"I hate Christians, Christians are stupid, Christians are annoying, Christians are critical fanatics." If you are a believer living in the United States, I know you have heard words like this before. The question is whyatheistshate christians Why are we hated by the world?
Before we find out why next, let me tell you that it doesn't matter who you are. If you confess Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will be persecuted.
In other countries, some people die because they do not want to deny Christ.
If you feel bad that you were never persecuted for your faith in Christ, don't worry, it will happen.
Beware, there are some people who aim to be hated by the people.
Scripture never approves of that. I saw videos of would-be Christians deliberately taunting and confronting unbelievers.
Yes, when we evangelize we must stand our ground and preach the whole truth, but there are some people who pretend to be hated just to say, "Look, they persecute me." , but because they are stupid.
It doesn't take much to be hated. All you have to do is open your mouth. Some people are cowards. They will never preach against sin. You will see people go to hell and stay silent.
These are the people the world likes. People who claim to be Christian but don't attack the evil parade of others. The world likes people like TD Jakes, Joel Osteen, etc. These people tolerate evil and never talk about sin or hell. You are friends of the world. Luke 6:26, “Woe to you if everyone speaks well of you, because that is how your ancestors treated the false prophets!.“
- "Being right with God often meant having trouble with men." A. W. Tozer
- “We are not called to be like other Christians; We are called to be like Christ.” -Stacy L. Sanchez
1. The world hates us because we are not part of the world.
John 15:19 "The world would love you as one of its own, if you were its own."but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you from the world, that's why she hates you."
1 Peter 2:9 "But you are a chosen lineage, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, his own people, who proclaim the wonders of thethe one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
James 4:4 “Adulterers! Don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity with God?Therefore, anyone who wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.
Psalm 4:3 "But understand this: Jehovah has separated the righteous🇧🇷 The LORD will hear me when I call on him!”
2. We are hated because we follow Christ.
John 15:18 "If the world hates you,Remember he hated me at first.
Mateo 10:22“And all nations will hate you because you are my followers.But everyone who endures to the end will be saved."
Matthew 24:9 "Thenyou will be given over to persecution and death, and you will be hated by all peoples because of me.
Psalm 69:4 “The hairs of my head that hate me without cause prevail; many are my enemies without reason, who want to destroy me. I am forced to return what I did not steal.
3. The world hates God. We remind them of the God they hate so much.
Romans 1:29-30 “Their lives were filled with all manner of wickedness, sin, greed, hatred, envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice, and gossip. they are traitorsthose who hate god, scandalous, proud and arrogant. They invent new ways to sin and disobey their parents.they refuse to understand, they break their promises, they are insensitive and they have no mercy”.
John 15:21 "This is how they will treat you for my name's sake, for I do not know the one who sent me.”
John 15:25 "This fulfills what is written in their scriptures: They hated me without cause."
4. Darkness always hates light.
John 3:19-21 “This is the verdict:Light came into the world, butPeople loved darkness instead of light.because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come out in the open for fear that his actions will be exposed.
Mateo 5:14-15you are the light of the world– like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand where it illuminates everyone in the house. In the same way, let his good works shine so that everyone can glorify his heavenly Father ”.
5. People hate the truth.
Romans 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all wickedness and wickedness ofthose who in their wickedness repress the truth.”
Amos 5:10 "There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court andhate the one who tells the truth.”
Galatians 4:16 „HabeHave I become your enemy now because I tell you the truth?
John 17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth;Your word is truth."
6. The world hates us for our mission.
Unbelievers love their own righteousness. We must tell people who think they are good and do the things that society thinks will get them to heaven that their good deeds mean nothing and that their good deeds are just dirty laundry. Pride kills us. They think to themselves, 'How dare you say that?i'm not good enough🇧🇷 How dare you call me evil? I have done much more good than you, God knows my heart.
Romans 10:3 "For despising the righteousness that comes from God, andInstead, they tried to establish their own righteousness and did not submit to God's righteousness."
Matthew 7:22-23 “Many will say to me on that day: Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name?cast out demons and perform many miracles in your name? Then I will tell them clearly: 'I never met them. Get away from me, evildoers!”
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves, but from the gift of God; it is not by works that anyone can boast.”
