4 Relevant Responses when Someone Calls You "Hateful"

Why calling Christians "Haters" is bigotry: 4 ways it's dishonest and hypocritical

"You're hateful," is the new way to say, "I disagree."

Here are four relevant truths you might consider sharing when someone calls you a hater because you hold Christian views: 

1. Christian views are not hateful.

The Bible warns us of sins that damage our souls. If we believe what Scripture says, we're hateful to remain silent.

2. Negative stereotyping is bigoted.

When people judge Christians by rare bad examples, they're using the same kind of stereotyping used by racists.

3. Disagreement and disapproval are part of adult life.

There will never be a harmony of beliefs among the world's inhabitants. Calling someone "hateful" based on their beliefs is truthful only when their beliefs promote actual abuse. Legitimate Christian teachings never promote abuse. Please read Don't Fall for Suicide Propaganda.

4. If disapproving of liberal beliefs and lifestyles is hateful or abusive to those who hold them, then disapproving of Christian beliefs and lifestyles is hateful and abusive to us 

Scripture teaches us to treat others as we want to be treated (Matthew 7:12). But it tells us to refuse to be conformed to cultural values (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 5:8-13).

Do you know why Christian beliefs are called hateful more often than other beliefs?

Islam and Hinduism have far more culturally offensive beliefs and practices, but they aren't nearly as despised as Christianity.  The reason: the true and living God will always be a greater threat to unsaved man than the fake gods of other religions.

Jesus was hated when He walked the earth, and His true followers will be hated as well.

Please read the Scriptures at the bottom.


Calling Christians hateful is a very popular method of "Wilderness Wanderers."

Because LGBTQ beliefs are front and center in regard to the bigotry against Christians, it's important for Christians to understand the biblical view of homosexuality:

Biblical Teaching on Sexual Lifestyles (a collection of short devotions) 

What the Bible Teaches about Gender

Gay Revisionist Theology (a collection addressing various false teachings used by gay revisionists)

Questions, Not Answers (the testimony of a former lesbian) 

It's difficult to be the world's scapegoat, but let's remember the reward of believing, obeying, and sharing God's Word fully without compromise:

Luke 6:22-23: "Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets."

The unsaved world constantly makes claims that if Christians behaved like Christ we'd be loved and respected. Jesus disagrees:

John 15:18-19: "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." 

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Why calling Christians "Haters" is bigotry: 4 ways it's dishonest and hypocritical

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  1. hi Gail, your right about all that.

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    Thank you again for your dailyencouragement and faithful sharing of issues and ways to apply God’s Word to share the Gospel and grow in our daily walk with Christ.