The Ultimate Hate Crime
The perfect hate crime
Why do people hate Jesus?
For a long time this has been a question laying heavily on my heart. Recently I was talking with a lady from the Ukraine. She showed me pictures of the house where she grew up. The house looked like most houses in the USA. She went on to tell me the house was an underground Church during the Communist regime. She pointed to the building just behind her house and said it was a prison which persecuted ministers and Christians during Communist times.
Why is the name of Jesus such a threat? Why do some people hate the name of Jesus? You hear the name Jesus Christ used as a curse word. You never hear Buddha, Allah or Muhammad cursed. Nobody has been treated worse in history than Jesus and yet no one has loved us as much as Jesus.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through HIM. Whoever believes in HIM is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God. John 3:17-21
It all started with the big lie in the Garden of Eden when Satan spoke to Eve to get her to sin against the Lord. He told her that if she would eat the fruit from the tree she would then become “like God” – in other words that she could become a god herself. And if you can become like God yourself, then you will never need God nor His Son Jesus.
Because of sin you are always battling your pride, ego and the dark desires of the flesh. There will always be a certain percentage of people who will never accept Jesus and everything that He stands for. To accept Jesus would be to admit that they are flawed sinners and that they do not have the power, the ability nor the means to be able to save and sanctify themselves.
Jesus Christ is the only way to God. He is the firewall through which you have access to HOLY GOD. The firewall is the confession of your sin before HOLY GOD and receiving forgiveness of your sin through the free gift of the blood of Jesus Christ. You have to accept the pardon of your sin through what Jesus Christ did for you. Your sin is not only pardoned, it is removed and blotted out. It is expunged from the records. You are set free.
Why would anyone want to hate Jesus Christ? It makes no sense. Wash me clean from all my sin. Lord I want your love and forgiveness. I want to forgive others as you have forgiven me.
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