Sunday, December 6, 2015

Love Conquers Hate

It Is Written,1 John 3:15, whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
God tells us that we must love one another.  The world however is full of hate.  You may be asking yourself, how can anyone love when so much hate exists?
I guess we have to start by considering some things that we may have overlooked.  Sometimes it helps when we look from a different angle. Please follow the thoughts before you decide for yourself.
God created all of us with a free will.  Some people follow God, and some people follow satan.  God tells us not to judge someone for two obvious reasons.  Since He created each person, He alone has the right to judge. Second, only God knows for sure who is following Him, and who is following satan.
God does not tell us that we should not hate what people do, just as long as we don't hate the person.  If a person breaks God's laws, it is between God and that person.
We see God's commandments broken every day.  If we aren't doing it, it is none of our business.  While we judge actions by others on a scale of evil as determined by us, God considers sin to be sin.
If you're still reading this message, here comes a shocker.  When we hate anyone, it is a sin because of God's standards.  Abortion, homosexuality, theft, and so on, are all sins according to the Bible.  God sees all as sin, no matter how the world may look at it.
Yes we see big differences in sin.  The terrorist does horrible things, a petty thief cannot be compared, yet they both sin.  While we are shocked and angry, it is still God's problem to bring justice to all, and He will.
satan does his part by trying to stir us up to hate.  Don't fall for that.  We must love God enough to overcome hatred, and follow His laws.  It isn't  easy most of the time, but the Holy Spirit is here to help us if we ask Him. Have a blessed day. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord