To be labeled a “hater” is perhaps the worst thing someone can be called, worse, almost, than a murderer. It has become one of the most effective means that the LGBTQ community and their allies have used to silence anyone from speaking out against their evil agendas.
But being a hater is not a negative but rather a virtue. Consider what King David wrote about his enemies:
“Do I not hate those who hate You, O Lord?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
I hate them with the utmost hatred;
They have become my enemies.”
Psalm 139:21-22 (NASB)
Or from Psalm 97:10 (NASB):
“Hate evil, you who love the Lord…”
In today’s politically correct environment where the notion of hating anything or anyone is considered an evil in itself, the biblical concept of hating evil is rarely discussed nor is seriously considered as being a moral virtue. This has contributed to the neutering of feelings in men and women that would otherwise propel them to take immediate, decisive, and long term action against those who plan, commit and delight in advancing evil in our world.
But someone might argue, “That was only for the Old Testament; in the New Testament, Jesus forbids us to hate anything but to love our enemies.” This is only a half truth, leaving out such New Testament verses as Romans 12:9:
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” (NIV)
We are commanded to hate evil. King David hated evil people; though this is tough to reconcile or mimic in the touchy-feely environment of today, few can disagree, if the issue is fairly studied, that hatred of evil occupies a central focus for the modern person who seeks to live a godly life.
Here is some commentary about verse 21 in Psalm 139:
“Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? He was a good hater, for he hated only those who hated good. Of this hatred he is not ashamed, but he sets it forth as a virtue to which he would have the Lord bear testimony. To love all men with benevolence is our duty; but to love any wicked man with complacency would be a crime. To hate a man for his own sake, or for any evil done to us, would be wrong; but to hate a man because he is the foe of all goodness and the enemy of all righteousness, is nothing more nor less than an obligation. The more we love God the more indignant shall we grow with those who refuse him their affection. ‘If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ let him be Anathema Maranatha.’ Truly, ‘jealousy is cruel as the grave.’ The loyal subject must not be friendly to the traitor.”
I especially like this story from the above reference:
“It is said that Adam Smith disliked nothing more than that moral apathy — that obtuseness of moral perception — which prevents man from not only seeing clearly, but feeling strongly, the broad distinction between virtue and vice, and which, under the pretext of liberality, is all indulgent even to the blackest crimes. At a party at Dalkeith Palace, where Mr. —-, in his mawkish way, was finding palliations for some villainous transactions, the doctor waited in patient silence until he was gone, then exclaimed: ‘Now I can breathe more freely. I cannot bear that man; he has no indignation in him.'”
Adam Smith said, “I cannot bear that man; he has no indignation in him.” Likewise, there are many people I cannot bear with either…they also have no “indignation” in them. These people are the ones that tolerate everything but stand for nothing. Speak against homosexuality or abortion? Never! That would be forcing one’s opinions on someone else who doesn’t happen to share the same beliefs as they do; worse, they would be guilty of committing the greatest of all sins: judging others. And of course, speaking against homosexuals would earn someone the dreaded title of “hater,” a word most run from as rapidly as they would run from contracting HIV.
An example of this kind of compromise with evil happens frequently in the pro-life movement. Believe it or not, there are people who look upon the most prolific of all vicious serial killers in American history—abortion doctors—as objects of their perverted sense of “love” and “compassion.”
I heard the director of a pregnancy center testify that God wanted her to show compassion and love towards an abortion doctor in her community. She was so convinced of this that I believe she even had tears in her eyes for this murderer of hundreds upon hundreds—perhaps even thousands—of pre-born children, each and every one done without the slightest concern for the possibility that the defenseless babies’ arms and legs he ripped from their bodies without anesthesia might possibly experience pain. You see, if an abortion doctor routinely provided some kind of anesthesia for the babies they routinely dismember, this would be proof that they believed the child indeed feels pain. And this kind of thinking could never be because it would be an acknowledgment that what he/she was doing was inhumane, cruel and murderous, causing the doctors to obviously choose another profession which did not destroy their conscience.
This crisis pregnancy center’s director so-called “compassion” for this murderer is revolting; if you have compassion for such criminals, the absolute “worst of the worst,” you would naturally not “hate” even Hitler and the Nazi’s for the murders of six million Jews but would also believe God spoke to you to love even them. The black holes one jump into when they adopt such perverse beliefs concerning “love” is bottomless and frightening.
I want to urge my readers to become “haters.” Wear it as a badge of honor. And when your enemies hurl the dreaded accusation that you are a “hater,” smile and tell them “Thank you!”