Why The World Hates Jesus
This is about the world of unbelievers.
As you will see in the verses I will give you below, not do only many in the world not like Jesus, but they actually hate Him. The first verse I will give you below is coming directly from Jesus Himself and He specifically tells us in this verse that the world is literally going to hate Him.
Not only did the world hate Him and put him to death within three and half years after He officially started His miracle ministry, but this hatred for Him has continued on and it is still continuing to this very day. However, there is something different with the hatred and disdain that we are now seeing for our personal Lord and Savior.
My brothers and I are from the United States. We believe that our country to date is the greatest and most powerful Christian nation that has ever been formed on the face of this earth. The reason our country is still the world's greatest and biggest superpower that the world has ever seen is due to the anointing that God the Father Himself has placed upon this country as a result of our early Christian foundations that were initially established and placed in Him.
God Himself is the One who has made this country as great as it has turned out to be. Jesus tells us that the end will not come until His gospel has been preached to the whole world. And in order for that to be able to happen, God had to make sure that there was at least one strong and powerful nation operating under His anointing that would be able to work and operate with the material blessings that He would bestow upon them so they could accomplish this specific goal for Him.
Though some other countries may be starting to catch up, America still has sent out more missionaries to the rest of the world to preach the gospel than any other country has ever done before. And now with the major advancements made in technology over the last 100 years or so with television and the internet, the world has now become much more interconnected with one another.
We can now reach people all over the world with the gospel of Jesus in a way that we have never been able to do before. Christianity can now be preached and delivered to many in the world today through television and the internet. We can now reach many more people with the gospel than what we could before with just direct missionary work.
However, as great and rosy as this scenario appears to be for our country, there is now a storm cloud that has formed out over our horizon, and our country is now starting to develop cancer cells that are not only going to subside and go away, but I am afraid these cancer cells will only strengthen and grow wider, deeper, and stronger over the coming years. And again, Jesus was one step ahead of all of this with some of the specific prophecies He made in the New Testament before He ascended to His Father.
Jesus has already told us that there would be a falling away and a departing from their faith in Him in the end times, and that many of His own elect were going to be fooled and deceived by other false belief systems, signs and wonders being done by the dark side, and many of the false teachers, false prophets and false christs that would come upon this earth in the latter days. And this is exactly what we are starting to see.
Not only is anti-Semitism on the rise across much of the world today, but there is also a major and noticeable increase in the rise against Christianity itself. Much of Europe is now turning away from Christianity to a more secular agenda, and even many in our own country are coming out and attacking the basics teachings of true Christianity.
Whether or not any of this happens in our personal lifetimes obviously remains to be seen. But I believe major Bible prophecies are now coming to pass and we are now truly living in the end times.
This antichrist spirit is like a cancer cell and it is now spreading to every corner of the globe. I am afraid there is now no way we can stop this antichrist spirit from forming out and spreading its wings. All we can do as good Christian soldiers is to rise up and fight against it whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head. And it is rearing its ugly head in all walks of our life.
We now have an antichrist spirit that has invaded and infected all of our school systems, our media, and our judicial systems.
We have liberal and atheistic teachers, professors and principals trying to ban the Bible and any form of prayer from any part of the school life, along with trying to ban any type of teaching on the debate of creation versus evolution. We now have many college professors who are teaching very liberal and secular points of view right in the middle of their actual classes - and then criticizing and ridiculing any conservative Christian who tries to speak up to give an opposing point of view for other students to consider.
As a result of the liberal and anti-Christian bias that is on many of our college campuses today, some Christians are either losing their faith or falling away from parts of their faith in the Lord due to the secular, liberal and atheistic views of these college professors and teachers.
We now have a media that has become highly secular and humanistic. Not only do they not like God and everything that He stands for, but they want Him out of every possible public arena. As a result, many of our major newspapers and magazines across this country are now preaching a very liberal and godless secular agenda.
And then to top it off, the ACLU, which is supposed to be our friend and ally, and who is supposed to protecting all of our civil liberties and rights, has now joined sides with this secular movement, and they are now filing ridiculous lawsuits trying to stop the free expression of our faith in any form of the public eye.
And not only are we not receiving any help from our own media or any of these civil liberty organizations, but this antichrist spirit has now invaded our own judicial system.
We now have liberal and secular judges making rulings and decisions in some of these court cases that are a complete abomination against the Lord. Abortion is still a legalized crime in our country, and every single day 4000 unborn children are being cold-bloodedly murdered right in the middle of their mother's wombs. We still have a mass genocide occurring every single day in this Christian country due to the liberal and secular agendas now running through parts of our judicial system and government.
