“Who loved me” Galatians 2:20
…is the verse from the Daily Remembrancer this morning February 23.1 It reminded me of what one of my sons once asked in an email:
Does God love or hate sinners?
These verses2 seem to indicate that He hates sinners (emphases in original email):
Psalm 5:4-6 For You are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with You. The foolish shall not stand in Your sight: You hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy them that speak leasing [lies]: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
Psalm 11:5 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence His soul hates.
Leviticus 20:23 And you 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.
Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.
Hosea 9:15 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 [rebels].