John 13:34-35 NKJV A new commandment I give to you,…

John 13:34-35 NKJV
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. [35] By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Matthew 5:44 NKJV
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

I have been called trash and a liar in this group. By Christians.

While its good to defend your beliefs and stand up for them, its also good to be reminded that we should do it with love.

Let me redefine love for you.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NKJV
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; [5] does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; [6] does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; [7] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. [8] Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

John 3:16 NKJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Even God convicts me of much, because while I am saved by His grace and mercy, I am still a sinner. All fall short. Man fails, God does not.

Defend and debate away! Just remind yourself to do it with the love of Christ in your heart.

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