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THE GREATNESS OF THE HATE OF GOD (4 of 6)
Jesse M. Hendley
Malachi 1:14, "for I am a great King, saith the Lord
of hosts, and my name is terrible among the nations."
The very expression, "Lord of hosts" is the name
Yahweh, God's personal name, and hosts means armies
and referred originally to the innumerable stars, and
then to the angels because God has an army of angels.
We read of myriads of angels in the Book of
Revelation, ten thousand times ten thousand, and
thousands of thousands. What a tremendous multitude of
angelic beings, heavenly armies the Lord has at His
disposal! We're dealing with "The Greatness of God."
How great HE is! Young people, as the days and years
go by, God will get greater and greater and greater in
your thoughts. The most important matter in our lives
is to know what God is like, the God we're going to
meet when we leave this world. Now many people are not
aware of the greatness of God's hate. The very idea of
God hating is not only repulsive to many people but
immediately when they hear it some think, "You've lost
your mind. I've been raised all my life from infancy
in the church and all I've heard is, God is good, God
is love, and God is kind, and there is no way I could
think of God as hating anyone."
Now to learn the truth about God, the first thing we
have to do is to take the Bible literally for what it
says and especially note what He says that He is. Now
much of the ignorance about God is due to listening to
human reasoning instead of learning what the Bible
says. We must disregard human philosophers because
there is nobody around like God and nobody can teach
us what God is like but God Himself. Human philosophy
tells us what men think God ought to be but the Bible
tells us what He really is. The chief study of the
human mind and the chief truth of the Bible is GOD!
The greatness of God, the God Who created me and the
God to Whom I am goi ...
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