7. Because they believe lies.
There are so many people who don't know the Bible but still want to talk about the Bible. They harden their hearts to the truth and say things like God forgives slavery, this, that, etc.
Psalm 109:2 "For wicked and deceitful mouths have been opened against me,speak against me with lying tongues.”
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 “And for this reasonGod will send you a strong delusion to make you believe a lie.
8. You confuse love with hate.
I have seen Christians preach about homosexuality in the kindest and most loving way. They explained that if the homosexual would repent and trust in Christ alone, there would be hope in Christ. Yet I still hear unbelievers say, "Wow, Christians are so hateful." He was so surprised. He could not have been more loving than this sermon. In today's society, if you don't say anything and let someone else go to hell, that's love. When you lovingly say that something is sin, that is hateful. True hate is watching someone walk into eternal pain and torment and not saying anything.
Proverbs 13:24"He who stops the rod hates his children, but the one who loves his children takes care of educating them”.
Proverbs 12:1 “To learn, one must love discipline; it's stupid to hate correction.“
Proverbs 27:5 "BecauseOpen correction is better than hidden love!”
9. Because everyone hates us and the people of the world follow us.
Even without knowing Christianity, people agree with each other. If someone says that Christians are fanatics, someone will repeat this false information. You follow what others say.
Proverbs 13:20 "He who walks with the wise will become wise,but the companion of fools suffers harm.”
Luke 23:22-23 “The third time he said to them: Why?🇧🇷 What crime did this man commit? I couldn't find any reason for that with him.death penalty.Therefore, I will punish him and then release him." But with loud cries they insisted that he be crucified, and his cries prevailed."
Exodus 23:2Don't follow the crowd when you're wrong.When testifying in court, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd."
10. The world thinks Christians are stupid.
1 Corinthians 1:27 "ButThe foolishness of the world chose God, to shame the wise;God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong."
11. We are hated by false teachers.
Too many people sit in churches and all they hear is love, love, love and nobuses🇧🇷 When they go out and find a true believer preaching, they say, “Jesus only preached about love. You are wrong!" Misturnedsits under a false teacherI hate true Christians.
Matthew 23:15-16 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!You will travel by land and sea to win a single convert, and if you do, you will make him twice as much of a son of hell as you are. Woe to you blind guides!🇧🇷 You say: If someone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but he who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.
12. They don't like the real Christ. They want to keep their lives. They want one foot in and one foot out.
Lucas 14:27-28 „And whoever does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple..Who among you who wants to build a tower does not sit down first and calculate the cost, see if you have enough to complete it?"
Mateo 16:25-26“If you want to save your life, you will lose it. But those who lose their lives for me will find them. What is the use of people gaining the whole world and losing their lives?🇧🇷 Or what will a person give in exchange for life?
13. They want to keep their sins and they don't like theirssins exposed.
John 7:7 "The world cannot hate you, but it hates me becauseI testify that their deeds are evil."
Ephesians 5:11 “Do not be partakers of the vain works of evil and of darkness; instead of that,expose them”.
14Satan has blinded the world..
2 Corinthians 4:4The god of this century has blinded the understanding of the unbelievers so that they do not see the light of the gospel.showing the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."
Ephesians 2:2 "which he practiced once, living according to the customs of this world, andaccording to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that now operates in those who disobey.”
15. They hate us because we don't hurt them. They think we think we are better than unbelievers, which is not true. We are not better, we are just better.
1 Peter 4:4 “Of course,Your old friends are surprised when you stop launching into the wild and destructive things they do. Then they slander you."
Ephesians 5:8 "For once you were darkness,but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light."
16. They hate the Bible.
Juan 14:24 „He who does not love me does not obey me🇧🇷 And remember, my words are not mine. What I tell you comes from the Father who sent me."
17. They don't want to be responsible for their sins.
Romans 14:12 "Yes, each of us personally will give an account to God."
Romans 2:15 "They show that the precepts of the law are written in their hearts,their conscience also bears witness, and their thoughts sometimes blame them and sometimes even defend them.)"
18. They are ignorant and refuse to learn.
Ephesians 4:18 “His mind is full of darkness;They walk away from the life that God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against Him.
Matthew 22:29 "Jesus answered: 'Your fault is that you don't know the scriptures and you don't know the power of God.”
