One night I was watching a story on CNN about a group of individuals. The leader of this particular group makes mention of what qualifies you to be in the group. The leader proceeds to say you have to be a particular color, a good Christian and a non Jewish person because Jews are a dirty race of people. 😮 (the sound when the record abruptly stops) Now, I’m floored because in order to be a “Christian” a person is supposed to be “Christ-like” in manner and character.
Many who profess to be Christians are demonstrating hatred towards the wrong people and things. The scripture says in Genesis 1:26-27, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
When we display hatred towards God’s creation, we are letting him know that we do not approve of what He has done. When we begin to show hatred towards a group of people whom God loves dearly, we are showing extreme displeasure towards His creation because He reminds us constantly that everything He made is good. When begin to call God’s creation bad, we are saying He is bad, and we know that is a lie.
Our warfare is not against flesh and blood like so many have made it to be, but our warfare is against spiritual wickedness in high places, and those imaginations which exalt themselves against the knowledge of God. (2 Corinth. 10:3-4; Eph. 6:10)
1 John 3:15 (KJV) Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
1 John 4:20 (KJV) If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
This let’s us know we can’t harbour hatred in our hearts and expect to remain in heaven. The things that we should hate are: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among his brethren. Proverbs 6:16-19
Now Christ came to the Jews first, He was also called the King of the Jews, the woman at the well knew Him to be a Jew, and I can go on and on, but how can we say we’re Christ like and dismiss Christ and the fact the scripture says we are Jews through the circumcision of the heart. I am only focusing on the blindness of the mind of the people who need Christ. There is no Greek or Jew, but we’re all one in Christ. In the end, LOVE with a pure heart (which means without dissimulation) is the true mark and character of a Christian.
We cannot attack people because all souls belong to the Lord, however, we have to deal with the Spirit of error people speak, so they can find salvation in Christ