Why Does God Hate Me? (Part 1)

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Why Does God Hate Me? (Part 1)

Romans 5:6-9

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”

Why Does God Hate Me?

We have all seen, in recent time, the natural disasters, human hate, animal attacks and even stellar bodies creeping ever closer to our planet. This has lead many people to ask the question that is our title. Conducting an interview and holding polls to only people that either deny the existence of God or actively rebel against Him we discovered:

  1. God is not fair because He hates people
  2. If God loves everyone then why does He allow people to endure horrible things?
  3. Why does God allow bad people to thrive while good people suffer?
  4. How can God just sit there and NOT intervene in bad things like: murders, rapes, robberies and people dying before their time in such things as accidents?
  5. Why does God force us to worship Him or die? If He really loved us, why don’t He just let us live and acknowledge Him in our own way?
  6. If God is really God, why doesn’t He destroy the false religions and kill the devil once and for all so that we can see Him for who He is? 

There are obviously a lot of questions that people ask but what it all boils down to is this:

“Everyone has their own interpretation or idea of how God is supposed to act or perform. So when God does NOT act or display His power or authority in a way that people think that He should, they quote the aforementioned question.”

So let’s address some of the concerns of people about how they feel God should act and how he should behave as we address the question. Why Does God Hate Me?

I. GOD IS NOT FAIR BECAUSE HE HATES PEOPLE

Listening to most people speak about God, I have learned that they imagine God as a man that forgives but with a short fuse and a lightening rod waiting to zap them as soon as they mess up. They fear that if they don’t “go overboard” with doing things for Him that He won’t be pleased with them and will in short hate them. To answer this statement I cite this scriptural reference: 

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”

If God didn’t like people or even specific people then why did He send Jesus Christ to die for them? We read in John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God is not a stingy person that doesn’t love everyone equally. Now He does favor people differently but He loves all people the same. When I present this to people I am almost instantly asked about hardened criminals and serial killers being loved by God and my answer is Yes! He not only forgives them and loves them but He desires to see them come to Heaven. The bible tells us in 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” This means that God does not want anyone to perish spiritually and go to hell but go to Heaven. 

So why then does God play favorites? Why does God “Like” or “Favor” some over others? 

A. Some Trust Him While Others Do Not – The bible tells us in Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Some will come to God just because He is God but they will walk away empty handed because they didn’t diligently seek Him. They came to Him in an experimental way to test the waters. How? They come to church and sit under preaching and teaching expecting a blessing for coming to church but they fail to accept the person for which the church was established. Instead they come to church for a social hour and weekly friend & family meeting. 

B. Some Seek Him While Other Ignore Him – The bible tells us in Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Notice that they text said that “…he is a rewarded of them that diligently seek him.” For those that spend their lives seeking to gain insight of who God is and His character and personality, these people tend be closer to Him. The closer we are to God, the farther we are away from the world and it’s thinking. Do you ever feel that you don’t quite belong here? Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in when it comes to work, the world and life in general? Its not because you are strange, it’s because you could be getting closer to God. There are rewards that Christians can gain that the world could never dream of in their wildest dreams. God rewards all those that diligently seek Him. 

God does not hate people! God as sent His only son to die in the place of humanity because humanity willingly disobeyed His laws. God could have said “That’s it, I’m done” but praise be unto His name that He didn’t. He made a way for us to be reconciled back to Himself through His only son Jesus. I don’t quite understand it all nor do I claim to but I except it thought faith. My faith allows me to believe that does not hate people like humanity hates people but that God loves everyone but favors some people more. I would rather have God’s favor and hear “Well done thou good and faithful servant” than to hear “I loved you and sent my Son for you but you rejected Him and me so depart from me ye that work iniquity.” It’s your choice and I hope that you make the right one but it all begins with the fact that God does NOT hate you. In tomorrow’s devotional we will cover our next objection with scripture. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie. 

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