As Christians today, we are often accused of being “haters” because we hold to Biblical views of marriage and sexuality. The Left has weaponized the word “hate,” using it to shut down debate and opposition. Christians sometimes have compromised their beliefs in order to deflect such criticism. But as author Robert Knight points out, that never works. It just invites more attacks.
So how do we respond?
The Christian is told to return love for hate and to work toward the redemption of our enemies. When accused, we cannot allow ourselves to become provoked. Instead, we must exhibit patience and restraint. By learning both the Biblical view of hate and love and the tactics of our accusers, we will be better prepared to respond to lies and hate with truth and grace. Knight explains both and also includes examples of how to respond to specific accusations.