Yes, that is what the Bible says, Jesus loves righteousness and hates, iniquity or lawlessness. (Heb 1: 9) Really this is not new the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is full of what the creator God says He loves and also what He hates.(Proverbs 6:16-19) God is gracious and merciful giving people time and help to live in the right way, which is good for all. Most realize that Jesus showed a way of love and kindness yet there are behaviors that Jesus says He hates. Jesus even said that those who work at lawlessness, which He hates, would cause Him to send people away from Him. (Matt 7:23) In Isa 1:13 God says, “He cannot abide assemblies with lawlessness” so it would be good for Christians to figure out those things God does not want in our assemblies.
The book of Revelation clearly shows a list of what Jesus does not want in His assemblies, His churches. So it would be good to know what Jesus loves but also what is the lawlessness Jesus hates. In Revelation chapters 1-3 Jesus said to the Ephesus Church they did hate the doctrine of Nicolaitians, which God also hates.
“Nicolaitanes, or Nicolaites. Nico means ‘conquer’ in Greek, and laitan refers to lay people, or laity; hence, the word may be taken to mean ‘lay conquerors’ or ‘conquerors of the lay people'” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaitans.
This seek power over and dominance of people leads to mental slavery and idolatry. Jesus said, you have one Lord and one Teacher. In the Garden of Eden God gave Adam and Eve good rules but the evil one came to teach or share false information that there was more God was not giving them. Sadly our human parents listened to the wrong teacher.
The result of Nicolaites is one of domineering selfish government and iniquity. Jesus said, “don’t exercise domination over one another.” Jesus is the head of the church everyone answers to Him. The church not the military with a chain of command it’s a body with one head., Jesus. Jesus said, “follow Me.” Jn 22:22
We see in politics all the time where the powerful dominate the weak. They spin the information so as to seem the most informed too, without real proof, telling people what to think and what is right. Truth is the first thing to get lost in the power struggle.
Both men and women do this, much of this in the church comes under the guise of being a teacher or pastor, since these are people to whom much attention or influence is given. The Book of Revelations warns about both men and women false teachers.
Jesus temptation by Satan was the same struggle about who you are going to follow or worship. But Jesus overcame Satan’s messages by using the word of God to combat all Satan’s false teaching. So we either have God teaching us or Satan. It’s the age old struggle of Good vs evil.
So Jesus loves people doing what is right and good, but hates it when people exercise dominion and power over the people in His church. Which is what you usually get if only a few people are doing all the speaking and or decision-making. Jesus taught everyone has at least one talent to share along with the love of God. While Paul went on in more detail to show the church is like a body of which Jesus is head, but different persons have different functions or gifts to serve with. ( 1 Cor 12, Rom 12) God’s way is shown in the Bible but few churches follow it though.
Ideally the church is a body with Jesus as the head and each member does its part to help out the whole. It should be like a family getting together with God our Father, not a corporate meeting.
So how is your church doing? A place of freedom and peace a kind of farmers market where each share what they have or is it like the Sunday morning sports where a few perform and the rest are amused. We each have our own struggle to do what is right.
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