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Why Sinners Hate Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ 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.
Why do unbelievers hate God and His onlybegotten Son, Jesus Christ? In order for Christians to be effective and compassionate in evangelizing unbelievers... we need to know why sinners hate and reject Jesus Christ and why their hatred is not justifiable is essential to witnessing.
Why unbelievers hate Jesus Christ? 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, unbelievers have no justification to hate God. That is, unbelievers have no legitimate reason for doing so. God did not create us to hate him... but to know him and love him.
A sinner's 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 15:25b).
God's will 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 trust and 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 (Ephesians. 2:8,10) is not impossible to comply with. God's command to repent from the sin of unbelief and turn in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ and His atoning work on the cross is not unreasonable. 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 Christ (Romans 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