In my journey with Jesus, I have many times read, saw or heard that Jesus was:
- Not part of the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- Not born of a virgin.
- Not resurrected from the dead.
- Taught by an Eastern guru.
- And many, many more.
I used to get upset about it. After all, it is about the Savior whom I value above all else. That was until I remembered the words of Jesus,
‘If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first.’ John 15:18
I realized that if and when people insult Jesus, or Scripture, nothing changes. He remains the eternal Victorious Lamb of God at the right hand of the wonderful Father.
What the insults, criticism, verbal abuse and whatever does, is to prove that the Word of God is true. Why? The Bible tells us that the world is under the control of the devil,
‘We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.’ 1 John 5:19
If the people of the world, those under the influence of the devil, do not slander and despise the Triune God and the Word we should get very worried. Then the Bible cannot be true. But, as is proven by the continual barrage of criticism and faultfinding, the Bible is 100% reliable, trustworthy and the special Holy Spirit inspired Word of God. The apostle Paul wrote,
‘I am not ashamed of the Gospel….’ Romans 1:16a
I agree. Never let go of confidence in the Word. Every day the devil shouts in my ear, ‘The Bible is true, but I hate it if you believe it. I don’t want you to be with God eternally.’ Well, thank you, Jesus. My faith in you is just that much stronger because they hate you without reason.