Hate defined: To feel hostility or animosity toward. To detest. A feeling of utter hostility and disgust.
Today, some detest, abhor, and loathe anyone who hates. [Note: “detest, abhor, and loathe” are synonymous with “hate.”] Love is said to be antagonistic to hate. However, assaults on innocent children, inhuman treatment of others, bilking the elderly, along with other heinous crimes give rise to feelings of hate. There is everything right and nothing wrong hating such things. Hate is a God-given and God-sanctioned emotion.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).” Ephesians 2:4-5
“There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, One who spreads strife among brothers.” Proverbs 6:16-19