Jun 24, 2020
The world, that is, those people who are not chosen or born again by the power of the Holy Spirit, these will and must hate both Jesus and those who follow Him. And at the same time, followers of Jesus are to bear witness to and about Jesus. The world will love its own, but since Christians are not of this world, they will be hated by the world. Whoever hates Jesus hates His Father also. And because Jesus has done signs, works that no one else did, they are guilty of sin. This hate then is without cause. And the promised Holy Spirit will, when He comes, will bear witness about Jesus. And Jesus says these things so that they will not be troubled, even be offended and scandalized, by the hatred that is coming.