Jesus has already told us that the truth will set us free. However, just the opposite is also true. Not having or seeing the truth, and not operating and walking in those godly truths, will cause us to become slaves to the devil. Jesus has already told us that those who sin will become slaves to their sins.
As a result, Christians are now made fun of, attacked and criticized on a non-stop and regular basis, both in the media and on the streets in real life. Christian bashing is now the "in" thing to do among many in the media and hollywood elite. We are now looked upon by many in the secular world today as outcasts, right-wing extremists, Jesus freaks and homophobes.
Popular TV and radio talk show host Bill O'Reilly has recently written a very good and powerful book on this unfolding dilemma in our society today. He calls what is now going on with all of this an actual "culture war" - a culture war between secular-progressives and the traditional conservative Americans who still want to try and stay true to their basic conservative Christian beliefs that this country was initially founded on.
What is really going on with all of this once you step back and look at the big picture is that we are now heading into end time waters as specifically prophesied out of our Bible. With the coming of a real live Antichrist who will rule this world for most, if not all of the last 7 years of this world, it is only logical to conclude that we will see an antichrist spirit start to invade this entire world to prepare for his coming - and that is exactly what we are now starting to see enter onto the world stage.
What this means for all Christians is that this antichrist spirit is not going to be going away. And not only is this antichrist spirit not going to be going away, but it is only going to get bigger and grow wider and stronger over the coming years until it finally leads up to the real Antichrist, who will then take center stage on the world as a ruler over a 10 nation confederacy.
The battle lines are now being drawn between God's people and the devil's people. Sooner or later, every unbeliever will have to make a decision as to which side they are going to stand on for all of eternity.
Since we receive so many emails from new believers, I want to use this article to try and answer a question that many of them have either had or will be having sometime in the near future as they continue to grow in their own personal walks with the Lord.
Once you start reading the Bible and start learning what the big picture is really all about, one of the questions many of you will have is how can so many people in this world hate the one and only Savior that can actually save them?
Once you come to see and understand who Jesus really is and what He is actually all about, you will wonder - how can anyone literally come to hate Him?
We are talking about a perfect God-being, a perfect God and Lord who has nothing but all of our best interests at heart. How can anyone really hate Jesus when all He wants to do is save us and bring us back into heaven with Him and His Father after we die and cross over?
Jesus Himself answers this specific question for us in the two verses I will give you in this article.
When you study very carefully what He is trying to tell us in these first two verses, and then take this revelation and plug it into the big picture, you will see very clearly why so many people have hated Jesus throughout the years, and why they still continue to hate Him to this very day - even in this supposedly enlightened day and age.
The Scripture Verses
To fully answer this question, you need to really meditate on three specific pieces of revelation that is being given to us by the Lord. I will break these verses down under these three specific revelations so you can fully understand why so many in the world have hated our Lord and Savior for a little over 2000 years since His birth into our world.
1. The World Hates Jesus Because He Testifies That Its Works Are Evil
This first verse I will give you is coming direct from Jesus Himself. In this verse is full and complete revelation as to why so many in the world today hate Jesus. The second verse will then add some additional understanding to this revelation.
In this first verse, Jesus is flat out telling us that the world is never going to love Him, embrace Him or accept Him. He is telling us that the world is literally going to "hate" Him.
Notice that Jesus is using the word "hate." The word hate is the strongest word you can use to describe when you really do not like someone. It is one thing not to like someone, but it is quite another thing to actually hate someone. And we are talking about the world actually hating God Almighty Himself, since Jesus is also God and Lord Himself and is the second Person of the Divine Trinity.
So you can see how strong and intense of a word "hate" really is, here are some definitions of this word from Webster's Dictionary and several different Bible Dictionaries and Commentaries:
After Jesus makes this specific statement that the world is always going to hate Him, then notices what He says next. He then gives us the specific reason as to why so many in the world are always going hate Him - and this reason is because Jesus will be testifying that "its works are evil." And this is where you really get into the heart and crux of this entire matter.
Jesus then gives us an additional revelation in the second verse as to why so many people have hated Him and will continue to hate Him until He comes back to our earth to set up His Millennium Kingdom. In this second verse He tells us that many in our world are always going to love darkness over light. In other words, they will love and choose evil over good. They will always prefer to do bad and evil things instead of choosing to do good and godly things.
