To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:.. "A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace." –Ecclesiastes 3:1, 8
The Bible is very clear. There is a time to love, but there's also a time to hate. How interesting then that people believe that the time to love is always, and the time to hate is never. How interesting that Jews and Christians run contrary to the words of Solomon. Every excuse in the book is used to love rather than hate. And it is this very thing, the presumption of love, which leads us into troubles and doom, not love itself.
Love itself is good. The presumption of love, as if love is the overweaning aspect of all things. But if there is a "time" and a "season" for hate, when is it? Is the time for hate only when our enemies hate? Is it that we must endure hatred from others?
It is the Christian who is most guilty of this presumption, and who feeds that frenzy. They say, "Jesus loved me, and I shall be loving in return." Such a statement is life-changing. Such a statement is world-turning. So why is it stated with such absolute presumption when so much rides on it? Lives. The world itself.
Why is it accepted that "Jesus loved me" means that "Jesus accepts me absolutely as I am." That's not true at all. Without change towards lawfulness, Jesus does not consider you his friend.
"And ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command."
Then we hear, "Jesus commanded us to love." Is that all? Did Jesus not command to keep the commandments if you desire eternal life? When asked "which one," did Jesus not list many and not one? Are they not Torah?
If the answer is, "The entire Torah is fulfilled in 'Love thy neighbor,'" this is wrong also. Jesus said that the first commandment is to love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, soul, and might. The second, like it, is love thy neighbor. Do we love God by tolerance of sin or by obedience to Law? Obviously, the latter. Then can we love our neighbor by tolerating their sin? Of course not, but in reality, we do.
Biblically, we are told, "Thou shalt not hate thy neighbor, but shall rebuke him." That means we don't tolerate sin, we are supposed to call it out. We hate our neighbor if we do not call out sin. We love our neighbor when we do.
Jesus tells us that when we see sin in our brother, we should go and tell our brother about it. If he rejects you, bring two or three witnesses, per the Law. If he rejects that, bring the whole congregation. If he rejects that, get rid of the sinner. Is that tolerance of sin? No, it is hatred of sin, and the action of hatred is to remove the offending eye or arm.
25And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Why does Jesus say that, in order to follow Him, you must hate your family, even your own life? Is it because Jesus wants lawfulness or is it that He wants you to tolerate sin? Does he want you to embrace those who bring lawfulness or to hate them? Obviously, Jesus does not want you to tolerate sin, just as the Law does not want you to tolerate sin. If you are lawful, you will surely hate the sin surrounding you. If you are sinful, you will surely hate the law which is brought to your attention.
Though Jesus is the Prince of Peace, he is not one who tolerates sin. "I did not come to bring peace but a sword." And this sword sets at odds mother and daughter, son and father. Why does Jesus say that his way brings division? Is Jesus bringing division from hedonism and crime, corruption and idolatry? Or is Jesus bringing division from lawfulness and righteousness, straitness and monotheism? Both break up families, but which does Jesus desire, sin or righteousness? Obviously, the righteousness of the Law. This righteousness breaks families. But the "righteousness" of "love" which many invoke keeps families together, through tolerance of sin.
Those who make Jesus a personality and say to love "Him" but do not embrace Law are part of the problem. They deviate from Law. They destroy the message of Jesus, which is lawfulness to God. They say that because Jesus died, they can eat what they want, have sex with who they want. They act as heathens and pagans. Oh, not as outrageous as a Wiccan, or as confrontational as an atheist, but don't mess with their bacon. And don't judge their sexual relations, or those of their family. They fiercely defend their family over Law.
They say Jesus wants "love" and not "judgment," as if invoking the Law is not love. Invoking the Law of God is the greatest and highest love. Defending the sins of your family, or yourself, is not love. It is selfishness, and hatred of God, Jesus, and the Law.
It is cowardice. Permitting sin is not "loving your neighbor" or "turning the other cheek." It is aiding and abetting.
In the world, hedonism is taking over, sexually, brutally and violently. Most Christians are standing down.
In America, crime syndicates pour over the border, shoot up Chicago and take over neighborhoods. Most Christians are standing down.
- Christians are taught that tolerance is love. It is not.
- Christians are taught that forebearance is love. It is not.
- Christians are taught that non-judgment is love. It is not.
Love is action. Action must be lawful. Lawful action is righteous. But Christians will end up hating themselves for inaction more than hating themselves for taking action.
There is a time for hate. There is a time for war. War has been declared on every front. Hate is coming to you from every corner. Are you going to use "love" as the excuse for tolerating, and finally joining, the Beast? Will you take the Mark of the Beast by invoking "love" for inaction? Do you simply want to preserve your lifestyle? Do you simply want to have a little peace and quiet? Then you don't love Jesus, and He is against you. You don't love your neighbor, because you permit his sin. You don't love your family because they will inherit the cost of sins you permitted. You are the problem.
The Bible tells us that before it's over, most of the world will be swallowed in this Mark of the Beast. The world will be swallowed in tolerance for sin. And no person can fall into that abyss and expect to be saved from it. Just because you say you "love Jesus" doesn't mean Jesus loves you.
And just because you avoid hate doesn't mean you're right or righteous. There is a time for hate, and it is now.