Daniel P. Barron

God Hates Everyone


This is a mirror of "God Hates Everyone" by Darwin Fish.

You hate all workers of iniquity. i

The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one. ii

I. God Hates Sinners

Psalm 5:5b; 14:2-3 and Psalm 53:2-3 applies to every human on the planet. There are no exceptions, "not one."

For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin. iii

"No one living is righteous" in the sight of God. iv Thus, everyone is a worker of iniquity. And the God, who is love, v hates them all. He hates "all workers of iniquity." vi As it is written,

The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. vii

In Romans 3:10-18 Paul describes all men as unrighteous and particularly bloodthirsty and deceitful. viii

As it is written:

There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one. Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips; whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ix

Jeremiah 17:9 confirms the heart of man is "deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked." In other words, all men are wicked, "bloodthirsty and deceitful." Thus, "the Lord abhors" x all of mankind.

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil, xi and we are evil. xii Therefore, God hates us. Mankind is desperately wicked xiii and violent, xiv and "the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates." xv God hates people, because of the evil of their deeds. As it is written,

All their wickedness is in Gilgal, for there I hated them. Because of the evil of their deeds I will drive them from My house; I will love them no more. xvi

David writes,

God is a righteous judge, and God is indignant in every day. xvii

The reason for this indignation is because people are wicked every day. Isaiah writes,

You are indeed angry, for we have sinned - in these ways we continue; and we need to be saved. xviii

We need to be saved from God's hate and anger, as it is written,

If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready. He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts. xix

Mankind has experienced God's hate and anger for thousands xx of years now. God has been killing people and sending them to hell every day. xxi "The wages of sin is death," xxii and Jesus has been killing with death xxiii for a long time.

What man can live and not see death? xxiv

This is because,

all who behave unrighteously are an abomination to the Lord. xxv

And so, in His righteous hate and anger, He kills people. xxvi For "it is appointed for men to die," xxvii and God is the Appointer. xxviii

All mankind has been cursed with the curse of being born a sinner. xxix That is, God has created a bunch of wicked fools. As Psalm 14:1 declares of all mankind,

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good. xxx

Besides the flattery, xxxi the boasting, xxxii and the general deception, xxxiii one main part of the discussion in the wicked human heart xxxiv is "There are no Gods." xxxv This, of course, is false, and so men testify in their hearts falsely and are therefore false witnesses at heart. As it is written,

A false witness will utter lies. xxxvi

The Lord hates a false witness. xxxvii "A false witness will not go unpunished." xxxviii And so, in His hate and wrath, the Lord sees to it that men die.

But His hate and wrath do not end there. There is the second death that awaits the ungodly. As it is written,

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. xxxix

Psalm 11:6 says,

Upon the wicked He will rain coals; fire and brimstone and a burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.

Why? Because He hates the wicked. As it is written,

The LORD tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. xv

So again,

You are indeed angry, for we have sinned - in these ways we continue; and we need to be saved. xviii

II. Saved From God's Hate

The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works. xl

Unlike wicked men,

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, xli Christ died for us. xlii

In other words, while He hated us, He loved us. For it is in this manner God loved us.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. xliii

Men perish, because God hates them and burns them forever in hell. That's perishing. xliv If they don't repent, xlv this is their fate. But, the Lord also loves those He hates, xlvi and has made only one way for them to be saved from His hate and wrath. That one way xlvii is faith in what He says. xlviii In other words, God will not tolerate anyone calling Him a liar. That's the bottom line to not believing what the Bible says. Anyone who does not believe God makes Him a liar. xlix

Yet, for those who believe what He says, as Abraham believed what the Lord said, l these God continually saves from His own hate and wrath. For believers are still sinners. li They are still wicked. lii God still hates them. liii But, "the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." liv Notice the present tense, "cleanses."

We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins. lv

Jesus "always lives to make intercession" for us, lvi and this is needed, because believers are still in this sinful flesh. lvii Their spirit has been redeemed, lviii but the flesh is dead because of sin. lix Thus, we continually need to be saved from His hate and wrath, even on into the future. Romans 5:9-10 makes this clear. It says,

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. lx

Notice the future tenses. "We shall be saved from wrath through Him," and "we shall be saved by His life." Both of these dictate the wrath lxi will be there, and we will need to be saved from it, just as we need to be saved from it today.

But for most of mankind He has chosen not to save them, but rather to harden their heart, lxii so that they won't repent and believe Him. He has chosen to hate most of them from eternity to eternal doom.