Also notice that Jesus uses the specific words that these people are "practicing evil." Those who are practicing evil are people who are doing evil things on some type of regular and consistent basis and who are making no attempt to try and pull out of it.
We see this exact dilemma unfolding with many of our criminals. Some of these criminals keep repeating and "practicing" the same behavior patterns that got them thrown into jail in the first place. But not only does this revelation apply to criminals, but it also applies to all of us to one degree or another.
Bottom line - we are all sinners and we all need a personal Savior in Jesus Christ to save us from those sins. This now leaves each person with one of two choices they will have to eventually make in this life.
We can either admit that we are all fallen and corrupt sinners, born that way through our mother's womb, and then be willing to accept the redemption and pardon that Jesus is willing to offer to us through His sacrificial death on the cross - or we can refuse to admit that we are sinners, that we do not need Jesus to save us from our sinful states, and then go on living thinking that we will never really have to face any type of personal judgment on our lives or any kind of eternal consequences for all of the actions we have taken in this life once we die and cross over.
What is quite amazing about all of this is how deceitful the human heart and mind can become when it comes to real spiritual truths. People can justify and rationalize some of the most abominable and sinful behaviors imaginable. Pedophiles are a perfect example. Some of them have convinced and persuaded themselves that what they are wanting to do is perfectly natural and normal and that society should not try and stop them from doing it.
Homosexuals will try and justify that their type of sexual practices are again something that is completely healthy and normal, even though God the Father calls this type of lifestyle an abomination and is one of the extreme sins that will keep you from being able to enter into heaven.
Those who support pro-choice in the abortion debate have convinced themselves that all women have the right to play God with the life of their unborn child, and that she alone, instead of God Himself, can determine whether or not her unborn child lives or dies before he is born through her womb.
As a result of the sin nature and rebellious streak that every one of us has been born into this world with, each person will have to make their own personal decision as to whether or not they are going to follow God's ways and commandments for their lives, or follow their own ways or the ways of this world. You cannot have this both ways.
You are either going to admit that you are a sinner, that you need a personal Savior to save you, and then take that big step to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior - or you are going to refuse to accept Jesus and His gift of eternal salvation and go on your own merry way determined that no one is going to tell you what to do or how to live your life. You want total freedom to do what you want and be what you want, and you do not want any rules, commandments or moral absolutes telling you what you can and cannot do in this life.
The second verse above tells us that those who walk in this kind of darkness will not come to the light because they know the light will expose their sins. As a result, they would prefer to keep a safe distance from the Lord or from any other Christians for that matter. As a result, they will never come to the saving grace and knowledge that can only be found in Jesus Christ.
Though they know they are gambling with their eternal fates, as they know they will eventually die and have to cross over into something - the pull of the dark side is too strong for many of them and they will thus choose to never pull out of their darkness, even to the day they literally die and depart from this life.
So if you want to know why so much of the liberal and secular world hate Jesus, hate all Christians, and hate everything that Christianity stands for - look no further than the reasons just given to us in the above two verses.
The prideful, sinning secularists are living and wallowing in their own personal sins and iniquities, and they do not want God, Jesus or any other Christians pointing out and exposing their sins, their flaws, and the way they are wanting to live their lives in their carnal, primal and hedonistic worlds. They want the license and the freedom to be able to continue to live in their sinning ways.
2. Admitting That We Are Sinners
If Jesus is God and Lord Himself, and He is perfect in His being and in His knowledge in all things, then why can't the world accept all of His statements as being pure solid truth?
If Jesus is telling us that some of our behaviors and actions are going to be sinful and wrong in His sight, and that we are all sinners in need of a personal Savior, then why can't the world accept His word and opinion on the matter and get with His program and accept Him as their personal Savior?
The first obvious hurdle for many is to be willing to see and accept the fact that we are all fallen sinners. God has made it as easy as He possibly could by giving all of us these basic truths from His Word. But yet so many think they know better than God as to what the real spiritual truths are in this life.
As a result of our egos and flesh, many people will have a hard time in admitting to either themselves or to God that they are flawed sinners in need of His saving grace. They want to be their own person. They want to live this life by their own rules and regulations, and they want to believe they are capable of accomplishing big and great things, all operating out of their own natural strength and intelligence.
And then you have Satan and his horde of demons adding to the mix, as they will try and start to play with people's mind, trying to get them to fall into a false way of thinking and looking at the world. One of the greatest deceptions that Satan has ever thrown onto mankind is the false belief that we can all become "like god" in some way or some fashion.
