ANTITHETICAL

I was thinking about my blog and other Christian blogs. How we speak about things like the exclusivity of Christ, that one must be born again if they ever hope to see heaven, the false doctrines of Roman Catholicism (a topic not addressed in many (most?) of our churches), and all the other Biblical topics we blog about.

I was thinking that many in the world are highly offended by Biblical truths, and would label us intolerant, strange, and even call us haters if they came across our blogs.

Truth offends.

Jesus said…

Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

As I was pondering these things the word “antithetical” came to mind. I looked it up and this is what I found…

an·ti·thet·i·cal:

directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible.

synonyms:

directly opposed to

contrasting with

contrary to

contradictory to

conflicting with

incompatible with

irreconcilable with

inconsistent with

at variance with

at odds with

The world view is diametrically opposed to the word of God,… to Jesus.

Jesus said…

Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

And we find in 1 John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

2 Corinthians 2:15-17 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

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