John 15:22-23 – Jesus has Spoken “If I had not come, and spoken unto them, they had not sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin. He that hates me, hates my Father also.”
Jesus has come in truth and he has spoken of sin to us in many ways, at many times in his teaching, in his direct response to questions asked, and to his disciples as he explained the parables. Jesus does not mix his words he speaks clearly and if we read our bible it is not hard to understand. We may have trouble with believing what we read but that is a different dilemma for us.
Jesus says in our text today that he has spoken of sin and that we have no excuse for not knowing what trouble sin can cause us because he has told us, along with a warning that if we hate Jesus then we hate the Father, this is God himself. Hating God is not the rock that we want to be behind, hating God is unforgivable and has eternal implications. Of course if we were of that thought that what the bible has to say is not truth then we don’t have to worry, however if we believe that God’s Word to be truth then we might want to give this some thought.
Of course I am being a bit flippant, hating Jesus results in hating the Father this of the utmost importance to our salvation and we should not even take a moment with a thought that comes into our minds suggesting anything else. The battle is for our mind, evil would prefer that we have evil thoughts, and would do all it could to have us think such evil things. So we must be proactive and take those thoughts and remove them immediately and let the words of truth from Jesus reign in our mind.