Why People Hate The Truth

John 3:19 NET “Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil. 3:20 For everyone who does evil deeds hates the light and does not come to the light, so that their deeds will not be exposed. 3:21 But the one who practices the truth comes to the light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God.”

There’s a saying, “When you know better you do better.” I’m not much on human sayings, only those that agree with God. I wish it were true that just knowing something meant you could do it well. Adam and Eve proved that this is not true. They knew exactly what they should do and made the wrong decision anyway. (Genesis 3:6) And so have we. (Romans 3:23)

I used to think the reason why people hated hearing the truth so much was it forced folks to make a decision for right or wrong. Though there is some truth in that some consciences have become so seared that knowing the truth doesn’t prick them at all. (1 Timothy 4:2) Jesus tells us plainly why people hate the truth: ‘Because their deeds are evil.’

Evil and truth do not mix. We are either for one or the other. If a person rejects the truth they are evil, plain and simple. Anyone who thinks otherwise claims to know more than Jesus Christ WHO IS THE TRUTH, the way, and the life. (John 14:6) And everything about Him is the opposite of evil.


The matter is settled. God’s judgment is correct and clear. People who reject truth are evil. They fear that their evil deeds will be exposed so they stay far away as possible from the light. Have you ever shared the truth with someone only to be rejected by them afterward? This is why. And it doesn’t matter if they’re your mother, father, son, or daughter, brother, or sister, husband, wife, cousin, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, etcetera. If Jesus says truth haters are evil they’re evil. Can we accept this truth? Or are we evil too?

When you’re resolved to living a sinful life hearing the truth condemns you. This is why most people won’t read the Bible. This is why some are trying to have it banned as hate speech. They know God’s word condemns their evil behavior. Hearing what the Bible says is like torture to them.

Hebrews 4:12 KJV “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

If the Bible is just a book of hogwash why are so many afraid of it? Because it’s the words of Almighty God. And no other book like it discerns the thoughts and intentions of the heart. When God’s words are in the midst of a situation everything becomes exposed; true attitudes are revealed. Again, evil people hate being exposed. They like to hide and play in the darkness. Not play outside in the open sun light. This is why many do and will always hate the truth.

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