Did you hear about the minister who burnt passages in the Bible that he disliked, and created a work of art with the remains? Many people hate the God who hates sin. The irony is that they hate him because he hates!
Who is God? He is the God who reveals himself in the Bible and in his Son, Jesus. Many people hate this God, the God who is. They create other gods in their own imaginations, gods who are figments of their imaginations. But in manufacturing their own version of a god of love, they demonstrate a deep-seated hatred. The worst kind of hatred. Hatred of the God who loves his creatures so much that he will not tolerate the kind of sin that is destroying them.