It is popular these days to mock Christians and make fun of Jesus and even to deny God. People think it is okay to do and be anything that feels good to them. Here a few of the reasons that people hate Jesus.
Jesus speaks the truth.
His presence convicts people. They know in their inner being that He speaks truth with power and authority. They know that their life and mission do not measure up and that a reckoning may come someday. They resent being reminded.
He cannot be stopped
The Bible reminds us that God’s word never returns void. Christianity survives no matter what happens. Even today, church persecution is rampant in some places. Dissenters kill pastors, burn churches, threaten and kill congregation members. They can suppress Christianity but not kill it.
In some countries, people gather secretly at house churches or secret Sunday Schools at the risk of death. In many places, Bibles are at a premium. When someone brings one Bible to a meeting, it passes from hand to hand, each person tearing out a precious page and passing it to the next person.
He is a light in a dark world
In a dark world, one can see the tiniest light. Perhaps you have been in a room at night when the electric suddenly shut off because of a storm or accident. You grope around in the dark and someone lights a candle. Everyone looks at that candle which represents hope in your now dark world.
Our world is the darkness and Jesus is the light
“Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:
He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
The best news
Even if you hate Jesus, he still loves you anyway. It is not too late. You can turn from hatred and fall into the arms of love. Try it today.
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