Bible: 1 John 3:11-16

God Is Love, So We Must Love One Another

3:11 For 1  this is the gospel 2  message 3  that you have heard from the beginning: that we should love one another, 4  3:12 not like Cain 5  who was of the evil one and brutally 6  murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his deeds were evil, but his brother’s were righteous.

3:13 Therefore do not be surprised, brothers and sisters, 7  if the world hates you. 8  3:14 We know that 9  we have crossed over 10  from death to life 11  because 12  we love our fellow Christians. 13  The one who does not love remains in death. 14  3:15 Everyone who hates his fellow Christian 15  is a murderer, 16  and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing 17  in him. 3:16 We have come to know love by this: 18  that Jesus 19  laid down 20  his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians.

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