约翰福音-John 15 章 21~24 节
But all these things they will do to you because of My name, because they do not know Him who sent Me.
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
He who hates Me hates My Father also.
If I did not do among them the works which no one else has done, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated both Me and My Father.
In the eyes of the Lord, the religious system, as part of Satan’s system, is the world that will hate the disciples.
The religious world persecutes the people who follow the Lord in life because they, as the branches of the true vine, are one with the Lord, acting and doing things in the Lord’s name. Because the religious people do not know the Father who is the source of the Lord, they hate the Lord’s true followers. Because the religious people hate the Father in the Son (v. 23), they also hate the Son’s followers. This hating and persecuting are their sin in the eyes of God (vv. 22, 24). By all of this we can see how evil religion is, even the religion formed according to God’s holy Word. Here we see the subtlety of the enemy in religion.