The Real Reason
| It is possible to
list a number of reasons why our Lord was so hated by some many while He
was here on earth. But surely one of the primary causes for this animosity
was the Lord's hatred of sin and His love for righteousness, which is so
often the very opposite attitude possessed by the very people He came to
save. It has always seemed unreasonably strange how some people can so
easily condemn others for condemning sin and never seem to get to bothered
about the existence of sin itself. They are quick to lash out against
those who condemn sin accusing them of judging. Well, that's right. They
are judging and are supposed to judge. How else could we ever know the
difference between right and wrong if we did not judge? But the standard
of judgments is the Lord's.
A big error many make is to forget that it is the Lord's judgments they are condemning; not judgments made by men on the basis of the thinking of men. When one condemns sin as God does, he is not doing wrong but is showing loyalty to the will of the Lord. How some hate to be shown that sin is in their lives! So they come to hate the Lord and hate those that teach what the Lord taught. Is that not a pitiable state of mind?