III. God Hates Because He Decides to Hate

Not only does the Lord hate men because of their evil deeds, but He also hates men apart from any wickedness they might commit. This is Paul's point in Romans 9:11-13. Using Jacob and Esau as examples, Paul writes,

(for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), it was said to her, "The older shall serve the younger." As it is written, "Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated." lxiii

Before they could do "any good or evil," before "being born," He loved Jacob and hated Esau. lxiv Why? "That the purpose of God . . . might stand." lxv In other words, that God might fulfill His purpose.

Moreover, Paul continues in Romans 9 and reveals the Lord's eternal purpose. It is to have people lxvi for honor and people for dishonor, people lxvi of mercy and people of wrath. lxvii In other words, God wants to glorify Himself through people He has made. For the minority of mankind He has chosen to display His love, mercy, and kindness through them. For the majority He has chosen to display His hate, wrath, and terror lxviii through them. As it is written,

The Lord has made all for Himself, yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. lxix

We know the minority have been loved and the majority have been hated, because of what Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14 and Luke 13:24. Both passages reveal few people are vessels of mercy.

Furthermore, since God speaks the end from the beginning, lxx and His Word has always been, lxxi this love and hate is from eternity past. As Paul wrote to the vessels of mercy, speaking of God,

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. lxxii

IV. God's Hate Toward Believers

Finally, even though believers are indeed saved from His hate and wrath on a continual basis, lvi this does not mean they are immune to it entirely in this life. The Lord still kills believers, lxxiii and according to His good pleasure and time, lxxiv He still brings His hate and wrath.

Job said,

He tears me in His wrath, and hates me; He gnashes at me with His teeth; my adversary sharpens His gaze on me. They gape at me with their mouth, they strike me reproachfully on the cheek, they gather together against me. God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over to the hands of the wicked. I was at ease, but He has shattered me; He also has taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces; He has set me up for His target, His archers surround me. He pierces my heart and does not pity; He pours out my gall on the ground. He breaks me with wound upon wound; He runs at me like a warrior. lxxv

A little later Job said,

But He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever His soul desires, that He does. For He performs what is appointed for me, and many such things are with Him. Therefore I am terrified at His presence; when I consider this, I am afraid of Him. For God made my heart weak, and the Almighty terrifies me; because I was not cut off from the presence of darkness, and He did not hide deep darkness from my face. lxxvi

The holy man of God, lxxvii Heman, also knew well His wrath.

O LORD, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You. Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry. For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to the grave. I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength, adrift among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom You remember no more, and who are cut off from Your hand. You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the depths. Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and You have afflicted me with all Your waves. You have put away my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an abomination to them; I am shut up, and I cannot get out; my eye wastes away because of affliction. Lord, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You. Will You work wonders for the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise You? Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction? Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? But to You I have cried out, O Lord, and in the morning my prayer comes before You. Lord, why do You cast off my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me? I have been afflicted and ready to die from my youth; I suffer Your terrors; I am distraught. Your fierce wrath has gone over me; Your terrors have cut me off. They came around me all day long like water; they engulfed me altogether. Loved one and friend You have put far from me, and my acquaintances into darkness. lxxviii

Furthermore, at His own choosing, lxxiv God will bring His wrath on the righteous at the same time He brings it upon the wicked. See e.g. Genesis 18:23-32 and Ezekiel 21:1-5. Moreover, even though forgiven, God will, at His choosing, bring His wrath upon a believer because of their particular sin(s). See e.g. 2 Samuel 12:10-14; Psalm 38:1-8, 17-18.

Finally, Moses also wrote of His wrath, saying,

For we have been consumed by Your anger, and by Your wrath we are terrified. You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your countenance. For all our days have passed away in Your wrath; we finish our years like a sigh. The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. lxxix

