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WARNING PREACHER: The World Will Hate You by Randy Bell

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Our Lord warned His followers from the very beginning that the world would hate us because they hated Him. The contrast of letting our lights shine by living in obedience to God’s Word throws a shadow over the people around us, and they will feel condemned by your righteousness, even if you never say a word to them.

You will be accused of being a hypocrite, a judge, or worse because your light will be visible to all. Please remember this, God never condemned Noah for the world refusing to listen to his warnings of judgment. God never encouraged Noah to build a bowling alley inside the ark and build friendly relationships. God called Noah to simply obey Him, warn others and build the ark.

I wonder how many people are in hell because they did not like Noah, the preacher? I wonder how many aimless and disobedient Christians exist today because they do not like the preacher God sent them? Did you ever compare this crazy idea to other situations in life? How many inmates get out of prison because they do not like the guards? How many get out of a speeding ticket because they do not like the police officer? How many get out of death and judgment because they do not like God?

“Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

So the LORD said, ‘I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.’ But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” [Genesis 6:5-8 NKJV]

You realize your creator did not care if the world did not like Noah. He did! He also chose Noah to be the preacher and warn them of their doom, for all their wickedness.

“God didn’t spare the ancient world either. He brought the flood upon the world of ungodly people, but he protected Noah and seven other people. Noah was his messenger who told people about the kind of life that has God’s approval.” [2 Peter 2:5 GW]

Yes, Noah the “preacher of righteousness” was not liked in his day. He was not popular!

Even his relatives ignored him and did not like his message, his methods, and his constant preaching. They did not like the preacher (2 Peter 2:5). But, they are in hell forever because they did not like, nor listen to the preacher God sent them! I wonder how many people there were, back then?

Like the present time here in the USA, people of the past also did not like preachers!

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