Originally Posted by Patriot of the U.S.A
I know what hate means, and I know what curse means, and I know what because means.
I can't take this much longer. If your goal was to team up on me and blast me till I quit, mission accomplished. Goodbye. While I know there is a great counter-argument to every argument here, I just don't know them all. I should have known better than to try to debate with you guys. You guys debate every day, making you professional debaters. You guys should become polititians.
There are a couple people I know that could SO beat you. One's Jesus, and the other one is my neighbor.
This is my last post. Congrats on making me leave. goodbye.
God cursed the ground because Adam sinned. It is not some deterministic outcome but an action undertaken by God to punish Adam.
That is what the source material states. There are many references to those whom God hates in The Bible and we are actually encouraged to search our hearts, to ask God to search our hearts to see if we too are hating as we should. Perhaps you disagree with that sentiment, but that is what The Bible commands. If you choose to disregard The Bible (or any other source) and yet discuss with people who DO accept The Bible how The Bible is WRONG then you are in discussion with the wrong people. In the case of The Bible, rejecting God's word is the same as rejecting God and results in your being cursed BY GOD yourself.
In the case of other sources (the communist manifesto, say) well if you don't agree with that then obviously you're not a communist.
Similarly, if you disagree with The Bible then obviously you're not a Christian.
21 Doe not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieued with those that rise vp against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and knowe my heart: trie mee, and knowe my thoughts:
24 And see if there bee any wicked way in me: and leade me in the way euerlasting.