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  1. Psalm 5:5b ^
  2. Psalm 14:2-3; 53:2-3 ^
  3. Ecclesiastes 7:20 ^
  4. Psalm 143:2 ^
  5. 1 John 4:8 ^
  6. Psalm 5:5 ^
  7. Psalm 5:5-6 ^
  8. see verses 13-15 ^
  9. Romans 3:10-15 ^
  10. Psalm 5:6 ^
  11. Proverbs 8:13 ^
  12. Matthew 7:11 ^
  13. Psalm 14:1; 58:3 ^
  14. Romans 3:15 ^
  15. Psalm 11:5 ^ ^
  16. Hosea 9:15; see also Hosea 9:16-17; Leviticus 20:23; 26:30; Psalm 78:59 ^
  17. Psalm 7:11, a more literal translation. The Hebrew is, אֱלהִים שׁוֹפֵט צַדִּיק וְאֵל זעֵם בְּכָל־יוֹם ('elohiym shophêt tsadiyq ve'êl zo`êm bekhâl-yom). ^
  18. Isaiah 64:5 ^ ^
  19. Psalm 7:12-13 ^
  20. When one calculates the 1656 years of genealogies up to the flood (Genesis 5:3-32; 7:11), the 582 years of the Hebrew genealogies from the flood to the time Jacob came into Egypt (Genesis 9:28-29: 11:10-26; 21:5; 25:26; 47:9), the 430 years Israel spent in Egypt (Exodus 12:40), the 480 years from the Exodus to Solomon (1 Kings 6:1), the 427 years of the kings (1 Kings 6:1; 2 Chronicles 9:30-36:11), the 70 years of the Babylonian captivity (2 Chronicles 36:20-23; Jeremiah 25), and the prophesied 483 years of Daniel to the time of Christ (Daniel 9:25), it becomes evident that the heavens and the earth had only been in existence for approximately 4128 lunar years by the time Christ came. ^
  21. Job 38:12-13; 1 Samuel 2:6 ^
  22. Romans 6:23 ^
  23. like in Revelation 2:23 ^
  24. Psalm 89:48 ^
  25. Deuteronomy 25:16 ^
  26. e.g. 1 Samuel 2:25 ^
  27. Hebrews 9:27 ^
  28. Romans 11:36 ^
  29. Psalm 58:3; Romans 5:19; 11:32 ^
  30. see also Psalm 53:1 ^
  31. Psalm 36:2 ^
  32. Psalm 94:4 ^
  33. Romans 3:13 ^
  34. Jeremiah 17:9 ^
  35. Psalm 14:1 more literally says,

    A fool says in his heart, "There are no Gods." (see same in Psalm 53:1)

    In the Hebrew this is,

    אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלהִים ('âmar nâvâl belibo 'êyn 'elohiym)

    Here we have the particle אֵין ('êyn) "There are not" (or "there is not") and the plural noun אֱלהִים ('elohiym). Psalm 10:4 likewise, speaking of the wicked, more literally says,

    "There are no Gods" are all of his thoughts. (אֵין אֱלהִים כָּל־מְזִמּוֹתָיו ['êyn 'elohiym kol-mezimmotâyv])

    For more see He Is Holy Gods^

  36. Proverbs 14:5 ^
  37. Proverbs 6:16-19 ^
  38. Proverbs 19:5, 9 ^
  39. Revelation 21:8 ^
  40. Psalm 145:9 ^
  41. i.e. while He hated us ^
  42. Romans 5:8 ^
  43. John 3:16 ^
  44. Isaiah 66:24 ^
  45. Luke 13:1-5 ^
  46. all men ^
  47. John 14:6 ^
  48. Matthew 4:4; James 1:21 ^
  49. 1 John 5:10 ^
  50. Genesis 15:1-6 ^
  51. Romans 5:19 ^
  52. Romans 3:10-18; Psalm 14:1-3 ^
  53. Proverbs 8:13; Matthew 7:11 ^
  54. 1 John 1:7 ^
  55. 1 John 2:1b-2a ^
  56. Hebrews 7:25 ^ ^
  57. Romans 7:14-25 ^
  58. Ephesians 2:1-5; Proverbs 11:23; 1 John 3:5-9 ^
  59. Romans 8:10 ^
  60. Romans 5:9-10 ^
  61. and thus hate ^
  62. Romans 9:18 ^
  63. Romans 9:11-13 ^
  64. and all his descendents as well, Malachi 1:3-4; Obadiah ^
  65. Romans 9:11 ^
  66. vessels ^ ^
  67. Romans 9:21-23 ^
  68. Psalm 90:11 ^
  69. Proverbs 16:4 ^
  70. Isaiah 46:10 ^
  71. John 1:1 ^
  72. In 2 Timothy 1:9 the phrase "before time began" is more literally, "before times of eternity" or "before times of ages" (προ χρονων αιωνιων [pro chrovôn aiôniôn]). ^
  73. 1 Samuel 2:6; Job 13:15; Psalm 116:15 ^
  74. Psalm 115:3 ^ ^
  75. Job 16:9-14 ^
  76. Job 23:13-17. Except for Job's accusation of injustice, (Job 9:19; 27:2; 34:10-17) Job spoke what was right. (Job 42:8) In Job 16:16-17 Job said,

    My face is flushed from weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death; although no violence is in my hands, and my prayer is pure. (Job 16:16-17)

    He was right. (Job 1:1) His prayer was pure, but the Lord brought His wrath on him nonetheless. (Job 1-2) ^

  77. 2 Peter 1:21 ^
  78. Psalm 88:1-18 ^
  79. Psalm 90:7-12 ^

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