Why So Much Hatred?
By Grant Phillips
This question keeps running through my mind as I watch and listen to the vicious lies coming from the liberal left. They can’t even conduct an intelligent conversation without raising their voices, making threats, instigating brawls, destroying property, calling names, using profanity, etc.
All of this negativity seems to be fueled by rage and hatred. Where is this coming from? Have we lost the ability to respectively disagree without using “in your face” mannerisms and tactics?
There are many things the liberal left and the extreme liberal left do and say that conservatives do not support, but I don’t hear conservatives using potty-mouth threats toward them.
I can think of a former president or two and many others in leadership positions that I really don’t like, but I would never call them filthy names or wish anything bad to happen to them. I can think of several liberal, socialist mouth-speaks I don’t care for, but shouldn’t we pray for them instead of wishing them evil?
For the last almost four years, I have never witnessed the extreme level of hate toward one man as I have toward President Trump. Nothing touches it. President Trump has tried his best to guide this country toward success. His goal is and always has been to put America first. President Trump supports Christianity, Israel and America. Could this be, at least partly, the key for so much hatred? Could it be the abortion issue?
I have heard others say, “I hate Trump,” but they rarely say why, and the few times they do respond, their reasoning (to me at least) is “off the wall,” to say the least. I have two relatives (that I know of) who trash President Trump on social media. Needless to say, I know them well and am very surprised at their demeaning attitude toward President Trump on social forums. Nothing makes sense.
As I dwell on this question, “Why so much hatred?” I am drawn to a few Bible verses that may be the real answer to this question.
We Have Failed to Be Alert
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
In short, we have underestimated the enemy. The apostle Peter warned the Church to be alert and clear-headed. The churches today have failed, and most have become simply apostate organizations. The true Church remains, but even in the true Church, many have been spiritually duped by Satan’s shenanigans.
We cannot have a clear mind unless it is filled with God’s Truth, and unfortunately, far too many true Christians have allowed dust to gather on their Bibles, and the prayer closets are empty. We missed a beat, and Satan has taken advantage of it.
Therefore, “the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers.”
People Blinded by Satan
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Since the sixties we began tossing God out of our lives. “We don’t need Him,” we said, but look at what we have become. We have been raising an army of godless children every generation since. We now have godless adults who are easily blinded by Satan’s lies. They have rejected the Light of the Gospel, which is Jesus Christ who is the very image of God.
The Light we desperately need has been replaced with humanism, materialism, hedonism, socialism, Satanism and all the other “isms.”
To the point, we now have a nation of spiritually dead zombies roaming the streets blinded by every lie Satan spews forth.
The love of Jesus cannot be displayed in our hearts because we rejected Him in the sixties, and we want nothing to do with Him today. We prefer instead to mimic our father’s (Satan’s) desires.
People Sold Over to Satan
“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).
Why are today’s mobs burning, looting, maiming and murdering? They do these things because they have the nature of their father, the devil.
Why is it so hard for these liberal thinkers to just tell the truth?
Why is nearly every word coming from their lips coated with hate? They are behaving as their father does, and he is the father of lies.
It certainly seems that Satan has intensified his desperate actions in preparation for his last great thrust for victory during the Tribulation.
Satan Is Running Out of Time
“Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short” (Revelation 12:12).
This verse is applicable specifically to the seven-year Tribulation that is forthcoming.
One day soon, Jesus will remove His bride from this earth (Rapture). Millions will be immediately removed in an instant and taken to the Father’s house (Heaven). Afterward (maybe a few days, weeks, months or even years) will follow the seven-year Tribulation that is described in the book of Revelation.
Even now, especially if these two events are closer than we think, Satan is quickly running out of time. His true nature is still being held back by the Holy Spirit, but he is straining at the bit to instill as much evil as possible to deceive as many as possible.
If there is anyone who is filled to capacity with hate, it would certainly be the god of this world; i.e., Satan.
Maybe this is why there is such a high level of unexplained hatred coming from people without any reasonable explanation. Truthfully, it’s the only thing that makes any sense.
The country we are seeing today is not the country our founders envisioned. We have become a nation of hate-filled, anti-God minions of Satan who desperately need to be saved by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. We need Jesus, but as a whole, we continue to reject the only Way that will save us from ourselves.
Billy Graham once said, “The same sun that melts the butter hardens the clay.” Our hearts of clay need the Son to melt our hearts. The choice is ours.