The Lord doesn’t hate anyone does He? You’ve heard people say how much the Lord loves us , but does He hate anyone? What does the Bible say? Yes He does; the wicked and those who love violence (Psalms 11:5).
5 The Lord tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. NKJV
I could say that if the Lord did not hate anyone, why did He destroy the people in the flood (Genesis 6)? That question shows a lack of understanding the character of the Lord. Read the following passage of scripture.
63 And it shall be, that just as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess. NKJV
Does that match your view of the Lord? You might be thinking, “Well that’s the Old Testament.” Isn’t it funny how we can’t wait to use the Old Testament for tithing verses, but we become New Testament saints when it comes to wrath? Go figure.
Okay, let’s look in the New Testament. We have avoided the scriptures for so long that even Christians willingly stand up against what is written in their own Bibles. Tell me this. Read the following passage and tell me who is threatening to kill the kids.
20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. NKJV
Do you know the Lord? Whoever takes away from those verses can be sure that his name will not be in the book of life according to the Word of the Lord written in Revelation 22:19.
If you knew the Lord, then you would know that it is not okay to continue in sins that lead to death. We have to put to death our sinful nature after we get saved in order to know Him (Ephesians 4:20-24, Galatians 5:24, John 14:21-23).
Now tell me this. If this lady mentioned above who calls herself a prophetess, comes to you and asks you to pray for her kids, would they simply need the devil cast out of them or does she need to repent? If someone wanders away from the truth, whoever turns him back from the error of his way will save his soul from death (James 5:19-20). That’s right, there is no such thing as “once saved always saved.” Don’t be tricked by a man’s doctrine! Always ask to see the verses that match what you are hearing and be safe.
19 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, 20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. NKJV
What happens when people listen to false doctrines and stories full of human wisdom year after year after year in keeping with 2 Timothy 4:3-4? They get to where they cannot tell truth from a lie and it is even considered rude to question the people they have hired to lead them. Imagine that. Would Jesus Christ not answer your questions if you asked Him? Test everything (1 Thessalonians 5:21)!