The real meaning of “hating your parents”.

Often times we hear a teaching which taught our children to hate our parents to follow Jesus or to deny them.

In fact I was told to always put Jesus above my parents in one of the earliest churches I went to.

This turns our children against their parents.

It is imperative to realize Jesus came to embrace a new covenant and was bringing humanity into a new age.

However the parents of the children AT THAT TIME were old covenant minded. Jesus was not telling them to hate or deny their parents.

He was telling them to move away from the old covenant mindset.

It makes no sense to for Paul to tell us to honour our parents in the Lord and have Jesus tell you to go do the opposite.

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