John 7.7 Jesus says that the world cannot hate you. For it is Jesus in you that they hate. Jesus convicts us of evil. Though reading verse 8 as well, it could be argued that Jesus will wait for the right time to convict. But know... if you are hated for your faith, it's because someone is rejecting Jesus. Resist the urge to fight back, and pray for them. Seriously, literally... pray for them.