God's Perfect Hatred The Lord is a God of Love, but also a God of Wrath. Too common is the myth that God "hates the sin but loves the sinner." This is a lie! As evident in the scriptures, there are some instances when God hates not merely the sin itself, but the individual who commits the wicked deed. Yes, it is true that our God is a God of Love; indeed, His Love is beyond our comprehension, yet He is also a God of Hate, and His Hatred is Holy! The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. (Psalm 5:5) As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. 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. (Romans 9:13-15) The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. (Psalm 11:5) All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters. (Hosea 9:15) And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. (Leviticus 20:23) Many will say, "I cannot agree!" But it is true nonetheless. To those who disagree, I offer this challenge: if I am wrong, the burden of refuting the passages of scripture posted above rests upon your shoulders. Good luck.