Since I was a child I’ve been told that God hates sin, and because I don’t always do what’s right, I’ve always assumed that He must hate me also. But now that I’m older I’m beginning to wonder if I’m wrong. Am I?
God loves everyone in the world,but He hates our sins, so we must try our best to get rid of sin, and live a right life in Holy Spirit. In addition, God knows our weakness, when we sin, He also loves us, because through Jesus Christ our sin could be cleaned, but God wish us repent and return to Him.
We can’t “try our best to rid of sin” and manage to do that!
It is allowing Jesus Christ to be our LORD as well as Savior. After we repent of our sins, truly and deeply, and wish with all our heart to stop sinning (which it sounds like you might have been experiencing at some point, @Dylan) then He forgives us and sends us the helper, the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that helps us actually stop sinning.
There is a little good news and a little bad news with this: you will sin a lot less, but you’ll feel worse about it!
Take heart when that happens! It is a sign, that Christ’s Holy Spirit is working in you to perfect you! Rejoice! Just repent of the sin as soon as you realize you sinned, then ask God to help you stop doing that. Then move on. Remember, once you’ve done these things, God has forgiven you.
Yes, I think you misunderstood God in the past…We all know that God hates the sin, but he does not hate you, you are created in his image. In the book of Roman 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. So we should know clearly that God loves us, but he hates the sin.
No, God doesn’t hate you. God loves you, even we are sinners, that’s why He gave us His only son Jesus Christ, so that we also can become His sons.
Even if we sin, God does not hate us. There is a saying in the Eastern proverb. Do not hate sin, but humans hate. This will be God’s heart. Our sin is evil. Therefore, we can not match God. But God originally created us in the image of God and wanted to make us and the kingdom of a beautiful God. If God hated us, he would have washed our sins and saved us. We must know this love. God always loves and watches us all the time. God’s love is not changed.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
God loves us and He is waiting for us.
No, God hates sin but he loves you deeply. God treats human and sin separately.
When God created the Adam, he created Adam in his image and his likeness. After fallen, human is mixed with the image of God and sin. But sin is not our original image, God’s likeness is. God looks us preciously because we are his image and his likeness.
I can see where you are going in your post. It is a kindness, @kindnesses.
But actually, it gets more specific than that. You’ll probably recognize this verse:
John 16:27 New International Version (NIV)
27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
We know, it being in a Gospel and by reading it in context that it is Jesus saying these words. He had to correct the Disciples a lot, and the Jewish people a lot. One of the reasons I love reading the Gospels is I don’t feel alone in not understanding…until that moment it clicks.
When we discover our sin by the Holy Spirit nudging our spirit we then must make a decision of overcoming. Still the deceiver is always on his mission to bury us in self deception. This message called: SUBTLETIES OF SELF-DECEPTION will bring clarity and help you grow closer to the Lord.
He loves you, but he does like sins, we need change our self. He always loves you.
Forget pass and see future.
God prepared a new way for you.
PEOPLE CANNOT SEE OR DISCERN MY WAYS
We have God’s image and God loves us.
But God hates sin. When we sin, God has mercy on us and wants to solve our sins. God cleansed us from all sin through the precious blood of the Son of Jesus Christ’s God on the cross.
Save us, as long as we welcome Jesus Christ’s love, sinners can be saved. The sin was cleansed.