1. The First Case
2. Its Binding Power
3. Its Murderous Nature
4. To be Punished
5. Malice of the Enemies of Jesus
The First Case
1 John 3:12 We must not be
like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he
kill him? Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been
doing what was righteous.
Its Binding Power
1 John 2:9-11 If anyone
claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates a Christian brother or sister,[a] that person is still living in
darkness. 10 Anyone who loves another brother or sister[b] is living in the light and does not cause
others to stumble. 11 But anyone who hates another brother or sister
is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to
go, having been blinded by the darkness.
Its Murderous Nature
1 John 3:15 Anyone who hates
another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that
murderers don’t have eternal life within them.
6:5-7 So they concluded, “Our only chance of finding grounds for
accusing Daniel will be in connection with the rules of his religion.” 6 So the administrators and high
officers went to the king and said, “Long live King Darius! 7 We are
all in agreement—we administrators, officials, high officers, advisers, and
governors—that the king should make a law that will be strictly enforced. Give
orders that for the next thirty days any person who prays to anyone, divine or
human—except to you, Your Majesty—will be thrown into the den of lions.
Esther 3:5-6 When Haman saw
that Mordecai would not bow down or show him respect, he was filled with
rage. 6 He had learned of Mordecai’s nationality, so he decided it
was not enough to lay hands on Mordecai alone. Instead, he looked for a way to
destroy all the Jews throughout the entire empire of Xerxes.
Matthew 14:3-4 For Herod had
arrested and imprisoned John as a favor to his wife Herodias (the former wife
of Herod’s brother Philip). 4 John had been telling Herod, “It is
against God’s law for you to marry her.”
Matthew 14:8 At her
mother’s urging, the girl said, “I want the head of John the Baptist on a
To be Punished
Proverbs 17:5 Those who mock the poor insult their
Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.
Ezekiel 25:6-7 “This is what
the Sovereign Lord says: Because you clapped and danced and cheered with
glee at the destruction of my people, 7 I will raise my fist of
judgment against you. I will give you as plunder to many nations. I will cut
you off from being a nation and destroy you completely. Then you will know that
I am the Lord.
Malice of the Enemies of Jesus
Matthew 27:18 (He knew very
well that the religious leaders had arrested Jesus out of envy.)
John 15:24 If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs
among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is,
they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father.
Outline is from
the Dixon Analytical Bible
Scripture is from
the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
modified by HKM 03/11/2011