“The Hatefulness of Hate”. Providence Church of Christ November 11, 2007. Statements of Hate. I Hate you! I can’t stand you! I wish you were dead! I wish you had never been born!. Define Hate. Define: Hate, Hateful, Hater, Hatred
Providence Church of Christ
November 11, 2007
I Hate you!
I can’t stand you!
I wish you were dead!
I wish you had never been born!
WE Vine – of malicious and unjustifiable feelings towards others, whether towards the innocent or by mutual animosity
“Hateful” Adjective – from “stugeo”, to hate Titus 3:3
Webster – to feel hostility or animosity toward; to dislike intensely. A deep-seated dislike or animosity
“5: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6: And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7: If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him” (Gen. 4).
As indicated, the chip on the shoulder problem can disrupt the unity of a local church and result in needless alienation:
Philippians 4: 2; Romans 12: 16; Philippians 2: 2-7; Galatians 5: 13-15.
The sinner’s chip on the shoulder.
John 8: 32-41
The minority chip on the shoulder.
John 4: 7-9
The female chip on the shoulder.
I Tim. 2: 12-15, I Tim. 5: 14, I Cor. 11: 3
The lack of secular education chip on the shoulder.
Acts 17: 17, 18
The young person chip on the shoulder.
Tit. 2: 6, I Tim. 4: 12, I Tim. 5: 1, 2
The older person chip on the shoulder.
I John 2: 13, 14
A chip on the shoulder complex can result in troubled relationships Eph. 5: 22ff
A chip on the shoulder problem can result in paranoia Prov. 28: 1
A chip on the shoulder promotes slavery and addiction 2 Pet. 2: 19
A chip on the shoulder tends to end up in much sadness and unhappiness Matt. 5: 12
A chip on the shoulder complex can result in confusion Rom. 12: 2
A chip on the shoulder promotes frustration and wasted energy Phil. 4:8
The chip on the shoulder fixation can result in general despair Phil. 4:6
“13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4).
“37: Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us” (Rom. 8).
Christians are to be examples of mental and spiritual hygiene, clear thinking, and a sound mind -they should promote and experience good, healthy relationships.
The solution: As is the case with most sin, an excessive interest in self is the root cause.
We must deny self (Luke 9: 23).
We must control self (I Cor. 9: 25-27).
We must examine self (2 Cor. 13: 5).
We must practice the “Golden Rule” (Matt. 7: 12).
We must be loving, kind, and considerate (I Pet. 3: 8).