Piper's Message on Love/Hate
From Rom. 12:9...
"Let LOVE be without dissimulation. ABHOR that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."
If you can't hate, you can't love...
Piper basically says....
If you really love someone, you will HATE what is hurting/killing them...
Some of his quotes....
"Genuine love must hate....in order to be love."
"Let love be genuine....Abhoring......"
Definiton: "Abhor...intense, inward objection..."
"You cannot be a wishy-washy,lovey-dovey, greasy, relational, not-hating anything person, and be a loving person."
Love is not always smooth.....Sometimes it involves negatives...
"If you don't hate anything in this world, you can't possibly love, because things are killing people....destroying people... dishonoring God. If you can't hate, you can't love. Love has hate in it....."
"Love is hating what is destroying people..."
"When you decide what dishonors God... you HATE it!"
"You were made to enjoy...and to display the worth of Christ to others... Therefore anything in private that you cleave to...that corrupts your enjoyment of Him or obscures your display of him is unloving to others
...even if they know nothing about it...."
This message was very good!
I ABHOR what is destroying people's lives and.... I want to DELIGHT in GOD! Amen!