A Hateful World

January 10, 2014


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SCRIPTURE

If the people of this world hate you, just remember that they hated me first.

~John 15:18, CEV

QUOTE

Liberals hate America, they hate flag-wavers, they hate pro-lifers, and they hate bible believers but they embrace Islam. Go figure!

~Ann [I’m a fan] Coulter

COMMENTARY

The world is antichrist. David prophesied it, Jesus declared it and you and are witnesses to the fact. The question is WHY do they have  such a fanatical hatred for Jesus? We are talking about a perfect man who never harmed a soul, never took a life, never did anything selfish, not even use His powers to save Himself. He lived a life of total self-denial, suffered the shame of our sin and the agony of crucifixion because He chose to do so for our sakes. How do you hate someone who is good?

This is the heart of the problem: the world hates Jesus because He is good. He is the light and He shines on the darkness and depravity of our lives. Men love darkness rather than life because their deeds are evil. A very small child is transparent but with time, even children learn to act and pretend. We adults are professional actors. The Greek word for actor is hypocrite. The Pharisees and Scribes were very good at acting; so good that they had deceived the masses but they did not fool Jesus because He knew their heart and their motive. Jesus called them anything but good: snakes, white washed tomb stones, sons of the devil, greedy and hypocrites just to mention a few.

We don’t like to be called out. The Jewish religious leaders hated Jesus because He exposed their sin. Then He had the audacity to call for their repentance and this insulted their sense of morality. Jesus also demanded the death to self and absolute surrender to His will. One other reason the  political correct world system hates Jesus is His word, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” This statement infuriated them.

EXTRA

  • January 10th, wow! You know you are getting old with January flies.
  • FRONT PEW baby shower for Bailey T. and Chris Kohlenberg this Sunday. It’s a boy, Kenny Chris!
  • Do DEACONS meeting this Sunday. LCBS at 9:00 and worship at 10:15 and 6:00
  • MISSION OFFERING for January goes to GRACE MINISTRIES and the feeding center in Guatemala. Our goal is $5,000 but $10,000 would not hurt my feeling. We will be sending a group of students to Guatemala later this year.
  • David Orr will probably come home today [Jan. 10] or tomorrow.

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