"The smart, educated, heavily degreed, powerful, esteemed, platformed, acceptable, reputable, salaried, published, lauded religious professional and all the words they put in the air and on print might, on their day of judgment, have been for nothing because they didn’t actually know Jesus."

In John 15, Jesus is quoted: "If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you as well; if they followed My word, they will follow yours also. But all these things they will do to you on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me."

The converse of "the world will hate you because I chose you" would be "the world will love you because you've got nothing to do with Me." I don't think the converse is necessarily, 100% of the time true. I DO, however, think that if the world shows you a lot of love, you'd better take a good, hard, long look at your relationship, or lack thereof, with Jesus. As in, "if I'm not offending the world, what is it that I'm failing to do that I should do?"

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