As explained by many preachers, God’s love is absolute and unconditional. But according to the Bible, God’s a little unhinged, and plenty of things can make him hate your guts. Here’s just a few of them:
God hates you if:
- You’re not circumcised
As part of a covenant with God, all members of Abraham’s family must be circumcised. How does this affect you? Well, according to the Bible, Abraham’s descendants were supposed to be as numerous as the stars in Heaven, or the dust on the earth. That’s a lot of descendants, and you may well be one of them.
What’s the punishment? Well, Moses’ son wasn’t circumcised, and God went off to kill him.
- You’re deformed
God hates people with deformities and disabilities, and he makes it quite clear. If somebody’s testicles are damaged, not even their children of the tenth generation are allowed in church. Oh, yeah, God also hates the left-handed.
- You work on the sabbath
It’s one of the Ten Commandments, so obviously God doesn’t like it, but it really stands out because God himself said to Moses to kill anybody who breaks this commandment. Kind of harsh, really.
- You are circumcised
Yep, you think you’re obeying the will of God and then BAM! a massive contradiction. In Galatians, God says to Paul that anybody who has been circumcised is bound to follow the law, and that means you have been alienated from Christ, making you fall from grace even more.
- You cover or uncover your head
Depending on what your gender is, God has rules for whether you’re supposed to cover your head during prayer and worship or not (1 Corinthians 11.) God hates men if they cover their heads, and, like Islam, God hates women if their heads are uncovered.
- You wear gold, or clothes made from multiple materials
You need to live a modest life – save the riches for the church leaders, of course!
- You consult psychics
Don’t you DARE speak to false prophets, God really hates that!
- You eat weird animals
Leviticus 11:28-30 states that you can’t eat a number of little animals, including snails. Sorry France.
- You play football
God hates pigs so much that he orders people to never touch them, so no football for you!
And these are just a few of the things that can earn you an eternity in Hell. God’s a pretty hard to please character, isn’t he?
An even bigger list of things that can send you to Hell, including talking to strange people and hanging from trees, can be found here.