Curious to have some here expound on this scripture verse as it relates to true followers of Jesus Christ verses professing ministers of the Gospel of Christ. My concern is that we are surrounded by many wolves in sheeps clothing that profess Christ as Savior, but do not yield to Him as the Lord of all. Will followers of Jesus Christ be hated for Christ's sake, or will we be just one of the guys who can play 18 holes and crack jokes with the best of them? Do we truly win people to Christ because we compromise our Sunday morning sermons in order to fill the pews. Anticipate your responses.