Lady Checkmate’s headline: “Abhor "that" which is evil..."that", not "who"”
Those with skewed world views often accuse Bible-Believing Christians of hating them...which is a bald-faced lie. We love them, but we abhor sin and evil behavior ("that which is evil") as God's word instructs us to. I repeat, we abhor evil sinful behavior...behavior like pedophilia, we abhor...behavior like adultery (and all sexual immorality), we abhor...unrighteous violence (stalking, death threats, rape fantasies, creating kill lists, etc.,), we abhor. It is not the "who" or the individual that we abhor...it is the behavior "that" we abhor.
We share the gospel with the world, even as they threaten to kill us for it. We spend time in prayer, interceding and crying out to God for them, even as they create kill lists with our names on it-because we love them as God has instructed us to and we truly desire God's will for their life. My prayer is that even though they hate us for sharing Life and Truth with them. Even though they wish death on us for praying for them. Even though they despise us, stalk us, harass us and threaten our lives, we will continue to pray for them. God is not mocked. We will continue to seek God. We will continue to love them because it pleases God and we are submitted to Him and His will. The world's hate will not stop God's Love.
Romans 12: 4-10 (KJV)
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Brethren, we will be starting a separate community for us so that we may continue to fellowship, continue to encourage one another, and continue to share Truth with those who are truly seeking Truth. I will tag each of you to our new community when it is established. These are the end times, and we are here for a purpose...may God's will be done...forever.