He will not rejoice in repentance, nor give cheer to Grace and Mercy of God. He will only dig in further to show his disdain for these things if they happen. To show his own self righteousness...
They walk proudly proclaiming victory if one show the kindness and mercy of Christ. They lash out as an animal in pain if Love is given in place of their doctrines of religion.
These are the mere brutes that Paul speaks of in Titus 1 and warns us about. Even if their names are not mentioned they know it is them for their own heart does confess their sin they try to justify in their own works and many words.... mockery is their favorite tool and they mock the workings of God. "Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."
"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life."
They claim to love the teachings of Jesus yet instead of giving God due glory claim it their own works of prayer that change another... no... it is God... and God alone that changes a man. To think one can change the heart of another is folly... even more if one cannot even change their own heart yet believe it that they can.
Why does a person who knows the Law... miss the Truth that it contains? Why? "Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the "stumbling stone."
I only say this so that one can see as I did, the futility of self justification... to think we can be justified better than by Jesus...
No, love will be my motive and kindness my motivation. I will never heed to the words of the relgionist... If I be in error and their truth be real... then my blood on their hands as they drove me away... like a scapegoat for their sins.
The Religionist today as of old... search the Scirptures for eternal life... thinking that doctrine saves them... yet Jesus stated:
You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me,
I know He Who is THE TRUTH... and in that
I will only strive to do what is right... and resist the Religionist and he will flee.
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother's were righteous. Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him. This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:10-16