USA: Vandalism and Destruction of Images of the Lord Jesus Christ
Matthew 10:22; Mark 13:13; John 7:7, 15:18, 23-25
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
The haters of th Lord Jesus Christ prove themselves ignorant of the one living and true God! The name into which Christ's disciples were baptized, is that which they will live and die by. It is a comfort to the greatest sufferers, if they suffer for Christ's name's sake. The world's ignorance is the true cause of its hatred of the disciples of Jesus. The clearer and fuller the discoveries of the grace and truth of Christ, the greater our love for Him.
Matthew Poole's Commentary
In the latter part of this chapter [John 15:18] our Lord Jesus Christ cometh to comfort those who were His true disciples, against that third trouble, from the prospect they had of that hatred which the world would pour out and execute upon them, as soon as He should be withdrawn from them.
Hatred is rooted and originated in the heart, and is properly a displeasure that the mind taketh at a person, which, fermenting and boiling in the mind, breeds an abhorrence of that person, anger, and malice, and a desire to do him mischief and root him out.[ They hated Jesus and of course all subsequent followers.]
Statue of Jesus BEHEADED Inside Florida Church
‘We’ve seen this happening all over the USA'
7-17-20, The Catholic church says it expects police to pursue the incident in Florida as a hate crime – a statue of the Lord Jesus beheaded. As hatred and vandalism rages in the USA ‘Christianity’ will be next on cancel culture’s chopping block with vicious acts increasing:
STATUES OF APOSTLES SAVED BUT BEHEADED, 4-14-19, More here
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