Title : Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible
Edition : First
Copyright : Electronic Edition STEP Files Copyright © 1998, Parsons Technology, Inc.
John 8:1-11(YLT)

1And at dawn he came again to the temple,
2and all the people were coming unto him, and having sat down, he was teaching them;
3and the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman having been taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
4they say to him, ‘Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime—committing adultery,
5and in the law, Moses did command us that such be stoned; thou, therefore, what dost thou say?’
6and this they said, trying him, that they might have to accuse him. And Jesus, having stooped down, with the finger he was writing on the ground,
7and when they continued asking him, having bent himself back, he said unto them, ‘The sinless of you—let him first cast the stone at her;’
8and again having stooped down, he was writing on the ground,
9and they having heard, and by the conscience being convicted, were going forth one by one, having begun from the elders—unto the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10And Jesus having bent himself back, and having seen no one but the woman, said to her, ‘Woman, where are those—thine accusers? did no one pass sentence upon thee?’
11and she said, ‘No one, Sir;’ and Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I pass sentence on thee; be going on, and no more sin.’

Please forget for the moment that these hypocritical scribes and Pharisees didn’t bring the man along too.  You will miss the whole point if you focus on that.

 

So often in today’s world, when a Christian mentions that he or she believes that certain activities are sinful and not acceptable in God’s site we are accused of “hate.”  Or we are told that we shouldn’t “judge.”  I often find this somewhat amusing in that Jesus Himself told “sinners,” to stop their life of sin.  So I was wondering lately, would these same persons call Jesus a “hater?”  Would they tell Him not to judge.

In the passage above, taken from Young’s Literal Translation, when Jesus was asked about the woman…

He did not say:

  • “That’s OK, it is your choice.”
  • “Don’t worry about those ‘haters,’ they aren’t worth listening to.”
  • “Don’t pay them any mind, they are just a bunch of hypocrites.”
  • “Hey I believe in love and peace…just go ahead with your life style and don’t worry about sin.”
  • “Go ahead and live any way you wish.  It’s none of their business.”

No He didn’t! 

But He did say:

  • He who is without sin cast the first stone!”   And most of us know they all walked away.  And I think it is significant they did so by age…the oldest leaving first. (Just a little side note – dhw)
  • But then, He did said “…be going on then, and no more sin!”

Jesus was about love and inclusion, but He also respected The Father’s desire that we live holy lives and not sin by doing things we shouldn’t.  But we also sin by leaving undone things we know we should do.  Yes, the scriptures make it very clear that if you know of some good you should do and you don’t do it, then you have sinned.

17…To him, then, knowing to do good, and not doing, sin it is to him.” – James 4:17

If I, as a follower of Jesus, know that He is displeased with certain behaviors and I know of someone who is participating in those activities and yet I do not at least try to help them see what scriptures say, am I not guilty of sin by not showing them what His word says?  Wouldn’t it actually make me a “hater” if I knew this but did not share it with anyone else?

In the move 2012 which is another movie about the end of civilization, it is very poignant that extremely wealthy persons and government officials had known this event was coming for quite some time.  Yet they did not tell the world to help them prepare.  Do you remember how angry you felt when you realized they had known long enough in advance to make the huge preparations they had made, yet they did not bother to tell anyone else?  That was so very wrong!

We followers of Jesus have known for 2,000 years and yet many of us have never told a soul!  Many of us are afraid to speak our mind and be ridiculed or mocked.  But we know that some day soon there really will be a day of judgment and we must let others know in a loving way, not a hateful way.

How will you respond on that day if Jesus were to ask you, “Who did you try to show the way?”  Of course, He already will know that answer, but He may want you to think about it.  Who knows, maybe He won’t ask anything like that.

My point is, that Jesus was not a hater!  He loved the world so much that He gave His life…willingly.  And He told people to stop sinning.  If you love your friends and neighbors, don’t be afraid to share the good news of Jesus The Messiah and what He has done and is doing.  But do so in love, not hate.

For my non-believing friends who may still be reading.  Don’t think of me as “hating.” when I point out what the bible says.  It is out of love pure and simple. If I didn’t love, then I wouldn’t care.

Title : Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible
Edition : First
Copyright : Electronic Edition STEP Files Copyright © 1998, Parsons Technology, Inc.
Galatians 5:13-21(YLT)

13For ye—to freedom ye were called, brethren, only not the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through the love serve ye one another,
14for all the law in one word is fulfilled—in this: ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself;’
15and if one another ye do bite and devour, see—that ye may not by one another be consumed.
16And I say: In the Spirit walk ye, and the desire of the flesh ye may not complete;
17for the flesh doth desire contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit contrary to the flesh, and these are opposed one to another, that the things that ye may will—these ye may not do;
18and if by the Spirit ye are led, ye are not under law.
19And manifest also are the works of the flesh, which are: Adultery, whoredom, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strifes, emulations, wraths, rivalries, dissensions, sects,
21envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revellings, and such like, of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that those doing such things the reign of God shall not inherit.

I know that some of these words are “archaic” or in the context are hard to understand, and therefore may not be familiar to all who read them.  If you look them up I am sure you will understand the meanings.  But if you have questions and wish to let me know, I’ll be happy to share their meaning with you.

And for my believing friends who seem to harp on the “homosexual lifestyle,” but seem to miss some of the others…please note among this list are the following… “adultery, whoredom, hatred, strife, drunkeness and such like.”

We all need to get our life in order….all of us!

In His loving grip of mercy,

Dennis

Jesus is the reason

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One thought on “Was Jesus a “hater?”

  1. Satan has deceived the whole world Rev 12:9, until he is bruised by a woman who delivers the true word John 1:1 to the whole world Rev 12:5, 13 from the wilderness Rev 12:6 as a witness http://minigoodtale.wordpress.com
    Satan’s lies are exposed not one child of God will go into a hell fire for any sin it is a lie of the devil. It has never entered the heart or mind of God to do such a thing Jer 7:31, Jer 19:5.
    God tells us how to find knowledge and how to understand the Bible Isa 28:9-10 It is precept on precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little.
    In the Old Testament there was not truth or grace John 1:17. The Bible is the book of the knowledge of good and evil Gen 3:22, 2 Cor 11:15. The word of God must be rightly divided 2 Tim 2:15 seperating the good from the evil. The bible says the Lord will create a new thing on the earth Jer 31:22 where a woman shall compass a man. This man is Satan Isa 14:16. A woman now bruises Satan at the heel of time Gen 3:15 to restore all things Acts 3:21-23 to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children before the return of Christ. To hear all that God has commanded to be written go to http://thegoodtale.wordpress.com. I too love and care for all. We can all now know our true Father.

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