[quote=Daniel Marsh]Does God hate people? sinners?
Psalm 5:5 (King James Version)
the foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Ezekiel 18:32 (English Standard Version)
For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD; so turn, and live."
Which verse carries the most weight and why? read both chapters for context.
Biblical Dyslexia : Overcoming the Barriers to Understanding Scripture
Author: Charles J. Wilhelm
Hebrew sane means to dislike, to reject and will not put up with.
I suppose the first thing to clarify is: Are you asking if God is dyslexic or is the Bible.
I once heard the Gospel’s described as a work of religious teaching remarkable for “it’s complete lack of second rate material” which sounds like a significant compliment but begs a question - What about the rest of scripture? Is there any second rate material there?
I have come to the conclusion that the best we can say about some parts of scripture is that it fails to communicate the whole truth with perfect clarity, or maybe I should say that some parts are more difficult to understand as God intended than others. When in doubt, I choose the gospel.
Consider what Jesus says in Matthew 23 after unleashing a lengthy attack on the religious leaders of his day.
"“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you were unwilling!”
This phrase seems to indicate a deeply felt love for someone who has gone astray and I believe is the best way to think of how God feels about sinners. Consider also the story of the Prodigal Son for an idea about how God feels about sinners.
As to the apparent dyslexia within scripture, Without the teachings and example of Jesus, we would probably never be able to make full sense out of all the rest. Thank God we have the teachings and example of Jesus.