MOST PEOPLE WHO FIGHT YOU DON'T KNOW WHY THEY DO WHAT THEY DO
JOHN 15:25 ...They hated me without a cause.
GILL'S EXPOSITION They hated me without a cause; without any reason for it, Christ having given them no provocation, or just cause of offence, anger, or hatred.
*Hatred without a cause is equal to the three transgressions, idolatry, adultery, and murder.
DEFINITION of TRANSGRESSION An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct. offense, crime, sin, wrong, wrongdoing, misdemeanor, impropriety, infraction, misdeed, lawbreaking, error, lapse, peccadillo, fault, trespass, infringement, breach, contravention, violation, defiance, disobedience, nonobservance
DEFINITION of IDOLATRY “The worship of idols or excessive devotion to, or reverence for self, or some person or thing.” An idol is anything that replaces the one, true God.
DEFINITION of ADULTERY Idolatry, covetousness, and apostasy are spoken of as adultery spiritually. An adulterer was a man who had illicit intercourse with a married or a betrothed woman, and such a woman was an adulteress. Intercourse between a married man and an unmarried woman was fornication. Adultery was regarded as a great social wrong, as well as a great sin.
DEFINITION of APOSTASY The word itself is from the Greek word “apostasia” and is very much like renouncing or disassociating oneself from a particular religion or certain religious beliefs. It is similar to a rejection of beliefs that were once held and accepting different beliefs and might even be a renunciation of the beliefs that were previously held. For example, is someone converts to another religion, they reject or turn away from their beliefs from something they once believed and turn to believing in another, much different religion or it might be a falling away from anything to do with religion. Apostasy can also be considered abandonment or defiance of what was previously held to be true and practiced and rebelling against those same beliefs and practices. Someone or some group who does this are considered an apostate.
DEFINITION of MURDER Killing