Westside Baptist Church of York  
 
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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

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Title
 
Scripture
         
25
“… it hated Me before it hated you.”
John 15:18
 
 
   

A few hours before His death, Jesus said to his disciples in the upper room, “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.” Friend, these words are very instructive concerning the world’s attitude towards Jesus Christ. It hates Him. It cannot stand Him. Until a person comes to trust in Him alone for everlasting salvation from sin, he has a deep-rooted hostility and enmity to Jesus Christ. This is true of Jew and Gentile, man and woman, rich and poor, educated and illiterate. This is true of each of us from birth, for we too are part of the world which is opposed to Jesus Christ. Humanity’s hatred of Christ springs out of humanity’s love of sin. By nature we are lovers of sin; not all sin, perhaps, but some sins we are loathe to part with. But it is Christ who puts His finger on those very sins and demands that we forsake them. And it is He who tells us that if we do not forsake them, He will say to us, “Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” Jesus said regarding the world, “..it hates Me, because I testify of it that its works are evil.” Dear reader, Jesus Christ offers forgiveness and everlasting life to all who trust in His righteousness and death for their salvation. He is altogether worthy of our faith, love, obedience, reverence, and allegiance. There is no fault, no spot, no blemish in Him. He is the willing Savior of all who call upon Him. But the world will hate you if you do.

   

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