Bullies donít see their victim as a precious soul made in Godís own image. Instead, the bully uses his victim as a handy toilet where he deposits his inner filth.
Many say verbal abuse doesnít 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). Thatís 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 itís 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 good.
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). Weíre 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 heís getting away with it now, but as he speeds toward divine judgment heís achiní for a breakiní and cruisiní for a bruisiní.
Unfortunately some sinners will NEVER repent and God knows they wonít. 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.
Romans 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.
19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
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?
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
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:
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
As evil bullies sow seeds of destruction in others, they treasure up (store up) wrath to fall upon their own heads at the judgment.
Romans 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.