Are You Hated... Or Not?

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1 John 3:13 Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you.

Will the world actually hate true followers of Jesus?

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Matthew 10:22 You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.

Matthew 24:9 Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

Mark 13:13 You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

Luke 6:22 Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.

Luke 21:17 …and you will be hated by all because of My name.

John 15:18-19 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

John 17:14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Questions need to be asked… and answered...

Do you claim to be a Christian?

If you claim to be a Christian—does the world hate you?

If you claim to be a Christian and the world does not hate you—why not?

© Sharon Jensen 1999-2017