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“Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. ”

1 John 3:13

Hatred is always hard to stomach. God says we should not be surprised by it.    Shrewd, yes.   Surprised, no.

 

 

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“But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.”
1 John 2:11

The Greek word here for hate is miseo, meaning to hate, pursue with hatred, detest, especially to persecute. A form of persecution against Christianity is a lack of love amongst believers in a fellowship. Those that demonstrate this behavior live in darkness, unsure and insecure, because of their choices, their path is not made clear to them.

http://lexiconcordance.com/greek/3404.html


“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.”
1 John 2:9

Disunity, discord, disrespect towards and amongst believers by those who claim to be in the light is offensive to God. This behavior is characteristic of the darkness.