"Proper" Hatred Over the Years Per the WTS (we don't judge individuals--so they say. Who decides who is apostate or haters of God?---hmmmmmmm)
*** w92 7/15 12-13 Christ Hated Lawlessness-Do You? ***
19 The obligation to hate lawlessness also applies to all activity by apostates. Our attitude toward apostates should be that of David, who declared: "Do I not hate those who are intensely hating you, O Jehovah, and do I not feel a loathing for those revolting against you? With a complete hatred I do hate them. They have become to me real enemies." (Psalm 139:21, 22) ... As loyal Witnesses of Jehovah, we therefore have absolutely nothing in common with them. Being imperfect, our hearts could easily have a tendency toward being critical of our brothers. As individuals, those of "the faithful and discreet slave" are imperfect humans. (Matthew 24:45-47) But this class is faithful and discreet. Apostates capitalize on errors or seeming mistakes made by brothers who take the lead. Our safety lies in avoiding apostate propaganda as though it were poison, which in fact it is.Romans 16:17, 18.
*** w80 6/15 8 What It Takes to Keep Separate from the World ***More than that, we want to hate those who willfully show themselves haters of Jehovah, haters of what is good.
As David of old expressed it: "Do I not hate those who are intensely hating you, O Jehovah, and do I not feel a loathing for those revolting against you? With a complete hatred I do hate them. They have become to me real enemies." (Ps. 139:21, 22)
*** w70 11/15 695 When Hatred Is a Good Thing-a Protection ***So it is that enlightened Christians rightly hate those who are confirmed enemies of God
, such as the Devil and his demons, as well as men who have deliberately and knowingly taken their stand against Jehovah
. (Ps. 139:21, 22)
*** w61 7/15 420 A Time and Place for Everything ***When a person persists in a way of badness after knowing what is right, when the bad becomes so ingrained that it is an inseparable part of his make-up, then in order to hate what is bad a Christian
must hate the person with whom the badness is inseparably linked.
Indicating that Jesus did not mean for us to love the hardened enemies of Jehovah, David expressed this God-approved attitude: "Do I not hate those who are intensely hating you, O Jehovah, and do I not feel a loathing for those revolting against you? With a complete hatred I do hate them. They have become to me real enemies."Matt. 5:44; Amos 5:15; Ps. 139:21, 22.
*** w54 4/15 234 Scriptural Aspect of Psychosomatic Medicine ***
In this connection, however, it must be observed that the Bible shows that there is such a thing as a proper hatred, a "perfect hatred," the kind of hatred that David had for those who hated God.
(Ps. 139:21, 22).
*** w53 8/1 479 Questions from Readers ***
Not those who may be our enemies for personal reasons, but those who have demonstrated their willful hatred of God we hate and count as our enemies because they are Gods enemies
: "Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: they are become mine enemies." ( Ps
. 15:4; 139:21, 22