108. it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil (John 7:7).
When people hope to get away with evil acts, they don’t want to be identified. No one likes to be caught. And, few people confess wrongdoing until they are exposed. This is the dark nature of the human heart. People want to do what benefits them, regardless of its impact on others, and they will act to the edges of whatever might restrain them. So, when one speaks for righteousness, he poses a threat to those innate desires. He stands for things others wish to ignore. This is the reason why Christians are often despised. They are a moral police that no one wants around. Some even think that to eliminate them is to eliminate the truth of what they might say.