DIFFERENT SHADES OF HATRED
I wonder why Christians are so surprised or living in denial about what Jesus said concerning them and the last days.Jesus said that believers shall be HATED OF ALL MEN.
Daily the mixture of hatred towards Christians is increasing.The Terry Jones saga revealed the coming hatred of Christians.The scandals of Pedophilia in the Catholic church also have fueled hatred against Christians.
Benny Hinn and TBN cash ministries have also fueled hatred against Christians.
Yet within the Christian community there is hatred being fueled against brothers and sisters in Christ.
End time Ministries which have very similar doctrines and slight differences are on the brink of hateful division .
What we are seeing are different shades of hatred
HATRED AGAINST JESUS CHRIST NAME,- by other religions
HATRED AGAINST FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIANS- by Lukewarm Christians
HATRED AGAINST THE BIBLE-
HATRED AGAINST THE JEWS
Thus Jesus did stress that division and hatred would be the norm in the last days and we all know that hatred brings sorrow.
President of Iran Ahmadinejad declared that Muslims do not hate America, or Christians or Jews.One may think he is right but wait a minute.
Islam does not call Jesus the son of God so how can it have love for Christians since Jesus himself said that those who reject him have rejected God.
What is happening is that most Christians and Muslims DO NOT READ THEIR BOOKS.
The only people that read these books in these religions are Radical Muslims and Radical Christians.
Hence the reason why Terrorism employed Islam because the Koran clearly calls death in holy war, martyrdom and the gateway to heaven.
Yet most Muslims who do not read the Koran do not know that.They do not know what sura 9 of the Koran says.But the Islamic terrorists know what it says or at least are taught from it.
AS for radical Christians they are those who read the scriptures but employ it in a fleshly manner and for fleshly gain whereas they are those radicals that read the scriptures for godly gain.
For example , the Catholic church called all the Protestants during the Reformation not only heretics but antichrists.They used the scriptures that talked about antichrists against the Protestants yet I wonder how Christlike is killing your opponent for not believing in what you believe.
Thus those Christians who trying to say well do not fuel the hatred against Christians are forgetting that this is what Jesus prophesied was coming.
JESUS EXAMPLE OF BEING HATED WHEN HE LOVED BY TELLING THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD.
Do you know that Jesus was hated more for what he said than what he did ?
The Pharisees wanted to stone him for telling them the truth that he is the son of God.
Jesus told them the truth and they killed him for telling them truth ,the epiotome of their hatred.
Jesus knew he had to die for the sins of the world and the word of God called for this special sacrificial death since without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins,
But his killers believed that they were killing a criminal because what he told them according to them was blasphemy.
Now when the disciples stared preaching the gospel , the Pharisees chose to arrest them because they envisaged that the listeners would accuse them of killing an innocent man that is being murderers.
Yet it is a fact that they falsely accused Jesus to death and the disciples had to preach that truth since it was part of the gospel.
So truth was both healing for the listeners but very bitter for the religious leaders hence the persecution of Christians.
The same hate against Jesus is with us today.
Even if you will never burn a Koran ,as long as you are a believer the world will still hate you.
This does not mean you should stop sharing with the world. Give them food when they are hungry , alms when they are poor and water when they are thirsty and pray for them.
However the truth of the matter is that the world will either hate you or accept you especially when you tell them the truth about God .