|John 1:11 |
11 He came to his own, and his own did not receive him.6
6 He came to his own, and his own did not receive him. Jesus was rejected by the Jews, his own people. We read that and marvel, but wherever the Spirit of Christ is risen, Jesus is rejected by those religious people too. Why? Because Jesus will always stand against the religions created by men, who in their rituals and ceremonies seek to provide justification for remaining in their selfish lifestyles of lusts, pride, and pleasures. This is exactly what happened when Jesus appeared as the resurrected Spirit of Christ in the early Quakers of the 17th Century; the Episcopalians, Baptists, Presbyterians, and Congregationalists imprisoned them, whipped them, seized their properties, and killed them — even hanging them in Boston. Just as Jesus said: If the world hates you, know that it hated me before it hated you, John 15:18... They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. John 16:2. So when the Spirit of Christ is again revealed in men, Christendom will again hate and persecute the risen Christ, whom they claim to worship and esteem.