John 15
[18] “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. [19] If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

Observation:

Much of this world hates the Truth and the Light.  If it feels good, it IS good. There is no Truth in that.

As true Christians, we don’t belong to this world in that way.  Though we’re sinners, we know objectively from the creator of the universe, right from wrong, and we hate wrong.  We were chosen by God and are hated by many of this world for sticking to biblically objective truth.

Application:

Those who belong to this world belong to the ruler of this world, Satan. Those who belong to this world like some good but not too much good. Their perspective of what is good is based totally on subjective truth and changes day to day, secular social movement by secular social movement. This unbiblical worldview is more focused on how one feels, or even a demented view some think is biblical like.. God wants me to be happy so if it feels good to me then this is what God wants for me.

This is totally selfish and where the secular beliefs creep into biblical truth, creating a form of what is coined Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. A concocted religion not from God’s living word. God wants me to be happy. Good people go to heaven. Beliefs totally out of line with biblical truth.

So, the world hates those of us who are well grounded in biblical truth and believe in Jesus as our redeemer who died for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Be on guard because, since the world hates us for these reasons, we are in the way of their subjective happiness and therefore must be removed.

We insist on our religious freedom as specified as a right in our constitution. We insist on being able to teach and preach the Gospel not only in a church but in public. We insist on raising our children using biblical truth as our guide. These are not privileges offered up by a government that can be removed at the whim of an administration, they are rights. The secular movement who hates us so bad, will have none of that, and have concentrated efforts at all levels trying to force us to live by their fabricated ideals and religious beliefs.

Prayer:

Lord thank you for sending your Son to die for our sins. Thank you for your living word as truth to guide us in this world. Lord help us as individuals stay strong as we are coerced and pressured to sway from your biblical truth to the subjective truth of this world. Help us as a Church to stay strong against the unrelenting pressure to change our orthodox biblical views. Holy Spirit guide us day by day, minute by minute as we navigate through this messed up world. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray. Amen.