Summary: Now who do you think Hatred is growing towards? I would immediately list the answer as the lawbreakers, or the ungodly. No, overwhelmingly the answer is towards Christians. Somehow, no matter what may be happening, the Christian is blamed.
Sermon- Hatred growing
- As I’m studying I often go through little Christian Forums. I’m looking for other
people’s thoughts about what’s happening in our world.
- A trend that I’m noticing more & more is hatred.
Q- Hatred for who?
- I would immediately list the answer as the lawbreakers, or the ungodly.
- No, overwhelmingly the answer is towards Christians.
- Some how, no matter what may be happening, the Christian is blamed.
- There is a hatred that is being fueled in our world.
Q- But, Who is it That’s pouring the fuel to this hatred?
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
- I know that we already knew the answer to be Satan, but remarkably his name rarely
- As we get into this message, let’s ask that the Lord to guide us.
- You would think that in such a pandemic great voices would be echoing the good
news, Jesus Christ is the Great Physician, our Savior.
- An anchor for CNN, Chris Cuomo said,"If you believe in one another and if do the
right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country. You
don't need help from above. It's within us."
- At first, It might seem like he’s just saying, we know to do better, but what is he
- The same thing Lucifer said,
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
- Inside all of us is the attitude of two words, I can.
- These two words seem harmless, & even paint the picture that this person has a can
Q- So, Here’s the question that stops the movement. What happens when we can’t?
- We all want to be winners, but in a race there is only one winner.
- Our society has flipped that notion on it’s head, because now we offer little
participation trophies, & other awards to the losing teams.
- Once again, that sounds great. I don’t want to make anyone feel bad.
- The truth however is, we all were in a race called life, & we failed. We lost the
race, because each & everyone of us tripped over sin.
- I don’t care who you are, you are a sinner.
- Paul made that clear to the Church of Rome.
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Q- What is it that has driven us to such a state like this, even in a pandemic we don’t
turn to God?
- This time it’s one word, Pride.
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
- Last month a celebration was publicized even on our children’s tv networks,PBS,
Disney, Nickelodeon. It was Gay pride.
- Those in the commercial talked about what pride meant to them.
- I’m not very old, but I’ve never seen a movement take off with such enthusiasm,
- Yes, I know there’s a lot that is wrong with the world, but here’s where I see a great
change in the way the world is headed.
- A research was done. It was for the beginnings of the Corona Virus, & What
they said in the research was, There’s evidence that this virus has laid dormant
throughout the world until just the right atmospheric conditions existed.
- I’m not trying to scare anyone, or even mislead anyone, but think of how Lucifer
was described in Ezekiel.
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.