Many areas of the New Age movement, and some of the other false religions and cults that are still in operation in the world today, will try and tell you that you have the ability to attain some kind of state of "godness" in your earthly state. Instead of looking direct to Jesus for eternal salvation, they will try to get you to look inside of yourself and convince you that you have the power within your own natural being to save and sanctify yourself.
They will try and tell you that you have the ability to tap into a God-consciousness that is already in you, and that you can reach and obtain higher levels and states of consciousness and spiritual development without going through the Holy Spirit.
In other words, you have the supernatural power within yourself to change yourself for the better if you will just learn how to find it and tap into it. You do not need Jesus to save you from your sins or to give you the gift of eternal salvation. You do not need the Holy Spirit living and operating on the inside of your being to change yourself for the better. You can do this all by yourself if you will just spend enough time seeking to find the right kind of hidden spiritual knowledge.
How many people in some kind of position of power and authority have fallen from incredible heights as a result of succumbing to this false way of thinking? How many people have become a "god" in their own little worlds and then eventually fell and lost it all?
Saddam Hussein, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Satan himself are perfect examples of three humans and one angel who have fallen from the tops of major mountains and kingdoms as a result of thinking that they had become some kind of god themselves. Their pride truly came right before all of their falls.
Here is the verse from Genesis that will show you exactly how Satan was able to trick and fool Eve to eat off of the tree that the Lord had told her to stay away from:
Notice two key words that Satan spoke to Eve to get her to sin against the Lord. He told her that if she would eat the fruit off of this tree, that 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 or His Son Jesus.
This is the same lie and the same ruse that Satan has been using down through the ages with all of the other false religions and cults that he has started, and man has been falling for it ever since. Man has never learned from the history of his past, and many people just keep repeating the same destructive behavior patterns over and over again.
With man always having to do battle with his pride, his ego and the dark desires of his flesh, you will always have a certain percentage of the human race 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 or the means to be able to save and sanctify themselves.
This is why the Bible tells us that pride will always come before the fall. The spirit and sin of pride has caused one-third of the angelic host to be forever banished from heaven, and I am afraid that same spirit will also be keeping a certain percentage of the human race from ever entering into the loving and saving grace of our one and only true Savior, Jesus Christ.
As a result, you will always have many in the world today who will be at odds and enmity with the Lord. That is why Jesus has told all of us loud and clear that we will become His Father's enemy if we ever become too friendly with the world and the ways of it.
The Holy Spirit can bring His conviction down upon these people, but they still have to be willing to accept and work with that conviction once it comes upon them. The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit will wrestle and strive with these kinds of people. However, there is a limit to God's patience and mercy and He will not strive with these people forever.
3. Be Willing to Repent
Once you are able to see and admit that you are a fallen sinner in need of a personal Savior, then the next big step you will need to make before you can receive eternal salvation from the Lord is to be willing to repent from your sins. And this is the second main hurdle that many in the secular camp cannot make.
To repent means to be willing to have a change of mind and a change of heart. It means to be willing to pull out of the sinful life you have been living in and make an attempt to live in the new life that Jesus will be giving you once you accept Him as your Lord and Savior. It means to be willing to turn from the sins you have been living in.
But this particular hurdle is one that many sinners have a real problem with. Many of them are living in heavier sins they do not want to pull out of. They do not want to give up these heavier sins because of the pleasure and gratification they are receiving from these sins - even when it is explained to them that they will have the power of the Holy Spirit Himself to help them pull out of these sins.
Many of the unsaved are living in vices such as addictions to alcohol and drugs. Other are living in very promiscuous sexual lifestyles and they do not want to give up the sexual pleasures and gratification they are receiving from this hedonistic type of lifestyle. Others are living in homosexual lifestyles which they know are going against the ways and commandments of God. Others are making and earning money through some type of criminal enterprise, knowing they are not only breaking some of God's laws, but they also breaking some of the laws of our society.
For many who are living in these heavier sin areas - the money, the power, the glory, along with all of the material pleasures and sexual gratification that comes from living in these types of heavier sins, is just too much for some of them and they thus have no natural desire to ever want to pull out of these heavier sin areas - even though they know they are gambling with their eternal fates. They would prefer to literally die in the fleshly, carnal and primal pleasures they are living in.
The Bible makes it very clear that one of the key steps in being able to receive the gift of eternal salvation from the Lord is to be willing to repent of your sins. Again, being willing to repent from your sins means that you are willing to turn from those sins and pull out of those sins. And where you have a stronger type of sin that you are being held in bondage too such as drugs or alcohol, you will agree to work with the power of the Holy Spirit to help pull you out of it once you have accepted Jesus as your Savior.
