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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Should we hate other people?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Yes, we should hate some people.

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. ( Luke 14:26)

No, we should never hate anyone.

“You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may certainly rebuke your neighbor, but you are not to incur sin because of him. (Leviticus 19:17)

“You shall not take vengeance, nor hold any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:18)

“Everyone who hates his brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him. (1 John 3:15)

“If someone says, “I love God,” and yet he hates his brother or sister, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother and sister whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God must also love his brother and sister. (1 John 4:20-21)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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