WHAT GOD CALLS ABOMINATION.......And how to Avoid them!


The word 'abomination' is one that evokes fear in the mind of many believers, because of the severe consequences of such actions in the past.  In abomination, God clearly mentioned and described some misconducts that are not acceptable before Him.

Every child of God that reverences the Lord would tremble at the word 'Abomination'. God is not man, God cannot be served by the human mind or heart, or as we like.  God is served according to His wishes and instruction, so if God says that an action is abominable, it simply means that such an action should never take place.  It means none of God's children should have a hand in such a thing, it means that God hates the thing with perfect hatred.

When we examine the word “abomination” in Scripture, we see that abomination have very definite implications. Abomination is used exclusively to describe things that are disgusting, loathsome and absolutely intolerable—things that are unacceptable to God.

Christians would do well to take note of what God labels abominations. Such things, be they actions, attitudes or objects, have no place in the life of a follower of Jesus Christ. 

Some of the most notable abominations before God include :

1. Dishonesty.
2. Arrogant pride 
3. Ignoring God’s law
4. The act of homosexuality. 
5. Devising evil and sowing discord 
6. Eating what the Bible calls “unclean” animals.

Notable Abominations:

Proverbs 11:20 - The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.

Proverbs 11:1 - A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Proverbs 15:8 - The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Proverbs 21:27 - The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

Proverbs 15:26 -  Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 17:15  -  He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 6:17  -  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,

Leviticus 18:22  -  'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

Leviticus 20:13  -  'If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

Proverbs 6:16-19  -  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Leviticus 18:19  -  Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity.
Luke 16:15  -  And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

Revelation 21:27  -  And nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Deuteronomy 17:1  -  "You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep which has a blemish or any defect, for that is a detestable thing to the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 22:5  -  "A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.

Proverbs 12:22  -  Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.

Proverbs 11:1 -  A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Deuteronomy 23:18  -  "You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog into the house of the LORD your God for any votive offering, for both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.

1 Kings 14:24  -  There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel.

Deuteronomy 27:15  -  'Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret ' And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'

Proverbs 15:8  -  The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Ezekiel 22:11 - "One has committed abomination with his neighbour's wife and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law And another in you has humbled his sister, his father's daughter.

Proverbs 3:32  -  For the devious are an abomination to the LORD, But He is intimate with the upright.

Proverbs 11:20 -  The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.

Deuteronomy 12:31  -  "You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

Proverbs 16:5  -  Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

Deuteronomy 25:16  -  "For everyone who does these things, everyone who acts unjustly is an abomination to the LORD your God.

Proverbs 20:10  -  Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.

Leviticus 20:14  -  'If there is a man who marries a woman and her mother, it is immorality; both he and they shall be burned with fire so that there will be no immorality in your midst.

Revelation 21:8  -  "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

Deuteronomy 7:26  -  "You shall not bring an abomination into your house, and like it come under the ban; you shall utterly detest it and you shall utterly abhor it, for it is something banned.

Leviticus 18:29  -  'For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.

Proverbs 24:9  -  The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Proverbs 17:15  -  He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Leviticus 11:10  -  'But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you,

Leviticus 11:11  -  and they shall be abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest.

Exodus 35:2  -  "For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.

Proverbs 28:9  -  He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

1 Corinthians 6:9  -  Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals.

 Dangers of Abominable Acts

The bible talks of people with wicked heart, who device wicked plans.  These are people, who are always thinking and planning something evil.  The danger of committing an abominable act is God's judgement.  In the past, it could be instant, depending on the nature of abomination, but today, we are living in the days of grace, and the Lord shows us mercy and judgement is delayed and sometimes the blood wipes away the offence entirely.  However, we must remember the Word of God cannot fall to the ground, so let the wise fear the Lord and depart from iniquity.

In the book of Proverbs 6:16, the bible listed out the six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:  The include:
1. A proud look, 
2. A lying tongue, 
3. Hands that shed innocent blood,  
4. A heart that devises wicked plans, 
5. Feet that are swift in running to evil,  
6. A false witness who speaks lies, 
7. And one who sows discord among brethren - Abomination!

The seventh item there is he that soweth discord among brethren, a person who spreads strife among brothers, is an abominable person before the Lord.  I am discussing this topic for us to be reminded that God's word does not change.  There are many ways the enemy lead believers to sow discord among themselves without recognizing they are sowing discord and thus becoming abominable before the Almighty God.  

People that bear false witness for instance.  I mean people saying what they have not verified and confirmed about a brethren are certainly acting outside the Love of God and brethren.  It is clear that God hates certain things. Now the word hate in this context also carries the meaning to detest or to abhor those things which are abominable. The word abominable means a disgusting thing or a scheme that that brings about evil. These things that God hates comes from a person's heart. 

the Bible says that God hates a man or woman who sows discord among brethren. “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice,” says the Bible (Ephesians 4:31). And the Bible says, “If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless” (James 1:26).


The judgement of God will go after people who commit an abomination.  It may not be immediately, but surely, one day the judgement of God will fall.  Remember, what the scriptures say, that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God. Beyond earthly judgement, if a person dies without repenting from the abomination, he loses eternity in heaven.

How to Avoid Abominable Acts

1.Pure Heart

If we don’t allow God’s word to be our guide then we will quickly find ourselves coming up with all kind of ideas that will not glorify God.  That's why we should study and obey the word of God.

Without purity, it will be difficult to live godly.  Purity means that a person is guided by the word of God in most decisions.  His is quick to discern and avoid actions that can open doors to the enemy into their lives.  You need a pure heart to discipline yourself and conform to the Word of God.  Many of the acts the Lord calls abomination are carnal acts, that people carelessly and secretly commit, but if your heart is pure, you will take your eyes off them.

I call on you to embrace purity and live holy.  In the New World that God is preparing for us, there will be no room for abominations. If we want to be a part of that Kingdom, now is the time to look to God and, with His help, rid ourselves of the things that could keep us out.

2. Personal Discipline
A Christian should be diligent and discipline himself in all aspects of life.  You need to discipline your tongue, and what you say.  You need to discipline yourself in the places you visit and the things you do there.  It takes discipline to keep only friends that will sharpen your godliness and not those that will tempt you to backslide.  

3. Holy Living
Holy living is not negotiable.  It makes you sensitive to what is right and wrong in the eyes of God.  In holy living, your life is sold-out to God and His works, so anything that will tarnish the name of God, you will never do.  Holy living gives you the consciousness that you will account for your actions before God.  

4. Studying the Word and Praying
The consistent study of the Word of God renews our mind.  The word reveals the mind of God to us, and as we continue to study the Spirit of God enters into our heart to live there, by the word of God.  When the Spirit of God lives in us, sin and all abomination will disgust us.


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