Did this happen to you as a believer?
You try to tell somebody about the truth, about God´s word or try to expose sin and evil to save others.
You try to wake people up and share the knowledge that was given by the holy Spirit to you with them so that they can be set free.
And what do they do?
“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another;render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;
They come and claim that you have hatred in you.
No matter what you write they mysteriously see hate in every letter.
They claim that you as someone who knows God and is baptized with his Holy Spirit speaks out of your own understanding.
They say you speak in your own wisdom and not in God´s when in reality they don´t even know the true God to begin with.
You will notice that most of these people are unbelievers who do not follow Jesus nor know him.
If this has happened to you before you are not alone these people need the mercy of God and your prayer!
CLARIFYING THE FACTS!
A true Spirit-filled believer will not speak in his own wisdom or understanding.
We don´t make things up, we receive God´s truth through the Holy Spirit and our words are most likely coming from the word of God the bible.
If you are not born again you will not understand the truth nor know God.
And he said to man,
‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.
Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace.
~ George Herbert
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children
Another fact is that a person who is saved and becomes more and more like Jesus does not have hate in him. If you become born again you are made righteous in Christ and he who is spiritual judges all things.
We are to hate what God hates and that is sin, wicked and evil but never a person.
We do not hate only because we tell the truth, no we tell the truth because we love and care!
We care enough about you that we try to open your eyes to the truth of God so that you can be saved.
That is love!
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
1 John 2:11
But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever utters slander is a fool.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
1 John 3:10
By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
Through your precepts I get understanding;
therefore I hate every false way.
I hate and abhor falsehood,
but I love your law.
Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
IF YOU HAVE EVER COME AGAINST A BORN AGAIN FOLLOWER OF CHRIST WHO ONLY WANTS TO SPREAD THE TRUTH OF GOD YOU NEED TO REPENT!
BECAUSE THE ONE WHO SPREADS HATRED IS THE ONE THAT CLOSES HIS EYES AND EARS TO GOD´S TRUTH AND FOLLOWS HIS OWN WAY.
MISTAKING LOVE FOR HATE AND THE TRUTH FOR A LIE!
BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT GOD´S CHOSEN CHILDREN!
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
7 The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
GET TO KNOW JESUS AND THE WORD OF GOD ONLY THEN YOU CAN RIGHTEOUSLY JUDGE IF SOMEONE WALKS IN HATRED OR TALKS IN HIS OWN WISDOM.