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Christians who hate...

Some questions...

Is it okay for Christians to hate other Christians simply because they disagree with them?

Should Christians who profess that hatred continue to stew and seethe about them to other people?

Is it okay for Christians to carry grudges?
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No, but it happens anyway because we are humans and don't know everything, so we might think there is actual reasons to hate others and it feels like logic because of things like others that have done bad things etc.
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Originally Posted by PreachersWife2004 View Post
Some questions...

Is it okay for Christians to hate other Christians simply because they disagree with them?
Others themselves, no. What said Christians might do in pursuit of their opinions, yes, perfectly okay to hate. Hating that a lot of Christians don't act like it, yeah, perfectly okay to hate. It's not right. It's lying to one's self, others, and to the Holy Spirit. You don't claim to be changed by Christ's love and not share it with others. That's a load of excrement.
Should Christians who profess that hatred continue to stew and seethe about them to other people?
Which hatred? The hatred I just outlined, or hatred for other people?

Is it okay for Christians to carry grudges?
Define grudge. If by grudge you mean not forgiving someone, then no, not okay. If by grudge you mean not forgetting what someone's like and the patterns they hold, then no, that's perfectly fine. We'd be in a poor state if we forgot how regularly some people can do stupid things.
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"Offense" is something TAKEN. No one MAKES anyone feel anything. IF we are offended by something, we CHOSE to be offended by it...

But I think that OFTEN, people confuse discussion with fighting. Disagreeing is not personal, it is not an attack, it is not disrespectful or flaming, it is not offensive per se. It ONLY means, "I disagree." Nothing more. Nothing less. It suggests NO emotional response whatsoever.

NO ONE is mandated to agree with anyone.

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I agree with this. We are commanded to love God and to love others as ourselves. Where there is love, there can not be hatred. Just as where there is light there can not be darkness.
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Originally Posted by Faith Hope& Love View Post
I agree with this. We are commanded to love God and to love others as ourselves. Where there is love, there can not be hatred. Just as where there is light there can not be darkness.
Then why does it exist? God is love and light. By existing, He creates their contrast. Anyway, your Bible disagrees with you:
Ecc 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
Ecc 3:2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
Ecc 3:3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
Ecc 3:4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Ecc 3:5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Ecc 3:6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
Ecc 3:7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Ecc 3:8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
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"Offense" is something TAKEN. No one MAKES anyone feel anything. IF we are offended by something, we CHOSE to be offended by it...

But I think that OFTEN, people confuse discussion with fighting. Disagreeing is not personal, it is not an attack, it is not disrespectful or flaming, it is not offensive per se. It ONLY means, "I disagree." Nothing more. Nothing less. It suggests NO emotional response whatsoever.

NO ONE is mandated to agree with anyone.

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1 John 4:20
If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

Luke 6:27
[ Love for Enemies ] "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

The bible tells us to hate what is wicked, meaning sin. In terms of actually hating people, though, I don't think the bible ever advocates for that. We can hate what they do, but we shouldn't hate them.

I tend to think that hate eats a person up. If someone can't get rid of that hate, it consumes them, and I think it's somewhat of a possession...I certainly don't think hate comes from God...so that tells you where I think hate comes from.
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Originally Posted by PreachersWife2004 View Post
1 John 4:20
If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

Luke 6:27
[ Love for Enemies ] "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

The bible tells us to hate what is wicked, meaning sin. In terms of actually hating people, though, I don't think the bible ever advocates for that. We can hate what they do, but we shouldn't hate them.

I tend to think that hate eats a person up. If someone can't get rid of that hate, it consumes them, and I think it's somewhat of a possession...I certainly don't think hate comes from God...so that tells you where I think hate comes from.


I agree, except that I do believe God created all things and all things come from him. So, from that standpoint I do believe God created "hate" but not with the intention that it be used for bad. He created it for the purpose of us to have the ability to hate sin.
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I think Paul got it right.....All you need is love...love..love...love is all you need....guess I should give credit to the other guys, Ringo John and George.
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No. Hating people is not a part of the Christ's teaching. Hating sin is, and thats often what is attributed to Christians. There are examples where Christians hate people and examples of where Christians love and promote sin, but they need to come in to line with the word or they cant really be part of the fellowship.
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