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[2 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,547 views]
Separating Christianity from hate

Somehow Christians have managed to associate themselves with hate. It’s a generalization, but Christians are hateful people.
So is that a bad thing? Is it inherently wrong to hate? I intensely dislike spiders. I hate spiders. I have an extreme aversion to feta cheese. Hate it. According to Malachi, God hates divorce. And in Romans, he tells us to hate what is evil.
Hate, in and of itself, has some merit – a certain necessity even. But where’s the merit in this: Barna research (www.barna.org) revealed in a survey that 1 in …