FYI I am an average Joe! And Jake is correct David did say it and not God, we can argue all day about God agreeing with David but, David did say it, it is clearly delivered that way in the passage.<quoted text>
Jake, your claim that “Johnny (Robertson) doesn't know the Bible any better that the men and women he is ‘spying’ on” is a fake. Based on your statement concerning Robertson’s rejection of the caller’s claim that God doesn’t hate persons who perpetrate sin, there is absolutely no way that Robertson could be wrong. Examine David’s declaration concerning God in Psalm 5:5 –“The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; YOU HATE ALL WORKERS OF INIQUITY.” So, may I ask, are workers of iniquity sinners? You bet they are, and David says God hates them.
Also your conclusion that Robertson doesn’t know the Bible better than those whose false doctrines and practices he is refuting and exposing, is ludicrous. This conclusion, you have arrived at based on Robertson’s response from Psalm 139:22, that God hates with a perfect hate. Let us pause to look at the text:“I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.”
You have based your rejection of Robertson’s response based on your belief that it was David who was uttering his “perfect hatred” and not God. This is where you are seriously lacking in your knowledge of the Imprecatory Psalms. Of course you know that the adjective “imprecatory” derives from the verb “imprecate” which means, inter alia,“to invoke evil on: to curse.” All who have studied the Imprecatory Psalms realize that when the writer utters a curse, that it is not a personal vent for revenge, but is the writer’s understanding and appreciation of the fact of God’s awareness and intolerance of sin. Examine verse 21 in the same passage:“Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?”
As a matter of fact, the Old Testament scholar, Kaiser observes:“They [these imprecatory sayings] are not statements of personal vendetta, but they are utterances of zeal for the kingdom of God and his glory. To be sure, the attacks which provoked these prayers were not from personal enemies; rather, they were rightfully seen as attacks against God and especially his representatives in the promised line of the Messiah.”
And so, the “perfect hatred” which you have attributed to David, is merely an understanding, reflection and acceptance of God’s own perfect hatred. Let us examine another instance of God’s perfect hatred, this time from the New Testament. Paul quoted Malichi 1:2-3 in writing the following in Romans 9:13:“As it is written,‘Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.’" It is a consensus among Biblical scholars, both Old and New Testament, that the perfect love expressed by God for Jacob was reflected in His election of Jacob to carry on God’s favour of brining the Messiah into the world, while the perfect hatred expressed toward Esau was manifested in His rejection of Easau – even though he was the first-born of Isaac. Most scholars also agree that God was not looking at Esau’s or Jacob’s personage in expressing his perfect love or hatred, but the fact of their future roles in carrying out the will of God. So, Jake, Mr Robertson was right, and he has shown that he does have a better knowledge and understanding of the Bible than the average Joe. He is also willing to defend God’s truth against those who have sworn, by their doctrine and actions, to “make God a liar.”
Put Johnny does not many passages in the Bible, however he has shown an ability to twist that knowledge at times to make if fit his belief system.