To: John O
God hated people.
I'm not sure G-d ever hated a person, (I know the Biblical language). G-d hates sin and what sin produces, but I think He loves the sinner even while the sinner is choosing Hell.
posted on 09/17/2003 9:35:20 AM PDT
(Hey, how did I get in this handcart? And why is it so hot?)
While you are correct the bible says what it says. I always found that particular verse puzzling but have never researched it deeper.
posted on 09/17/2003 9:48:02 AM PDT
by John O
(God Save America (Please))
"JACOB HAVE I LOVED BUT ESAU HAVE I HATED"
WHY DID GOD LOVE JACOB AND HATE ESAU? I can tell you why God LOVED Jacob; IT IS SOVEREIGN GRACE! There was
nothing in Jacob that could make God love him; there was everything about him that might have made God hate him as
much as He did Esau, and a great deal more. But it was because God is infinitely gracious that He loved Jacob and
because He is sovereign in His dispensation of His grace that He chose Jacob as an object of that love. Jacob was loved
by God simply on the footing of FREE GRACE.
WHY DID GOD HATE ESAU? Why does God hate any man? I defy anyone to give any answer but this... because that man
DESERVES to be hated. No reply but that can be true. If God deals severely with any person, it is because that person
deserves all that he gets. Esau did not lose his birthright; he sold it. he sold it for a "mess of pottage." If any of you
want to know what I preach, it is this: "I preach salvation all of grace and damnation all of sin. I give God the
glory for every soul that is saved; and when I come to preach damnation, I say that damnation is of man."
posted on 09/17/2003 3:30:58 PM PDT
(Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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