19. Those who hate Christianity are those who admire the devil.
Juan 8:44 „You are from your father, the devil, and you want to fulfill your father's wishes.He was a murderer from the beginning who didn't cling to the truth, since there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his mother tongue because he is a liar and the father of lies”.
1 Juan 3:10“By this we know who are children of God and who are children of the devil: he who does not do good is not a child of God.nor anyone who does not love his brother and sister.
20. We have the Spirit of Christ in us.
Romans 8:9 “But you are not ruled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit when the Spirit of God lives in you. 🇧🇷And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ in them do not belong to him at all."
21. They hate the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:18The message of the cross is madness for those who walk towards perdition🇧🇷 But we, the ones who are saved, know that it is the power of God”.
22. God said we would be persecuted. No word of God will ever fail.
2 Timothy 3:12 “Yes, andeveryone who seeks to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”
1 John 3:13 “Brothers and sisters,Don't be surprised if the world hates you."
23. We are foreigners and foreigners are always mistreated.
Hebrews 13:14 “For this world is not our permanent home;We look forward to a home that is yet to come."
Philippians 3:20But we are citizens of heavenwhere the Lord Jesus Christ dwells. And we await your return as our Redeemer.”
24. Becausethe actions of false christiansor immature creyentes.
Romans 2:24 "No wonder the Scriptures say: 'The Gentiles blaspheme the name of God because of you."
25. Christians are mean to the wicked.
Clubs, abortion clinics, porn sites, casinos, prosperity preachers, psychics, etc. We fight things that are bad, which is a problem for those who seek dishonest gain.
Acts 19:24-27 “Demetrius, a goldsmith, worked making silver models for the temple of Artemis. His business brought great profits to the men who worked for him. He called a meeting of his workers and others doing similar work. Demetrius said, “Men, you know we make a good income out of this business, and come and hear what that man Paul did. He won a large crowd that follows him not only in Ephesus, but in the entire province of Asia. He tells people that man-made gods are not gods.There is a risk that people will discredit our work and there is a risk that people will think that the temple of the great goddess Artemis is nothing. Then the one that all Asia and the rest of the world worship will be robbed of her glory.”
Acts 16:16-20 “One day, as we were going to the place of worship, a servant girl met us. She was possessed by an evil spirit who used divination.It made a lot of money for its owners.Fortune telling🇧🇷 She used to follow Paul and shout: “These men are servants of the Most High God. They tell you how to be saved.” She did this for many days. Paul became angry, turned to the evil spirit and said:"I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" When Paul said this, the evil spirit left her. When their owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they grabbed Pablo and Silas and dragged them away.The authoritiesin the public square🇧🇷 Before the Roman officials, they said: “These men are causing a lot of trouble in our city. They are Jews."
Luke 16:13-14 “No one can serve two masters. Because you will hate the one and love the other; You will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”The Pharisees, who loved their money very much, heard all this and mocked him."
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It's cool these days to make fun of Jesus in a music video. The world loves false religions because they come from their father, Satan. Christianity is the most hated religion for a reason. When we suffer for Christ, we share his suffering. Enjoy the chase. Pray for those who hate you and persecute you. Keep preaching the gospel with love. Show others the love of God. Just as Jesus saved Paul, who used to kill Christians, he will save everyone. Repent and trust Christ alone for salvation.
Matthew 5:10-12 “They areBlessed are those who are persecuted for their good works, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven..”People will insult you and hurt you. They will lie and say all kinds of nasty things about you for following me. But if they do, you will be blessed.Rejoice and rejoice, because a great reward awaits you in Heaven.The same evil was done by the people to the prophets who lived before them."
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What are the 5 major issues in Christianity? ›
- The Bible, namely inerrancy. ...
- The conflict between the biblical view of the world and scientific models. ...
- Where is God? ...
- How Christians behave. ...
- The exclusivism of Christianity.
