Westside Baptist Church of York  

Welcome to West Side Baptist Church of York

Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor


"The world cannot hate you; but Me it hates, because I testify of it that its works are evil." John 7:7

  John 7:7

  For a time even the half-brothers of the Lord Jesus Christ did not believe in Him. They were part of the unbelieving mass of mankind which He called "the world." The world could not hate them for they were part of it. They thought and behaved in the same manner as the world. Unlike His brothers, Jesus was not part of the world. He was in the world but not of it or like it. He glorified God in the earth, whereas the world sought to gratify the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. The Lord Jesus loved God and always did those things that were pleasing to Him, but the world loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. The Bible is quite clear in emphasizing the love which men naturally have for sin. We have, ever since the sin of our first parents, a sinful nature which craves to express itself in manifold forms of speech, thought, desire, attitude, and behavior. It is this sinful lifestyle which Christ condemned while He lived on the earth. He testified against blasphemy, gossip, covetousness, lust, adultery, greed, pride, hypocrisy, dishonesty, an unforgiving spirit, impiety, drunkenness, sensuality, an inordinate love of money, and many other sins which the world not only commits, but which it also loves. Jesus Christ testified against the sins of the world. He said that the reason He was hated by the world was His condemnation of its sins. When Elijah rebuked King Ahab for all the wicked things the King had committed, Ahab hated Elijah. When John the Baptist rebuked Herod for having his brother's wife, King Herod hated John. This is the normal reaction lovers of sin have towards those who testify that their works are evil. Has God yet given you a holy hatred of sin? Have you begun to detest your own sins? Do you desire to live to the glory of God and to turn from the sins in which you once delighted? Without a turning to God from sin, there can be no salvation for anyone. We cannot be accepted by God and the world. To be favorable to the one is to be rejected by the other. It is far better to experience the wrath of the world than the wrath of God.





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