How to be Unpopular

Do you want to be hated, really hated? Then live more like Jesus. No, not the Jesus who has been imagined by popular culture nor the Jesus who has been re-defined by liberal churches. If you want to be hated by your family, friends, co-workers, and the culture-at-large, then start living like the Jesus of the Bible. 

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Even though Jesus is the most compassionate person who ever lived — He actually demonstrated God’s great compassion and love for sinners by dying on the cross (you can’t get much more compassionate than that) — our modern culture simply cannot fathom a Jesus whose compassion is in any way divergent from how it has come to be defined in a post-Christian, pagan society. That’s why to be “more like Jesus” in our compassion toward others now means not just “love the sinner, hate the sin,” but “love the sinner, accept the sin.” That’s what Jesus would do, right? Well, no!

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