More recent study published in 2022 by Pew Research Center, have found a retention rate among American Christians closer to 67%, and cited that the decline of Christianity is primarily due to people leaving Christianity and choosing to have no religious affiliation (rather than due to people converting to other ...Why did Romans fear Christianity? ›
Although it is often claimed that Christians were persecuted for their refusal to worship the emperor, general dislike for Christians likely arose from their refusal to worship the gods or take part in sacrifice, which was expected of those living in the Roman Empire.Why do Christians not go to church? ›
Among self-identified Christians, the predominant reason that non-churchgoers offer for not attending worship services is that they practice their faith in other ways. Upwards of four-in-ten (44%) say this is a very important reason for not going to church more often.What are 3 rules in Christianity? ›
Job's book Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. Six sessions provide extended reflection for adults on three principles of Christian life: do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God. Each rule has a session to help you understand the rule and a session to help you explore ways to practice the rule.What are the current issues in Christianity? ›
- Pluralism and Christian witness.
- Cohabitation, environmentalism, and ecological stewardship.
- War and peace.
- Abortion and euthanasia.
- And much more.
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But there nevertheless remains an important sense in which Christianity is, for Christians, the only true religion. For we have been formed by it. It has, so to speak, created us in its own image, so that it fits us and we fit it as no other religion can. We should therefore adhere to it and live it out to the full.Is Christianity growing or shrinking? ›
America's Christian majority is shrinking, and could dip below 50% by 2070 The U.S.'s Christian majority has been shrinking for decades.Who founded Christianity? ›
Christianity originated with the ministry of Jesus, a Jewish teacher and healer who proclaimed the imminent Kingdom of God and was crucified c. AD 30–33 in Jerusalem in the Roman province of Judea.
What was the religion before Christianity? ›
Zoroastrianism dates back to the 6th century BCE. Founded in ancient Persia, it likely influenced the development of Judaism and predates both Christianity and Islam.Who made Christianity the official religion? ›
Constantine made Christianity the main religion of Rome, and created Constantinople, which became the most powerful city in the world. Emperor Constantine (ca A.D. 280– 337) reigned over a major transition in the Roman Empire—and much more.Do we really need the church? ›
The Church helps us to spread love and the gospel across the globe and to bring light to a world in moral darkness. The Church helps us to maintain organization, teachings, and to create a support system for members. By establishing a church, the Lord ensures that the correct doctrines are taught.Can you believe in God but not go to church? ›
Most people who stop attending church services still believe in God, according to new research commissioned by the Church of Scotland. Many who no longer attend church choose to express their faith in new ways, said Scotland's national Church.Can you go to church even if you don't believe in God? ›
If you feel some sort of deep and persistent (or even vague and fleeting) desire to go to church, it is 100% permissible to go, even if you don't "believe in God." In fact, I'd say, you not only may, you probably should.Do Christians believe Jesus is God? ›
Christians follow the moral teachings of Jesus. While there has been theological debate over the nature of Jesus, Trinitarian Christians believe that Jesus is the Logos, God incarnate, God the Son, and "true God and true man"—both fully divine and fully human.What is the oldest religion? ›
The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म, lit.What are the 7 beliefs of Christianity? ›
- Love God.
- Love your neighbor as yourself.
- Forgive others who have wronged you.
- Love your enemies.
- Ask God for forgiveness of your sins.
- Jesus is the Messiah and was given the authority to forgive others.
- Repentance of sins is essential.
Along with the decline in the percentage of U.S. adults who identify as Christian in recent years, Pew Research Center surveys have found declining shares of the population who say they pray daily or consider religion very important in their lives.How many Christians are in America? ›
Christianity is the most prevalent religion in the United States. Estimates from 2021 suggest that of the entire US population (332 million) about 63% is Christian (210 million).
Which country has the most Christians? ›
The United States has the largest Christian population in the world, followed by Brazil, Mexico, Russia, and the Philippines.Which religion is declining the fastest? ›
Over the coming decades, Christians are expected to experience the largest net losses from switching.Is religion declining or growing in the world? ›
From about 2007 to 2019, the overwhelming majority of the countries we studied—43 out of 49—became less religious. The decline in belief was not confined to high-income countries andappeared across most of the world.What world religion believes that Jesus is not God? ›
Judaism. Judaism rejects the idea of Jesus being God, or a person of a Trinity, or a mediator to God. Judaism also holds that Jesus is not the Messiah, arguing that he had not fulfilled the Messianic prophecies in the Tanakh nor embodied the personal qualifications of the Messiah.Which is the correct religion in the world? ›
The world's primary religions fall into two categories: Abrahamic religions, such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam; and Indian religions, which include Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and others. Of the world's major religions, Christianity is the largest, with more than two billion followers.What religion Is not believe in God? ›
Atheism is the doctrine or belief that there is no god.What religion spread the fastest? ›
- 1.6 Hinduism.
