Biblical Christian Worldview

Why Do Evangelicals Hate Unbelievers?

January 12, 2023 Jeff Hilles Season 3 Episode 181
Why Do Evangelicals Hate Unbelievers?
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Biblical Christian Worldview
Why Do Evangelicals Hate Unbelievers?
Jan 12, 2023 Season 3 Episode 181
Jeff Hilles

Christians are called to “love thy neighbor”.  Often that is interpreted, both inside and outside the church, as “let’s all get along and accept each other just as we are”. The Bible says we are called to live at peace with everyone (Rom. 12:18) and to honor and follow our elected officials (Rom. 13:1). Unbelievers wonder, why can’t evangelicals do that? Those that don’t understand Christianity or don’t accept it think that Evangelicals who openly profess their faith, hate Unbelievers… and that could not and should not be farther from the truth. 

What Should the Biblical Christian Do

If one accepts, for a moment, that God is real and the Bible is His offering to mankind as a textbook for life, then how should the Biblical Christian navigate between the two components of the most important verse in the Scripture, the Greatest Commandment? 

How does one love God by following His commands while, at the same time, loving our neighbors who reject many of those views? 

That is the conundrum for the true believer, further compounded and clouded by our own sin nature. As God gives us Devine appointments to share His truth with a lost and dying world, we need to be confident in offering an answer to the hope we have in Christ, yet in a way that reflects God’s love, grace, and mercy. 

Show Notes

Christians are called to “love thy neighbor”.  Often that is interpreted, both inside and outside the church, as “let’s all get along and accept each other just as we are”. The Bible says we are called to live at peace with everyone (Rom. 12:18) and to honor and follow our elected officials (Rom. 13:1). Unbelievers wonder, why can’t evangelicals do that? Those that don’t understand Christianity or don’t accept it think that Evangelicals who openly profess their faith, hate Unbelievers… and that could not and should not be farther from the truth. 

What Should the Biblical Christian Do

If one accepts, for a moment, that God is real and the Bible is His offering to mankind as a textbook for life, then how should the Biblical Christian navigate between the two components of the most important verse in the Scripture, the Greatest Commandment? 

How does one love God by following His commands while, at the same time, loving our neighbors who reject many of those views? 

That is the conundrum for the true believer, further compounded and clouded by our own sin nature. As God gives us Devine appointments to share His truth with a lost and dying world, we need to be confident in offering an answer to the hope we have in Christ, yet in a way that reflects God’s love, grace, and mercy.