A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“The World Hates The Disciples”, John 15:18) If the World hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you. 1John 3:1. 19) 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. 1John 4:5. 20) Remember the Word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also. Ezekiel 3:7. 21) But all these things will they do unto you for My name’s sake, because they know not Him that sent Me. 22) If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke (or excuse) for their sin. 23) He that hateth Me hateth My Father also. 1John 2:23. 24) If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both Me and My Father. 25) But this cometh to pass, that the Word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated Me without a cause. Psalm 69:4. 26) But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me: Acts 1:4; 1John 5;6. 27) And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with Me from the beginning.
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary/Quest Study Bible – v18 hated Me: As Jesus spoke these words, the Pharisee’s were planning to kill Him (11:45-57). The world hated Him, so it should not be surprising that the world hates His followers. v22-25 My Father also….Since Christ and the Father are One, those who hate Christ hate the Father. Does Jesus excuse those who haven’t heard of Him? v22 Jesus is saying that before He came into the world people could plead “not guilty” to rejecting Him directly. Still, they had enough spiritual knowledge, which they had ignored and for which they could be condemned (Romans 1:20). Christ has now revealed God so fully and clearly that people are responsible for what they do with their knowledge of Him (v23). Thus the repeating over and over again of His Gospel (the Good News of Christ Jesus). As for those who never had the chance to hear the gospel see Romans 2:14-16. v26, 27 He shall testify…you also will bear witness: As the disciples spoke, the Holy Spirit would bring conviction to unbelievers about Christ. This in turn should make the disciples witnesses for Jesus.
More to come and God Bless You.