I had never thought about it before but this is right, Love must hate some things.
I remember reading Johnathan Edward’s notorious sermon “Sinner’s in the hand of an Angry God” in English class my sophomore year in high school. Interestingly, it was a required reading for that public school classroom credit. I don’t recall, but maybe we were studying early colonial Puritan literature (IMO Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” would have been a better portrayal).
As a young shallow cultural Christian with very little grasp of grace that reading was a harrowing experience for me.
Now I can’t breakdown the literary merits of Edward’s sermon. I do know he wrote/spoke exponentially more about heaven than hell. But the theological content of his most famous sermon is, for some, a microcosm of everything that is wrong about modern strands of evangelical/fundamental/reformed/etc Christianity.
So it may be said: A massive God that can be angry at the tiny people He created is too petty to be worthy of worship. OR A God that hates is…
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