- 1.7 Islam. 1.7.1 Modern growth. ...
- 1.8 Judaism.
- 1.9 Baháʼí Faith.
- 1.10 Nonreligious.
- 1.11 Sikhism.
- 1.12 Wicca.
- 1.13 Zoroastrianism.
After their sex and marital status had been accounted for, believers lived 6.48 years longer, on average, than non-believers. In the second study, that gap was 5.64 years at first, then 3.82 years after considering sex and marital status.How many Christians will there be in 2050? ›
There will be over 2.6 billion Christians worldwide by the middle of 2023 and around 3.3 billion by 2050, according to a report published in early January by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.What are the most common problems in the church? ›
- Not Ready to Expand.
- Not Enough Space.
- Communication Issues.
- Resistance to Change.
- Encouraging Attendance.
- Retaining New Congregants.
What are the five examples of ethical issues in religion? ›
The issues addressed are religious identity and authority; the personal and the private; marriage and family; influences on and use of time, money and other personal resources; the quality and value of life; questions of right and wrong; equality and difference; conflict and violence and global issues.What are some religious issues? ›
- Abortion, Privacy Rights and Religion. ...
- Aid to Parochial Schools. ...
- Aid to Religious Colleges and Universities. ...
- Animal Sacrifice. ...
- Autopsies and Treatment of the Dead. ...
- Blasphemy. ...
- Blood Transfusions and Medical Care against Religious Beliefs. ...
- Capitol Honors for the Dead.
- God loves me!
- I have sinned.
- Jesus died for me.
- I need to decide to live for God.
- They practice their faith in "other ways." (37%)
- They are not believers. (28%)
- No reason is "very important." (26%)
- They haven't found a house of worship they like. (23%)
- They don't like the sermons. (18%)
- They don't feel welcome. (14%)
- They don't have the time. (12%)
- Poor health or mobility. (9%)
the main abuses in the church were: (i) Nepotism: Many relations of nobles, cardinals and bishops were appointed to church offices or positions. this was called nepotism. (ii) Simony: this was the buying and selling of church positions.How can you tell an unhealthy church? ›
The Church Has No Community
If a church has no community, no relationship building, no compassion, no prayer, no ways to connect with one another, this is not the healthy intention of the church. God created the church so that it would build people up in their faith and provide fellowship.
Some critics have viewed certain biblical teachings to be morally problematic and accused it of advocating for slavery, genocide, supersessionism, the death penalty, violence, patriarchy, sexual intolerance and colonialism.What is the moral code of Christianity? ›
Christians acknowledge not only a duty to announce the gospel, profess the faith, and worship God but also to live their entire lives according to God's will.What is the biggest ethical issue in the world today? ›
Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace
Harassment and discrimination are arguably the largest ethical issues that impact business owners today. Should harassment or discrimination take place in the workplace, the result could be catastrophic for your organization both financially and reputationally.
In several conflicts including the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the Syrian civil war, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, religious elements are overtly present, but variously described as fundamentalism or religious extremism—depending upon the observer's sympathies.
What issues do churches face today? ›
- #1. We live in a society enthralled by expressive individualism. ...
- #2. We have a pragmatic view of religion in our society that relegates our faith to the private sphere of personal values. ...
- #3: An increasing number of people see Christian morality as not only old-fashioned but also extreme or dangerous. ...
Although some religions are fighting over doctrinal differences, most conflict stems from more secular causes- a desire for political power, a struggle for resources, ethnic rivalries, and economic competition. The Israel/Palestine conflict is a struggle over territory, resources, and political recognition.Who created Christianity? ›
Christianity originated with the ministry of Jesus, a Jewish teacher and healer who proclaimed the imminent Kingdom of God and was crucified c. AD 30–33 in Jerusalem in the Roman province of Judea.What are the 10 rules in Christianity? ›
- You shall have no other God's before me.
- Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images. ...
- Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. ...
- Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy. ...
- Honor your father and mother. ...
- Thou shalt not kill. ...
- Thou shalt not commit adultery. ...
- Thou shalt not steal.
According to the Bible, dinosaurs must have been created by God on the sixth day of creation. Genesis 1:24 says, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.”