The Way I See Itcommentary by Brent Johnson
It is not OK to hate your enemy.
I cannot emphasize this enough. If you rejoice in the death of your enemy, then you rejoice in the destruction of life… and that is what those whom we revile do. If we act the same way then we are no better than they are.
It is completely appropriate to hate evil. I believe evil is that which works against the Will of God, which is Truth. It is my conviction that evil opposes truth, justice and liberty; that is what I consider to be evil. I hate injustice, lies, corruption, and all efforts to enforce any form of involuntary servitude.
I hate these things. I do not associate with those who support these evils. If I find myself in a battle and one of these evil beings attacks me I might kill or maim the creature. I might be happy to get away from the battle alive. But God Willing, I will never rejoice in the death of my enemy.
It is OK to hate righteously.
Finally, have your hate; don’t let your hate have you. When your hate takes control then you become psychotic and dangerous.