Conservatives only see one truth. Their truth.<quoted text>Had to cut some, Sorry ... ;0)
"Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated,"
God's own words show that He is obviously partial
But we have a feeling that this won't be enough for most people.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light, Once you were no people but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy.
1 Peter 2:9, 10
Again, context is king
Assuming that you read the information on who is a Gentile, you now know that Gentile means NATIONS. So WHO WAS PAUL WRITING TO? To those that Christ said He was sent to, the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 15:24). Paul was writing to those that Jesus sent the disciples out to find, the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 10:5-6). Paul was writing to those that James was writing to:
To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion
Paul was writing to the same people that Peter was writing to:
To the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with His blood
1 Peter 1:1
And God saw everything that He had made,
and behold, it was very good
There are those who will take the words on this page, twist them, and claim that we're bigots, racist, hate mongers...you get the idea.
Don't let the politically correct, fear mongering of the day keep you from truth.
Truth is never hate
God's truth is never hateful
Be proud of who God made you
Most of all, stand up for God's truth
If you don't, remember, God has consequences
don’t know why God used the word "hate." Maybe it had more cultural significance a few thousand years ago. Maybe the choice of words was to produce an emphasis or contrast. In Luke 14:26, God uses the word "hate" to contrast what our love should be toward Him. Here He says, "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brother and sisters –yes, even his own life –he cannot be my disciple." Obviously, God is not saying we should actually hate our parents. He was only making a contrast of how great our love for God should be in comparison to our love for our family.
There are a couple of other verses that use the word "hate" for comparison. Matthew 6:24 says, "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other." John 12:25 says, "The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life."