John 15:18-21 – The World Hates God

John 15:18-21
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

-G.K. Chesterton once said, “These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.”  Although this is from 1928, how much more true this is in the present day.  How can it be that the truth of the Christian doctrine is so marginalized in our society?  How can the only real light be so lightly esteemed?  The answer is really quite simple:  to face the Lord God means to face the ugly truth of our own sin and imperfection; to face Him means to acknowledge that we are not the be all and end all in our world or even our own lives.  Since mankind is too prideful to face such truths, it instead rebels against them and seeks to bury them.  The fact that God and the Bible are real is the very reason that they incite such a strong reaction in our culture; every man’s flesh secretly hates the Lord.  That hatred may be disguised behind ideas such as “political correctness” or even “atheism”, but the truth is that the world hates God and always has.

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