Why Do People Hate God and His Righteousness?

Bible Summary. When we put things above God and do things that displease Him, our sin nature is telling God we hate Him and hate anything that is of His righteous. This is why Cain hated his brother, Abel. He hated his brother was righteousness. We tend to dislike things we do not know. To hate God and deny His Truth will only result in our early death and destruction. See below for Biblical commentary and advise on why people hate God.

Cain Hated His Brother’s Righteousness

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Our Hatred Of God Is Rooted In Our Sin Nature.

From God’s perspective we either love Him or hate Him. When we put things above God and do things that displease Him, our sin nature is telling God we hate Him and hate anything that is of His righteous. Proverbs 29:10 advises us that the bloodthirsty hate the upright.

Proverbs 29:10, “The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.”

Like Cain, Hating God’s Righteousness.

Cain hated his brother Abel because his brother was righteousness. Abel’s righteousness highlighted that Cain’s works were evil. This is the only reason that Cain murdered Abel. 1st John 3:12 tells us that Cain killed his brother because of his hate of his brother’s righteousness.

1st John 3:12, “Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

We Hate God Because We Do Not Know Him.

We tend to dislike things we do not know. If we are confronted with something we do not know and perceive it as a threat, our reactions can be quite hateful. This is the way many of us our with God. We do not really know God so we hate God. Jude 1:10 advises us that brute beast speak evil of things they do not know, and corrupt themselves with what they do know.

Jude 1:10, “But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.”

No One Can Blot Out God’s Truth.

The only answer to our human situation and our sin nature is Jesus. God is a righteous God that punishes sin with death and destruction. To hate God and deny His Truth will only result in our early death and destruction. John 7:7 advises that the world hates the Word of Jesus because He testifies against the world.

John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.