There are many words that people interpret differently for their denomination and, or other personal loyalties. Yet, there are many words of Christ that are so simple and so clear that those, who are truly against Christ, cringe to hear such words. “For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15). Here are 10 of those sayings that people hate to hear from Jesus:
10) Jesus taught that only through Him one can be saved. – “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” (John 14:6, cf. Matt. 12:30).
9) Christ said that He will be ashamed of those, who are ashamed of His words. – “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels,” (Luke 9:26, cf. Matt. 10:32).
8) Jesus instructed to do good to those who do evil to you. – “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you,” (Luke 6:27-28).
7) Christ taught to forgive others. – “Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him,” (Luke 17:3-4, cf. Matt. 18:21ff).
6) Jesus taught the consequence of sinning to be eternal Fire. – “The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth,” (Matthew 13:41-42).
5) Christ condemned lust. – “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart,” (Matt. 5:28, cf also lewdness – 1 Pet. 4:3, 2 Pet. 2:23).
4) Jesus declared thoughts of specific actions to be lawlessness and evil. – “For from within, out of the heart of a person, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, thoughtlessness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person,” (Mark 7:21-23).
3) Christ affirmed the institution of marriage to be between a man and a woman. – “But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate,” (Mark 10:6-9).
2) Jesus defined adultery to include divorce and marrying another. – “And I say to you: whoever divorced his wife, except for sexual immorality, and married another, is committing adultery; and whoever married her who is divorced commits adultery,” (Matthew 19:9).
1) Jesus commanded baptism to be saved. – “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned,” (Mark 16:16, cf. Matt. 28:19-20).
What would you add to this list?