Friday, August 7, 2015

You are the reason why people hate Christians!



Over and over again I have heard people say, "People like you are the reason people hate Christians!" or "All those people do is make people hate Christians." However, here is what the Bible says:

"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." - John 15:18

"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." - John 15:19

"I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." - John 17:14

"Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you." - 1 John 3:13

So, in reality the real person who is responsible for people hating Christians is JESUS. If you ever say to anyone, "YOU are the reason why people hate Christians," that statement will only be true if you are talking to Jesus.

"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake." - Luke 21:17

20 comments:

Barry Walraven said...

I pray to the Lord and i beg of you, the only living prophet. I am at the end of my rope. Is it the only way i will reach the kingdom of heaven is if I sacrifice my own life to him? I need help please, someone please hear my cries!

bearingpreciousseed said...

Amen. Those who want to be loved by the world (Joel Osteen, Pope Francis) preach a gospel that sends people to hell. They are the real haters. No, its people like you who get people saved.

AJ Pierce said...

I agree 100% .

Anonymous said...

What a sad, pathetic, wasted life you and your wife are leading...I hope one or both of you wake up one day. And the fact that you have all these innocent children that you are brainwashing into this sick, deluded way of life...it's just too depressing to even think about. I honestly just pity you. There is SO much more to life than you are allowing yourself to experience.

Oh, and I'm a woman. I know you really hate when our kind open our mouths and voice opinions (but too damn bad).

sanderson1611 said...

@Anonymous So which life experiences exactly are my wife and I missing out on by being Christians???

Nice One! said...

Sick and deluded is basically what the mainstream media trades in, if that is where you get your ideas on a full life.

It's you, anon, who is truly brainwashed.

Michael said...

@anonymous - They seem to live a pretty vibrant life to me. His wife's blog is full of adventure. They appear to respect each other greatly. Seems to be a ton of love in that family of 10. I suppose if they weren't Christians, they'd be 'liberated' to enjoy adultery, maybe even swinging; perhaps a few lines of cocaine? What can you enjoy of life that a Christian cannot which doesn't involve chipping away at the soul? Even a solid atheist is left empty and searching by years of abuse.

@Pastor Anderson - A 1500sf house? For 10? Bro, that ain't right. Tell the deacons to give you a much needed raise. If you want, I'll call my Uncle Vito in New York and get him on it. :-) Good pastors shouldn't live in a sardine can. You're a good one. All the best.

Hoss Cartwright said...

100% right. The Lord said "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!" (Luke 6:26)

It seems the most hated Christians in the world are those who stand for the complete authority of the King James Bible, it reminds me of how the apostle Paul was treated...

Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, BELIEVING ALL THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN in the law and in the prophets:

Keep up the good work!

--bro. Eli "Hoss" Caldwell

Mrs. V said...

Some people just can't take a lot of salt or a proper sharpening! We love our church & pastor but it's refreshing to hear the perspective of a pastor our age w/ no qualms about uncompromising righteousness & unequivocally calling sin what it is.

Emily Chester said...

Pastor Anderson, I have watched a few of your sermons. I think you are spot on about some things. Others I question. I went to an independent Baptist Church from 10-15 years of age. I go to a Pentecostal Church now. A Church of God based out of Cleveland, TN. I love my church and Pastor. He preaches no nonsense and not watered down. I emailed you a few questions I had but didn't get a reply. I have thrown my NIV versions of the Bible in the fire pit. I bought new ones for me, my kids, and grandkids. I was appalled once I found out the truth about the NIV! I emailed Harper Collins and Zondervan publishing. I got a lame response from them! Blessings to you and your family!

Matt McGahan said...

I didn't grow up in a christian family by far, I was on the fence for years after learning about the "illuminati" and doing research on it always lead Me to the bible .After struggling with my marriage for years, started going to mega rhema bible school church,realizing how wrong it was there caused me to fall away ,tthen a friend showed me fwbc sermons , and it actually taught me right . Saved my marriage and got remarried starting to bring biblical principles in our life as a husband and father. My familys says Anderson is a cult ,homeschooling is cultish ,sad how brainwashed the world is. I've been in the world living worldly and it has nothing good . The truth shall make you free!

Nice One! said...

Good work Matt. You're doing right. God will bless you.

AcculturatedHousewife said...

The verses you quoted are also ones I like to read when I get discouraged during soul winning. So many people, even those that claim to be Christians, are closed off to the gospel. Thank you and your wife for your sacrifices, hard work, and love of the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's right. It's Jesus that suggested mass genocide of all homosexuals. It's Jesus that hates our president. Jesus put those words in your mouth. There's no way that you, a grown man, and I use the word man very loosely, could ever be held accountable for the hateful drivel you spout off. It's all Jesus. Way to bitch up.

Anonymous said...

I have similar testimony.

Anonymous said...

Do you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ or not Anon?

If not, get saved. The wickedness of the world will become apparent to you.

Start with prayer.

Anonymous said...

You know, there are "genocides" going on each and every day. Not just 'suggested'. Are you concerned about those too?

DMA said...

The reason why people are "hating" is because your messages are touching some part of their lives they know is wrong and they hate the fact you are exposing their sin...were they to not have any problems they would accept what you say. The problem is that people want praises for being degenerates- fools don't like correction. And this poor pathetic person "anonymous" is a waste of a woman who instead of dedicating her life to making herself better and enriching her family is spewing out venom and hate. And by the way I am a woman so I can certainly criticize. What anonymous needs to do is get out of the feminist army, shave her armpit hair, grow some estrogen and start nose diving into the bible because my dear friend anonymous the only person living a wasted life full of anger (apparent from your foul words) is you...there's a big pot in hell for angry feminists like you. REPENT!

Anonymous said...

Please don't, are you okay?

gokul suresh said...

I am interested
Zakir naik even denied the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the book of Revelation chapter 2 verse 8 Jesus himself says
And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
Naik also lied,about holyspirit, the spirit of truth
John chapter 16:13
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
He was saying it Prophet Muhammad
He also lied about many facts which has done by Jesus after resurrection.
May god bless you pastor