Tuesday, November 9, 2010

God Hates Hate!

You've all heard of the Westboro Baptist Church. They aren't a baptist church at all and aren't affiliated with any denomination. They definitely aren't true Christians but are compelled by their narcissism to make a scene. The Bible tells us, in 1 Jn.4:20 that "if anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen." That makes things pretty clear. These people don't love or represent God. Check out more info on them here. I say all of this because, as many of you know, they will be protesting on our campus today. As the Christian group at FLC I feel a duty to take a stand to show the campus that God loves them and to publicly contradict what these people say about God. Everyone of us is a sinner and Jesus loved each of us enough to die for us so we could know Him. Rom.5:8 - "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." We need to share that Good News with our campus. Jn.3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." If Jesus were physically on this campus today He would be reaching out, arms wide open, to every person WBC hates! We need to follow our Savior's example and get out there sharing His love with this campus.

If you're in the area, meet up with us at 4:30 pm at the chapel at FLC. There will be a lot of other people and groups there. I will bring some poster boards to make signs that tell of God's love, if you want to bring your own feel free to do so. Special note: do not engage the WBC people in any way as they are trained to try to get a brawl going. Just peacefully share the truth of God's love with the campus! I feel like Paul in Ephesus (Acts 19) where the whole city was in an uproar and all He wanted to do was point people to Jesus. Let's follow that example today.

Finally, while we're talking about how much God hates hate and loves us, I want to encourage you to pray for these WBC people that God would get a hold of them, change their hearts and lead them to leave their hateful ways.

I hope this short message about true, selfless, unconditional, Christian love encourages you a ton!


  1. That's the phrase i was looking for brother... God hates hate!

  2. Thanks Pastor Dwight! Love you a ton!

  3. Thank you for standing up with those of us who are in the trenches! My teacher is the one who is supplying "angel wings" for today, but the world needs more than that. We will be praying.

  4. I'm praying for you Bro! Sorry I can't be there but I know you will show God's love!