1 John 4:10-21

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

Just believing in Christ is not enough to get to heaven. You have to follow his commandments.  His commandments can be broken down in two simple statements. Love God with all your might, and loves your brother as yourself. Both commandments go together. You cannot do one without the other. It also does not matter what you say you believe too. God requires actions, not talking. We need to show people that the love of Christ is in us. We do that by loving other people. This includes every person on earth. God loves all people, so we need to strive to do the same thing. No matter how much we disagree with certain people, we have to still love and pray for each one.

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