You can’t demand that people love one another. Loving others is a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts.
The Roman historian Tertullian wrote that the Roman government was disturbed that the early church Christians were increasing in number by leaps and bounds. Because they wouldn’t take even a pinch of incense and put it before the image of the emperor, the Romans felt they might be disloyal. Spies went into the Christian gatherings and came back with a report something like this: “These Christians are very strange people. They meet together in an empty room to worship. They do not have an image. They speak of One by the name of Jesus, who is absent, but whom they seem to be expecting at any time. And my, how they love Him and how they love one another.”
Now, if spies came from an atheistic government to see whether Christianity is genuine and they came to your church, what would be the verdict? Would they go back and report how these Christians love one another?
Thought:. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
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