There’s a lot of talk about haters these days. And in most contexts it’s not usually a good thing. But for the Christian, there is something we must hate because God hates it. What is it?

“Love without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” Romans 12:9
  • God wants us to respond to sin as He does—with profound loathing (Prov. 6:16-19, Rom. 12:9).
  • The eternity’s worth of punishment that Jesus suffered on the cross reveals how much God hates sin.
  • Understanding the depth of God’s love for sinners depends on first understanding the depth of His hatred toward sin.
  • Jesus went to the cross because God hates sin.
  • Jesus loved us enough to become the object of God’s hatred toward sin.
  • How can anyone be arrogant in a universe where Jesus Christ exists?
  • Loving Jesus is about giving not receiving. Our focus must not stay on the grace we received but on the love we can give.

God doesn’t describe sin as brokenness, pain, or losing our way. He calls it rebellion, hostility, criminal.

What do you call it?