If you are willing to admit that you are a sinner, and then you are willing to accept Jesus as your personal Savior, Jesus will then give you His supernatural power through the Holy Spirit to help break you free from any of these heavier sins as long - as you are in total agreement with it and are willing to work with Him during the deliverance process. There is absolutely nothing that the power of God cannot set you totally and completely free from if you are willing to accept the Lord's help and then be willing to work with Him on it.
For the purposes of this article, I will once more give you some of these key verses so you can see how repentance is a key essential ingredient in being able to receive the gift of eternal salvation from the Lord.
Notice the very first verse is telling us that unless we are willing to repent from our sins, that we will perish. In other words, we will not be able to receive God's gift of eternal salvation through His Son Jesus unless we are first willing to repent. In each one of these verses, repentance is being directly linked to being able to receive the gift of eternal salvation from the Lord.
This is why the Christian faith is such a direct threat to many living in these secular and humanistic type of environments. They know that God is "commanding" them to repent or else they will all die in their sins. But yet they will let their ego and their pride tell them that they know better than God as to how they should be living their lives. As a result, they will set a course in their lives that no one, including God Himself, will tell them how they are going to live their lives - even if it means that it will lead to their own eternal destruction.
Like the famous Frank Sinatra song "I Did It My Way" - at least they will die with the satisfaction that they did it their way before they go to their final destination, which will be direct to hell itself.
It is simply mind-blowing that the spirit of pride can so blind and so distort so many people's view of reality to the extent that they will refuse to accept the pardon and redemption that Jesus Christ is willing to offer them through the Blood that He has personally shed for each and everyone of them on the cross.
With this antichrist spirit now in full bloom and spreading very rapidly across much of the world, I am afraid that we will be seeing much more hate speech being directed against Jesus and His church.
What I believe is really happening behind the scenes in the spiritual realm is that demonic spirits have now set up stronghold bases behind many of our main institutions. In other words, many of our public institutions have now become demonic strongholds.
What better way to try and bring down a Christian nation than to target some of its main institutions such as its school systems, its judicial systems and all of its main media outlets. The idea is to focus on institutions that have the ability to reach the masses.
Our school systems are a perfect place to try and brainwash our young children into accepting a godless secular agenda, much like the radical Muslims are now doing with their young children in training them to be suicide bombers, and in the same way Adolph Hitler targeted many of Germany's young children as he was rising to power.
Our media outlets can reach millions of people across the world and again, what better way to spread a godless secular agenda than to have this kind of demonic philosophy spread right out into many of their articles and editorials through all of their newspapers and magazines.
And then to top it off, make sure this kind of godless secular agenda invades the judicial systems so as to make sure that some of these demonic agendas are literally passed as a law of the land as the crime of abortion has been.
This is why Christianity is such a perfect litmus test for anyone operating under this kind of demonic influence. They will have no hatred or disdain for any of the other false religions operating in our world today. It is only the Christian faith they will attack and try and remove from every public area of life. The fact they are showing such a strong hatred and disdain for Christianity and no other religions is again, more perfect proof they really are operating under some kind of demonic influence in their own personal lives.
When you really step back and look at this big picture, and what is really going on behind the scenes with so many of these people being so easily led right into this demonic way of thinking, it is just gut-wrenching to watch. They are attacking and hating the only Person who can actually save them from their sins.
God loves all of these people so much, that He was willing to send down and sacrifice His one and only Son in order to save them from their fallen and sinful states. And not only was God the Father willing to make this sacrifice with His one and only Son, but His Son Jesus Christ was willing to take up that divine call and was willing to incarnate Himself into a human flesh body so that He could undergo the most extreme form of capital punishment known to mankind when He came - crucifixion by using nails.
What Jesus said on the cross as He was slowly dying might be the perfect epitaph to put on some of these people's gravestones:
If any of you know anyone is who has fallen for this demonic agenda and have literally started to personally attack Jesus and everything that He stands for, put them on the top of your prayer list and pray for their salvation to the day they die.
Pray to God that He break down the deceptive walls of the enemy that is blinding them to the real truth and ask God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, that He show them what the real truth is before it is too late.
Your personal prayers to the Lord for some of these people may be the only thing that will save them their eventual final end - the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the Bible says that the smoke of their torment will ascend forever and ever.