The Consequences of Hate



The Consequences of Hate


Life is full of consequences. What we do in life centers around what we love. What we love we make our priority. When God is our priority our trust, faith and eternal hope is based on love. God is love. In the bible we are told to weigh everything against the Word of God to see whether it be true or untrue. Without the salvation knowledge of God and a relationship with Jesus Christ there can be no love. Not in the true sense of the word because without the love of God there will be counterfeits which leads away from God’s love to the lusts of the flesh (jealousy, anger and hate).


God didn’t tell us not to be angry. He warned us not to associate with angry people lest we become like them. He didn’t forbid us from being angry. He simply said don’t be so angry that it leads you to sin. We are to forgive others as God forgives us. If we don’t forgive others who trespass or sin against us, in the same way God will not forgive us. We are not to go to bed angry as it can lead to a host of health issues that actually destroy ourselves from the inside. Anger leads to hate.


We need to define what hate is to begin to understand, so we reach out to Merriam-Webster’s definition of hate.


  • Definition of hate(Noun) (often attributive)
    • 1a : intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury
    • b : extreme dislike or disgust : antipathy, loathing
      • had a great hate of hard work
    • c : a systematic and especially politically exploited expression of hatred
      • a crime motivated by bigotry and hate
    • —often used before another noun
      • hate mail
      • an organization tracking hate groups
    • 2 : an object of hatred
      • a generation whose finest hate had been big business— F. L. Paxson


  • Definition of hate (Verb)
    • hated; hating


  • Definition of hate(transitive verb)
    • 1 : to feel extreme enmity toward : to regard with active hostility
      • hates his country’s enemies
    • 2 : to have a strong aversion to : find very distasteful
      • hated to have to meet strangers
      • hate hypocrisy


  • Definition of hate (intransitive verb)
    • : to express or feel extreme enmity or active hostility
      • harsh faces and hating eyes— Katherine A. Porter
    • hate one’s guts
      • to hate someone with great intensity


Today we as a society have become so politically charged that we cannot see the forest because of the splinter in our own eyes (biblically speaking). It is more like political conditioning that instead of looking for the good in everyone, we have become somewhat cynical and only see the bad.


Hatred is infectious and spreads faster than the California wildfires, yet the destruction is worse because it outlasts the normal human lifetime. Often the effects are traumatic and have an everlasting impact on everyone who comes in contact or is associated with the people, places or events.


No matter whether you like or loath Donald Trump your opinion was influenced by the fact that he decided to run for the presidency of the United States and it wasn’t so much his decision, but the part played by the media and the reaction of other “politicians”. They felt it was beneath them to have him running in the same circles because he was not one of them, he was not a politician.


So like it or not your opinion was based on a manufactured perception of the rich and famous playboy womanizer who got rich of the backs of others, right?


Since that 2015 date of his announcement you have grown accustomed to the misinformation that attacked his name, his family and his reputation. Not only that, but you have perpetuated (aided) in those attacks by helping to spread the fake news that you have been chewing on over time. You have spent every waking moment of everyday for the past 3 years seething on the perception you have about a man so unworthy, that you have decided in your heart not to afford him the recognition or respect he is due.


You hate Donald Trump with great intensity. In fact you are actively hostile and loathe the mention of his name. The big business of your generation is the hatred of Donald J. Trump. You must be very proud!


Well I hate to burst your bubble, but it was not up to you to decide if Donald Trump could or would run for president. Also it was not up to you to decide if he would receive the GOP nomination.


What was up to you was to exercise your constitutional right to vote as a US citizen and to cast your ballot. If you did your civic duty, that was all you were responsible for doing. The election process worked exactly as it was designed to do, in spite of the efforts of many to circumvent the safeguards of the Constitution and it was in the hands of Almighty God who would be President, and in 2016 that man was Donald J. Trump. The die has been cast, the results were final and it is now up to you to get over it.


The 2018 mid-term elections are over, with exception to some who still try to frustrate the election process in order to alter the outcome in their favor. This too will pass and once the final results are announced those people will have to get over it.


For some, however, there will be a penalty phase where they will become involved in the criminal justice system for obvious and willful misconduct.


In the words of former President Barack H. Obama, “Elections have consequences”.


Hatred has consequences and they are not only the destruction of others, but that of self-destruction. One can be consumed by the hatred of another, so much so that it is impossible to see the destruction of one’s inner being. The bible warns us that we cannot serve two masters. We will love the one and loathe the other and it’s hard to recognize when hate becomes your master. – I am the Real Truckmaster!


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