Gen. James Green
“Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And am I not grieved and do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with perfect hatred; they have become my enemies”
(Ps. 139:21, 22, Amplified Bible).
W E’VE BEEN TAUGHT that to “hate” is a sin. Well, in some instances, it surely is. To carry this thought further, it is also a sin to “love” everything...all the while thinking this is Scriptural. Whoa! This kind of thinking is exactly what has caused “evil” to prevail. In more modern terms, “Political Correctness” has given birth to the religious bastard—the “Babylonian Jesus,” which condemns those who call sin “sin.” Somehow, we’ve gotten it into our heads (and hearts too) that Christians are to love, love, love—for Jesus did. Really? Just where do we find this? Not in our Bibles.
Back to David’s Psalms
DAVID’S LOVE for God provoked him to “hate” those who “speak against You (God) wickedly, and thine enemies take Your name in vain” (139:20). David, in v. 19, calls these enemies of God: “BLOODY MEN.” HE DID NOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE “MEN” AND THEIR “BLOODY DEEDS.”
In vss. 21 and 22 we find the normal abhorrence of sins of the wicked by the righteous—ALL who HATE God, and ALL who rebel against Him are to be counted as enemies of the righteous. This still applies in the New Testament (but is accompanied with mercy of course. Nevertheless, we’re to hate sin in any form, yet, today’s Babylonian Churchites embrace what Christ died to free them from).
You see, the Old Testament saints had not been trained up like these New Testament (modern, Babylonian) “saints” who say: “Don’t Judge!” HA! Just where do we find this in Scripture? Oh, yeah, in Mat. 7:1, right?: “Do not judge and criticize and condemn others…(let’s finish this though, something that our “Don’t judge!” saints fail to do)...You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother’s eye” (v. 5, Amp. Bible). So, this “do not judge!” stuff has to do with a hypocritical judgment.
Church liberals (rebels!) just love to quote only v. 1, but never quote v. 5. Why? Every Scripture should be read in its full context. Can our “don’t judge” critics be that dumb? It is not that they are that dumb, but hypocritical. In vss. 2-5 it is EVIDENT that v. 1 is referring to hypocritical judgment, the lesson being taught: you should not judge another for his/her sin if you are guilty of the same sin. Duh!!
“BEWARE of false prophets (or “Christians”), which come to you in sheep’s clothing” (v. 15). Just how are we going to distinguish between the real and the false? BY JUDGMENT! Jesus judged them by their fruits: they were not true prophets, but were fakes or “ravening wolves” (in v. 16 Jesus said: “You will fully recognize them by their fruits [or deeds]).”
May the Wicked Perish (139:19-22)
THIS PART of David’s prayer (or Psalter) is addressed to the LORD as the foe of the wicked, the searcher of the human heart, and the benefactor of the upright.
“Do not I hate them” (v. 21). “I hold their conduct in abomination” could be his thoughts.
When we go back to Ps. 7:11, we read: “God judgeth the righteous, and God is ANGRY with the wicked EVERY DAY.” Some scholars believe that this verse had been borrowed from the Chaldee, where the whole verse is as follows: “God is a righteous Judge; and in strength He is angry against the wicked every day.” The Septuagint reads: “God is a righteous Judge, strong and long-suffering; not bringing forth His anger every day.” The Cardmarden reads: “God is a righteous Judge (strong and patient) and God is provoked every day” (this translation, as is said, has borrowed “strong and patient” from the Vulgate). The Geneva version is interesting (printed by Barker, the king’s printer, 1615, translates: “God judgeth the righteous, and him that contemneth God every day.” On which there is this marginal note: “He doth continually call the wicked to repentance, by some signs of His judgments.”
Is God ANGRY every day, or not? Some manuscripts say yes, others say no. Looking at v. 12, we read: “If he turn not, He will whet His sword. He hath bent His bow, and made it ready” (most versions read: “If ye return not.” Most scholars agree that vss. 11 and 12 be read together: “God is a just Judge; a God who is provoked every day. If (the sinners) turn not, He will whet His sword; He hath bent His bow, and made it ready” (read v. 13 also).
Truth We Read:
In Ps. 101:3 we read: “…I hate the work of them that turn aside,” in other words: “I hate the conduct of those who apostatize from the true faith.” Yet, if we dare say such a thing today, the church condemns us as: “hatemongers, unloving, and judgmental”. But even the LORD declared that He hated unrighteousness and loved righteousness: “For the LORD loveth righteousness…” (Ps. 11:7). Again in Ps. 45:7 we read: “thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness…”
We read in Ps. 33:5 this: “He loveth righteousness and judgment…” So, why is it such a BIG SIN to point out (judge) the sin/sins of the wicked? Was it RIGHT for Jesus to call names (see Matt. 12 and 23)?
~ I read in Romans 16:17 that we are to MARK them and AVOID them that do not walk in righteousness.
~ I read in Titus 1:13 that we are to REBUKE them that are not sound in the faith.
~ I read in Eph. 5:11 that we are to have NO fellowship with unfruitful works (workers) of darkness, but to REPROVE them.
~ I read in 2 Thes. 3:6 that we are to WITHDRAW from those who walk disorderly (see also 14, 15).
~ I read that we are to TURN AWAY from them that deny the power of God (2 Tim. 3:5-7).
~ I read that we are to REPROVE, REBUKE with doctrine (2 Tim. 4:2).
~ I read that we are NOT to RECEIVE those who do not stand upon true doctrine (2 Jn. 10,11).
~ I read that we are to REJECT HERETICS (Titus 3:10), in which most of today’s ministers ARE!
~ I read that we are to be AWARE of those who speak of another Jesus, are of another spirit and bring another Gospel (2 Cor. 11:4; 11:13; Gal. 1:6-9).
~ I read that we are to SEPARATE ourselves from the UNCLEAN (2 Cor. 6:17).
How we are to do all these said things UNLESS WE JUDGE?? Give me a break!
Are we to “help the ungodly, and love those who hate the Lord?” (2 Chron. 19:2). While it is true that we are to LOVE (and we do by presenting the Biblical Gospel—not this phoney Babylonian Jesus Gospel—in order that the wicked REPENT and be saved!), we are also instructed to hate evil works etc. Yet, in this evil generation it is fashionable to love the enemies’ works and hate those who stand with God. Helping the enemies of righteousness is all too common among the Babylonian Jesus crowd…for business advantage, social (GAY) pride, and approval of men etc. All this satanic compromise has not bettered the people of God, but degraded them.
Let us stand firm in the faith, loving the lost, but hating their deeds. Preach REPENTANCE LOUD and CLEAR for the Lord’s wrath is kindled.