Hatred in the Bible – Does God Allow Us To Hate Others

As an active believer I understand that there are lessons to be learned, even when they come from less than stella sources. I want to touch on the topic of hatred in the bible – you may be asking why?

Well I have seen a lot of my brothers that call them self and are, Hebrew Israelites preaching on the streets and there appears to be a doctrine which promotes hatred amongst many of them.

I have heard some preachers say that God hates, which is interesting to me…

I see many people that are offended by these brothers, and in a way they are right to be, but I also have to highlight that a man of the spirit will not offend easy. It is also our personal responsibility to work out our own salvation.

I would like to tackle this hate issue – so that those who the bible calls gentiles (other nations) will not be offended, and can arm themselves.

First of all if you are unaware of who the lost sheep (Israelites) are you can view the post’s below:

Here Are Some Of The Topics I Will Be Tackling:

  • Does God hate Edom (find out about the controversy of Edom here)? If so does that give us a license to Hate?
  • Is there salvation for all Gentiles (nations)?

So let’s get into this and liberate the true children of AHAYAH (I am).

Hatred In The Bible

Does God hate Edom? If so does that give us a license to Hate?

These are some of the major questions I have heard from street preachers.

Let me deal with Esau and a scripture I see being brandished about to justify hating Gentiles, here are those bible quotes on hatred:

Romans 9:13

13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

This scripture is often the basis used by notorious street preachers who say, that salvation is only for Israel and nobody else, especially not the ‘white man’ – who incidentally they say is a descendant from Esau, even though this is not validated in the scriptures.

hatred in the bible

Okay so let us look at this scripture in spirit and truth.

There is something that needs to be understood before we continue, if you don’t already know? and that is, that God has the power to do with his creation what ever pleases him – that includes, me and you (but we know that we serve a faithful God). numbers 23 19

We see this later on in Romans 9:15, but it has also been stated earlier in Exodus 33:19.

Exodus 33:19

19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

Romans 9:15

15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Now we have the fathers authority out of the way let’s look at Romans 9:13 more closely.

The first thing that we need to do is read the scriptures above to get the context of this, so conveniently isolated verse.

Romans 9:1-13

9 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;

5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.

10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

When we start to read from the beginning of Romans 9 we see first of all that Paul is expressing his concern for Israel (Not the Jewish people in Israel today, but the Real Jews – Negroes and Hispanics predominantly today).

He continues by making important distinctions – that are unfortunately not made today in the Christendom.

The Things That Paul Points Out Are As Following:

Verse 3 – He says Israel are a people in fact he is an Israelite, we know he is talking specifically about his people because he says “my kinsmen according to the flesh”.

Verse 4 – Paul clarifies that the laws of God were given to this specific people not the whole whole world, as is popularly taught.

Verse 5 – Paul then further clarifies that Christ came for these people in the first instance “of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came” – he then says “who is over all”, if you’re a gentile and you were getting alarmed don’t be, because Christ coming and shedding his blood gives anyone that believes the chance of salvation.

Verse 6 – to further support that salvation is for all that believe, Paul says just because a person is an Israelite by blood that, that doesn’t mean you are counted as a “child of promise” i.e. a keeper of the faith, chosen by the Father – “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel”.

So when we get to verse 13, the context of the statement,”As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated”. relates to Gods authority, showing that he chooses us, and that we do not choose him.

It is explained that the Father says he Hated Esau when he was in the womb. There is a lot of emphasis on the word “hate”, but the issue here is really God’s authority and his choice. The term hate in this context merely relates to favour.

More Scriptures that Prove that God doesn’t Permanently Hate Esau or his Descendant’s

I have read the scriptures a number of times, so for me when I hear things that don’t add up I am always quick to query them. In regards to Esau also commonly called Edom, we can find scriptures that forbid Israel from hating Esau:

Deuteronomy 23:7

7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.

Clearly God says to Israel they are not to “abhor” an Edomite i.e. a descendant of Esau, further to that he tells them not to hate Egyptians another Gentile nation too.

Are We Allowed To Hate?

Another topic that needs to be covered is whether God condones us gloating about the demise of others. If we read scriptures we can find that this is frowned upon.

We do find incidences where David prayed for the demise of his enemies, but he was not out on the street insulting people and telling them that they have no part in salvation (which is totally untrue, by the way), because every body does.

By David’s prayers we understand that there are enemies of God, but God will decide himself who will be punished and condemned at the end.

So here’s a scripture to arm your self against such outward preaching:

Numbers 35:31

31 Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.

This scripture and law is interesting because it says that Israel are not to show satisfaction (i.e. gloat) about the death of a “murderer” – yes you read that right even if someone is guilty of murder Israel we’re still forbidden to be satisfied about it.

More popular scriptures are Romans 12:19 and Deuteronomy 32:35

Romans 12:19

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Here Paul makes it clear that taking revenge is not for us to do right now – and that this should be left to the Father.

And below the Father himself makes this clear:

Deuteronomy 32:35

35 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

Here the Father makes it clear that he’s the one to take vengeance not us.

The scripture above clearly contravenes any of the notions held by many of the Israelite street preachers out their who are condemning nations except Israel to death.

So that’s all there is to say about bible verses on hatred. Bible hatred is left to the Father we haven’t created anyone – so we can’t hate indefinitely.

Shalom

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