Sad, but true, some people just plain hate Jesus Christ. One reason why is found in John 7:7, where Jesus is talking to His still-unbelieving brothers.
The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.” – John 7:7 (NKJV)
When Jesus says that the things we do are bad, He always does so in love and with our best interests at heart. Not everyone, however, appreciates His loving correction. Some people hate correction, period. As a result “the world” hates Jesus the Messenger who has pointed out their sin. Therefore, the world cannot experience Him as Jesus the Savior who died to save them from that very sin.
Let’s let Jesus be honest with us. Anyone who would love us enough to die for us deserves our listening ear. And certainly anyone who loves us that much deserves something better than hate in return. In Christ’s case, what He deserves from us is absolute surrender.