“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.” –Jesus, in John 7:7
The world hates Jesus because Jesus represents to them a condemnation of their evil works.
The world wants a Jesus of their imagination. A Jesus that does not tell them that what they are doing is wrong or evil.
The favorite Bible verse of the sinner who does not want to turn from his or her evil ways is: “Don’t judge me.”
The world wants a Jesus who will not tell them that they are doing bad things.
That is not the Jesus of the Bible.
This is why there are false Christs.
People invent them.
As you get older, you get a little cynical of a lot of the imperfect nonsense that is being sold to you as infinite perfection.
“The World’s Leading Authority”? Seriously?
In a world where the aggregate of human knowledge doubles every few months, is there a single person on the planet who has the -time- to be a Leading Authority on any subject?
I find it expeshially laughable when scientists advance themselves as the living embodiment of god-like knowledge, because their imperfect knowledge is continually being revised and replaced.
Yet they stand there on their TV show or talk show, as if they were God Himself, perfect in knowledge.
Of course it is blasphemy and idolatry to worship yourself and your knowledge, no matter how great it might be, because it is no match for the knowledge of the One who truly -does- know everything: God Almighty, the Creator of the Universe.