If the world hates Jesus then it will hate His followers. If the Jesus you preach is the Jesus that the world loves then that's another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:14). Jesus already warned that the world hated Him before it hated His followers. If you're going to stand by Jesus, expect the world not to love you. The world crucified Jesus for speaking nothing but the truth. They persecuted Jesus and they will persecute Him more along with those with Him.
Did you know that when Christians were persecuted wrongfully they were charged with crimes that they didn't commit? That shouldn't be any surprise because Jesus allowed Himself to be murdered for crimes He didn't commit so Christians can be redeemed. He allowed the hatred of the world to hit Him and He will allow the hatred of the world to hit Him. But there's one comfort to the Christian being hated by the world is that Satan and his demons must first get God's permission before they're allowed to inflict any harm on the believer. God is in control of whatever trials Christians undergo and He knows what He's doing (Romans 8:28).
- Accepting Persecution is Part of Christian Life
- Arthur Pink on David's Flight
- Be More Christlike, Be Ready For More Persecution!
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- Paul Washer's Quote to Slam the Prosperity Gospel
- Some Encouragement to Born Again Christians Out There!
- When Fighting Against Sin and Heresy, Don't Expect to Come Out Unscathed!
- Wrongfully Criminalizing Christianity!
- You Can't Expect Christianity Without Enemy Attacks!