> Still, God has seen fit to represent his feeling as hatred, so
> I don't think we have much business telling him he's wrong.

> After reading the scriptures you cited that God's hatred is of
> the "deeds" a man commits.

You may gloss the scriptures however you choose, of course, as we 
probably all do at times.  However, as I pointed out, the very wording 
of the scriptural verses I cited shows that God hates the person or 
people being named:

(Helaman 15:4) "But behold my brethren, the 
Lamanites hath he [God] hated because their deeds have been evil 
continually, and this because of the iniquity of the tradition of their 
fathers". Malachi employs the same type of usage in Malachi 1:2-3 
(cited in Romans 9:13): "I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, 
Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacobís brother? saith the 
LORD: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and 
his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness."

I also found a proverb (Proverbs 6:16) and two psalms (Psalm 5:5 and 
Psalm 11:5) that speak of the Lord hating the wicked. This last psalm 
is particularly interesting, because there is a Joseph Smith translation 

of it that reaffirms the Lord's hatred of the wicked and those who love 

JST Psalm 11:5: "Behold his eyelids shall try the children of men, and 
he shall redeem the righteous, and they shall be tried. The Lord loveth 
the righteous, but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul 


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