19+20 and Hebrews 11:1-3
These describe the gift of faith whereby we can know that God exists. This does not save us, but lets us know (by faith) what we need to know to be able to entrust ourselves to God to be saved.
Neither passage says God gives faith to everyone, you made that up as usual.

Heb 11
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for(A) and assurance about what we do not see.(B) 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.(C)

3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command,(D) so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Rom 1
For what can be (AL)known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, (AM)have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[g] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

any more fallacious arguments?

no wonder you did not paste the actual passages.
 

Sethproton

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Neither passage says God gives faith to everyone, you made that up as usual.

Heb 11
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for(A) and assurance about what we do not see.(B) 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.(C)

3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command,(D) so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Rom 1
For what can be (AL)known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, (AM)have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[g] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

any more fallacious arguments?

no wonder you did not paste the actual passages.
you proved nothing, All you did was deny what i said, but made no effort to explain anything.
 

Sethproton

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civic



This is absolutely false. God never hated the elect, even while they were enemies, ungodly sinners He Loved them. Rom 5:8

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

He Loved them while unrepentant and while in unbelief ! It was because He Loved them, He quickened them while dead in sin Eph 2:4-5

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)

You have God being mutable and doubleminded, loving and hating the same sinner !
We were vessels of wrath before we were saved
Does this mean God loved us even while we were destined for wrath?
Most of us think so
 

SovereignGrace

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You didn’t prove everyone has faith including the unsaved . Fallaciousness is your motto.
Did he quote Romans 12:3? I have him on ignore and can’t (thankfully!!!!!!!!!) read his posts…


Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.[Romans 12:1-3]

In context, Paul is referring to believers, not every person whoever lived. 2 Thessalonians 3:2 shoots that notion down. and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith.
 

preacher4truth

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Some weird "gospels" "jesus'" and "theology" being preached here by @Sethproton.

Scripture declares not all men have faith.

It doesn't say they haven't "exercised" it, which if you think about it, they cannot exercise what they do not possess.

It doesn't say they really do, but they don't have it.

It doesn't say they haven't used it yet which is impossible if one does not have it in the first place.

It doesn't say they don't have it yet, an argument these of his ilk have proffered, which would show that they must get that faith from somewhere, totally contradicting their entire case.

Instead, it plainly states not all men have faith, completely contrary to his heresy.

Note 2 Thessalonians 3:2. Also, Romans 10:17 proves faith isn't inherent, but is external and therefore received. It is also proven in Ephesians 1:19, and in other areas of Scripture as several of you have shared, showing it is a gift received, therefore it isn't possessed by everyone.

One fellow on another site argued that even dogs have faith...so I asked him how many poodles he's won to Christ and baptized. It is anything but the truth for these types.
 
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Sethproton

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Some weird "gospels" "jesus'" and "theology" being preached here by @Sethproton.

Scripture declares not all men have faith.

It doesn't say they haven't "exercised" it, which if you think about it, they cannot exercise what they do not possess.

It doesn't say they really do, but they don't have it. It doesn't say they haven't used it yet.

It doesn't say they don't have it yet, and argument these of his ilk have proffered, which would show that they must get that faith from somewhere totally contradicting their entire case.

Instead, it plainly states not all men have faith, completely contrary to his heresy.

Note 2 Thessalonians 3:2. Also, Romans 10:17 proves faith isn't inherent, but is external and therefore received. It is also proven in Ephesians 1:19, and in other areas of Scripture as several of you have shared, showing it is a gift received, therefore it isn't possessed by everyone.

One fellow on another site argued that even dogs have faith...so I asked him how many poodles he's won to Christ and baptized. It is anything but the truth for these types.
context is your friend, when it says not all have faith, it refers to saving faith, but all have been given faith to know God exists
 

Theo1689

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It might seem a contradiction that a God who is love can also hate. Yet that’s exactly what Bible says is true: God is love (1 John 4:8), and God hates (Hosea 9:15). God’s nature is love—He always does what is best for others—and He hates what is contrary to His nature—He hates what is contrary to love.

No one should be surprised to learn that God does hate some things. He created us with the capacity to both love and hate, and we acknowledge that hatred is sometimes justified—we naturally hate things that destroy what we love. This is part of our being created in the image of God. The fact that we are all tainted with sin means that our love and hatred are sometimes misplaced, but the existence of the sin nature does not negate our God-given ability to love and hate. It is no contradiction for a human being to be able to love and hate, and neither is it a contradiction for God to be able to love and hate.

If I may add....

Some people think it is contradiction for God to love and to hate.
But God can love "Jacob", but hate "Esau". There is no contradiction here.

I think part of the problem is that people think because they're not allowed to hate, then it is wrong for God to hate as well. But that doesn't follow, since God is God, and we are not. God is Holy, and we are not. God is perfect, and we are not. God is sinless, and we are not. We have no basis for hating our fellow man, because we are just as bad, if not worse, than they. Further, it is not our position to "hate" others, but to love them.
 
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