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I Have the RIGHT to HATE by ExaltGod I Have the RIGHT to HATE by ExaltGod
Hating things, that is, not people. 

I hate:
Rock Music 
The NIV "bible"
The NASB "bible"
The eucharist
Harry Potter
Rap Music
Mega churches

Notice I said "hate", not "threaten to murder and torture". 

Psalm 97:10
"Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked."

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motherofsephy Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hate is a very strong word. I personally always look at things with a grey area. Even if I disagree, it doesn't make it so loathsome I 'hate' it. I do not agree with homosexuality, for example, and I never would participate in a homosexual lifestyle, but I am grateful that because of legalising homosexuality, so many children in orphanages are getting adopted. It's a small bright side, and I am not pushing anyone to agree with me, but I could just never be so adamant about 'hating' something so passionately.
ExaltGod Featured By Owner 6 days ago don't hate rape?  

Just so I can understand you better, are you an atheist, agnostic, liberal Christian, deist?
Where are you coming from?
motherofsephy Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a very liberal Christian. I do not condone any sexual act that puts a person in peril, but there are women who have been traumatically attacked and have gotten pregnant, deciding it best to keep the pregnancy, and turn out to be very, very happy keeping the baby. Again, it is a stretch at looking at a 'bright side', but for every action, something comes of it. I have been abused, and through it I have grown stronger. It does not make the abuse right in any way at all, and it is still an awful, evil thing, but now I have learned to be very sympathetic towards others and I have advocated for people who need it. That's basically what I'm saying when I can't 'hate' something so strongly.

No, I do not agree with rape, murder, sexual perversion, but even so, there are people who do these acts and one day receive an epiphany and turn to the Lord, something that might never have happened had they never committed the sinful acts.
ExaltGod Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hm, okay then. 
What's your belief about the word of God (the Bible)?
Is is authoritative?  It is inspired?
Because if it is...

Romans 12:9   
"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."

(to clarify, that verse is talking about hating sin, not hating people)
motherofsephy Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe the Bible is not one hundred per cent accurate accounts of real things that happened. They are, some of the time, stories meant to guide people. I do not believe in literally interpreting it as many times that seems silly, especially considering the ignorance of the people at the time it was written. I believe the Bible was inspired by God through these writers, but was written so that people of the time could understand it. I.E. Masculine pronouns, easily understood comparisons for the people of the time, etc.

Yes, I understand that you mean the sin you hate, not the sinners. That's where I am a bit hung up. I hate sin and I hate seeing people commit sin, but I never hate the person because we should love people and forgive them and guide them in the right direction, never persecute or shun them.
ExaltGod Featured By Owner 6 days ago
If we're not really supposed to take the Bible literally, why did Jesus?
I mean, He inspired (authored) the Bible, so He knows what's literal and what's symbolic.
And yet He refers to several Old Testament events as extremely literal, including
*Adam and Eve (Matthew 19:4-5)
*Noah's flood (Matthew 24:38)
*The destruction of Sodom and Gamorrha (Luke 17:20)
*Moses and the burning bush (Mark 12:26)
*Manna from heaven (John 6:49)
*Jonah and the whale (Matthew 12:40)

He even goes on to say that "For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.  But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?" (John 5:46-47)
The books of Moses are Genesis through Deuteronomy.  Those books include the 6 day creation, Noah's flood, Sodom and Gamorrha, Moses and burning bush, Egyptian plagues, parting of the Red Sea, and manna from heaven. 

Now, before we get too sidetracked on whether or not the miraculous accounts of the Bible are true, what do you believe about salvation?
How does one get saved so that they go to heaven, not hell?
(I know this seems unrelated to our conversation, but in the end it is the most important question to be asked)
motherofsephy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
In terms of salvation, I believe that each person's walk with the Lord is different. I believe the people that are saved are the people that believe in God how it works for them, and they desire salvation and strive not to be sinful. I do not know the mind of God, so I can't go around saying people like Hitler are going to hell simply for their atrocious worldly actions, because they perhaps asked for forgiveness for their sins and God is forgiving, more so than man. I believe that everyone is given a chance at salvation, even the children that die before they are a day old, and the people in parts of the world that never hear of the Bible.
ExaltGod Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Now do you get that idea of salvation from God's word, or from your own mind?
Because God's word doesn't agree with most of what you said. 

There is only one way of salvation, Jesus Christ (not Allah, not Buddha, etc)
John 14:6--"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

In addition, salvation isn't based on our works or how much we strive for it. 
Titus 3:5--"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"

Salvation has already been purchased for us by the death and blood of Jesus Christ. 
Now He offers us the free gift of salvation through faith in His sacrifice to atone for our sins. 
If we believe that He died for our sins, was buried, and rose again, He will save us.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4--"...I declare unto you the gospel...By which also ye are saved... how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"
Romans 3:25--"Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;"
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Jejejeje823 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
You hate me then...
ExaltGod Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Clearly you didn't even bother to read the description. 

Now go back and read the very first sentence. 
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