Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
-Romans 12:9, NLT
Real Christians hate adultery because adultery is wrong!
You would think this is a given among Christians and pastors, but faithful spouses–like myself–have discovered otherwise.
This good hate is conspicuously absent.
In fact,I wonder how many who read here have ever heard a pastor preach about good hate. You know, the sort described here in Romans 12:9. Good hate is the kind where one hates wrong and evil.
Good hate reflects God’s heart towards wickedness.
If we do not hate in this way, I think it is reasonable to question whether God resides in one’s heart. God is not neutral on matters of wickedness.
Now, plenty people are willing to agree to hate adultery. However, their actions and other words suggest tolerance as opposed to hatred towards this evil.
excuses explanations for the cheater’s behavior as opposed to taking a stance of hate towards it as God instructs them to do.
It is past time for us as Christians to stop tolerating this wickedness. Hatred of evil is a virtue, NOT a vice. And that sort of hatred ought to be extolled more!