Do People Hate Jesus?
Jesus Said in John 15:25 But
this cometh to pass, that the word might
be fulfilled that is written in their
law, They hated me without a cause.
sinners hate God and His only begotten
The answer is simple. Sinners naturally
hate God, because they are decisively
and deliberately selfish; and God is (by
His very nature) contrary to the sure
intent of the human heart. Yet, we have
no justification to hate God. That is,
we have no legitimate reason for doing
so. God did not create us to hate him...
but to know him and love him.
Our hatred for God cannot and should not
be blamed on hereditary effect. It is by
virtue of a deliberate disposition of
the heart per individual. Thus, we
cannot blame our ancestors for our
hatred of God. If so, we then have a
just cause for our hatred of God. This
is impossible (John
God's order by virtue of His commands
are not a just cause for hating Him. For
His commandments are not grievous; nor
unreasonable in its demand to obey Him.
Our love for God and our obedience to
His commands has never produced a
miserable person. On the contrary, the
wicked have no rest. Those who know Him
willingly acknowledge that "His yoke is
easy, and His burden is light;" and
obedience to His Person and principles
naturally results in joy.
Sinners have no just reason for their
hatred in the ultimatum of the gospel's
call to salvation. The principle of the
Gospel (Eph. 2:8,10) is not impossible
to comply with. Thus, the sinner is
assured of salvation that cannot be
rendered impossible. Or else, the sinner
has just cause to hate God.
A sinner's hatred of God has no strength
to prevent God's great invitation of
salvation by grace in and through Jesus
5:8). How blessed we are that God in
His longsuffering was not willing that
any should perish... but that ALL should
come to repentance.
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger
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