Why do so many people in the world hate? People like gang bangers, thieves, murderers, rapists, con men, liars, soldiers, doctors, lawyers, politicians, religious leaders, clever people who use the world for their own amusement! They all believe, What they are doing is a benefit to other people! But their brains are deceiving them, and God is not deceived by their brains.
You have heard… Love thy neighbor as thyself, but I tell you, if you don’t stop hating yourself, you will never be able to love your neighbor or anyone else!
Then the Pharisees went, and took counsel how they might entangle Jesus while he was talking.
So, they sent out their disciples with those called the Herodians unto Jesus, saying, Master, we know that you are true, and teach us the way of God in truth, neither do you care what any man thinks: because you do not regard the person of men.
Tell us therefore, What do you think about this? Is it lawful for us to give taxes to the government, or not?
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why do you tempt me, you hypocrites?
Show me the money you use to pay taxes. So, they brought him a coin.
And he said to them, Whose image and name is on the coin?
They answered him, Caesar’s. Jesus replied to them, Therefore give to the government the things which belong to the government; and give unto God the things that belong to God.
When the Religious Leaders had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
The same day the Sadducees came to Jesus, who teach that there is no resurrection of the dead. So, they asked Jesus, saying, Master, Moses said, If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
Now there were with us seven brothers: and the first, when he had married a wife, died, and, having no children, left his wife to his brother:
Likewise the second brother also died, and the third, unto the seventh brother, without children.
And last of all the wife died also.
Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be amongst the seven brothers? because they all had her.
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living.
So, when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at Jesus’ doctrine.
But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to shame, they gathered themselves together to devise a new trick.
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked Jesus a question, tempting him, by saying,
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus answered him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is exactly like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang the whole law and all the prophets taught us. ~Matthew 22:15-40
And, behold, a young man came and asked Jesus, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
Jesus answered him, Why do you call me good? there is no one good except one, that is, God: but if you want to enter into life, keep God’s commandments.
Then the young man asked Jesus, Which commandments should I do? Jesus answered, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love your neighbour as yourself.
The young man saith unto Jesus, I have done all these things since I was a boy until now: what am I yet lacking?
Jesus answered him, If you want to be perfect, go and sell everything you own, and give the money to the poor, and you shalt have treasure in heaven: then come and follow me.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. ~Matthew 19:16-22
The reason hatred exists in the world, and you will be hated by those of the world, is that they hate themselves; and because they hate themselves, they hate God, and because they hate God, they want to kill God, and because they cannot kill God, they are willing to kill you who have God living inside yourselves, because the demons, the spirits of dead people who rejected God while they were alive, they want the people they control to kill you. Do not fear them! God will protect you from them. They cannot kill you, if you keep my words, but they are trying to get you to hate yourselves, so they can add you to the world. Resist the devil and he will flee.
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give God glory. ~Revelation 16:9
Then Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many people.
And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: make sure you are not troubled: because all these things must come to pass, but the end of the world is not happening yet.
Because nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places.
All these things are the beginning of sorrows and the end of the world.
Then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many people.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.
But the person that shall endure unto the end of the world, that same person shall be saved.
And this truth about the kingdom of God shall be preached in all the world as a witness unto all nations; then shall the end of the world come. ~Matthew 24:4-14
But I say unto you which have ears to hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
For if you love them which love you, what thanks do you have? because sinners also love those that love them.
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend to people, hoping for nothing to be paid back; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest God: because God is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil people. ~Luke 6:27, 32, 35
But woe unto you, Religious Leaders! because you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, but pass over judgment and the love of God: these tithes ought you to have done, and not to leave the judgment and the love of God undone.
No servant can serve two masters: because he will either hate the judgment and the love of God, and love the tithing; or else he will hold to the tithing, and despite the judgment and the love of God. You cannot serve God and tithing.
Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in fancy clothing, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the churches, synagogues and mosques, and love the chief seats at feasts;
But devour widows’ houses, and for a show make long prayers and give large sums of money: the same shall receive greater damnation. ~Luke 11:42, Luke 16:13, Luke 20:46-47
To be continued…