“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because
we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death.”
—1 “Epistle St. John” iii. 14.
“Whoso hath the world’s goods, and beholdeth his brother in
need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the
love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not
love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and
truth.” —iii. 17-18.
“Love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of
God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God;
for God is love.” —iv. 7-8.
“No man hath beheld God at any time; if we love one another,
God abideth in us.” —iv. 12.
“God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God,
and God abideth in him.” —iv. 16.
“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?” —iv. 20.