Bible: 1 John 3:11-18

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. 3:17 But whoever has the world’s possessions 21  and sees his fellow Christian 22  in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God 23  reside 24  in such a person? 25 

3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth. 26 

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