A Common & Ordinary Sin in Doomed Generations
“Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” – 1 Jn. 3:15
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these…hatred…and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.” – Gal. 5:19-21
Feelings of unforgiveness, frustration, anger, and hatred often lead to a fight. An outbreak of violence is imminent when people that don’t get along come around each other. However, even if you don’t say or do anything about it, you can still be damned to hell for the hatred that is lodged in your heart. People are different. Maybe you’re not as bad as the guy down the street. The general public of society is suppressed from acting upon their murderous and hateful feelings of violence because they are afraid of getting caught by the police and duly punished by the justice system of the government, as it is written in Romans 13:1-7. Such people would proudly deny that they would ever act in violence. Nevertheless, murderous and hateful people are lovers of violence, so these same people stream into the movie theaters on the weekend to excitedly watch heroes and villains skillfully commit unspeakable acts of violence. Are you guilty?
The people are mesmerized by the violence as they sit before the big screen and behold how “their feet are swift to shed blood” (Rom. 3:15). Is this your entertainment? No wonder that the UFC is becoming so popular today. You may not be personally committing the sins graphically displayed on the movie screen, but you are taking “pleasure in them that do them” (Rom. 1:32). Moviegoing lovers of violence would be shocked to discover that God personally hates them for this wicked behavior. As it is written, “…but the wicked and him that loveth violence [the LORD’s] soul hateth” (Ps. 11:5). God is serious about vanquishing all lovers of violence from the earth. Make no mistake about it! Nearly 4,000 years ago, all men everywhere except 8 souls were annihilated in a worldwide flood for reasons clearly stated by God:
“The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” – Gen. 6:13