don’t see their victim as a precious soul made in God’s own image. Instead, the bully uses
his victim as a handy toilet where he deposits his inner filth.
Many say verbal abuse doesn’t count. But God holds a different opinion. The tongue is a world of vile sin, full of deadly poison, set on fire by hell (James 3:6). A vicious bully
can destroy others through verbal abuse (Prov.11:9). That’s what the Word of God teaches. Many other scriptures condemn
the destructive, ungodly tongue.
Many say God might hate the sins of hardened, unrepentant men of violence, but He still loves
them the same as everybody else. A nice-sounding sentiment, but it is found nowhere
in Scripture. Far from loving all men equally, God hates the froward (stubbornly
wicked) person. Scripture says that God HATES those who love violence (bullies).
Psalms 11:5: The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him
that loveth violence his soul hateth.* * * By clear inference God hates hardened bullies.
Prov.11:20: They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright
in their way are his delight.
In order to qualify as being God-fearing you must not only love Jesus, you must hate evil. Many Christians think it’s a sin to hate anything except intolerance of evil.
Proverbs 8:13: The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and
the froward mouth, do I hate.
Rom.12:9: Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is
Only God knows which souls are beyond repentance and it is His place to hate such people if He
so chooses, not ours. Vengeance is His, not ours (Rom.12:19). We’re to go on hoping that even the most repulsive characters
can come to repentance and pray that will happen. But as for their actual
sin, we are to hate that which God hates.
God hates the wicked tongue and warns that it is doomed to destruction:
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out (Prov.10:31).
Far from offering the oppressor (bully) tender reassurance of His unconditional love, God promises
that He will break the bully to pieces (Psalms 72:4).
The cool dude bully brags that he’s getting away with it now, but as he speeds toward divine
judgment he’s achin’ for a breakin’ and cruisin’ for a bruisin’.
Unfortunately some sinners will NEVER repent and God knows they won’t. Hardened, impenitent sinners are called vessels of wrath fitted unto ultimate destruction. Their ONLY purpose in the sight of a Holy God is to be used to prove the perfection of the justice He shall
dispense as the Great Judge of all the Earth.
9:17: For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I
raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
18: Therefore hath he mercy on whom
he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
Verse 19: Thou wilt say then unto me, Why
doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Verse 20: Nay but, O man, who art thou
that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Verse 21: Hath not the potter power over
the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Verse 22: What if God, willing to shew
his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Verse 23: And that he might make known the
riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
evil bullies sow seeds of destruction in others, they treasure up (store up) wrath to fall upon their own heads at the judgment.
2:5: But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every
man according to his deeds:
7 To them who
by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them
that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Isa.57:20: But the wicked are like
the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
Verse 21: There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.