"...not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous. Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you." 1John 3:11-13
Three aspects of the world's hatred toward believers:
1. The likelihood of this hatred: “do not be surprised.”
2. The cause of this hatred: righteousness.
3. The intensity of this hatred: murder.