Too many times people make assumptions about a person.
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And, too, perhaps it is someone's race, culture / sub-culture, politics, social status, lifestyle, and more. I tend toward agreement regarding the view expressed with "Hatred is an attempt to control you" and "Anger is a form of emotional control".
Romans 1:21-32! Some have been given over to "a reprobate mind" (Rm 1:28)
But Matt 11:24
Norine, I will ask you one last time not to comment on my content. If you continue to do so, I will report you for harassment. You are free to comment on all of the other answers and of course, answer the question yourself.
@ Austin: "Blessings" to you too! I was responding to Tim, under his response!
No, you have two comments now under my name. Tim was responding to me. And you just butted in.
@Austin: I thought it was an "open forum" for discussions fm ALL as u are discussing "your religion" I thought I could discuss "my HOPE" to ALL! Excuse ME for "butting in" but not for giving His Word! Will not "butt in" again!
Amen! How can we "let it shine" if we "hide it under a bush?" Therefore, whether "hated" or not, we are called to "Teach!"
All think Jesus was ALL love, but notice His reaction to those selling in the temple?(Matt 21:12-13) "Truth" = Heb 4:12!
Amen Norine! ( 1 PETER 3:15 says) we must be ready to give an account to any man who asks the reason for our hope. We may be the only bible some will ever read. We must be bold in word and understanding of the gospel.
Truth always wins! Even for unbelievers, what's done in dark, will come to light so one can't "run" from "truth!" It will be revealed! As a parent forewarns children, so has/will GOD through people. Acts 17:11
Amen! All the best to you too!
You've GOT IT! LOVE regardless for "only GOD can draw them to Him!"
What happened to listening & "searching the Scriptures to see if those things are so?" (Acts 17:11)
Don't "miss" re: "preconceived ideas!" This is a "Growth" process (II Cor 3:18) not complacent!
When (in bible) have Disciples of Christ shown anything other than love? Not in my bible!
Valid point. You seem very strong in your belief.
Yes, more energy to hate than love! Loving someone exemplifies telling "Truth!" Why lie? We're spirits housed in a body who'll return to THE SPIRIT! Tell ALL "Truth" which exhibits "Love" for "God is not "man" that He should LIE!"