Luke 14:26

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Luke 14:26: “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.

1 John 3:15: Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
1 John 4:20: If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

Luke says that whoever does not hate his family is unsaved, but First John says that whoever hates his brother is unsaved and does not love God.

1. Whoever does not hate his family is unsaved != Whoever hates his brother is unsaved.
2. Whoever does not hate his family is unsaved != Whoever hates his brother does not love God.

(Solving: 1 and 2)

Continue on and read the context in Luke 14:28-33: For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ […] So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

The meaning is clear that you must forsake the things of the world. This doesn't mean that people need to be literally hateful towards their families.


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